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Forecasting Begins01/01/1868, Written by: Erick Brenstrum | 0 comments
Changes in the weather were a hazard to ships in New Zealand waters, particularly ships loading or unloading in exposed anchorages. On 3 February 1868 the ships Star of Tasmania, and Water Nymph and the ketch Otago were all...
Sails to Satellites: The navigators01/01/1769, Written by: John de Lisle - from 'Sails to Satellites' | 0 comments
Even before the first systematic meteorological observations were started in 1861, a large amount of weather information had been gathered about New Zealand and its surrounding seas. This came first from the early explorers, and later from visitors,...
Sails to Satellites: Atmospheric observations09/04/1986, Written by: John de Lisle - from 'Sails to Satellites' | 0 comments
Over the last forty years technology has provided the meteorologist with an increasing number of sophisticated sensing devices, giving atmospheric data previously unobtainable. The sheer volume of atmospheric information now gathered each day would be...
FiztRoy: inventor of the weather forecast05/03/1864, Written by: Erick Brenstrum | 0 comments
Robert FitzRoy is famous as captain of the Beagle on the voyage when Darwin made his discoveries, although many New Zealanders also know FitzRoy as Governor of New Zealand before George Grey. But to meteorologists, FitzRoy is famous as one of the...
MetService and World War II01/01/1942, Written by: Erick Brenstrum | 0 comments
World War II transformed the Meteorological Service from a handful of staff to 335 by war’s end. The increase of personnel began before hostilities broke out, as the government started training military pilots in anticipation of war. Meteorologists...
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