Atmosphere key contacts

Find contacts for expertise in New Zealand's atmospheric composition, greenhouse gases and air quality.

Key contacts for Atmosphere services

Chief Scientist - Climate, Atmosphere and Hazards

Andrew is Chief Scientist - Climate, Atmosphere and Hazards. His research areas of interest are climate change impacts and implications, adaptation to climate change, spatial modelling of climate, and sector and business applications of climate data. Andrew is a lead author of the Australasia chapter of the IPCC Fifth Assessment WGII Report, a member of the WMO Commission for Climatology (CCl) executive, co-chair of the WMO Focus Area on 'Climate Services for Societal Benefits', and the chair of the Pacific Islands Climate Services Panel. He was seconded to MPI in 2017 to contribute to the Primary Sector Science Roadmap and seconded to DOC from 2017-2019 to interact with researchers, managers, operations staff and the policy team to improve the understanding and use of climate data and information throughout the Department.

 

Principal Scientist - Air Quality

Ian leads the programme "Impacts of AIr Pollutants". He has worked in air quality research at NIWA since 2007 before which he conducted research in at the University of Manchester. Ian is a specialist in air pollution exposure science and the air quality impact of the built environment.

Principal Scientist-Marine Biogeochemistry

Cliff coordinates the Ocean-Atmosphere Research and advises the Chief Scientists of the Coast and Oceans, Atmosphere and Climate Centres. He currently contributes to international policy development on ocean fertilisation via the London Convention and national perspectives on ocean fertilisation and acidification via the NZ government Ocean Fertilisation stakeholder group and the NZ Royal Society. He is also a member of the Scientific Steering Committee for the IGBP program SOLAS (Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study). His current research interests include trace gas cycling and sources in coastal and open ocean regions, nutrient limitation of phytoplankton and impacts of ocean acidification. 

Principal Scientist - Atmosphere

Mike leads the research programme into Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Carbon Cycle Science. The programme makes observations at Baring Head and Lauder Global Atmospheric Watch (GAW) sites and a variety of remote platforms including research aircraft, research vessels and at remote Antarctic stations. Mike is an atmospheric scientist with expertise in natural and anthropogenic emissions and the processes transferring materials between the land/ocean and atmosphere. His research interests include nitrous oxide, the marine volatile DMS and natural aerosols. He is a member of the New Zealand IGBP committee and national GAW representative. 

Manager - Climate, Atmosphere & Hazards

Petra's main research area is historical climatology, which involves recovering, digitizing (photographing/scanning) and keying historic weather records from New Zealand, the Pacific, and the Southern Ocean for input into global reanalyses (e.g. 20th Century Reanalysis).

She produces climate change projection and impact guidance reports, maps, and GIS data for Regional Councils and other clients (https://www.niwa.co.nz/node/111861). So far, she has worked on climate change guidance for Northland, Auckland, Horizons, Wellington, Tasman and Southland Regional Councils.

She is the Project Manager for New Zealand climate summaries, which are issued monthly, seasonally, and annually to assess New Zealand’s recent climate over those timescales, and how this compares to the long-term climate record (https://www.niwa.co.nz/climate/summaries).

Other work involves analyzing climate data in the National Climate Database for various clients, predominantly in the construction and primary industries. She is also involved in NIWA's seasonal climate outlook products that are produced for the public as well as commercial clients, and the Island Climate Update (https://www.niwa.co.nz/climate/icu). Petra regularly gives presentations to schools and community groups about climate change.

Full Staff List

Staff member Position
Maria Augutis Meteorologist/Forecaster Email Maria Augutis
Gordon Brailsford Principal Technician - Atmosphere Email Gordon Brailsford
Tony Bromley Principal Technician - Atmosphere Email Tony Bromley
Amelia Connell Office Assistant Email Amelia Connell
Dr Guy Coulson Air Quality Scientist Email Dr Guy Coulson
Dr Kim Currie Marine Chemist Email Dr Kim Currie
Dr Sam Dean Principal Scientist - Climate Email Dr Sam Dean
Wills Dobson Atmospheric Technician Email Wills Dobson
Dr Sam Edwards Instrumentation Scientist Email Dr Sam Edwards
Sally Gray Atmospheric Technician Email Sally Gray
Dr Mike Harvey Principal Scientist - Atmosphere Email Dr Mike Harvey
Ayushi Kachhara Air Quality Technician Email Ayushi Kachhara
Michael Kotkamp Atmospheric Technician Email Michael Kotkamp
Dr Cliff Law Principal Scientist-Marine Biogeochemistry Email Dr Cliff Law
Ben Liley Atmospheric Scientist Email Ben Liley
Dr Ian Longley Principal Scientist - Air Quality Email Dr Ian Longley
Andrew Marriner Ocean-Atmosphere Technician Email Andrew Marriner
Ross Martin Principal Technician - Atmosphere Email Ross Martin
Dr John McGregor Ocean-Atmosphere Physicist Email Dr John McGregor
Dr Richard McKenzie Emeritus Researcher – Atmospheric Radiation Email Dr Richard McKenzie
Dr Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher Atmosphere-Ocean Scientist Email Dr Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher
Dr Olaf Morgenstern Principal Scientist - Atmosphere and Climate Email Dr Olaf Morgenstern
Rowena Moss Principal Technician - Atmosphere Email Rowena Moss
Colin Nankivell Atmospheric Technician Email Colin Nankivell
Sylvia Nichol Atmospheric Scientist Email Sylvia Nichol
Gustavo Olivares Air Quality Scientist Email Gustavo Olivares
Dave Pollard Atmospheric Scientist Email Dave Pollard
Dr Richard Querel Atmospheric Scientist Email Dr Richard Querel
John Robinson Principal Technician - Atmosphere Email John Robinson
Dr Hinrich schaefer Atmospheric Scientist Email Dr Hinrich schaefer
Hisako Shiona Atmospheric Technician Email Hisako Shiona
Dan Smale Principal Technician - Atmosphere Email Dan Smale
Dr Elizabeth Somervell Air Quality Scientist Email Dr Elizabeth Somervell
Dr Peter Sperlich Atmospheric Scientist Email Dr Peter Sperlich
Dr Jonny Williams Climate Scientist Email Dr Jonny Williams
Jeanne Wissing Personal Assistant Email Jeanne Wissing
Dr Ed -Yang Yang Meteorologist Email Dr Ed -Yang Yang
Dr Guang Zeng Atmospheric Scientist Email Dr Guang Zeng
 

Contact

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