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The effects of climate change on fish are being studied in a world-first trial at NIWA’s Bream Bay marine science centre.
A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
New Zealand’s forests and other land areas may be absorbing up to 60% more carbon dioxide than has been calculated, with much of this uptake likely occurring in native forests, NIWA scientists have discovered.
Newly published research shows regional climate variability caused an “unusual” period in which some of New Zealand’s glaciers grew bigger, while glaciers worldwide were shrinking.
Near average tropical cyclone numbers for the remainder of the season.
A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions have the potential to develop into drought.
Is the weather really better in February than January?
An update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
An update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
The intense low pressure system that developed in the Tasman sea late yesterday had become as strong as a category 2 tropical cyclone by 8am today, says NIWA meteorologist Ben Noll.
An update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
NIWA climate scientists present the NIWA 2016 Annual Climate Summary.
An update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
A NIWA technician spends four days and three nights on a crowded boat heading to one of the most remote places in the Pacific to help install a weather station. Conditions are so arduous he decides to quit his job - but how do you do that in the middle of the ocean?
With Christmas on the doorstep it’s time to look ahead to what Mother Nature has in store for the holiday period (including a sneak peek all the way to New Year’s Day).
An update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent.
Uncertainty abounds with Tropical Depression 04F set to become the first Tropical Cyclone of the season in the Southwest Pacific, about 300km north-west of Nadi, Fiji.
With just under three weeks until the end of the year, NIWA climate scientists say 2016 is set to be New Zealand’s hottest on record, breaking the previous record set in 1998.
A weekly update describing soil moisture anomalies across the country.

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