Description of Sections




1.0 to 1.0


J. Turner

2.0 to 2.3

An overview of the meteorology & climatology etc.

W. Budd

2.4 to 2.4.6

Synoptic–scale weather systems etc

I. Simmonds

R. Leighton

M. Pook

2.5 to 2.5


J. Turner

2.6 to 2.6

Mean values of the main met. elements

As follows:

2.6.1 to 2.6.1

Pressure at Mean Sea Level

J. Turner

2.6.2 to 2.6.2

The upper–air height field

J. Turner

2.6.3 to 2.6.3

Surface air temperature

H. Hutchinson

S. Pendlebury

2.6.4 to 2.6.4

The continental surface temperature inversion

H. Hutchinson

2.6.5 to 2.6.5

Cloud, white–out and surface and horizon definition

S. Pendlebury

H. Hutchinson

2.6.6 to 2.6.6


J. Turner

2.6.7 to 2.6.7

The wind field

J. Turner

H. Hutchinson

S. Pendlebury

2.6.8 to 2.6.8

Visibility including blizzards/blowing snow

S. Pendlebury

M. De Keyser

2.7 to 2.7.1

Recent change in the Antarctic etc

J. Turner

2.7.2 to 2.7.2

Ozone over Antarctica

J. Shanklin

2.7.3 to 2.7.3

Recent changes to Antarctic ice shelves

S. Pendlebury

2.8 to 2.8

Some aspects of Antarctic ice

S. Pendlebury (based

on Aust BoM (1991))

3.0 to 3.5.2

The forecasting requirement

S. Pendlebury

A. Tupper

E. Haywood

4.0 to 4.1.

Data availablity etc.

J. Shanklin

4.1.2 to 4.1.2


C. Stearns

M. Lazzara

G. Weidner

4.1.3 to 4.1.3

Drifting buoys

J. Turner

S. Pendlebury

4.2 to 4.2.6

NWP Model fields

G. Mills

J. Turner

4.3 to 4.3.2

Information on satellites and their data

M. Lazzara

4.3.3 to

Applications/uses of satellite data

M. Lazzara

J. Turner