Atmosphere

World class research, contributing to our understanding of greenhouse gases, ozone depletion, and urban air pollution.

NIWA’s work includes research and consultancy on the physical and chemical processes affecting the atmosphere and climate, including global effects, stratospheric research, air quality and interactions with the surface and oceans.

UV Radiation: Effects on Human Health and the Environment: 2018

4 April 2018 to 6 April 2018
NIWA UV Workshop,  “UV Radiation: Effects on Human Health and the Environment: 2018”, to be held at the James Cook Grand Chancellor Hotel in Wellington, New Zealand between 4-6 April 2018.

By analysing air trapped in ancient ice we can see how wetlands and permafrosts responded to warming periods in the past, and help predict what will happen in the future.

Back to the Future

Dr Katja Riedel and Dr Hinrich Schaefer discuss how NIWA's ice coring work on Taylor Glacier in Antarctica is allowing us to find out about the Earth's atmosphere in the distant past.

Find out more about this research, or see this this feature on One News.