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Lies, dam(ned) lies and flood statistics – Ian Fuller

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on April 18th, 2017.

Massey University’s Associate Professor Ian Fuller says we need to build up knowledge of past flood events so that we can better understand the risk of future events. An excerpt (read in full): So, another “500-year” flood event in the Bay of Plenty. The last was in 2005 at Matata. Of course, this doesn’t mean that […]

Editorial: Forecasters get it right

John Kerr posted in on August 17th, 2011.

The editorial in today’s Press pays homage to the scientists who battle with risks and probabilities to provide accurate information about what lies ahead. Excerpts (read in full here): Forecasters get it right When Cantabrians awoke on Monday to a thick blanket of snow outside there might still have been for some, even after the […]

Weather scientists on Auckland tornado

John Kerr posted in on May 4th, 2011.

The destruction caused by the tornado that hit Auckland at 3pm on the 3rd of May has received wide coverage, but what caused it and how powerful was it? The New Zealand Herald’s Matt Dearnaley discussed the science behind the weather with several meteorological experts. An excerpt (read in full here): Forecasters had no warning […]

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