Text What is a Bureau station?

TLF ID M012693

This resource is a Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) web page with information about the history, purpose and operations of Bureau stations, and an explanation of the different types of station, from fully-staffed stations measuring all weather elements to stations with only remote rainfall-recording instruments. Some stations are classified as Reference Climate Stations (RCS) for their contribution to high-quality, long-term data for climate monitoring. Images show examples of different types of station. Key words and phrases are linked to further details and there is a link to the Australian Data Archive for Meteorology (ADAM), the BOM's climate database that stores all weather data recorded at the stations.

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  • This is a useful resource that supports year 5 geography, particularly the content description in Geographical Inquiry and Skills that refers to collecting geographical information from different sources and considering the usefulness of the information.
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  • Geography
  • Humanities and Social Sciences

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  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
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  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Organization: Commonwealth of Australia
  • URL: http://www.bom.gov.au/
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  • Name: Bureau of Meteorology
  • Organization: Bureau of Meteorology
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  • URL: http://www.bom.gov.au/
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  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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