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. Some recent AMETA Newsletters (in PDF format) may be viewed via the following links: Subject:  “Charles Todd, Meteorologist: The Formative Years” (TBC) Speaker: Dr Tony Rogers, Historian and a member of the AMetA Volunteers Group When: 6:00pm, Tuesday 20th June 2017.    (Please try to arrive before the meeting start time of 6pm. The venue is a secure office building and requires an Association member to meet attendees in the ground-floor lobby and operate the lifts up to the fourth level.) Where: Level 4, Optus Building, (new location of Bureau of Meteorology, SA), NW corner South Terrace and King William Street, Adelaide. (Nearby free street parking is usually available quite close to the venue - try South Tce or King William Road, for example.) Tony will discuss Charles Todd’s early life in the mid-19th century in England, particularly his training in the latest scientific ideas which prepared him for his influential contributions to the development of the colony of South Australia. This talk will be based on a talk that Tony (and Steve Pickett) will be presenting during South Australia’s History Festival - it is being repeated for us since the Festival talk has already been booked out! Contact:     The Secretary                    AMETA                    PO Box 421                    Kent Town SA 5071. Phone:        8366 2664 At the April 2017 meeting, Matt Collopy, Supervising Meteorologist, South Australian Forecasting Centre, BOM, discussed forecasting the November 2015 Pinery fires. A synopsis of this talk is available on pages 1-2 of the June 2017 Newsletter - follow the link above. 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. HINT: You may need to click twice to change tabs if you are using an iPad. On Wednesday 14th June 2017, an Automatic Weather Station was officially opened near West Terrace, Adelaide - behind Adelaide High School. Some background information can be read on page 3 of the June 2017 Newsletter - follow link above.