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1 November 2023

Science Update - October 2023

Avian Influenza detected in Sub-Antarctic, studying the chemistry of the atmosphere, research highlights of 2022/23 and Community Engagement Programme applications open for 2024/25 season. Read More

Atmospheric weather testing. Photo: Dan Smale
30 October 2023

Studying the chemistry of the atmosphere

New Zealand scientists have been measuring atmospheric chemistry at Arrival Heights in Antarctica for four decades. They have been instrumental contributors to international assessments on ozone depletion and climate change. New … Read More

West Antaractica ripped from news agu org
25 October 2023

Rapid melting in West Antarctica is 'unavoidable', study finds

Newshub - Even if the world meets ambitious targets to limit global heating, West Antarctica will experience substantial ocean warming and ice shelf melting, according to a new study published in Nature Climate Change. Read More

18 October 2023

More than 200 scientists from 19 countries want to tell us the Southern Ocean is in trouble

In 2018 the international scientific community agreed to produce the first marine ecosystem assessment for the Southern Ocean. It's been released today. Read More

17 October 2023

We landed a camera on Venus before seeing parts of our own oceans – it’s time to ramp up observations closer to home

The Conversation - We have managed to land a camera on the surface of Venus, with the Soviet space probe Venera 9 in 1975. Yet we’re still learning about our own oceans. Read More

11 October 2023

Ash buried in Antarctica from Taupō's big blow

NZ Herald - Ash found buried deep in Antarctic ice shows the massive eruptive power of the Taupō super volcano. Volcanic glass shards were found at a depth of 279m in the Roosevelt Island Climate Evolution ice core. Read More