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We skinned up to the Pisa weather station to fix the snow depth and pressure sensors and install a new webcam at the site. Luckily, a couple of new wires, a fresh battery, and Todd's superb tinkering skills did the trick to get the sensors back up and running after a month of being offline. Prior...

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We headed over to Queenstown for some fieldwork on the Remarkables ski field and in Wye creek. We also met with members of the NZ Ski operations team to see if we could make use of snow depth data that their grooming machines collect each night. We also went for a night ski at Coronet Peak which was...

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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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