Tagged: precipitation

Recent NZ research from climate change to tussock | Journal of Hydrology (NZ): 50(2) - Waiology

Waiology Nov 24, 2011

By Daniel Collins For those of you who don’t receive New Zealand’s own hydrology journal, or for those who want to save some time, here’s an overview of this month’s edition — the journal’s 100th. 1. Barry Fahey (Landcare Research) et al. use their water balance model, WATYIELD, to assess whether tussock in Otago’s uplands can really intercept … Read More

Measuring snow and rain with a crashed spaceship - Waiology

Waiology Oct 25, 2011

Guest post by Dr Tim Kerr (post-doctoral fellow funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation, and hosted by NIWA) Back in June, Daniel described New Zealand’s rain as coming mainly from the plains mountains. In the South Island, that generally means the Southern Alps. One of science’s tasks is to refine our understanding of where, why and … Read More

Crowd-sourcing for snow depth data - Waiology

Waiology Jul 28, 2011

By Ross Woods On Monday morning I posted an album of photos of the snow near my house on my Facebook page, including shots like this one: My son, who likes to tease me about spending too much time working, then asked me ‘what are your predictions for gutter flow rates due to snow melt in the coming days … Read More