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Biographical entry Linforth, Donald John (1934 - )

Born
19 February 1934
Toora, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Meteorologist

Summary

Donald John Linforth worked for the Bureau of Meteorology for 31 years from (1963-1994,). He was Superintendent of Operational and Information Services there from 1978 to 1985, and Superintendent of Public and Marine weather services from 1985 to 1994.

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Events

1936
Education - Associate Diploma in Applied Physics (AssDipAppPhys) in Meteorology completed at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
1936 - 1976
Career position - Joined the Victorian Regional Office of the Bureau of Meteorology
1956
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1957
Education - Diploma in Education (DipEd) completed at the University of Melbourne
1958 - c. 1962
Career position - Taught maths and science in the Victorian Education Department
1963
Education - Diploma of Meteorology completed at the Bureau of Meteorology
1972 - 1994
Career position - Member of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Commission for Marine Meteorology (CMM)
1976
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at the University of Melbourne
1976 - 1977
Career position - Co-ordination and Planning unit of the Bureau of Meteorology (Head Office)
1977 - 1978
Career position - Supervisor of Operational Services
1978 - 1985
Career position - Superintendent of Operational and Information Services, (public, aviation, marine weather services and climatological services for Australia)
1982
Life event - Quiz champion on Mastermind
1985 - 1994
Career position - Superintendent of Public and Marine weather services
1989 - 1993
Career position - Chairman of CMM Working Group on Specialised Marine Meteorological Services
1994
Career position - Retired from the Bureau in June
1999
Career position - Editor of WMO Guide to Public Weather Services, 1999 2nd edition
2001
Career position - Author of WMO Guide to Marine Meteorological Services, 1995-1996 3rd edition

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • 'Senior Appointments - Don Linforth, STPM', Weather News, vol. 272, August 1985, 1985, pp. 18-19. Details
  • Linforth, Don, 'Edwin Thomas Quayle - Bureau Research Pioneer', Weather News, vol. 315, April 1997, 1997, pp. 28-29. Details

Online Resources

See also

Helen Morgan