Tagged: NIWA

Treadgold and the NZ CSC: dogging a fled horse - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 08, 2010

The campaign by the NZ Climate “Science” Coalition and Richard Treadgold’s “Climate Conversation Group” to cast doubt on the NZ temperature record and to smear the scientists who have worked on it has stepped up a notch or two in recent days, following a response by NIWA to an Official Information Act request from NZ [...] … Read More

The key to cutting through climate confusion - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jan 25, 2010

Dr Klaus Bosselman is right when he suggests in a New Zealand Herald article today that opinion polls carried out by the media are fickle things and that Government policies in relation to climate change should be based on sound science not public opinion. But there’s no denying the fact that the public is becoming increasingly sceptical about … Read More

New Zealand and Australia – warmest decade on record - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jan 06, 2010

New Zealand and Australia experienced their warmest periods in the decade just closed since records began according to data released by NIWA and Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology. While 2009 was slightly cooler overall than the 1971 – 2000 average, says NIWA, the decade was still the warmest, followed by the 1980s, the 1970s and the 1990s, in that order. Read More

You might fall in love this summer – with a sea-monster - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 04, 2010

An article from a summer series outlining the work of marine scientists published by NIWA. This summer, watch out when snorkelling around the New Zealand coastline, for our very own sea monster: Hippocampus abdominalis, the pot-bellied sea horse. ’Fully grown sea horses can be found at a depth of 5—10 metres, often amongst seaweeds, and are most active at … Read More

Methane rise confirmed - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 22, 2009

The recent global uptick in atmospheric methane levels is confirmed today by new figures from NIWA’s Baring Head station, near Wellington. Southern hemisphere methane rose by 0.7% over the two years 2007-2008. The video above, narrated by tropospheric chemist Katja Riedel gives an inside view of what goes on in and above the Baring Head [...] … Read More

NZ temps: more stations, no adjustments, still warming - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 07, 2009

NIWA has released details of a newly calculated long term temperature series for New Zealand, based on 11 stations that have had no major site moves or significant adjustments made to their raw data. Running from 1930 to present, the series shows that significant warming has taken place, confirming that the national temperature series recently [...] … Read More

NZ temps: warming real, record robust, sceptics wrong - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 02, 2009

The National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), accused last week of fiddling the long term New Zealand temperature record to create spurious warming, has released information showing that the attack mounted by the NZ Climate “Science” Coalition and Climate Conversation Group has no merit. The NIWA announcement shows that the warming trend in the [...] … Read More

NZ sceptics lie about temp records, try to smear top scientist - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 26, 2009

The cranks in the NZ Climate “Science” Coalition have sunk to new lows in a desperate attempt to cash in on the far-right driven furore about the Hadley CRU data theft. Here’s an extract from a press release which was doing the rounds of NZ’s newsrooms this morning: New Zealand may have its own “Climategate”, including [...] … Read More

Ain’t no mountain high enough - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 23, 2009

New Zealand’s glaciers are continuing to lose mass according to this year’s aerial survey of the Southern Alps by NIWA scientists. The figures released today show that over 2008-9 the glaciers lost much more mass through melt and calving than they gained from snowfall. From the press release: NIWA Snow and Ice Scientist Dr Jordy Hendrikx [...] … Read More

Pocket calculator - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 08, 2009

The National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) has bought a shiny new supercomputer. For $12.7m they’re getting a IBM Power 575 that will be the fastest climate machine in the southern hemisphere, 14th fastest in the world — and it will get an upgrade in 2 years which will double its speed. Sounds [...] … Read More