Atmosphere

World class research, contributing to our understanding of greenhouse gases, ozone depletion, and urban air pollution.

Atmosphere

World class research, contributing to our understanding of greenhouse gases, ozone depletion, and urban air pollution.

NIWA’s work includes research and consultancy on the physical and chemical processes affecting the atmosphere and climate, including global effects, stratospheric research, air quality and interactions with the surface and oceans.

Burning wood - not as cosy as it seems

As temperatures drop over winter months, many Kiwis turn to their fireplaces to heat their homes. However, most of us are not fully aware of the immense impact that wood burning can have on people and the environment.

Scientists bring in schoolchildren to help with air quality research

Pupils at a Central Otago primary school are helping NIWA air quality scientists learn more about pollution in their town in a four-month project that will track where smoke comes from and where it goes over winter.

Profile: Wills Dobson - small town, huge horizons

If it wasn't for a damaged shoulder, Wills Dobson wouldn't be launching weather balloons or fixing high-precision atmospheric measuring instruments.