Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 484 Issue Date: 13 Aug, 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
15 Aug, 18
Peter Sukiennik
Clark Scarff
Lew Hills
Glenn O'Brien
Viki Fennell
Graeme Bylund
Robert Houwen
Laurie Dines
22 Aug, 18
Raj Mavath
Peter Svensson
Bruce Ralph
Steve Muir
Michelle Mitchell
Tony Emmott
Hugh Lavery
Kim Stokes
29 Aug, 18
Dan Crisp
Ray Haynes
Paul Pirrottina
Geoff Wood
Terry Stewart
Clark Scarff
Grant Woodhams
Stu Watson
05 Sep, 18
Tim Duggan
Phil Martin
Ian Taylor
Douglas Bruce
Scott Bennett
Geoff Watson
Bruce Ralph
Ray Haynes
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