Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics, Rhodes U., South Africa, 1953; Bachelor of Science in Physics with honors, Rhodes U., 1954; Master of Science in Physics, Rhodes U., 1957; Doctor of Philosophy of Physics, U. London, 1968.
Meteorologist, E. African Meteorology Department, Nairobi, Kenya, 1957-1958; lecturer, U. E.Africa, Nairobi, 1958-1962; research fellow Queen Mary College, U. London, 1963-1967; lecturer, Sunderland Technology College, United Kingdom, 1967-1968; research scientist Atmospheric Research division, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Aspendale, Australia, since 1969. Chairman course advisory U. Victoria, Melbourne, Australia, 1977-1978. Visiting scientist National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, Colorado, 1977, National Aeronautics and Space Administration/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland., 1986-1987, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Langley Space Flight Center, Hampton, Virginia,1995.
Member chorus in oratorio, operatic, church choirs, since 1974. Fellow Royal Meteorology Society. Member Australian Institute Physics, American Geophysical Union, Australian Meterol. and Oceanographic Society.
Married Leueen Elinor Yorke-Torr, June 15, 1963. Children: David, Hugh, Katherine.