Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 493 Issue Date: 15 Oct, 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
17 Oct, 18
Laurie Dines
Tony Emmott
Lew Hills
Peter Sukiennik
Hugh Lavery
Robert Houwen
Graeme Bylund
Bruce Ralph
24 Oct, 18
Peter Svensson
Lew Hills
Hugh Lavery
Tony Emmott
Paul Pirrottina
Kevin Watson
Phil Martin
Robert Houwen
31 Oct, 18
Kim Stokes
Scott Bennett
Raj Mavath
Clark Scarff
Steve Muir
Stu Watson
Peter Svensson
Grant Woodhams
07 Nov, 18
Glenn O'Brien
Kevin Watson
Michelle Mitchell
Jim Dillon
Laurie Dines
Geoff Wood
Luke Bayley
Hugh Lavery
14 Nov, 18
Douglas Bruce
Zane D'Mello
Geoff Watson
Terry Stewart
Ray Haynes
Ian Taylor
Jim Dillon
Tony Emmott
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