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NeSI (New Zealand eScience Infrastructure) recently wrote about the Matariki Project and how we are using their Mahuika supercomputer to scale up Satellite Photogrammetric Mapping (SPM) across the Southern Alps. NeSI resources enable us to process over 5,000 km2 of stereoimagery in Aoraki/Mt Coo...

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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.

The official height of New Zealand's tallest peak, Aoraki/Mt Cook, is set to fall by 30 metres, following new measurements by University of Otago researchers.

While currently officially listed as 3,754 metres above sea level, analysis of high accuracy GPS data obtained during an Otago-le...

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