Cloud Systems, Hurricanes, and the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)

A Tribute to Dr. Joanne Simpson

  • Wei-Kuo Tao
  • Robert Adler

Part of the Meteorological Monographs book series (METEOR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-vii
  2. Joanne Simpson’s Career

    1. W.-K. Tao, J. Halverson, M. LeMons, R. Adler, M. Garstang, R. Houze Jr. et al.
      Pages 1-16
    2. Roger A. Pielke Jr.
      Pages 17-24
  3. Cloud Systems—Observations

  4. Cloud Systems—Modeling

  5. Hurricanes

  6. TRMM—History and Management

  7. TRMM—Science Aspects

    1. Ken’ichi Okamoto
      Pages 187-195
    2. Thomas Wilheit
      Pages 197-200
    3. Gerald R. North
      Pages 201-206
    4. Robert F. Adler, Christian Kummerow, David Bolvin, Scott Curtis, Chris Kidd
      Pages 223-234
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 237-237

About this book


This book is a tribute to a pioneer in tropical meteorology research, Dr. Joanne Simpson. It is a recollection of some of the high points of her career, from her fifty years of investigating hurricanes and clouds to her management of the crutial and highly successful TRMM project (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission), a joint mission between the NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA).


Cloud Models Dr. Joanne Simpson Hot Towers Hurricanes Precipitation Processes Precipitation Radar Storm Dynamic TRMM Project Tropical Clouds Tropical Meteorology

Editors and affiliations

  • Wei-Kuo Tao
    • 1
  • Robert Adler
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory for AtmospheresNASA Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA
  2. 2.NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterGreenbeltUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information American Meteorological Society 2003
  • Publisher Name American Meteorological Society, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Online ISBN 978-1-878220-63-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-9401
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