Water & Atmosphere 23, February 2020

The February 2020 edition of NIWA's flagship publication, Water & Atmosphere.

The February 2020 edition of NIWA's flagship publication, Water & Atmosphere.

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  • 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.
  • Embracing the revolution

    Technology and Innovation General Manager, Dr Barry Biggs, looks at the impact of the fast-moving world of “tech” on NIWA’s science.
  • Gone fishin'

    If you want a healthy fishing industry, you need to know how healthy your fish stocks are. Sam Fraser-Baxter talks to a scientist who went to sea to find out.
  • Science of the high seas

    Ever wondered what fish is served in a Filet-o-Fish at MacDonald’s? It’s hoki. Fish fingers at the supermarket? Chances are, they’ll be hoki too.
  • 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.
  • The Hill

    Castle Hill, on State Highway 73 between Darfield and Arthur’s Pass in the Waimakariri Basin, was named for the imposing array of limestone boulders in the area that mirror the look of castle ruins.
  • Scientists recreate the week it snowed everywhere

    NIWA has teamed up with Microsoft for a new project using artificial intelligence to combine historic weather records with breakthrough handwriting recognition tools.
  • 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.
  • Weathering new technology in Tonga

    There are about 800km between the southern and northern tips of Tonga - and a lot of ocean.
  • The frozen menagerie

    Just past the locks, alarms and big heavy doors is a rather macabre sight.