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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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The second issue of the New Zealand Avalanche Dispatch (NZAD) was released in September. It provides a strong follow-up to the inaugural issue of this community led publication, with a wealth of information for snow and avalanche professionals and recreationalists alike. The editorial team h...

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In 2014, MRC members responded to a Call for Proposal to enroll a selection of New Zealand sites for regular monitoring by the VENĪ¼S microsatellite (Vegetation and Environment monitoring on a New Micro-Satellite). Two sites were selected for the mission, one along the Main Divide in Aoraki Mount C...

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Late July and early August 2020 have been characterised by unseasonably warm conditions across the South Island of New Zealand, driven in part by persistent northerly flow over originating in the Tasman Sea. This has triggered considerable mid-winter melt that has impacted ski areas throughout the S...

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Action now for a flurry later

22, Jun Nicolas Cullen

A short commentary on the prospects for our snow season this winter and in the future is given by Nicolas Cullen in the Otago Daily Times. The article also links some of these broader insights to the work that MRC members have been doing in the Water Resources project as part of the Deep South N...

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