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Table of Contents
Glimpse of the RAAF Meteorological Service
Chapter 1: Growing Up
Chapter 2: Port Moresby Before Pearl Harbour
Chapter 3: Port Moresby After Pearl Harbour
Chapter 4: Allied Air Force HQ and RAAF Command, Brisbane
Chapter 5: Japan Surrenders and We Are Demobilised
Appendix 1: References
Appendix 2: Milestones
Appendix 3: Papers Published in Tropical Weather Research Bulletins
Appendix 4: Radiosonde Observations 194146
In the international field, the Bureau's Southern Hemisphere Analysis Centre and Central Analysis Office (now the National Meteorological Operations Centre) became one of three World Meteorological Centres of the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) World Weather Watch. Dr Gibbs was heavily involved in WMO matters as a member of the WMO Executive Committee from 1962 to 1978 and as First Vice President of WMO from 1967 to 1975. He retired in 1978 after thirty-nine years in the Bureau, the last sixteen as Director of Meteorology.
Dr Gibbs's contributions to Australian and international meteorology were recognised by the award of an honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Melbourne in 1965, an OBE in 1968, and the International Meteorological Organization (IMO) Prize in 1982.
It is fitting that I should take this opportunity to acknowledge the extensive honorary work that Dr Gibbs has done since his retirement in initiating, coordinating, editing, and now serving as a contributing author for, the Bureau's METARCH series of publications on the history of Australian meteorology. The METARCH Papers, which have already served as the vehicle for recording the recollections of many other outstanding Bureau figures from the war period, have now been greatly enriched by Dr Gibbs's own personal glimpse of the RAAF Meteorological Service. I thank him on behalf of the Bureau for his commitment to the METARCH Papers and look forward to his continuing work as Executive Editor and to his further contribution as an author of further chapters in the history of the Bureau.
(J. W. ZILLMAN)
Organisations in Australian Science at Work - Central Analysis Office (CAO); Southern Hemisphere Analysis Centre
People in Bright Sparcs - Phillpot, Henry Robert; Whittingham, Herbert E. (Herb); Zillman, John William
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