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Biographical entry Ryan, Patrick (Pat) (? - 1977)

23 December 1977


Pat Ryan was Regional Director of the Bureau of Meteorology in Tasmania in 1969 and 1972-1975. His forte was operational (particularly aviation) meteorology.


Joined the Bureau of Meteorology in 1937 as a clerk and appointed cadet meteorologist in 1939. Served as a weather officer from 1943 to 1964 in Melbourne, Darwin, Townsville and Sydney airports (as officer in charge at the last three). While at Sydney he led the forecasting team in developing JACMAS (a system of providing warnings to aircraft of severe or extreme turbulence in the approach control area of the airport, later known as TAST). Served as Regional Director in Tasmania in 1969 and briefly as Regional Director in Sydney in 1970, before transferring back to Tasmania as Regional Director, 1972-1975.

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • 'Mr. P. Ryan, Officer-in-Charge, Darwin', Weather News, vol. 47, June 1960, 1960, p. 8. Details
  • 'Pat Ryan Retires', Weather News, vol. 226, June 1975, 1975, pp. 5-7. Details
  • 'Former RD Passes On', Weather News, vol. 241, January 1978, 1978, p. 5. Details


See also

Helen Morgan