The Australian Meteorological Association, AMETA  Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1969 to foster interest in, and advance the knowledge of, meteorology and related sciences.  Membership is open to anyone with an interest in meteorology or oceanography  and related disciplines. Regular meetings are held to inform members and promote community understanding of meteorological and related science and services. Please note that this website continues to be under redevelopment. We welcome any ideas that members or any other interested people might have on what should be included on this site - email your suggestions to webmaster@ameta.org.au. Some recent AMetA Newsletters (aka Monana) may be viewed via the following links: 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  >>>> Where: Level 4, Optus Building, corner South Terrace and King William Street, Adelaide Contact:     The Secretary                    AMETA                    PO Box 421                    Kent Town SA 5071. Phone:        8366 2664 HINT: You may need to click twice to change tabs if you are using an iPad. 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 years.