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NIWA's Hotspot Watch - Facts: Soil Moisture

Friday, 24 February 2017, 11:02 am | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions ... More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch - Facts: Soil Moisture

Friday, 17 February 2017, 4:09 pm | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions ... More >>

Native forests absorbing more carbon dioxide

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 12:52 pm | NIWA

New Zealand’s forests and other land areas may be absorbing up to 60% more carbon dioxide than has been calculated, with much of this uptake likely occurring in native forests, NIWA scientists have discovered. More >>

Scientists find new species during Kermadecs research voyage

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 9:05 am | NIWA

A voyage to the Kermadec Islands has resulted in the discovery of many species either new to science or not previously found in the area. More >>

$2 million boost for climate change research

Monday, 13 February 2017, 3:27 pm | NIWA

The Deep South National Science Challenge today announced funding totalling approximately $2 million for five new research projects to help New Zealanders better understand their future climate. More >>

Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook Update

Friday, 10 February 2017, 10:49 am | NIWA

This update for the latter half of the 2016–17 Tropical Cyclone (TC) season (February to April 2017) suggests near normal activity can still be expected. The 30-year (1981-2010) average number of all (named) storms is 12.4 (10.4) in the Southwest Pacific1 each ... More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch - Facts: Soil Moisture

Friday, 10 February 2017, 10:20 am | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions ... More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch - Facts: Soil Moisture

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 4:34 pm | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions ... More >>

Summer just doing its thing, says NIWA

Friday, 27 January 2017, 4:37 pm | NIWA

A NIWA scientist has delved into the data amid calls to change the dates of New Zealand’s traditional summer holidays after what many have said is a slow start to the 2016/17 summer. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 4:09 pm | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions ... More >>

Creatures reveal true colours up close

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 11:43 am | NIWA

From a tiny caddsifly to a frolicking dusky dolohin, NIWA staff have captured some beautiful images of insects, birds, fish - and a particularly handsome frog. More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 4:49 pm | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.  Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”.  Persistent hotspot regions ... More >>

One storm down, another on its way

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 1:31 pm | NIWA

The intense low pressure system that developed in the Tasman sea late yesterday had become as strong as a category 2 tropical cyclone by 8am today, says NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll. More >>

Summer Series #5 Life’s a beach

Monday, 16 January 2017, 9:20 am | NIWA

Summer Series #5 Life’s a beach Six scientists reveal their favourite beaches but also observe how they’re changing. More >>

Climate Summary: New Zealand’s warmest year on record

Monday, 9 January 2017, 12:37 pm | NIWA

Annual temperatures were above average (0.51°C to 1.20°C above the annual average) throughout the country, with very few locations observing near average temperatures (within 0.5°C of the annual average) or lower. The year 2016 was the warmest on ... More >>

SUMMER SERIES #4 Scientist keeps cool head on the ice

Monday, 9 January 2017, 9:13 am | NIWA

Top of Natalie Robinson’s to-do list right now is to work out exactly what she’s brought back from Antarctica. More >>

NIWA Outlook: January – March 2017

Friday, 6 January 2017, 4:59 pm | NIWA

Overview The tropical Pacific continues to exhibit mainly ENSO-neutral conditions. Sea surface temperatures (SSTs) in the central Equatorial Pacific Ocean remain marginally below average. In the sub-surface ocean, the pockets of cooler than average temperatures ... More >>

Hotspot Watch

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 6:58 pm | NIWA

A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions ... More >>

Above and beyond - a voyage in the Pacific

Monday, 2 January 2017, 2:04 pm | NIWA

A NIWA technician spends four days and three nights on a crowded boat heading to one of the most remote places in the Pacific to help install a weather station. Conditions are so arduous he decides to quit his job - but how do you do that in the middle ... More >>

Scientists set up offices in great outdoors

Monday, 26 December 2016, 2:08 pm | NIWA

Summer is for scientific fieldwork. Three NIWA scientists are heading into the wild blue yonder, some with fancy technology and others with a coffee cup and a bag of party balloons. More >>

 

 

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