Climate, Freshwater & Ocean Science

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CarbonWatchNZ

Combining measurements of greenhouse gases in the air above New Zealand with models that tell where those gases have come from, CarbonWatch NZ is giving us a bird's eye view of our country’s carbon balance.

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Features

Glacier melt: A Time Capsule

Since 2016 enough ice has melted from the South Island’s Brewster Glacier to meet the drinking water needs of all New Zealanders for three years.

Hitting the high notes

Dr Kameron Christopher plays a mean sax. Campbell Gardiner checks in with NIWA’s new Chief Scientist for High Performance Computing and Data Science.

Unlocking the mysterious marine life of eels

Tiny, translucent eels may hold the answers to one of the fish world’s great mysteries. Zen Gregor investigates.

The man of many pathways

Dr Rob Bell worked out a long time ago that sea-level rise is much more than a scientific problem. No wonder then that people say his ability to listen is one of his best traits.