Per Roger Pielke, Sr.’s blog meteorologist Dr. Joanne Simpson has passed away. Not only was she an outstanding scientist, she was an early pioneer at introducing women and meteorology. Unfortunately, she had to deal with no small amount of sexism early in her career. I always found her to be pleasant, upbeat, and encouraging.
Dr. Simpson was a President of the American Meteorological Society and had won just about every honor there is to receive in our field.
She will be missed.