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Ten years on: Experts reflect on the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami

John Kerr posted in on December 18th, 2014.

Ten years after the devastating 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, experts reflect on the event and how our understanding of these disasters has changed over the last decade. At 2pm NZT on the 26th December 2004,  a ~9.2 magnitude quake 160 km off the coast of northern Sumatra generated an immense tsunami, the likes of which […]

Sea level rise – How much?

John Kerr posted in on May 8th, 2012.

Sea-level rise is coming, and planning for it is already underway, but coastal development across New Zealand relies on sea-level rise projections that are increasingly out-of-step with the latest science.  Determining how councils and governments should plan for future sea level rise will be the focus of a conference in Wellington this week. Councils around […]

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Media coverage: Extreme weather conference in Wellington

Peter Griffin posted in on February 10th, 2011.

More than 200 scientists are gathering this week in Wellington to share information and better understand extreme weather events in Australasia. The conference will also cover climate and oceanography. Media coverage: One News: Extreme weather experts discuss recent events Radio NZ: Scientists in capital to discuss extreme weather Checkpoint: Scientists discuss extreme weather in Wellington […]

3 News: What has caused the recent extreme weather?

Peter Griffin posted in on February 9th, 2011.

More than 200 scientists are meeting this week in Wellington to discuss extreme weather events at the Extreme Weather Conference at Te Papa. The aim is to share information, and try to better understand, extreme weather in Australasia, as well as climate and oceanography. An excerpt: (read in full here) “The topics cover many aspects […]

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