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Biographical entry Gauntlett, Douglas John (1942 - )

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Born
1 May 1942
Harvey, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Meteorologist

Summary

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.

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

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Journal Articles

  • 'New Head for ANMRC', Weather News, vol. 242, March 1978, 1978, p. 7. Details
  • 'Gentleman Doug Gauntlett Retires', Weather News, vol. 324, April 2000, 2000, pp. 16-18. Details

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See also

Helen Morgan