Mount Larkins meteorological station

NIWA has established a network of 11 high elevation meteorological stations aiming to gather information about the amount, extent, seasonal nature and long-term change to snow and ice in alpine regions of New Zealand. Each site was selected to represent a specific weather pattern in New Zealand. This information is essential to understand, predict, and manage the resource and hazards associated with each location. 

The Mount Larkins meteorological station is at 1900m elevation. The station is located east of the main divide near Glenorchy and Lake Wakatipu. This site includes solid precipitation measurements and snow records here start from 2013. 

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Hydrological Forecasting Scientist