BAMOS Vol 30 No. 4 2017 | Page 3

BAMOS Dec 2017 Contents 4 President’s report 7 News 13 Regional Centres 18 Conference report 20 and Article: Thoughts on meteorology community outreach by Richard Whitaker 22 Article: Only One Sky: AMOS Art Competition 2017 by Stephanie Downes 26 Article: Linking forecasts and end users: perspectives from a Pacific Aid Program by Roan Plotz and Lynda Chambers 30 Science Article: Observed zone of increasing wind speeds and tornado events in Tasmania, Australia by Anton Kole 36 Research Corner with Damien Irving 38 Weather in literature quiz with Matthias Tomczak 39 Charts of the Past with Blair Trewin 40 Calendar and JSHESS contents ISSN 1035-6576 Editor: Linden Ashcroft Editor-in-Chief: Damien Irving Assistant Editors: Diana Greenslade, Melissa Lyne and Blair Trewin Regional Sub-Editors: Sarah Perry (VIC) Design: Jeanette Dargaville Publisher: AMOS, GPO Box 1289, Melbourne VIC 3001, Australia Submission deadline for next issue: 20 February 2018 Contact and submit pieces: [email protected] Submission guidelines available online and at the end of this issue Cover image: “End of Summer” by Robert Yecies, winner of the Primary and Peer Favourite categories in the 2017 AMOS Art Competition Image: The satellite image from Himawari-8 on 17 December, 4:10pm AEDT. Accessed from 3 Linden Ashcroft Editor What a year Well done everyone! We’ve made it to the end of 2017. As the year draws to a close, this issue of BAMOS feels like it combines the best of what our community has to offer. Articles in the December issue include student research, outreach activities, interdisciplinary science that has direct community relevance, and recognition of the incredible efforts made by many of our members. Congratulations to the 2017 AMOS award winners, and the newly appointed AMOS Fellows. Now you can really say you are FAMOS! Many thanks to everyone who submitted articles this year, from opinion pieces to regular submissions. A massive thanks must also go to the amazing editorial team. Damien, Blair, Diana, Melissa and Sarah have been patient and vigilant in the development of each issue, and we’re lucky to have them. Plus, as always, absolutely nothing would be done without the support and talent of the irreplaceable Jeanette Dargaville. Thank you Jeanette! I’m sad to say that this will be my last issue as BAMOS Editor. OK, I have said that once before, but this time I mean it. I’ve been honoured to be back at the helm this year, contributing to the new format of the Bulletin and making some changes to the Author Guidelines (check out the back pages!). But it’s time to let new hands take the wheel. If you think those hands could be yours, see the position advertisement on Page 5. I promise you won’t regret it. Wishing you and yours all the very best for the Christmas period and may good things come in 2018.