Neil Adams

Vale Neil Adams
Casey 1994 and Many Summers

Dr Neil Adams, the Manager of the Bureau’s Antarctic Meteorological Section, based in Tasmania, died on Friday 23 March 2012 from meningitis after a short illness.

Neil’s death is a huge loss to the Bureau and the Antarctic community. He was well known and respected both nationally and internationally for his extensive work in polar meteorology over a 30 year period.

He was a member of various committees including SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research), the Expert Group on Operational Meteorology, the International Commission on Polar Meteorology (ICPM), and the Steering Committee for the annual Antarctic Meteorological Observation, Modelling, and Forecasting Workshop (AMOMFW).

Most of all he was much liked by his colleagues and friends, and his death is a huge loss  on a personal, as well as a professional level. Neil was warm, funny, friendly, and always an adventurer!

He will be very much missed.

An article in the Hobart Mercury describing Neil’s achievements is available on the Mercury newspaper’s website