Tagged: ice

Ice, Mice and Men - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Aug 21, 2012

Geoff Simmons and Gareth Morgan, with help from John McCrystal, have produced a book which one hopes will be read by many New Zealanders.  Ice, Mice and Men: The Issues Facing our Far South not only carries illuminating scientific information about the islands and seas to our south and the Antarctic continent beyond them, but [...] … Read More

Greenland’s extraordinary summer: melting records and ice island setting sail - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jul 26, 2012

July has been an amazing month in Greenland. The Petermann Glacier has given birth to another huge ice island — taking its terminus further back up its fjord than at any time in the last 100 years (at least), record high temperatures have been recorded at the summit of the ice sheet at 3,200 meters, [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #26: All the news that fits - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden May 04, 2012

Aafter a busy month of harvesting (Gareth) and breakfast broadcasting (Glenn), the Climate Show returns with all the latest climate news: from the thinning of Antarctic ice shelves and the intensification of hydrological cycle (floods and drought, that is) to satellites capturing solar energy and beaming it down to earth, we’ve got it all. And [...] … Read More

Antarctic report – wrap up - Guest Work

Peter Griffin Feb 28, 2012

A busy last morning at Mario Zuchelli Station involved packing our pile of gear onto the back of a tractor trailer for the trip up the hill to the local airfield to be picked up by a Twin Otter aircraft. These planes work in remote conditions throughout the world. Our flight was the crew’s last flight of the season … Read More

Antarctic report – breaking the ice - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 25, 2012

by Dr Craig Stevens, Physical Oceanographer at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) We completed our first helicopter survey of the field location this morning. It was around a 30 minute flight south of the Station. In that time we stopped off for some brief tourism at Inexpressible Island where a number of Scott’s team were … Read More

Antarctic report – the Italian connection - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 24, 2012

by Dr Craig Stevens, Physical Oceanographer at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) Right on schedule we flew to the Mario Zuchelli Station in Terra Nova Bay run by the Italian Antarctic Programme. It is comparable in size to Scott Base, but as it is located a bit further north it is called the Caribbean of Antarctica … Read More