Biographical entry Tucker, Gilbert Brian (Brian) (1930 - 2010)
- 23 October 1930
- 25 November 2010
- Meteorologist and Science administrator
Gilbert Brian (Brian) Tucker was Assistant Director (Research and Development) with the Bureau of Meteorology, 1965-1969 and went on to be Chief of the CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Physics/Research, 1973-1992.
Born Wales, 23 October 1930. BSc, University College of Aberystwyth. DIC. PhD, Imperial College, London. Formerly Principal Scientific Officer of the UK Meteorological Office (1956-1965), Tucker emigrated to Australia in 1965 to take up the position of Assistant Director (Research and Development) with the Bureau of Meteorology. He was Officer-in-Charge, Commonwealth Meteorology Research Centre, 1969-1973, and Chief, CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Physics, 1973-1983, and Chief, CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research, 1983-1992.
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- Garratt, John, Angus, David and Holper, Paul, Winds of Change: Fifty Years of Achievements in the CSIRO Division of Atmospheric Research 1946-1996, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, 1998, 136 (148) pp. Details
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