Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 476 Issue Date: 18 Jun, 2018

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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
20 Jun, 18
Michelle Mitchell
Dan Crisp
Luke Bayley
Graeme Bylund
Clark Scarff
Douglas Bruce
Steve Muir
Raj Mavath
27 Jun, 18
Robert Houwen
Ray Haynes
Scott Bennett
Tim Duggan
Peter Sukiennik
Jim Dillon
Dan Crisp
Douglas Bruce
04 Jul, 18
Geoff Watson
Laurie Dines
Terry Stewart
Stu Watson
Steve Muir
Lew Hills
Geoff Wood
Phil Martin
11 Jul, 18
Michelle Mitchell
Geoff Wood
John Gooch
Glenn O'Brien
Tony Emmott
Kim Stokes
Douglas Bruce
Jim Dillon
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