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Don Linforth, STPM

No. 272 August 1985

Don Linforth has been transferred to the newly-created position of Superintending Meteorologist Public and Marine Weather Services (STPM) in the Services Branch at HO. His previous appointment was Met 5, Operational and Information Services (STOI), a position which no longer exists.

Don's working career commenced in 1958 with the Education Department, as a teacher of Mathematics and Science at Sale and Leongatha High Schools.

Before joining the Bureau in 1961, he spent an enjoyable nine months travelling through Europe and North America, 'solely for pleasure'.

Don topped the Meteorologists' Training Course in 1962 and was appointed to Vic RO in March 1963 as a Met 1. He worked in most sections of the Regional Office including Forecasting, Facilities and Information and Special Services as fire weather meteorologist.

In 1969 he was appointed to the Met 3 position in the Special Services Section, but brushed up on forecasting by spending six months as Met 3 in the Regional Forecasting Centre in 1971.

Don came to HO in 1976, working in the Coordination and Planning Section for about one year. He was promoted to SROS in 1977. After acting STOI from 1978, he was promoted to the position in 1980.

Don has an impressive academic record—he graduated BSc, Melbourne University in 1956, followed by a Diploma of Education, also at Melbourne, in 1957. Completion of the Met Course gave him an Associate Diploma of Applied Physics at RMIT in 1963 and in 1975 he completed a BA Degree on a part-time basis, with majors in history and political science.

People in Bright Sparcs - Linforth, Don

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