Joanne Simpson: Magnificent Meteorologist

Joanne Simpson: Magnificent Meteorologist

by Jill C. Wheeler

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Overview

In this title, examine the life of adventurous cloud explorer and weather pioneer Joanne Simpson. Readers will enjoy digging into Simpson's personal story, beginning with her childhood flying planes out of Boston and sailing boats at Cape Cod. Students can trace Simpson's success, from her education at the University of Chicago and research at Woods Hole to her work on Project Stormfury with the National Weather Bureau and the development of the TRMM satellite with NASA. Engaging text and photos offer insight on meteorology topics such as cloud formation, hurricanes, tropical rainfall, and more. While a timeline, glossary, and index supplement the text, an entertaining science activity allows readers their own hands-on experience based on the science that inspired this woman's groundbreaking career. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614800859
Publisher: ABDO Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Series: ABDO Women in Science Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Lexile: IG720L (what's this?)
File size: 7 MB
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

Joanne Simpson 4

Born to Fly 6

Women's Work 8

Head in the Clouds 10

Never Say Never 12

Woods Hole 14

Hot Towers and Hurricanes 16

Project Stormfury 18

Planting Seeds 20

At Home at NASA 22

Lasting Words 26

Timeline 28

Dig Deeper 29

Glossary 30

Web Sites 31

Index 32

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