Tagged: snow

Land of the big white snow - Waiology

Waiology Aug 16, 2011

By Ross Woods Snow falling at Viaduct Harbour in Auckland on Monday 15 August 2011? Amazing, but true. We had some unusual snow in Christchurch a couple of weeks ago, but this time the wild white weather is spread very widely over New Zealand. Two weeks ago, lots of people got out there making some excellent measurements, which I … Read More

Snow from space - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Aug 16, 2011

Satellite images of New Zealand snapped right now looks rather impressive as parts of the country are layered in snow. UPDATE: Latest satellite images of New Zealand from NOAA are available here and a nice NASA image showing the weather pattern responsible for the snowfall is available here (H/T Sciblogger Chris McDowall and Scilbogs reader … 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

Catch a fire (worst year since 1816) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 26, 2011

The extraordinary sequence of extreme weather events during the last 18 months is probably the worst run of natural disasters since 1816, when a huge volcanic eruption at Mt Tambora cooled the earth enough to cause the famous “year without a summer“, according to a powerful blog post by Weather Underground founder Jeff Masters. He [...] … Read More

The 2010 Climate B.S. of the Year Award - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 31, 2010

This a guest post by the Climate BS Awards committee. Welcome to the 2010 Climate B.S.* of the Year Award. 2010 saw widespread and growing evidence of rapidly warming global climate and strengthening scientific understanding of how humans are contributing to climate change. Yet on the policy front, little happened to stem the growing emissions [...] … Read More