Water & Atmosphere 21, October 2018

The October 2018 edition of NIWA's flagship publication, Water & Atmosphere.

Storm damage along the Esplanade, Owhiro Bay, Wellington in 2013. [Photo: Dave Allen]

This edition of Water & Atmosphere is also available as a PDF document.

Water & Atmosphere 21, October 2018 [PDF 3.6MB].

Research conducted after the 2016, 7.8 magnitude Kaikōura earthquake has provided scientists with an extremely rare opportunity to understand the processes that shape submarine canyons.
As part of a Pacific-wide study, NIWA is measuring the survival rate of sharks returned to the sea by commercial tuna fishers.
Coastal communities around New Zealand are getting a say on how to respond to sea-level rise, and NIWA is helping them.
New Zealand is a land of erosion. We’re losing about 192 million tonnes of soil a year, according to the latest report Our Land 2018, from the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics NZ.
Farmers visiting Fieldays at Mystery Creek in June could not have missed the take-home message: that science and innovation are key to their continued success.
What happens when the contribution from seasonal snow and ice melt changes in a warmer world?
As temperatures drop over winter months, many Kiwis turn to their fireplaces to heat their homes. However, most of us are not fully aware of the immense impact that wood burning can have on people and the environment.
As a child growing up in Dunedin, Juliet Milne was always a sporty, “outdoorsy” type.
This year, NIWA completed a project that aims to help build community resilience against flooding in the Bumbu River and contribute to improving Papua New Guinea’s disaster preparedness in the face of increasing climate-related disasters.