The Bureau of Meteorology is an Executive Agency of the Australian Government responsible for providing weather services to Australia and surrounding areas. It was established in 1906 under the Meteorology Act, brought together the state meteorological services that existed before then; the states transferred their weather recording responsibilities to the Bureau of Meteorology on 1 January 1908. The Bureau of Meteorology is the main provider of weather forecasts and observations to the Australian public; the Bureau distributes weather images via radiofax and is responsible for issuing flood alerts in Australia. The Bureau's head office is in Melbourne Docklands, which includes the Bureau's Research Centre, the Bureau National Operations Centre, the National Climate Centre, the Victorian Regional Forecasting Centre as well as the Hydrology and Satellite sections. Regional offices are located in each territory capital; each regional office includes a Regional Forecasting Centre and a Flood Warning Centre, the Perth and Brisbane offices house Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres.
The Adelaide office incorporates the National Tidal Centre, while the Darwin office the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre and Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology issues Tropical Cyclone Advices and developed the Standard Emergency Warning Signal used for warnings; the Bureau is responsible for tropical cyclone naming for storms in waters surrounding Australia. Three lists of names used to be maintained, one for each of the western and eastern Australian regions. However, as of the start of the 2008–09 Tropical Cyclone Year these lists have been rolled into one main national list of tropical cyclone names; the regional offices are supported by the Bureau National Operations Centre, located at the head office in Melbourne Docklands. The Bureau maintains a network of field offices across the continent, on neighbouring islands and in Antarctica. There is a network of some 500 paid co-operative observers and 6,000 voluntary rainfall observers; the following people have been directors of the Bureau of Meteorology: In the head office a Cray XC40 supercomputer called "Australis" provides the operational computing capability for weather, climate and wave numerical prediction and simulation, while other Unix servers support the computer message switching system and real-time data base.
The Australian Integrated Forecast System affords the main computing infrastructure in the regional offices. Numerical weather prediction is performed using the Unified Model software; the Bureau of Meteorology announced the Cray contract in July 2015, commissioned the Cray XC40 supercomputer on 30 June 2016 and decommissioned their Oracle HPC system in October 2016. World Meteorological Organization, co-ordination body for weather and environment services International Cloud Experiment, which collected data on tropical cyclones in January and February 2006 2019–20 Australian region cyclone season Water Data Transfer Format Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council Bureau of Meteorology main page Federation and Meteorology: the history of meteorology in Australia
Don't Tell the Band, is the seventh studio album released by the Athens, GA based band Widespread Panic. It was released on June 2001 in two forms, a single disc and a double disc release, it was the second release through the band's own label, Widespread Records, in conjunction with UK-based label Sanctuary Records. The album covered a wide variety of styles, from rock to Latin and grunge to soul, yet did not depart from this jam band's signature sound. Randall Bramblett, a solo musician and member of Steve Winwood's touring band, joined Widespread Panic on the tenor saxophone for a cover of Firehose's Sometimes. Big Wooly Mammoth, a long-time crowd favorite sung by John "JoJo" Herman, was brought to the studio for this release. Unknown at the time, this would be Michael Houser's last studio album with Widespread Panic, before his cancer-related death in 2002. Songs from Disc Two comprise the first five tracks of the band's June 2002 release Live in the Classic City and are from the opening of the band's April 1, 2000 performance at the Classic Center Theater in Athens, GA.
Track 1, "Action Man," appears in its original instrumental form unlike the album version, which contains lyrics. The songs "Action Man" & "Give" appeared in the EA Sports video game NASCAR 2001; the album reached a peak position of #57 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album reached a peak position of #12 on the Top Internet Albums chart. All songs by Widespread Panic. Widespread Panic John Bell - guitar, vocals John Hermann - keyboards, vocals Michael Houser - guitars, vocals Todd Nance - drums, vocals Domingo S. Ortiz - percussion Dave Schools - bassGuest Performers Randall Bramblett - tenor sax on "Sometimes" John Keane - pedal steel guitar on "This Part of Town", additional guitar noises on "Casa Del Grillo"Production John Keane - engineer, Mixing Ken Love - mastering Doug Trantow - engineer, Mixing Flournoy Holmes - artwork, Design Widespread Panic website Everyday Companion All Music entry, single disc All Music entry, double disc
Live at The Cellar Door is a live album by the progressive bluegrass Maryland band The Seldom Scene. The Washington Post called it "not only a landmark for the progressive bluegrass scene that originated here in Washington, but may be the band's finest representation on disc." "Doing My Time" 5:38 "California Cottonfields" 3:08 Band Intros 1:15 "Panhandle Country" 2:13 "Muddy Waters" 3:14 "Rawhide" 2:41 "Baby Blue" 3:39 "City of New Orleans" 3:03 "Grandfather's Clock" 4:50 "The Fields Have Turned Brown" 3:15 "Hit Parade of Love" 3:18 "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" 3:26 "Pick Away" 2:40 "Dark Hollow" 2:10 "Small Exception of Me" 3:15 "If I Were a Carpenter" 3:00 "Old Gray Bonnet" 2:33 "C & O Canal" 3:09 "Georgia Rose" 3:04 "Colorado Turnaround" 2:37 "He Rode All the Way to Texas" 2:36 "White Line" 3:34 "Rider" 7:10 John Starling - vocals, guitar John Duffey - mandolin, vocals Ben Eldridge - banjo, vocals Mike Auldridge - Dobro, vocals Tom Gray - bass, vocals The Seldom Scene official website