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Mr. B. W. Newman, Deputy Director, Sydney
Mr. G. W. Mackey—Deputy Director, Perth
Mr. J. Johnston—Deputy Director, Hobart
Mr. A. J. Shields—Deputy Director, Brisbane
Mr. B. J. Retallack—Supervising Meteorologist, Training
Mr. J. Hogan—Deputy Director, Adelaide
Mr. F. Bell—Officer-in-Charge, Darwin
Mr. P. Ryan—Officer-in-Charge, Darwin
Bureau Profile #1
Dr. Kevin Spillane: The Quality of Tenacity
Taking the World View [John Zillman]
Fred Bell, the Pilot's Friend
Mildura's Harry Storer
Computers—New ADC [Ross Maine]
H. G. Bond
The Sky is the Limit [Bettye Macnicol / Jenny Hopwood]
Hobart Weather Birds [Judy Morris / Felicity James]
Professional Officers' Association Award to Henry [Phillpot]
New Assistant Director Facilities is Keith Henderson
Tasmania's New Regional Director [Ted Phillips]
New Head for ANMRC [Doug Gauntlett]
Tony Powell New Regional Director Victoria
Lynn Mitchell Takes Over the Reins in SA RO Fillerup!
Pat Sullivan New Regional Director, NSW
Bettye Dixon Heads Canberra Liaison Section
Dr Michael Manton Chief of BMRC
Graeme Furler, Regional Director South Australia
Ian Mason, Regional Director ACT
Regional Director Queensland [Rex Falls]
Don Linforth, STPM
Bob Brook, Asst Director (Observations)
Jim Arthur, Regional Director, Northern Territory
Neil Streten Appointed Deputy Director (Services)
Bill Downey, Assistant Director (Executive)
Antarctic Medal Winners
Agrometeorology's Leading Lady [Gloria Bedson]
Ken Wilson—Focus on the 'Big Picture'
Sue Barrell's 'Balancing Act'
Dr Geoff Love Appointed Deputy Director (Services)
Serendipity at 33,000ft: A Win for Metrology—Bruce Forgan's WMO Vaisala Award
Pressure's On for New NCC Head [Mary Voice]
Bob Leighton Wins AMOS Honor for Climate Studies



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Taking the World View [John Zillman]

No. 170 October 1970, Item 1957

Weather on a world scale is John Zillman's concern . . .

In particular, the complex and imperfectly-known behaviour of the atmosphere in the southern polar regions.

While the agrometeorologist may study tiny wind eddies around a wheat stalk, and another scientist investigate turbulence near an airport, John's studies have generally involved a global view of meteorology.

His work has earned him a two-year Commonwealth public Service Postgraduate Scholarship to study the energetics of the southern hemisphere circulation at the University of Wisconsin in the United States. He is working for a Doctorate of Philosophy in meteorology.

Before leaving for the USA in August, John headed the Broad Scale Section of Research and Development Division's Synoptic Research Branch. He is pictured opposite.

Despite his absorption with his job—(he has be known to work to 3 a.m.)—John found time to court a colleague, technical officer Dawn Myers. They were married in May.

John grew up at Caboolture, 40 miles north of Brisbane, where his father was a farmer. He had given little thought to meteorology until he met Barney Newman (then RDQLD) at a P.S. lecture. He joined the Bureau in Brisbane as a cadet meteorologist, took a Science degree at the University of Queensland, followed this by a part-time BA degree and an Honours degree in Physics (a year's Postgraduate study) with a thesis on "Lightning discharges and the current-jet hypothesis of whistler generation".

People in Bright Sparcs - Zillman, John William

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