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Collection Items

A brief and succinct account of meteorological work in Australia to 1893 as reported to the 5th meeting of Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science held at Adelaide, September 1893.

Todd theory on west to east progression of weather
Ernest Cooke suggested that Todd was the first to counter prevailing belief that weather systems in the southern part of Australia generally progressed from east to west. Cooke was an understudy of Todd's and went on to be the Government Astronomer…

Charles Todd and Rain Gauge
Image of Todd emptying a rain gauge for measurement of rainfall at West Terrace, Adelaide Observatory (??)

Todd Reading the Temperature
Todd standing at a Stevenson Screen (???) temperature recording station at the West Terrace Observatory (????)

Rain Topics
First of 2 (??) part images of newspaper article of a report on a discussion with Charles Todd about rainfall: It's lack of connection with celestial phenomenon, it's lack of connection with arboreal clearances, and it's connection with…

A report of a meeting held at the rooms of the South Australian branch of the Geographical Society that made recommended for the formation of a committee entitled "The Society for the Production of Rain by Artificial Means" with membership of 3…

26,000 images which are a complete record of all the pages in the weather folios created by the office of Sir Charles Todd’s office, Meteorological Observer for the Colony of South Australia. The folios contain daily Australian synoptic charts,…

First continental synoptic chart of Australia
The first recorded synoptic chart covering the whole of Australia was roughly drawn in pencil by Todd or his staff in April 1891 using the data that was telegraphed to Adelaide from approximately 30 weather observation stations.

First 'Clean' Continental Synpotic Chart
In 1883 Todd and his staff completed their first recorded 'modern' synoptic chart of Australia. It was characterised by the use of a coloured map overlayed with carefully drawn isobaric lines. Earlier maps contained re-draws and signs of obvious…

Scruffy weather map
Angry synoptic chart showing disagreement
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