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Biographical entry Lajoie, France Albert (1923 - 2010)

Born
16 February 1923
Mauritius
Died
2 January 2010
Reunion Island
Occupation
Meteorologist

Summary

France Albert Lajoie joined the Bureau of Meteorology in 1969 as an experienced meteorologist, having worked for many years in the weather service of his home country, Mauritius. He specialised in tropical cyclone research. While at the Bureau he trained staff to perform Radiosonde and Rawin computations, to repair and service the Windfinding Radar equipment (1958); and to receive, grid and interpret satellite cloud pictures (1966). In 1966 he was appointed Acting Assistant Director in charge of the Synoptic Division. Lajoie was a member of the World Meteorological Organization Working Group on Meteorological Telecommunications for Africa and a member for Mauritius of C. Ae. M.

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1943 - 1949
Career position - Meteorological Observer with the Royal Air Force
1949 - 1955
Career position - Meteorological Observer with the Mauritius Meteorological Services
1950
Education - Graduate of the British Institution of Radio Engineers, London
1958
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of London
1964
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1966 - 1969
Career position - Acting Assistant Director in charge of the Synoptic Division of the Bureau of Meteorology
1969
Life event - Migrated to Australia (Victoria?)
1969 - 1971
Career position - Meteorologist and part-time Lecturer in Tropical Meteorology at the University of Melbourne
1970 - 1972
Career position - Worked on the Bureau's Global Analysis Research Projects (GARP)
1970 - c. 1988
Career position - Joined the Synoptic Research Section of the Bureau of Meteorology in Melbourne
1973
Career position - Contributed to the initial draft of the Australian Forecasting Manual

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See also

Helen Morgan