Australia. Royal Australian Air Force. Meteorological Services. (1941-1946)

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Australia. Royal Australian Air Force. Meteorological Services.
Directorate of Meteorological Services (D.Met.S.). Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). (1941-1946)
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Directorate of Meteorological Services (D.Met.S.). (1941-1946)
Function
Meteorology; Advisory or Regulatory Body
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The Royal Australian Air Force's Directorate of Meteorological Services (commonly referred to as D.Met.S.) operated during the Second World War. By direction of the War Cabinet, the Meteorological Branch/Bureau passed to the control of the Department of Air in July 1940 with the designated task of providing all meteorological services required by the armed services, while at the same time continuing to meet civil requirements. The formal transfer was completed by April 1941. The D.Met.S. was partly staffed by enlisted personnel and partly by permanent and temporary civilian staff. Many members of the Meteorological Branch/Bureau joined the RAAF and worked in the D.Met.S. One of the tasks carried out was preparing short-range forecasts for air operations.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Directorate of Meteorological Services (D.Met.S.)
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. 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
  3. A Glimpse of the RAAF Meteorological Service, Metarch Papers No. 7
    Gibbs, W. J.
    Published: Bureau of Meteorology, 1995
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. War History of the Australian Meteorological Service in the Royal Australian Air Force April 1941 to July 1946, Metarch Papers No. 10
    Haldane, T.
    Published: Bureau of Meteorology, 1997
  7. A mini-history of meteorology in Australia
    Gibbs, W. J.
    Published: Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, Melbourne, 1996
  8. A Perspective of Australian Meteorology - 1939-1978
    Gibbs, W. J.
    Published: 1982
    Series: Australian Meteorological Magazine, 30, 3-17
  9. A History of Meteorological and Climatological Studies in Australia
    Gentilli, J.
    Published: 1967
    Series: University Studies in History, 5, 54-88
  10. Australia's Role in International Meteorology - IMO-WMO Centenary 1973-1973
    Bureau of Meteorology
    Published: Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, 1973
  11. A Tradition of Meteorology
    Bond, H. G.
    Published: 1967
    Series: Weather News, 127, February 1967, 1
  12. The Story of the RAAF Meteorological Service
    Joyce, J.
    Published: 2001
    Series: Federation and Meteorology
  13. The Story of the RAAF Meteorological Service
    Joyce, John
    Published: Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, 1993
  14. 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
  15. War History of the Australian Meteorological Service in the Royal Australian Air Force April 1941 to July 1946
    Haldane, T.
    Published: 2001
    Series: Federation and Meteorology
  16. Australian Meteorology
    Cameron, A. M.
    Published: 1878
    Series: Sydney University Magazine, 1
  17. A mini-history of meteorology in Australia
    Gibbs, W. J.
    Published: CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, 1997
    Series: Windows on Meteorology: Australian Perspective, 81-104
  18. A Brief History of the Bureau of Meteorology
    Bureau of Meteorology
    Published: Bureau of Meteorology, 2001
  19. Bill Gibbs and the Origins of Australian Meteorology
    Morgan, Helen
    Published: 2001
    Series: Australasian Science, 22, 6, 46
  20. A Review of Meteorological Work in Australia
    Todd, C.
    Published: 1893
    Series: Australasian Association for Advancement of Science, v, 246-270
  21. A Glimpse of the RAAF Meteorological Service
    Gibbs, W. J.
    Published: 2001
    Series: Federation and Meteorology
  22. Federation and Meteorology
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Published: 2001

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