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Streten, Neil Anthony (1933 - )

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Born: 15 August 1933  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Neil Anthony Streten is an authority on Antarctic meteorology. He worked for the Bureau of Meteorology for 46 years (1951-1997), making important contributions as analyst, Antarctic expeditioner, researcher and as management: as Assistant Director (Executive) at the Bureau of Meteorology (1988-1997) Streten was responsible for ministerial liaison, planning, international relations and public relations. During this same period he also served as Deputy Director of Services which included supervision of weather, climate, hydrological and commercial services. Stretenís expertise was highly sort of outside of the Bureau as well and he was appointed to many external boards and committees including the World Meteorological Organization Working Group on Antarctic Meteorology (1983-1997) and the Australian National Committee on Antarctic Research (1981-1992).

Career Highlights

Chronology
1951 - 1997Joined the Bureau of Meteorology
1955Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Queensland
1956 - 1966Operational Meteorologist in Brisbane, Hobart, Melbourne and Atomic Weapons Research Establishment and Maralinga.
1960Diploma Public Administration completed
1960 - 1961Meteorologist with the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions at Mawson Station
1967 - 1968Visiting Professor at the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska
1967 - 1982Research Meteorologist
1973 - 1974Visiting Professor at the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska
1975 - 1982Leader of the Diagnostic Studies Group at the Australian Numerical Meteorology Research Centre
1982Meteorologist with Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (summer)
1983Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
1983 - 1997Chair of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Working Group on Antarctic Meteorology
1984 - 1987President of the International Commission on Polar Meteorology of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics
1985Meteorologist with Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (summer)
1987 - 1997WMO representative at SCAR and Antarctic Treaty meetings
1988Meteorologist with Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (summer)
1988 - 1992Member of the Australian National Committee on Antarctic Research
1988 - 1993Member of the Antarctic Science Advisory Committee
1988 - 1997Assistant Director (Executive) of the Bureau of Meteorology
1988 - 1997Deputy Director (Services) of the Bureau of Meteorology
1988 - 1997Chair of the National Committee on Agrometeorology
1992Meteorologist with Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (summer)
1998Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

 
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