Water & Atmosphere 8, September 2013

The September 2013 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 8, September 2013 (PDF 7.2 MB)


Dust bowled

The sun scorched New Zealand's rural hinterland over the summer of 2013. The drought reached across more of the country than any other in the past 40 years. Mark Blackham examines how the nation coped.

Chilled Calypso

Humanity wants to discover the reasons behind thinning ice, acidic water and rising temperatures in the Southern Ocean. Susan Pepperell finds that NIWA scientists are racing against time in taking on this challenge.

Urban thirst

When Nature turns the tap off, urban water managers have their work cut out keeping ours turned on. In early 2013 they passed a stern test, but climate change and sustained urban growth are demanding new thinking, finds Colin Barkus.