Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 506 Issue Date: 14 Jan, 2019

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Meteorology in Geraldton

Graeme Bylund introduced Patrick Ramsdale from BOM, Geraldton. Patrick studied at UTAS and has been all over Australia (including Cocoa Islands) as a weather observer. 

The Geraldton Observatory has four major networks, Balloon flights, Space, Marine (Tidal,Tsunami) and Surface (Rainfall/flood, Synoptic, Aviation).

Information is released 8 times/week identifying winds, storm potential, cloud layers and inversions. 

The Geraldton equipment tracks solar radiation, has a solar tracker and a wind anemometer. Rainfall and evaporation rates are also measured. A Stevenson Screen measures temperature in the shade.

Measuring temperature

Where Does The Data Go ?

Forecasters, Pilots/Aviation Industry, Archives, Media, Industry (Marine, Agriculture), General Public. 

Questions were asked by Bruce Ralph (Rain gauges on ground), Doc (Temp taken at airport 10kms from town,Why?), Jim Dillon (Weather ballons/wind patterns).

Hugh offered a vote of thanks and related it to the Science & Engineering Challenge and STEM.

Author: Geoff Wood

Published: 26 May, 2018


Meeting Rosters
Setup & Door
Setup & Door
Guest Speaker Host
Invocation & Toast
Raffle & Rotary Cor
Guest Speaker Thanks
Fines Master
16 Jan, 19
Tony Emmott
Douglas Bruce
Phil Martin
Geoff Watson
Robert Houwen
Peter Svensson
Lew Hills
Dan Crisp
23 Jan, 19
Geoff Wood
Glenn O'Brien
Grant Woodhams
Paul Pirrottina
Jim Dillon
Hugh Lavery
Ray Haynes
Raj Mavath
30 Jan, 19
Luke Bayley
Ray Haynes
John Gooch
Kevin Watson
Graeme Bylund
Laurie Dines
Michelle Mitchell
Bruce Ralph
06 Feb, 19
Graeme Bylund
Viki Fennell
Douglas Bruce
Scott Bennett
Peter Sukiennik
Kim Stokes
Clark Scarff
Lew Hills
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