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NIWA’s Sea Surface Temperature Update

Friday, 14 December 2018, 11:05 am | NIWA

NIWA’s Sea Surface Temperature Update A fortnightly report, updated over summer, covering sea surface temperatures and anomalies (differences from average) around New Zealand. Following the Tasman Sea marine heatwave event of 2017-18, this report ... More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch 12/12/18

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 12:53 pm | NIWA

Across the North Island, soil moisture levels generally decreased during the past week due to lower than average rainfall for this time of year. While decreases were observed nearly everywhere, the most notable change over the past week occurred in ... More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch 29/11/18

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 5:28 pm | NIWA

Across the North Island, soil moisture levels improved dramatically during the past week due to significant rainfall. While large improvements were observed nearly everywhere, the most notable increases occurred in Wairarapa, where soils went from much drier ... More >>

Scientists confirm former site of Pink and White Terraces

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 9:35 am | NIWA

The diary and hand-drawn maps of a nineteenth century geologist has enabled NIWA scientists to confirm the former site of the iconic Pink and White Terraces at Lake Rotomahana. More >>

Update on El Niño

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 11:02 am | NIWA

An abnormal El Niño weather event is looking likely for New Zealand over summer, according to NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll. More >>

Atmospheric river hits NZ

Friday, 9 November 2018, 12:44 pm | NIWA

An atmospheric river spanned from the Indian Ocean to New Zealand on Thursday, leading to huge rainfall totals along the West Coast and Southern Alps, according to NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll. Atmospheric rivers are long, narrow regions in the atmosphere ... More >>

Scientists spy on baby snapper in Hauraki Gulf

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 3:03 pm | NIWA

NIWA researchers are out on the Hauraki Gulf this week to find out more about the nurseries of young snapper. More >>

From Antarctic Ice to Jupiter’s moon

Monday, 29 October 2018, 9:29 am | NIWA

Work undertaken by New Zealand scientists working in Antarctica this summer may help to explore Europa, Jupiter’s icy moon, for signs of life. More >>

Scientists listen to the sound of photosynthesising seaweeds

Monday, 22 October 2018, 8:58 am | NIWA

NIWA scientists are hoping they may one day be able to “listen” to kelp forests in the waters around New Zealand to find out how they are faring. More >>

Treasure found on Northland beach

Friday, 19 October 2018, 9:27 am | NIWA

A chance find by a woman walking on a Northland beach is now helping scientists learn more about mako sharks. Clare Veltman was walking Te Araroa – the 3000 km walking track from Cape Reinga to Bluff. Recently, while on Ninety Mile Beach, she spotted ... More >>

NIWA's Hotspot Watch for 17 October 2018

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 3:27 pm | NIWA

North Island Up to 17th October 2018, rainfall has been below normal or well below normal for a majority of the North Island, excluding the East Cape and the Tauranga area where rainfall has been near normal. The drier than normal pattern has generally ... More >>

Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 11:25 am | NIWA

Near normal tropical cyclone activity overall during November-April, but increased east and reduced west of the Date Line; multiple severe tropical cyclones expected. More >>

NIWA Outlook: October – December 2018

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 1:25 pm | NIWA

For the sixth consecutive month, ENSO-neutral conditions persisted across the tropical Pacific. In September 2018 however, the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) continued to trend down and is now in the El Niño range with a value of –1. On the other ... More >>

Handwritten files provide sediment treasure chest

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 1:39 pm | NIWA

A NIWA scientist who spent years poring over handwritten scientific notes stored in about 50 large wooden drawers, has seen the fruits of her labour now being used in ways she never imagined. More >>

NIWA staff capture incredible images

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 12:36 pm | NIWA

Once, or twice a year, when the tides and moon align, the brightly coloured jewel anemone will spawn, sending trails into the ocean in a spectacle that few get to witness. More >>

Busy season for NIWA scientists in Antarctica

Monday, 24 September 2018, 3:49 pm | NIWA

The new science season at Antarctica is just a few days away from opening and NIWA researchers are busy packing containers and shipping them to the ice where they will be reunited with them in the coming months. The summer science season lasts for about ... More >>

Carbon research grant “exceptional moment” for scientist

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 3:07 pm | NIWA

A NIWA-led team has today been awarded a multi-million dollar research grant that will help drive major advances in understanding of New Zealand’s carbon emissions and uptake. More >>

Sudden spring sun for south

Wednesday, 12 September 2018, 12:02 pm | NIWA

A cool start to spring is about to be replaced by a sudden burst of warmth, according to NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll. “Parts of Canterbury and Marlborough have been more than 2°C below average so far this month but that’s about to change. It will ... More >>

NIWA Outlook: September – November 2018

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 2:13 pm | NIWA

For the fifth consecutive month, ENSO-neutral conditions persisted across the tropical Pacific. During August 2018, the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) trended negative and had a preliminary value of -0.9 (on the El Niño side). Sea surface temperatures ... More >>

New discoveries on Marlborough seafloor

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 9:38 am | NIWA

The findings of the most complex underwater coastal survey of the seafloor undertaken in New Zealand, including previously undiscovered natural features and sunken boats, are to be formally presented to the Marlborough community tomorrow. More >>



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