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Biographical entry Phillpot, Henry Robert (1919 - 2018)

Born
6 August 1919
Australia
Died
9 December 2018
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Meteorologist

Summary

Henry Phillpot worked at the Bureau of Meteorology for forty years, mainly in research on synoptic meteorology, with an emphasis on increasing knowledge of those aspects of meteorology in the Australian region and Southern Hemisphere which bore directly on the provision of services by the Bureau. He led the International Antarctic Analysis / Meteorological Research Centres from 1959-1969, and continued his research on Antarctic meteorology long into retirement.

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1929
Life event - Migrated to Australia
1936 - 1940
Career position - Clerk, Postmaster General's Department
1940
Career position - Meteorological Assistant, Central Weather Bureau (Bureau of Meteorology)
1941 - 1946
Career position - Served in the RAAF Meteorological Service (commissioned 1942, flight lieutenant 1944)
1947
Education - BSc, University of Melbourne
1948
Career position - Meteorologist. Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology
1951 - 1958
Career event - Provided meteorological support for the atomic weapons trials in Australia
1959 - 1965
Career position - Leader, International Antarctic Analysis Centre
1965 - 1969
Career position - Leader, International Antarctic Meteorological Research Centre
1967
Education - MSc, University of Melbourne
1969 - 1978
Career position - Superintendent, Synoptic Research Branch, Research and Development Division, Bureau of Meteorology
c. 1970 - c. 1980
Career position - Worked on the first GARP (Global Atmospheric Research Program) Global Experiment
1975
Award - Award of Merit, Professional Officers Association, Commonwealth Public Service
1978 - 1980
Career position - Acting Assistant Director, Research and Development Section, Bureau of Meteorology
1980
Life event - Retired
1980 - 1993
Career position - Honorary Senior Research Associate, University of Melbourne
1987 - 2018
Career position - Founding Member, Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
1994 - 2001
Career position - Emeritus Officer, Bureau of Meteorology
1999
Award - Rio Tinto Science Hero Award
2001
Life event - Retired as Emeritus Officer

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Journal Articles

  • 'POA Award to Henry', Weather News, 231 (November-December 1975) (1975), 10-12. Details
  • 'Henry Phillpot Retires', Weather News, 251 (October 1980) (1980), 2-3. Details

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See also

Helen Morgan and Helen Cohn