Climate & Weather

Understanding our variable and changing climate is critical for managing resources and reducing risks.

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    Has the climate changed in the past?

    The Earth's climate has exhibited marked "natural" climate changes, with time scales varying from many millions of years down to a few years.
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    Why is there water flowing in a river when it isn’t raining?

    In the absence of rain, most of the flow in a river is water that drains slowly from the ground.
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    Rainy Wellington days

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    New climate change projections released for New Zealand

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    Winter in Queenstown

    In a meaningful context, students will be able to explain the meaning of negative numbers, sketch and interpret graphs which represent everyday situations and make statements about time-related variation.
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    Largest-ever deployment of ocean floats

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