“Past climate variability in south-eastern Australia: progress and potential from sediment archives.” by Dr Jonathon Tyler, University of Adelaide, was presented in the Bureau of Meteorology offices at 6:30pm on Thursday 31 August 2017. This scientific talk was presented by the S.A. Branch of the Australian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society (AMOS).  A number of AMetA members attended this interesting AMOS talk. It was somewhat more technical than most AMetA talks, and discussed the difficulties faced in trying to correlate short-time-scale histories of past climate from various sources using carbon dating. 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. Subject: Optional visit to BOM’s new Weather Station (Ngayirdapira) followed by the Annual Dinner Speaker: Darren Ray (BOM-SA Senior Climatologist) will lead the visit to the Ngayirdapira AWS Beth Walton (AMetA President) will host the 2017 Annual Dinner When: Tuesday 28th November 2017.    Ngayirdapira Automatic Weather Station visit to commence at about 5:30pm Annual Dinner to commence at about 6:30pm. Those not visiting the AWS might like to arrive at the hotel at about 6pm for pre-drinks? Where: The Ngayirdapira AWS is located in parklands behind Adelaide High School on West Tce - see this MAP. The dinner will be held in a private room at Benjamin on Franklin, which is a pub in Franklin St about 800m from the AWS (see the above MAP), or 200m from West Tce. You can preview the a la carte dinner menu HERE. Parking is not expected to be a problem at either venue. To visit the AWS, there is a small parking area behind the High School, about 300m from the AWS site. Access is also available from car parks along Sir Donald Bradman Drive (with a 500m walk), or you might prefer to park near the hotel and spend about 10 minutes walking to the AWS. Street parking is expected to be readily available near the pub. Contact:     The Secretary                    AMETA                    PO Box 421                    Kent Town SA 5071. Phone:        8366 2664 The October meeting was preceeded by the 2017 Annual General Meeting (which was actually carried over from the previous meeting owing to the lack of a quorum at that meeting.) The main business was the election of a committee, which was very brief since the outgoing committee members all renominated and none was opposed. The only change was the addition of Mark Little to boost the number of Committee Members. The speaker at the meeting was Mark Little who gave an interesting description of the interaction of the Earth’s upper atmosphere with emanations from the Sun. The AMETA citizen science team is nearing the completion of a 10 year project to salvage historical Australian weather data going back to the time of settlement. Winston Churchill is quoted as saying “The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see”.  By contributing data to an international initiative to model global weather, the team has made a significant southern-hemisphere contribution to the understanding of weather going back 150 years, and this historical data is setting the background for our forward perspective on climate change analysis. SARDI AQUATIC SCIENCES OPEN DAY  -  Sunday 28th November 2017 2 Hamra Ave, West Beach FREE ENTRY Promotional Video  HINT: You may need to click twice to change tabs if you are using an iPad. Some recent AMETA Newsletters (in PDF format) may be viewed via the following links: