Pyle, Robert L. (Robert Lawrence), 1923-

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Biographical History

Robert L. Pyle, who grew up in Wilmington, Del., was a meteorologist by trade, but is known for his work as a bird observer and expert. Pyle received his B.S. from New York University, an M.A. from University of California, Los Angeles, and a Ph.D. in Meteorology from University of Washington, Seattle. Pyle worked for the Smithsonian Institution, as Field Director of the Pacific Ocean Biological Program from 1966-1969. He also worked for decades for NOAA, at the National Environmental Satellite Service from 1960-1975, and at the Satellite Field Services Station, Honolulu Airport from 1975-1984. He was involved with the Bishop Museum for decades, designing a database of bird observation data. Pyle's publications include: Checklist of the birds of Hawaii; and Hawaiian Islands Region.

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  • Smithsonian Institution: Pyle worked for the Smithsonian Institution, as Field Director of the Pacific Ocean Biological Program from 1966-1969.
  • United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: He worked in various positions for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Birth Date

1923

Death Date

2007

Topic

Meteorology

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Personal name

Occupation

Meteorologists