B.S.E. magna cum laude, Princeton University, 1966; Master of Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1967; Doctor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley, 1972.
Resident research associate, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory/National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Princeton, New Jersey, 1972-1974; senior research scientist, Flow Research, Inc., Kent, Washington, 1974-1977; staff scientist, Physical Dynamics Inc., Bellevue, Washington, 1977-1986; vice president, treasurer, senior research scientist, N.W. Research Associations, Inc., Bellevue, since 1986.
Member American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Institute Physics.
Married Adele Pedicord Orr, August 7, 1971. 1 child, Bergen Orr Delisi.