Radio-carbon researcher Jocelyn Turnbull from GNS science outlines how her research informs the New Zealand Earth System Model
Big thanks go to Maggie Barrett from stuck.co.nz for helping to get the system to Christchurch within a very short timeframe!
This is an exciting opportunity to apply your communications skills to a critical environmental science challenge facing the nation and be part of a highly regarded Communications team.
Antarctica’s great apron of sea ice just issued the world with a bold message. Now to work out what that message is
As New Zealand’s Scott Base celebrates 60 years of science on ice, Veronika Meduna writes for The Spinoff looking at one of Antarctica’s most puzzling features – the wayward behaviour of sea ice around the continent. Her article features a Deep South Challenge researchers, and the work they are doing to undestand the physics of the sea ice.
“NeSI is providing the supercomputing infrastructure on which we are producing climate simulations, both globally and using a regional climate model. You cannot operate an Earth System Model without a supercomputer."
Science Showcase: Explore Antarctica and learn about the potential impact of climate change through state-of-the-art immersive media, hands-on interactive models and first-hand insights from scientists undertaking world-changing research on the ice. Far from Frozen will host a range of activities including the a planetarium show, TEDxScottBase talks, National Geographic film screenings, and a live magic and science show.
10am to 5pm daily
Saturday 21 to Sunday 29 January
For more information and a full programme visit Far from Frozen website at Otago Musuem
Recent science highlights from the Deep South Challenge about: successful airborne measurements of sea ice; preparation of data to inform the next IPCC report; and publication of a novel method that uses machine learning to classify satellite cloud data.
The mission of the Deep South National Science Challenge is to enable New Zealanders to adapt, manage risk, and thrive in a changing climate. Working with communities and industry we will bring together new research approaches to determine the impacts of a changing climate on our climate-sensitive economic sectors, infrastructure and natural resources to guide planning and policy. This will be underpinned by improved knowledge and observations of climate processes in the Southern Ocean and Antarctica - our Deep South - and will include development of a world-class earth systems model to predict Aotearoa-New Zealand's climate.
Welcome to Associate Professor Adrian McDonald who joined the Deep South Challenge Science Leadership Team (SLT) for the Processes and Observations Programme on 1 November.