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During the recent Science Week, Mark Seaborn, BoM Technician, gave a talk on “Setting up an Automatic
Weather Station” to an appreciative audience at the Waite Urrbrae Campus on Thursday 20th August 2015.
Mark detailed his own experiences choosing and setting up a low-cost automatic weather station (AWS) at his
home, and uploading the observed data to the Bureau of Meteorology Weather-Observations-Website (WOW).
WOW is a collaborative project with the UK Met Office (http://bom-wow.metoffice.gov.uk/). See the June 2015
newsletter for an overview of a similar talk that Mark gave at the April AMetA Meeting. In both talks, Mark
provided handouts describing the procedures involved in setting up a personal AWS and publishing the observed
weather data to the web. Copies are provided here for the Getting Started Guide and the WoW Cumulus Guide.
A door prize of a Professional Weather Station, WH3081, plus a Raspberry Pi (a tiny computer) was available to
attendees at the Waite talk, and the lucky winner was Garth from Rostrevor.
NOTE: This meeting will include our Annual General Meeting, at which several key positions must be filled.
ALSO NOTE: Annual subscriptions of $15 for 2015-16 become due at the AGM
Speaker: Chris Purton will be our speaker at the AGM – talking about “The Role of the Expert Witness”. Chris
will draw on his years of experience as a consultant and Court witness around meteorological and hydrological
matters, in his role as Senior Meteorologist/Hydrologist with Tonkin Consulting, and the challenges of preparing
and defending an analysis in Court.
When: 5:30pm, Tuesday 25 August 2015 <<<< NOTE TIME, DATE AND NEW VENUE >>>>
Level 4, Optus Building, corner South Terrace and King William Street, Adelaide
Contact: The Secretary
PO Box 421
Kent Town SA 5071.
Phone: 8366 2664
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ADVANCE NOTICE: "Citizen Science, Making a Contribution to Global Climate Analysis"
Mac Benoy will talk at the October AMetA meeting (Date and Place to be confirmed)
The AMETA citizen science team is nearing the completion of a 10 year project to salvage historical weather data.
It is making a significant contribution to the recreation of weather in the late 19thC. This presentation will cover
the team's work and also outline the exciting work being done globally to chart in detail weather going back 200