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Maine, Ross (1933? - 1986)

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Born: 1933?  Western Australia, Australia.  Died: 1986.
Ross Maine worked for the Bureau of Meteorology for 35 years, 1951-1986. He pioneered the introduction of computing in the Bureau, developing the first analysis and prognosis models as operational systems.

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BSc. MSc, 1966. Cadet Meteorologist, Bureau of Meteorology, 1951. Worked in the South Australian regional office as a forecaster, before moving to Melbourne in 1960, where he focused on the application of computing methods to Meteorology. Starting with a numerical one-dimensional prognosis approach (after Gates) in 1957, in 1961-1962 he participated in joint University of Melbourne and Bureau barotropic model experiments using University of Melbourne and University of New South Wales valve computers - CSIRAC and UTECOM. From 1970 he was engaged on research in the Commonwealth Meteorology Research Centre, and then returned to ADP Branch as Controller, later to become Assistant Director Computing.
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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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