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Mal Kennedy Retires

No. 314 December 1996

Mal Kennedy, Senior Meteorologist in the Hydrometeorological Advisory Service, retired from the Bureau on 18 October 1996 after some 26 years of service. Mal graduated with a BSc from Rhodes University in South Africa and an MSc (Hons) in Physics at Auckland University in New Zealand. In 1970 he joined the Bureau and obtained the Diploma in Meteorology, After two years of operational meteorology, he joined the Hydrology Section.

Mal continued his studies, completing the Graduate Diploma in Engineering Hydrology at the University of New South Wales in 1974. His expertise in hydrometeorology was the cornerstone of the Bureaus Hydrometeorological Advisory Services through the late 1970s-early 1990s.

His work was mainly in the provision of various types of design rainfall information and evaporation information. In particular he provided a significant proportion of the Bureau's study into Probable Maximum Precipitation and published numerous papers on this topic.

Mal was a key member of the groups that were awarded the Institution of Engineers, Australian National Engineering, Excellence Award in 1990 for their input to Australian Rainfall and Runoff and the Bureau's Excellence Award in March 1995 for the development of the Generalised Southeast Australia Method for Derivation of Probable Maximum Precipitation.

We wish Mal and his family all the best for his retirement and thank him for his professional and personal contributions.

People in Bright Sparcs - Kennedy, Mal

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