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Biographical entry Priestley, Charles Henry Brian (1915 - 1998)

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Born
8 July 1915
Highgate, England
Died
18 May 1998
Occupation
Meteorologist
Alternative Names
  • Priestly, Bill (Also known as)

Summary

Bill Priestley was Chief of the Division of Meteorological Physics, CSIRO, 1946-1973.

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Events

1939 - 1946
Career position - British Meteorological Office, England
1946
Life event - Migrated to Australia
1946 - 1973
Career position - Chief, Division of Meteorological Physics, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
1954
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science, Australia
1967
Award - Fellow, Royal Society, England
1973
Award - IMO Prize, World Meteorological Organisation
1973 - 1977
Career event - Part-time Professor, Department of Mathematics, Monash University, Australia
1973 - 1977
Chair - Chairman, Environmental Physics Laboratories, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
1974
Award - Rossby Medal, American Meteorological Society, United States of America (USA)

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Published resources

Books

  • Garratt, John, Angus, David and Holper, Paul, Winds of Change: Fifty Years of Achievements in the CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research 1946-1996, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, 1998, 136 (148) pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Garratt, J. R., Webb, E. K. and Mccarthy, S., 'Charles Henry Brian Priestley. 8 July 1915 - 18 May 1998', Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, vol. 57, 2011, pp. 349-78. Details
  • Garratt, J. R., Webb, E. K. and Mccarthy, S., 'Charles Henry Brian Priestley 1915-1998', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 22, 2011, pp. 126-51. Details
  • Morton, B, 'Interview with Bill Priestley', Bulletin of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, vol. II, 1998, pp. 83-94. Details
  • Priestley, C. H. B., 'The Global Atmosphere: a memorial to H. C. Russell', Search, vol. 2, no. 8, 1971. Details
  • Priestley, C. H. B., 'William Christopher Swinbank', Records of the Australian Academy of Science, vol. 3, no. 1, 1975, pp. 76-92. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9750310076.htm. Details
  • Priestley, C. H. B., 'Reminiscences of 30 years of meteorological research in Australia', Australian Meteorological Magazine, vol. 30, 1982, pp. 19-30. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.