HELP for Web Site Users

While we will help you with any queries you may have about this site or meteorology in general, it will be quicker if you find your own solution from the links presented below.

Have a look through the following categories and their related options to see if you can find what you need.



Glossaries, Metadata Schemes and Acronyms

Internet - Technical Guides and Support

Topic Specific Help Pages

Products and Services

Our Organisation

Other Items of Interest

Other Ways of Finding What You Need


Pressure altitude calculator

Aerospace Engineering - Sydney University
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Sunrise & sunset times

Geoscience Australia
Compute your sunrise & sunset times
Moonrise & moonset times Geoscience Australia
Compute your moonrise & moonset times
Sun and Moon Azimuth & Elevation. Geoscience Australia
Compute your sun and moon azimuth & elevation.

Glossaries, Metadata Schemes and Acronyms


Comprehensive glossary of meteorological terms

Weather Words

Definitions of common weather terms

HAS Acronyms

Hydrometeorological Advisory Service Acronyms

Subject Thesaurus

Bureau Metadata Encoding Scheme used for web page "Subject".

Audience List

Bureau Metadata Encoding Scheme used for web page "Audience".

Document Type List

Bureau Metadata Encoding Scheme used for web page "Document type".

Internet - Technical Guides and Support

Internet AssistanceProgram (IAP) (link takes you out of

Free help services to solve dial-up Internet problems and improve Internet speed.

Browser compatibility

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The Bureau is continually testing compatibility with newer browsers following their release. If you are experiencing problems please provide Feedback.

Topic Specific Help Pages


Aviation Weather Services (refer Aviation eHelp in Learning box on right hand side)

Water Resource Station Catalogue

Stream Gauging Information Australia

Learn About Meteorology

Help for Teachers


Radar Frequently Asked Questions

Products and Services

Registered User Weather Information Services

Commercial Weather Services -- the Bureau of Meteorology's specialised service arm

Hydrometeorogical Advisory Service


Dissemination Services

FTP - Access Procedures

VMC / VMW FM Marine Radio Services


Conditions of Use

Conditions of Use

Copyright Notice


Description of the product Identification codes

Our organisation

Contact Addresses for climate matters

Contact Addresses for general matters

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Inside the Bureau

Meteorology Act 1955

Other items of interest

Media Releases and Announcements

Other ways of finding what you need

Alphabetical List of Topics

Frequently Asked Questions


Site Map

Weather Words

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