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Noar, Peter (1940 - )

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Born: 18 January 1940  Australia
Peter Noar worked for the Bureau of Meteorology for the 40 years from 1957 to1998, and retired as Assistant Director (Services). In that role he was responsible for setting up the Services Policy Branch to develop plans, policies, procedures and monitoring systems for the national Weather Services Program. Noar was also Chair of Joint Management-Staff Association Working Group to conduct a Review of Staff Categories Involved in the Provision of Weather Services (which led to a rationalisation of the role of meteorologists and technical officers in operational forecasting and the closure of several weather service offices). He was a member of the Meteorological Organization Commission for Basic Systems, responsible to the Congress and Executive Council for organisation of international practices and procedures in operational communications, observations and data processing in meteorology. After his retirement form the Bureau Noar took up a lectureship post at La Trobe University where he teaches in the third year environmental science unit on the science, impact and policy of human induced global warming.

Career Highlights

1957 - 1998Joined the Bureau of Meteorology
1959Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Tasmania
1960 - 1965Worked in operational forecasting at the Bureau's Regional Office in Tasmania
1965 - 1970Leader of the Forecasting Group in Tasmania
1971Master of Science (MSc) in Meteorology completed at the University of Melbourne
1971 - 1975Research Meteorologist at the Australian Numerical Meteorology Research Centre, Bureau of Meteorology Head Office, Melbourne
1976 - 1983Superintendent, National Meteorological Analysis Centre, Melbourne
1983 - 1997Assistant Director (Services) at the Bureau's Head Office
1997 - c. 1998Acting Deputy Director (Services) at the Bureau od Meteorology for over twelve months

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Modified: 24 August 2006

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