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Kaikōura quake, two years on: GNS Science looks back, and forward – 12/11/18

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Kaikōura quake, two years on: GNS Science looks back, and forward – 12/11/18

Source: GNS Science 11/11/2018 3:40 pm Two years ago, a magnitude 7.8 quake near Kaikōura dramatically changed part of New Zealand’s landscape. This week, GNS Science experts look back on the most complex earthquake ever studied – and consider the implications for the future. In a special series to mark the anniversary, GeoNet will look […]

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Researchers from GNS Science honoured in prestigious awards – 09/11/2018

By   /  November 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Researchers from GNS Science honoured in prestigious awards – 09/11/2018

Source: GNS Science Dr Kelvin Berryman They were among 14 scientists and seven science teams from New Zealand’s seven Crown Research Institutes who were honoured at the annual Science New Zealand National Awards at a function at Parliament. The three award categories – Lifetime Achievement, Early Career Researcher, and Team – are designed to recognise […]

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Two new GNS Science projects win funding from the prestigious Marsden Fund – 08/11/2018

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Two new GNS Science projects win funding from the prestigious Marsden Fund – 08/11/2018

Source: GNS Science They were among 136 research projects from across New Zealand that were successful in the annual  Marsden funding round. The Fund supports high quality research in science, engineering, maths, social sciences, and humanities. The total amount awarded this year was $85.6 million. The earthquake rupture project, which has been awarded $300,000, will […]

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Scientists spy on baby snapper in Hauraki Gulf

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists spy on baby snapper in Hauraki Gulf

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research NIWA researchers are out on the Hauraki Gulf this week to find out more about the nurseries of young snapper. They are mapping the seafloor habitats where the young fish live with the aim of learning more about what they need to stay healthy and […]

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Data from Kaikōura quake features in updated geological map of NZ – 06/11/2018

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Data from Kaikōura quake features in updated geological map of NZ – 06/11/2018

Source: GNS Science 05/11/2018 1:17 pm A wealth of geological information captured after the November 2016 Kaikōura earthquake is one of a number of additions and improvements in the newly updated 1:250,000 digital Geological Map of New Zealand. The map is among the most used of GNS Science’s digital geological map products with 45,000 online […]

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Geophysicist Laura Wallace honoured by national science body – 01/11/2018

By   /  November 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, earthquakes, Environment, GNS, KB, MIL NZ OSI, Natural Events, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Geophysicist Laura Wallace honoured by national science body – 01/11/2018

Source: GNS Science 31/10/2018 10:53 am Dr Laura Wallace. Photo from Tim Fulton, IODP. Dr Wallace combines geodetic, seismological and geological information to understand complex tectonic processes occurring at plate boundary zones. In 2002, she was the first to discover slow-slip events at the plate boundary east of Gisborne – the Hikurangi subduction zone – […]

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NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 31 October 2018

By   /  October 31, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 31 October 2018

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions have the potential to develop into drought. Facts: Soil Moisture North […]

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Volunteers needed to unlock historic weather secrets

By   /  October 30, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Volunteers needed to unlock historic weather secrets

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research NIWA climate scientists are calling for volunteers to unearth weather secrets from the past – including those recorded by members of Captain Robert Scott’s doomed trip to the South Pole in 1912. Video of SOUTHERN – LONG – v2 Scott and his four-man team perished […]

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Scientists studying Weddell seal behaviour in Antarctica

By   /  October 29, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists studying Weddell seal behaviour in Antarctica

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Scientists will be trying to understand how Antarctic-based Weddell seals see the world when they head to the ice next week. Weddell seal with her pup. [Photo: Daniel Costa] ]” title=””> Weddell seal with her pup. [Photo: Daniel Costa] NIWA marine ecologist Dr Kimberly Goetz […]

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NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 24 October 2018

By   /  October 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 24 October 2018

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions have the potential to develop into drought. Facts: Soil Moisture North […]

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Scientists listen to the sound of photosynthesising seaweeds

By   /  October 22, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Scientists listen to the sound of photosynthesising seaweeds

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research NIWA scientists are hoping they may one day be able to “listen” to kelp forests in the waters around New Zealand to find out how they are faring. Dr Giacomo Giorli, a NIWA marine acoustician, is one of the authors of a recently published scientific […]

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Treasure found on Northland beach

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Treasure found on Northland beach

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research A chance find by a woman walking on a Northland beach is now helping scientists learn more about mako sharks. Clare Veltman was walking Te Araroa – the 3000 km walking track from Cape Reinga to Bluff. Recently, while on Ninety Mile Beach, she spotted […]

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NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 17 October 2018

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA’s Hotspot Watch for 17 October 2018

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research A weekly update describing soil moisture across the country to help assess whether severely to extremely dry conditions are occurring or imminent. Regions experiencing these soil moisture deficits are deemed “hotspots”. Persistent hotspot regions have the potential to develop into drought. Soil Moisture Anomaly, 17 […]

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Kaikōura earthquake provides world-first insight into submarine canyons

By   /  October 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Kaikōura earthquake provides world-first insight into submarine canyons

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Research conducted after the 2016, 7.8 magnitude Kaikōura earthquake has provided scientists with an extremely rare opportunity to understand the processes that shape submarine canyons. The NIWA study reveals how earthquakes trigger landslides in seabed canyons, ‘flushing’ sediment into the deeper ocean. [Image: NIWA] ]” […]

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Solutions: Early warning of PNG floods

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Solutions: Early warning of PNG floods

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Monitoring provides early warning; training builds local capability Environmental Monitoring Technician Alec Dempster and villagers install a water level gauge alongside Yalu River on the outskirts of Lae City. [Photo: Jeremy Rutherford] ]” title=””> Environmental Monitoring Technician Alec Dempster and villagers install a water level […]

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A say on the sea shore

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on A say on the sea shore

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Coastal communities around New Zealand are getting a say on how to respond to sea-level rise, and NIWA is helping them. Haumoana. [Photo: Rob Bell] ]” title=””> Haumoana. [Photo: Rob Bell] Discussions about the impact of sea-level rise on our coast have revealed the deep […]

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Burning wood – not as cosy as it seems

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Burning wood – not as cosy as it seems

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research As temperatures drop over winter months, many Kiwis turn to their fireplaces to heat their homes. However, most of us are not fully aware of the immense impact that wood burning can have on people and the environment. Dr Ian Longley, a NIWA Air Quality […]

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NIWA 2018 glacier survey

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on NIWA 2018 glacier survey

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research 1 / 5 Aoraki/Mt Cook with Lake Pukaki in the distance. [Photo: Dave Allen] 2 / 5 Safely harnessed into position, NIWA’s Dr Andrew Lorrey points an FLIR T640 infrared camera out of the open cabin door towards the Tasman Glacier to gather thermal data […]

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Reducing sedimentation

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Reducing sedimentation

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research New Zealand is a land of erosion. New Zealand is a land of erosion. We’re losing about 192 million tonnes of soil a year. [Photo: Hamish McCormick] ]” title=””> We’re losing about 192 million tonnes of soil a year, according to the latest report Our […]

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Shark survival tale

By   /  October 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Natural Events, NIWA, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Shark survival tale

Source: NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research A silky shark. [Photo: Alex Chernikh] ]” title=””> A silky shark. [Photo: Alex Chernikh] As part of a Pacific-wide study, NIWA is measuring the survival rate of sharks returned to the sea by commercial tuna fishers. The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) is […]

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