Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology (Australia). (1955-)

Also known as
Australia. Dept. of the Interior. Meteorological Branch.
Australia. Dept of the Interior. Meteorological Branch. (1955-)
Bureau of Meteorology. (1955-)
CBM.
CBM. (1955-)
Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology. (1955-)
Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology. Commonwealth of Australia. (1955-)
Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology (Australia).
Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology Australia. (1955-)
Commonwealth Meteorological Bureau (Australia).
Commonwealth Meteorological Bureau Australia. (1955-)
Commonwealth of Australia. Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology. (1955-)
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The Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology is the National Meteorological Service for Australia. Its role is to observe and understand Australian weather and climate and provide meteorological, hydrological and oceanographic services in support of Australia's national needs and international obligations.

Before June 1955 meteorological functions were carried out by the Meteorological Branch/Bureau of the Commonwealth Department of the Interior. The became operative on 20 June 1955. The Act established the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology and created the office of Director of Meteorology. From 1973 the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology was also referred to as the 'Bureau of Meteorology' in Commonwealth and Australian Government Directories.

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In December 1972 the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology changed its name to Australia. Bureau of Meteorology. Publications by these bodies are entered under the name used at the time of publication.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Memories of the Bureau of Meteorology 1929-1946: History of Major Meteorological Installations in Australia From 1945-1981: Four Years in the RAAF Meteorological Service: the Bureau of Meteorology in Papua and New Guinea in the 1950s
    Cornish, A.; Stout, R.; Swan, K.; Glendinning, C.
    Published: 2001
    Series: Federation and Meteorology
  3. A mini-history of meteorology in Australia
    Gibbs, W. J.
    Published: Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, Melbourne, 1996
  4. A History of Meteorological and Climatological Studies in Australia
    Gentilli, J.
    Published: 1967
    Series: University Studies in History, 5, 54-88
  5. Some Recollections of Service in the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology and RAAF Meteorological Service: Mascot and Rose Bay (1938 to 1940): Sojourn in the Far East (1942), Metarch Papers No. 6
    Hannay, K.
    Published: Bureau of Meteorology, 1994
  6. Some Recollections of Service in the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology and RAAF Meteorological Service: Mascot and Rose Bay (1938 to 1940): Sojourn in the Far East (1942)
    Hannay, K.
    Published: 2001
    Series: Federation and Meteorology
  7. Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology
    Gibbs, W. J.
    Published: 1983
    Series: World Meteorological Organization Bulletin, 32, 309-313
  8. My Early Years in the Bureau of Meteorology: the Formation of the Frosterley Club, Metarch Papers No. 4
    Lillywhite, J.
    Published: Bureau of Meteorology, 1992
  9. A Perspective of Australian Meteorology - 1939-1978
    Gibbs, W. J.
    Published: 1982
    Series: Australian Meteorological Magazine, 30, 3-17
  10. Memories of the Bureau of Meteorology 1929-1946: History of Major Meteorological Installations in Australia From 1945-1981: Four Years in the RAAF Meteorological Service: the Bureau of Meteorology in Papua and New Guinea in the 1950s, Metarch Papers No. 8
    Cornish, A.; Stout, R.; Swan, K.; Glendinning, C.
    Published: Bureau of Meteorology, 1996
  11. A mini-history of meteorology in Australia
    Gibbs, W. J.
    Published: CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, 1997
    Series: Windows on Meteorology: Australian Perspective, 81-104
  12. A Very Special Family: Memories of the Bureau of Meteorology 1946 to 1962
    Gibbs, W. J.
    Published: 2001
    Series: Federation and Meteorology
  13. Stormy Weather: a History of Research in the Bureau of Meteorology, Metarch Papers No. 11
    Gardner, J.
    Published: Bureau of Meteorology, 1997
  14. A Very Special Family: Memories of the Bureau of Meteorology 1946 to 1962, Metarch Papers No. 13
    Gibbs, W. J.
    Published: Bureau of Meteorology, 1999
  15. A Brief History of the Bureau of Meteorology
    Bureau of Meteorology
    Published: Bureau of Meteorology, 2001
  16. The Bureau of Meteorology 1908-1983
    Bureau of Meteorology
    Published: AGPS, Canberra, 1983
  17. Federation and Meteorology
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001
  18. Primary description of agency CA 1835; Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology, Registration of entity: 30 September 1987
    Published: National Archives of Australia, 2000
    Series: RecordSearch
  19. My Early Years in the Bureau of Meteorology: the Formation of the Frosterley Club
    Lillywhite, J.
    Published: 2001
    Series: Federation and Meteorology
  20. Australian Meteorology
    Cameron, A. M.
    Published: 1878
    Series: Sydney University Magazine, 1
  21. Stormy Weather: a History of Research in the Bureau of Meteorology
    Gardner, J.
    Published: 2001
    Series: Federation and Meteorology
  22. A Review of Meteorological Work in Australia
    Todd, C.
    Published: 1893
    Series: Australasian Association for Advancement of Science, v, 246-270
  23. Bill Gibbs and the Origins of Australian Meteorology
    Morgan, Helen
    Published: 2001
    Series: Australasian Science, 22, 6, 46
  24. Australia's Role in International Meteorology - IMO-WMO Centenary 1973-1973
    Bureau of Meteorology
    Published: Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, 1973
  25. Dr (W.J.) Bill Gibbs, Director, Bureau of Meteorology, 1962-1978
    Published: 1998
    Series: Bulletin of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, 11, 4, 78-82
  26. A Tradition of Meteorology
    Bond, H. G.
    Published: 1967
    Series: Weather News, 127, February 1967, 1
  27. A Century of Science and Service: the Australian Bureau of Meteorology 1908-2008
    Australia. Bureau of Meteorology
    Published: Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, 2008
  28. Weather watchers: 100 years of the Bureau of Meteorology
    Day, David
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Vic., 2007
  29. Christie, Maureen
    Published: 2008
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 19, 1, 108-9
  30. Gell, Rob
    Published: 2008
    Series: The University of Melbourne Voice, 3, 1, 14
  31. Developments in climatology in Australia: 1946 - 1996
    Nicholls, Neville
    Published: 1997
    Series: Australian Meteorological Magazine, 46, 127-35
  32. Return to Rossbank: Magnetism and Meteorology at Hobart in Theory and Practice, 1840-54
    Savours, Ann and McConnell, Anita
    Published: Department of Geography, University of Durham in collaboration with Royal Meteorological Society, Durham, 1997
    Series: Colonial Observatories and Observations: Meteorology and Geophysics: Proceedings of a Conference held at St. Mary's College, University of Durham, 8-10 April, 1994, 49-58
  33. The Origins of Australian Meteorology
    Gibbs, W. J.
    Published: 2001
    Series: Federation and Meteorology
  34. Science and Technology in the Story of Australian Federation: the Case of Meteorology, 1876-1908
    Home, R. W. and Livingston, K. T.
    Published: 1994
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 10, 2, 109-127
  35. The Origins of Australian Meteorology , Metarch Papers No. 12
    Gibbs, W. J.
    Published: Bureau of Meteorology, 1998
  36. Reminiscences of 30 years of meteorological research in Australia
    Priestley, C. H. B.
    Published: 1982
    Series: Australian Meteorological Magazine, 30, 19-30
  37. Meteorology at Heard and Macquarie Islands
    Gibbs, W. J.
    Published: 1950
    Series: The Meteorological magazine, 79, 168-70
  38. Historic Advances in Meteoritics in Australia and Antarctica
    Marvin, U. B.
    Published: International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences, Sydney, 1994
    Series: Useful and Curious Geological Enquiries Beyond the World: Pacific-Asia Historical Themes: The 19th International INHIGEO Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 4-8 July, 1994, 52-58
  39. Colonial Observatories and Observations: Meteorology and Geophysics: Proceedings of a Conference held at St. Mary's College, University of Durham, 8-10 April, 1994
    Kenworthy, Joan M. and Walker, J. Malcolm
    Published: Department of Geography, University of Durham in collaboration with Royal Meteorological Society, Durham, 1997
  40. Australia-China Cooperation in Meteorology
    Zou, Jingmeng
    Published: 1989
    Series: Australian Physicist, 26, 10, 235-240
  41. Astronomical and Meteorological Workers in New South Wales, 1778-1860
    Russell, H.C.
    Published: 1888
    Series: Australasian Association for Advancement of Science, 1, 45-94
  42. Agrometeorology's Leading Lady
    Moloney, T.
    Published: 1993
    Series: Weather News, 304, August 1993, 20-21
  43. Windows on Meteorology: Australian Perspective
    Webb, Eric K.
    Published: CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, 1997
  44. Antarctic Meteorology. Proceedings of the Symposium Held in Melbourne, February, 1959
    Published: Pergamon Press, Melbourne, 1959
  45. Science and the making of Victoria
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001

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