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. 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. HINT: You may need to click twice to change tabs if you are using an iPad. Subject: Our Climate: Trends and Drivers Speakers: Darren Ray, Senior Climatologist, Bureau of Meteorology (SA), and Jochen Kaempf, Associate Professor of Oceanography at Flinders University When: Tuesday 20 August 2019 - 6:00PM until about 7:00PM - followed by a Q&A session until about 7:30PM Where: Flinders University (City Campus) 182 Victoria Square (Flinders St) Adelaide     -  VIEW MAP HERE Contact:     The Secretary, AMETA                    PO Box 421                    Kent Town SA 5071. Phone:        8366 2664 If you plan to attend this free event, the organisers would be grateful if you would REGISTER on the EVENTBRITE website by clicking on the following link (to assist seating arrangements): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/our-climate-trends-and-drivers-tickets-64407640988?ref=estw NOTE: This is a  NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK EVENT,  jointly sponsored by AMetA and AMOS. Our climate is changing. In the last ten years many long-term temperature and climate extremes have occurred in South Australia. So, what drives our climate and why are we breaking records so frequently? Darren Ray, resident climatologist at the Bureau of Meteorology and Jochen Kaempf, Associate Professor of Oceanography at Flinders University will describe how the atmosphere, oceans and the Antarctic all play critical roles in our climate system. With intimate knowledge of the complex forces that now demand our attention, our experts will explain what our climate drivers are and how they're changing. The audience will be encouraged to participate in an extended question and answer session related to the science of climate variability and climate change. The Forum panel will consist of our two speakers along with Beth Walton, Climatologist and John Nairn (Chair), State Manager, Bureau of Meteorology. Our four experts will interest senior high school as well university students and the general public - in fact anybody interested in our climate and what it's doing. This is a rare opportunity to attend, in Adelaide, a live discussion of a critical topic. *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   * UPDATED 7th JULY  AMetA Members please note that it has been decided that our 2019 Annual General Meeting will be deferred until the 15th October meeting. Several Committee positions (including President and Treasurer) will not be contested by the current incumbents, so there will be significant changes and opportunities for new blood! *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *