The SIRG Understanding Mountain Climate II will run from February 11-13, showcasing the latest findings from New Zealand’s snow and ice research.
The Waimakariri is a braided river system that flows from Kā Tiritiri-o-te-moana (The Southern Alps) to Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa (the Pacific Ocean). Today, glaciers are only found at the very top of the catchment perched on the highest mountains. But during the Pleistocene, ice filled this valley system, leaving behind an impressive landscape that tells a story of past climate variability.
Professor Jamie Shulmeister and Dr Heather Purdie will lead a one-day field excursion of their ‘back-yard’. Be prepared for a great mix of geomorphology, cultural history, and ever evolving research narrative.
When: Saturday 13th February
Time: 8:30am to 6pm
Hosted by the University of Canterbury Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha, School of Earth and Environment Te Kura Aronukurangi