First 'Clean' Continental Synpotic Chart

Title

First 'Clean' Continental Synpotic Chart

Subject

Meteorology, Telegraphy

Description

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 disagreement among Observatory staff. This is the first public map that set the standard for succeeding synoptic charts.

Source

Todd weather folios, Australian Meteorological Association imaging project

Date

29 April 1881

Type

Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPG)

Identifier

B18810429T1 1st continental map.jpg

Files

18831110C synoptic chart.jpg

Collection

Citation

Todd and staff, “First 'Clean' Continental Synpotic Chart,” Sir Charles Todd Research Centre, accessed August 4, 2020, https://toddresearch.omeka.net/items/show/26.