Welcome to the Australian Meteorological Association Inc.
After 54 years, AMetA will be retired in 2023.
Sadly, it seems that AMetA is no longer able to attract a large enough membership to keep itself viable in the present, internet dominated environment. After 54 years since its inception in 1969, it has chosen to retire gracefully.
Special General Meeting
7 March 2023
A Special General Meeting of AMetA members was held on Tuesday 7th March 2023. About half of our registered members were present, which constituted a quorum for this Special General Meeting. These members were asked to vote on the following question:
“Should the AMetA wind up by the next AGM?”
After some discussion, the vote was taken. All members present agreed that AMetA should wind up at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting (August 2023).
Since its creation more than 50 years ago, AMetA has produced a regular series of newsletters called Monana. The purpose of these has been to keep members informed on matters of general meteorological interest and to record an outline of talks presented to our meetings.
The AMetA website will probably be closing down in about 2 weeks time (that is, about 10th December 2023). Members are encouraged to take one last look at the Members Resources page and download any of the articles they may want to keep – although they might like take the two paragraphs below into consideration.
- Recent Monana Newsletters are available for Members to download at Mark’s public website: https://www.little.id.au/meteorology/AMetA/index.php
- Older hardcopy Monana’s are being digitised by Mac Benoy and will become available from the State Library online, in due course.
Historical weather update
An item of great interest to AMetA members was presented on page 3 of The Advertiser on Thursday 9th July 2020. It was written by Miles Kemp – read a sample below.
“The discovery of an extensive 150-year-old diary has filled a key gap in Adelaide’s colonial weather history and will (complete) one of the longest continual records in the Southern Hemisphere. The diary contains crucial weather details from 1843 to 1856, including rainfall, temperatures, cloud types and even barometric pressure, meticulously recorded in longhand.
AMetA project manager Mac Benoy said the discovery was part of a 15-year search by local volunteers to find colonial Adelaide’s missing weather records.”
A comprehensive explanation of how this information is being exploited is available on pages 2-7 of the October 2020 AMetA Newsletter (Monana), which may be viewed HERE.