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Emissions growing but limiting warming remains possible

Monday, 14 April 2014, 10:37 am | NIWA

On Sunday in Berlin the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a further climate change assessment report. This “Fifth Assessment Working Group 3 report” documents recent trends in greenhouse gas emissions and identifies their ... More >>

Too much or not enough? Spotlight goes on UV research

Friday, 11 April 2014, 9:03 am | NIWA

Scientists, dermatologists, skin cancer experts and health professionals are among those meeting in Auckland next week to discuss the latest research into UV radiation and how best to improve public awareness of UV issues. More >>

Climate Summary 3/14: Dryness persists in North Island

Thursday, 3 April 2014, 4:29 pm | NIWA

March 2014 was characterised by anomalously high pressure over much of New Zealand, and in particular, over the South Island. In spite of the overall surface pressure regime being abnormally high, there were periods of lower pressure, which contributed ... More >>

NIWA Outlook: April-June 2014

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 11:26 am | NIWA

April-June temperatures are likely (35-40% chance) to be average or below average for the north and west of both Islands, while near average temperatures are most likely (40-45%) for the eastern regions of both islands. Cold snaps and frosts can ... More >>

NIWA seeks volunteers for climate science experiment

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 12:06 pm | NIWA

A citizen science experiment for weather enthusiasts that participants can undertake from the comfort of home is being launched on Wednesday by NIWA, in collaboration with researchers from the UK and Australia. Volunteers are now being sought to participate ... More >>

International honour for NIWA scientist

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 3:17 pm | NIWA

NWIA scientist Cliff Law was today awarded the prestigious 2013 Hutchinson Medal, by the International Institute of Chemical Engineers. More >>

Scientists survey vulnerable marine ecosystems

Friday, 21 March 2014, 3:49 pm | NIWA

NIWA’s flagship research vessel Tangaroa has returned from a five-week voyage to the Louisville Seamount Chain after completing an extensive biological survey of this rarely sampled area. More >>

High-Tech monitoring stations set for Kaipara Harbour

Monday, 17 March 2014, 9:17 am | NIWA

Scientists are installing state-of-the-art equipment in the Kaipara Harbour next month that will monitor water quality and help improve their ability to predict water clarity. More >>

NIWA flying helikite during balloon fiesta

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 3:12 pm | NIWA

Among the colour and spectacle of this week’s Wairarapa Balloon Fiesta will be a small but crucial flying contraption known as a helikite. Operated by NIWA scientists, the helikite will provide vital weather information to balloon pilots before they ... More >>

Scientists discover how low a fish can go

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 3:09 pm | NIWA

Rarely seen fish caught in the Kermadec Trench have enabled scientists to better understand just how deep fish can survive in the ocean. Five hadal snail fish were caught using specialised equipment at a depth of 7000m and analysed aboard NIWA's ... More >>

Summer Climate Summary 2013-2014

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 1:24 pm | NIWA

As a whole, lower pressures than normal dominated the New Zealand region from December to February. Wind flow during the season was quite variable with a weak northerly flow present in December, followed by a strong southwesterly flow anomaly in January. More >>

February 2014: Widespread dryness for much of NZ

Tuesday, 4 March 2014, 4:53 pm | NIWA

February 2014 was characterised by anomalously high pressure to the south of New Zealand and anomalously lower pressures to the northeast of the country. This set up resulted in a predominantly southeast wind flow over the country for the month. ... More >>

NIWA Outlook: March-May 2014

Monday, 3 March 2014, 9:36 am | NIWA

During March–May 2014, mean sea level pressures are expected to be lower than normal to the north of the country, with higher pressures than normal to the southeast of New Zealand. More >>

NIWA scientists have discovered a new-to-science species

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 12:24 pm | NIWA

Marine biologists Drs Dennis Gordon and Anne-Nina Loerz believe the discovery of an amphipod species living inside a bryozoan is the only example of a relationship between these two types of organisms observed anywhere in the world. More >>

Scientists Investigate Tsunami Potential In Kaikoura Canyon

Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 11:17 am | NIWA

Scientists will be working off the east coast of the South Island next week investigating the potential for a landslide tsunami in the head of the Kaikoura Canyon. More >>

A cool January for most of New Zealand

Monday, 3 February 2014, 2:08 pm | NIWA

Overview January 2014 was characterised by much lower pressures than normal over and to the west and south of New Zealand, and close to near normal pressures were situated off the southeast coast of Australia. More >>

Scientists spot rare blue whales off New Zealand coast

Monday, 3 February 2014, 10:16 am | NIWA

Rare blue whales have been spotted by NIWA scientists on a research expedition in the South Taranaki Bight. More >>

Scientists seek vulnerable marine ecosystems

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 11:36 am | NIWA

A five-week voyage to the Louisville Seamount Chain in the South Pacific will give scientists a better understanding about marine ecosystems vulnerable to commercial fishing in the region. More >>

Scallops - a summer delicacy

Monday, 27 January 2014, 10:30 am | NIWA

Freshly caught scallops sizzling on the barbeque are a Kiwi summer treat – but their annual abundance can be a changing feast. Found in suitable habitat throughout the country, especially in Northland, Coromandel, Tasman Bay, Golden Bay, the Marlborough ... More >>

Red-alert calendar now available

Friday, 24 January 2014, 3:04 pm | NIWA

The calendar predicts when especially high tides, known as king tides, may lead to flooding of roads and properties in low-lying coastal areas. The calendar, which has been issued for about 10 years, provides an early warning for residents, civil ... More >>



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