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Biographical entry Streten, Neil Anthony (1933 - )

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Born
15 August 1933
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Meteorologist

Summary

Neil Anthony Streten is an authority on Antarctic meteorology. He worked for the Bureau of Meteorology for 46 years (1951-1997), making important contributions as analyst, Antarctic expeditioner, researcher and as management: as Assistant Director (Executive) at the Bureau of Meteorology (1988-1997) Streten was responsible for ministerial liaison, planning, international relations and public relations. During this same period he also served as Deputy Director of Services which included supervision of weather, climate, hydrological and commercial services. Streten's expertise was highly sort of outside of the Bureau as well and he was appointed to many external boards and committees including the World Meteorological Organization Working Group on Antarctic Meteorology (1983-1997) and the Australian National Committee on Antarctic Research (1981-1992).

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1951 - 1997
Career position - Joined the Bureau of Meteorology
1955
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Queensland
1956 - 1966
Career position - Operational Meteorologist in Brisbane, Hobart, Melbourne and Atomic Weapons Research Establishment and Maralinga.
1960
Education - Diploma Public Administration completed
1960 - 1961
Career position - Meteorologist with the Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions at Mawson Station
1967 - 1968
Career position - Visiting Professor at the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska
1967 - 1982
Career position - Research Meteorologist
1973 - 1974
Career position - Visiting Professor at the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska
1975 - 1982
Career position - Leader of the Diagnostic Studies Group at the Australian Numerical Meteorology Research Centre
1982
Career position - Meteorologist with Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (summer)
1983
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
1983 - 1997
Career position - Chair of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Working Group on Antarctic Meteorology
1984 - 1987
Career position - President of the International Commission on Polar Meteorology of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics
1985
Career position - Meteorologist with Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (summer)
1987 - 1997
Career position - WMO representative at SCAR and Antarctic Treaty meetings
1988
Career position - Meteorologist with Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (summer)
1988 - 1992
Career position - Member of the Australian National Committee on Antarctic Research
1988 - 1993
Career position - Member of the Antarctic Science Advisory Committee
1988 - 1997
Career position - Assistant Director (Executive) of the Bureau of Meteorology
1988 - 1997
Career position - Deputy Director (Services) of the Bureau of Meteorology
1988 - 1997
Career position - Chair of the National Committee on Agrometeorology
1992
Career position - Meteorologist with Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (summer)
1998
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM)

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • 'Neil Streten Appointed Deputy Director (Services)', Weather News, vol. 288, December 1988, 1988. Details
  • ''The Ice Man Goeth . . .' DDS Neil Streten Calls it a Day', Weather News, vol. 315, April 1997, 1997. Details

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See also

Helen Morgan