Tagged: field work

Incredible photos from NIWA scientists out in the field - Field Work

Guest Author Sep 28, 2017

Every year, NIWA runs a competition to choose the best photos taken by its scientists in the field. This year’s crop of photos is as impressive as ever. NIWA, the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, has scientists working on projects in some stunning locations, so it’s no surprise that some amazing photos pop up along the way. These … Read More

Probing the depths of snow - Crikey Creek

Daniel Collins Nov 01, 2009

Yesterday I went to Temple Basin, not to ski but to measure snow. In contrast with Spain, the rain and snow in New Zealand falls mainly in the mountains. Moisture-laden air, a lot from the Tasman, hits the mountains and is forced to rise. A combination of pressure and temperature changes force the moisture to become the rain or … Read More