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Biographical entry Budd, William Francis (1938 - )

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Born
16 October 1938
New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Meteorologist and Glaciologist

Summary

William Francis Budd is a leading theoretician and modeller of ice sheets. Since 1922 he has been Professor, Cooperative Research Centre for the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Environment, University of Tasmania since 1992. He has played a dominant role in international research on polar ice over the last three decades. Based on extensive practical experience in Antarctica, he has produced theories and experimental confirmation of the large-scale behaviour of ice, which he has used to study the interaction of ice sheets and climate. His models provide explanations for the initiation and passing of ice ages and simulate the response of Antarctica to future global warming. These models have been extensively used in international assessments of possible climate change. Budd was a Vice-President of SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) and Convenor of its Group of Specialists on Sea Ice.

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1958
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1959
Education - Diploma in Education (DipEd) completed at the University of Sydney
1960 - 1979
Career position - Associate and Senior Associate with the Department of Meteorology (employed by Antarctic Division as Senior Glaciologist)
1965
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1968
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Melbourne
1969
Career position - Polar Medal received
1971
Award - Edgeworth David Medal received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
1977
Award - Research Medal (Physical Sciences) received from the Royal Society of Victoria
1979 - 1987
Career position - Deputy Chairman of the School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne
1979 - 1992
Career position - Foundation Professor and Chairman of the Department of Meteorology at the University of Melbourne
1983 - 1984
Career position - President of the Royal Meteorological Society, Australian branch
1983 - 1989
Career position - Chairman of the National Committee for Antarctic Research
1985 - 1986
Career position - Vice-President for Australia, Royal Meteorological Society
1987 - 1990
Career position - Chairman of the School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne
1988 - 1992
Career position - Vice-President, Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), International Science Council
1992 - 1997
Career position - Professor with the CRC for the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Environment, University of Tasmania
1993 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1996
Award - Seligman Crystal Award, Glaciological Society
1997 - 2003
Career position - Professor with the CRC for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, University of Tasmania
2001
Award - R. M. Johnston Medal, Royal Society of Tasmania
2003 -
Career position - Professor with the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC, University of Tasmania

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Published resources

Book Sections

  • Budd, William F., 'The Antarctic ice sheet' in Australian Antarctic science: the first 50 years of ANARE (Kingston, Tas.: Antarctic Division, 2002), pp. 309-90. Details

Journal Articles

  • Anon, 'Seligman Crystal Award 1996: Dr William F. Budd', Ice, 111/112 (1996), 15-21. Details
  • Budd, W. F., 'The Meteorology Department of the University of Melbourne', Australian meteorological magazine, 28 (1) (1980), 43-4. Details

Resources

See also

  • Antonello, Alessandro, 'Glaciological bodies: Australian visions of the Antarctic ice sheet', International Review of Environmental History, 4 (1) (2018), 125-44. Details

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