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Memories of the Bureau, 1946 to 1962





Chapter 1: The Warren Years, 1946 to 1950

Chapter 2: International Meteorology

Chapter 3: The Timcke Years, 1950 to 1955

Chapter 4: A Year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Chapter 5: The Dwyer Years, 1955 to 1962
Leonard Joseph Dwyer—A Complex Character
Reorganising the Bureau
Public Weather Services
Forecasts for the General Public
Importance of Radio Stations
The Advent of Television
Automatic Telephone Forecast Service
Wording and Verification of Forecasts
Services for Aviation
Atomic Weapons Tests
Atomic Weapons Tests—Mosaic G1 and G2
Atomic Weapons Tests—Buffalo 1, 2, 3 and 4
Atomic Weapons Tests—Operations Antler, 2 and 3
Atomic Weapons Tests—Minor Trials
Instruments and Observations
Radar/Radio Winds and Radar Weather Watch
Automatic Weather Stations
Meteorological Satellites
Tropical Cyclones
Bureau Conference on Tropical Cyclones
International Symposium on Tropical Cyclones, Brisbane
Design of Water Storages, Etc
Flood Forecasting
Cloud Seeding
Reduction of Evaporation
Rain Seminar
Cloud Physics
Fire Weather
Research and Special Investigations
International Activities
The International Geophysical Year
The Antarctic and Southern Ocean
International Symposium on Antarctic Meteorology
International Antarctic Analysis Centre
ADP, EDP and Computers
Management Conference
Services Conference
CSIRO and the Universities
Achievements of the Dwyer Years

Chapter 6: A Springboard for the Future

Appendix 1: References

Appendix 2: Reports, Papers, Manuscripts

Appendix 3: Milestones

Appendix 4: Acknowledgements

Appendix 5: Summary by H. N. Warren of the Operation of the Meteorological Section of Allied Air Headquarters, Brisbane, 1942–45



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Training (continued)

Bruce was to continue in this position until September 1974 although in 1969 he took leave of absence to work in the training program of WMO. He left in 1974 on a WMO project aimed at upgrading the Meteorological Service of Iran. Bruce continued to work for WMO until his retirement, numbering among his many achievements the writing of WMO training publications.

When Bruce arrived, the Training School was heavily involved in training or retraining various grades of meteorologist, weather officer and observer. The number of cadet meteorologists in training at this time was 43 of whom nine were females. Item 314 in volume 44 of Weather News, March 1960, indicates trainees included Rosea Boyd, Bob Brook, Barbara Daniel, Bill Downey, Doug Gauntlett, Peter Noar, Peter Price and John Zillman. The item mentions that John Zillman had gained excellent results in his university course and was proceeding with an honours degree in 1960.

Keith Morley joined the Training School in January 1960 and remained there until his retirement because of ill health after sixteen years during which he endeared himself to staff and students.

People in Bright Sparcs - Brook, Bob; Downey, William; Dwyer, Leonard Joseph; Gauntlett, Douglas John; Noar, Peter; Zillman, John William

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Gibbs, W. J. 1999 'A Very Special Family: Memories of the Bureau of Meteorology 1946 to 1962', Metarch Papers, No. 13 May 1999, Bureau of Meteorology

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