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We attended the inaugural Fox Glacier - Te Moeka o Tūawe Research Workshop, a meeting designed to bring together people with various interests in the Fox and Franz Glacier areas. The workshop included researchers from University of Canterbury, University of Otago, University of Victoria - Wellington...

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We took advantage of a couple good autumn weather windows and travelled to the West Coast to collect ground control and survey a portion of the Fox River floodplain.

On our first trip at the end of April, we climbed Mt Fox and collected two static gps points from the summit and a lower ridge. The...

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Intense rain episodes on the West Coast this month generated several large landslides and many significant rockfalls in the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park.

Thanks to the Pléiades Glacier Observatory (PGO), we've been lucky to obtain a new stereo acquisition as the weather cleared up on 8 February...

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MRC is leading a new collaborative project that seeks to improve the modelling of seasonal snow and catchment processes. The three-year project has received funding of 733,000 from the Deep South Challenge: Changing with our Climate, and will be led by Associate Professor Nicolas Cullen, in collabor...

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We are looking forward to the data we will be capturing with a newly installed camera designed to monitor avalanche activity in the Hooker Valley in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. We will be using cameras to improve our observation of large snow avalanches running into the Hooker Lake and Hooker Glacier. The frequency and size of avalanches seen by the cameras will be used to verify the satellite record of avalanches in the park and used for snow avalanche hazard modelling MRC are doing in collaboration with the Department of Conservation and partners at the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) in Switzerland.

Camera installation under Department of Conservation research permit, 91872-RES.