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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...
Getting Started: The Colonial Administration Buys First Thermometers01/01/1861, Written by: | 0 comments
Government involvement in meteorology in New Zealand started in August 1861 when the Colonial Secretary, William Fox, instructed Provincial Superintendents to establish observatories for meteorological instruments which the Colonial office would send....
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...
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