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BAMOS Autumn 2022
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ISSN 1035‐6576 Editor : Melissa Lyne Editor‐in‐Chief : Damien Irving Assistant Editors : Linden Ashcroft , Blair Trewin Design : Jeanette Dargaville Publisher : AMOS , GPO Box 1289 , Melbourne VIC 3001 , Australia Submission deadline for the winter issue : 01 July 2022
Contact and submit pieces : bamos @ amos . org . au . Submission guidelines are available online and at the end of this issue .
Image : Bondi Icebergs . Source : Melissa Lyne Cover image : Yorkeys Knob , Cairns , QLD . Credit : Alistair Bone .
Welcome to the autumn issue of BAMOS for 2022 .

Melissa Lyne

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10 David Karoly retirement 13 Ned Kelly ' s last stand 16 Obituary : Rebecca Harris
I was lucky to spend some time in Europe these past few weeks . People are starting to move around a bit more now that borders are opening up across the world . International conferences are back , though hybrid models are still the dominant format . And tourism is definitely on the rise , evident from the packed airports , cramped planes and the varied western accents heard across the otherwise peaceful Italian countryside .
18 Seasonal snaps 19 Charts of the past 20 Calendar 20 JSHESS contents
So , in especially exciting news , AMOS is pleased to announce the 2022 AMOS National Conference will take place in Adelaide at the end of this year . This will be the first in-person conference we ' ve been able to host since our last conference , pre-pandemic : February 2020 in Fremantle . Find the 2022 call for sessions , panels , workshops and more on page 9 ( due this Friday 10 June !)
While I was away , there also seems to have been a Federal election . And with the results — a renewed hope for more meaningful climate action in the coming years .
With this issue , we welcome our new AMOS President , Roger Dargaville . Roger has been a valuable member of AMOS for many years now and this is a significant time for him to take the lead , given his expertise in engineering — in particular in renewable energy . His presidency is timely as these two sectors are crucial for climate action .
Also in these pages : Rebecca Harris ' obituary , outlining her impressive contributions to science ; some thoughtful reflections on David Karoly ' s career as he retires ; a look at the weather on the day during Ned Kelly ' s last stand , and ; Blair Trewin takes a closer look at the La Niña events of 1974 .
We are also still on the lookout for a review of a book based on photographs from the Royal Met Society ' s annual photographic competition . All you have to do is write a page to half a page review of the book after you ' ve read it . If you ' re interested , please send me an email at the address below — you ' ll get a free copy of the book to keep for yourself ! More on page 15 .
And , as always , please consider sending me an article or photograph for the next BAMOS . You can send any contributions or suggestions through to bamos @ amos . org . au .
Happy reading !