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Water & Atmosphere 5, August 2012

The August 2012 edition of NIWA's flagship publication, Water & Atmosphere.

A PDF copy is also available, and can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

Water & Atmosphere 5, August 2012 (PDF 3.5 MB) 


Here be dragons

Every last centimetre of the planet's surface has been measured, mapped and – thanks to Google Earth – made public. But what about our watery underworld? That map, finds Marieke Hilhorst, still has plenty of blanks on it...

Stamp of approval

Some of New Zealand's most lucrative export fisheries have been certified as sustainably managed. So why have they been blacklisted from critical overseas markets? And, asks Dave Hansford, what's to be done about it?

Taking the fall

The collapse of the Southland Stadium in 2010 highlighted how little we know about snow-loading hazards. Can New Zealand buildings stand up to a heavy dump? Greta Shirley finds out...