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Gauntlett, Douglas John (1942 - )

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Born: 1 May 1942  Harvey, Western Australia, Australia
Douglas John Gauntlett worked for the Bureau of Meteorology for 41 years, retiring as Deputy Director (Research & Systems) in 2000, with responsibility for policy and management of the Bureau's complex nation wide technical infrastructure. A large part of his professional career has been focused on meteorological research including a close personal involvement in the development of many of Australia's early numerical weather prediction systems.

Career Highlights

1959 - 1961Cadet Meteorologist at the Bureau of Meteorology in Perth
1961Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Western Australia
1962Meteorologist in Training
1963 - 1964Meteorologist at the Regional Forecasting Centre in Hobart
1965 - 1966Meteorologist at the Regional Forecasting Centre in Perth
c. 1967Diploma in Applied Science (Meteorology) completed at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
1967 - 1968Meteorologist at the Research and Development Branch, Bureau of Meteorology in Melbourne
1968 - 1969Visiting Scientist at the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (Princeton) and National Meteorological Center (Washington DC), USA
1970 - 1975Research Meteorologist (various positions) at the Commonwealth Meteorology Research Centre in Melbourne
1974Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Melbourne
1976Scientific Consultant to the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts, Bracknell, UK,
1977CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Numerical Meteorology Research Centre in Melbourne
1978 - 1982CSIRO Chief Research Scientist and Officer in Charge at the Australian Numerical Meteorology Research Centre
1983 - 2000Deputy Director (Research & Systems) of the Bureau of Meteorology in Melbourne
1992 - 1998President of the World Meteorological Organization Commission for Atmospheric Sciences

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Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Helen Morgan
Created: 10 May 2001
Modified: 30 May 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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