Water & Atmosphere 9, December 2013
16 December 2013
The December 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 9, December 2013 (PDF 2 MB)
Seaweed is being found growing deeper than thought possible, casting new light on the under-researched algae.
A Kiwi-Japanese collaboration has taken a group of NIWA scientists to the Louisville Seamount Chain to study marine organisms living in a unique environment.
As the crucial weather window opened in Antarctica in spring, more than a dozen NIWA scientists were heading down for research above, on and under the ice.
Auckland Council's ambition to make the city the most liveable in the world is being helped by a study into air quality and noise pollution on one of the country's busiest streets.
An online electron microscope is the newest addition to the tools used by NIWA's real-time identification service to identify marine biosecurity risks to New Zealand.
A two-year mapping project by NIWA for the West Coast Regional Council to assess seismic hazards in its coastal communities has found fault lines capable of causing earthquakes up to magnitude 7.8.
The future of New Zealand science is promising, judging by the calibre of Year 7–13 students solving real-world problems at the NIWA Science and Technology Fairs this year.
A joint NIWA and Waikato-Tainui project to restore the Waikato River's Maurea Islands is under way, with the recent completion of an illustrated identification guide of species inhabiting the islands and a restoration plan.
NIWA scientists contributed to a global report that found humans are having an impact on extreme weather and climate events.
To mark Conservation Week, Hamilton Zoo hosted local Waikato school students at Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park.
Betty Gubri's chance email to NIWA Marine Ecologist Dr Carolyn Lundquist saw the French student gain a highly sought-after work placement opportunity – and relocate to New Zealand for it.
If you thought winter wasn't quite so chilly this year, you'd be right. New Zealand experienced its warmest winter on record. Winter 2013 was 0.3°C warmer than the previous record holder, winter 1984.
Recreational fishing is so good in New Zealand that around 600,000 Kiwis regularly have a reel in their hand. Susan Pepperell discovers how technology is helping those who fish and those who count the fish.
New Zealand's farmers face complex – occasionally formidable – challenges in their quest for a productive and sustainable operation. Colin Barkus discovers how science and technology are helping to even the odds.
The raw stuff of science is data. NIWA collects lots of it. Mark Blackham explores how science is being improved by connecting data across NIWA and to the outside world.
NIWA has updated the famous regional climate 'blue books' from the '80s – the era that brought us floppy fringes and leg warmers.
A photograph of two moray eels sharing an underwater crevice has taken out the judges' choice award at NIWA's annual photograph competition.
Dave Allen dislikes dull photography almost as much as dull furniture. NIWA's official photographer is the sort of man who is driven to re-style a 1950s coffee table using an old Tip Top sign from a dairy as the tabletop.
We asked NIWA's weather gurus the questions on everyone's lips this spring: what's with the wind and droughts?