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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 1941–46


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Appendix 4: Radiosonde Observations 1941–46

This table lists the location of radiosonde stations in Australia and the dates of the first and last radiosonde observations at those stations during the life of the RAAF Meteorological Service (April 1941 to July 1946). Where no ending date is given the station was in operation in July 1946.

The record of radiosonde observations in the Bureau of Meteorology's National Climate Centre has been used to derive the dates of the beginning and, in two cases, the end of radiosonde observations during this period. Observations have continued at many of the stations listed. The total number of Bureau radiosonde stations operating at present is about 35.

April 1943Laverton
May 1943–January 1945Hamilton Reach (US Navy)
May 1943Townsville
June 1943Cloncurry
June 1943Darwin
July 1943Charleville
October 1943Norfolk Island
March 1944–February 1945Port Moresby
May 1944Lord Howe Island
September 1944Rathmines
December 1944Alice Springs
March 1945Amberley
March 1945Parafield
May 1945Pearce

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Gibbs, W. J. 1995 'A Glimpse of the RAAF Meteorological Service', Metarch Papers, No. 7 March 1995, Bureau of Meteorology

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