New supercomputer to boost Australia’s weather forecasting capabilities

Australians will benefit from enhanced forecasting services provided by the Bureau of Meteorology with the acquisition of a new supercomputer scheduled to begin operation in mid-2016. Environment Minister Greg Hunt and Parliamentary Secretary Senator Simon Birmingham visited the Bureau’s Victoria Regional Office today and said procurement of the new supercomputer will begin before the end…

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Perth Weather Radar upgrade

Weather watchers using the Bureau of Meteorology’s Perth weather radar will now get more images, more often and have the option of looking at the Doppler wind observations. “West Australians will benefit from a significant improvement in service for both the quality and frequency of the radar data,” said Senator Simon Birmingham, Parliamentary Secretary for…

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National Irrigation Conference

Speech – National Irrigation Conference Gold Coast, 3 June 2014 Thanks very much Simon for that introduction, to the President of Irrigation Australia Limited Ian, to all of those attending, thank you for your cooperation and perseverance with the schedule changes this morning, I spent a delightful 45 minutes or so circling above Brisbane airport before coming…

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