She was the first female ever to earn a Ph.D. in meteorology,graduated from the University of Chicago. She has done some serious researches on air-sea interactions, hot towers, the trade winds, hurricanes and has a big hand in developing the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission. In 1963, she was awarded "Woman of the Year" in Science by the Los Angeles Times. For her work with the Experimental Meteorology Branch, she received Department of Commerce Silver Medal in 1967.
As she is a popular personality, lots of people want to know about her details. She was a happily married woman. He was the hurricane expert and had worked together in a hurricane project. The couple were so co-operative with each other that they were like best friends to each other. They both were supportive to each other and had a great bond. She was the mother to three children, two son and a daughter.