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Shallow magma driving volcanic activity at Whakaari

Friday, 13 December 2019, 1:37 pm | GNS Science

Volcano monitoring data from Whakaari/White Island indicates a shallow body of magma is present and eruption risk continues, GNS Science experts say. Since Monday’s tragic events there has been no further eruptive activity at Whakaari/White Island. ... More >>

GNS Science maps show risk levels at White Island still high

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 5:02 pm | GNS Science

Risk assessment maps released by GNS Science (dated 02 and 12 December 2019) show the crater floor of Whakaari/White Island is still a high-risk area, with a further eruption looking increasingly likely. The maps were released at a National Emergency ... More >>

Risk of Whakaari/White Island eruption remains high

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 11:17 am | GNS Science

The risk of further eruptions at Whakaari/White Island is unchanged and remains high, GNS Science experts say. More >>

Calculations show “medium likelihood” of Whakaari eruption

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 4:57 pm | GNS Science

There is a “medium likelihood” of an eruption outside the vent area of Whakaari/White Island, with volcanic tremor increasing, GNS Science experts say. More >>

Whakaari/White Island eruption – Update #1

Monday, 9 December 2019, 5:31 pm | GNS Science

Whakaari/White Island erupted today, in a short-lived event that generated an ash plume around 12,000 feet above the vent, GNS Science says. The eruption began at around 2.11pm NZST (0111 GMT). GeoNet’s webcam images show volcanic ash has covered ... More >>

As emissions rise, carbon fingerprint points to fossil fuels

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 11:24 am | GNS Science

As greenhouse gas emissions rise, carbon “fingerprint” points to fossil fuels Greenhouse gas emissions are continuing to rise, and combustion of fossil fuels is the only explanation for the changing makeup of atmospheric CO2, according to the ... More >>

GNS quake project wins top award at prestigious event

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 8:24 am | GNS Science

A multi-year GNS Science programme investigating the likelihood and impacts of large earthquakes in Wellington has won the Supreme Award at the 2019 Science New Zealand National Awards. Called ‘It’s Our Fault’, the programme was selected for the ... More >>

Scientists discover possiby the world’s largest caldera

Friday, 8 November 2019, 11:14 am | GNS Science

The discovery of a mega-volcano off the Philippines coast has scientists reaching for inter-planetary comparisons – as they study what could be the world’s largest caldera. More >>

GNS Science research projects help secure energy future

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 5:04 pm | GNS Science

New Zealand’s goal to be carbon-zero by 2050 is a step closer today, thanks to two major projects launched and led by GNS Science. More >>

New research finds missing link between active volcanoes

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 10:38 am | GNS Science

Rifting and volcanic activity in the Taupō Volcanic Zone (TVZ) is strongly related to the evolution of two ridges north-east of New Zealand which continue to move apart, according to new research led by GNS Science experts. More >>

Scratch lines in rocks indicate direction of fault rupture

Friday, 12 July 2019, 8:04 am | GNS Science

Scratch lines left in rock faces along geological faults during an earthquake may help pinpoint where earthquake energy will be focused in future quakes on the same fault. More >>

Making metal deposits on the sea floor

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 12:29 pm | GNS Science

Researchers from GNS Science have made a breakthrough in a decades-old debate about how submarine volcanoes form mineral deposits on the seafloor that are rich in copper and gold. More >>

GNS Science's research output wins international recognition

Friday, 21 June 2019, 2:25 pm | GNS Science

GNS Science has been recognised once again for its high calibre research and has been named the top ranked corporate institution in the world for its publications in earth and environmental sciences. The 2019 Nature Index , published this week, ... More >>

Understanding Antarctica’s role in a warmer world

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 5:25 pm | GNS Science

GNS Science experts are tackling one of the world’s most pressing environmental questions: will the West Antarctic ice sheet remain if we manage to keep warming below 2°C? More >>

International expedition will reveal long-lost Pink Terrace

Monday, 10 June 2019, 4:21 pm | GNS Science

More than 130 years after the world-famous Pink and White Terraces were buried in a massive volcanic eruption, an international team of scientists will reveal them for all to see. More >>

GNS Science wins funding for iwi-linked science projects

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 9:46 am | GNS Science

Projects to revive land impacted by geothermal development near Reporoa and improve the land and water quality around Hokianga Harbour in the Far North have each received a $100,000 funding boost in the latest round of the Government’s Te Pūnaha Hihiko: ... More >>

First glimpse of Pink Terraces in new Prime documentary

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 5:08 pm | GNS Science

A new documentary series to be broadcast on Prime on Sunday 9 June will give audiences the first glimpse of the iconic Pink Terraces in more than a century. More >>

New Antarctic research “a big step forward”

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 10:09 am | GNS Science

The Ross Ice Shelf holds the key to avoiding catastrophic sea-level rises as the planet warms – and new research will help scientists monitor its future health. More >>

Taking the pulse of the Hikurangi subduction zone

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 1:07 pm | GNS Science

A new study has given scientists a better understanding of the way plate tectonic stresses build up and are dissipated on the Hikurangi subduction zone, east of the North Island. More >>

Latest science comes to life in new Te Taiao | Nature

Friday, 10 May 2019, 10:24 am | GNS Science

A create-your-own tsunami tank and a ringside seat to the super-eruption that created Lake Taupō are among the GNS Science research showcased in Te Papa’s new nature zone Te Taiao | Nature. More >>

 

 

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