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: An automatic weather station Mesonet in Mid-Northern South Australia Speaker:    Warwick Grace, Grace Research Network for the Ag Ex Alliance and AMETA committee member When: 6pm Tuesday 20th February 2018 Where: Bureau of Meteorology Offices, Level 4 Optus Building. NW corner of South Terrace & King William Street, Adelaide. Contact:     The Secretary                    AMETA                    PO Box 421                    Kent Town SA 5071. Phone:        8366 2664 In the Mid-North of South Australia, a Mesonet (mesoscale weather network) of 40 automatic weather stations will be established. This will allow farmers to avoid spraying pesticides when weather conditions indicate that spray drift and off-target damage are likely. The various weather conditions associated with spray-drift events, and the specific Mesonet measurements that identify those conditions, will be outlined in this talk. 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: The speaker at the October meeting was Mark Little who gave an interesting description of the interaction of the Earth’s upper atmosphere with emanations from the Sun. See the February 2018 Newsletter (above) for a summary.