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Real name: 
Dr
Sam
Dean
Position: 
Chief Scientist - Climate, Atmosphere and Hazards
Phone: 
+64-4-386-0368
Email (displayed): 
Sam.Dean@niwa.co.nz
Sam is the Chief Scientist for the Climate and Atmosphere Centre. He is an expert on using climate models to understand the drivers of climate variability in New Zealand and Antarctica, and in particular human-induced climate change. His research has been able to identify the contribution of human-induced warming to intensifying current New Zealand weather extremes, including droughts and floods. Recently he has been part of a team investigating the interactions between Antarctic sea-ice, atmospheric circulation and the Southern Ocean. He joined NIWA in 2006 and commenced his current role as Chief Scientist in 2015.

Full Staff List

Position Email Phone (external)
Mr Tony Bromley Principal Technician - Atmosphere Tony.Bromley@niwa.co.nz +64-4-386-0340
Dr Trevor Carey-Smith Climate Scientist Trevor.Carey-Smith@niwa.co.nz +64-4-386-0394
Dr Sam Dean Chief Scientist - Climate, Atmosphere and Hazards Sam.Dean@niwa.co.nz +64-4-386-0368
Mr Wills Dobson Atmospheric Technician Wills.Dobson@niwa.co.nz +64-3-440-0406
Dr Nicolas Fauc... Climate Scientist Nicolas.Fauchereau@niwa.co.nz +64-7-859-1868
Mr Andrew Harper Principal Technician - Climate Andrew.Harper@niwa.co.nz +64-3-343-7824
Mr Darren King Environmental Scientist Darren.King@niwa.co.nz +64-9-375-2086
Mr Michael Kotkamp Atmospheric Technician Michael.Kotkamp@niwa.co.nz +64-3-440-0434
Mr Errol Lewthwaite Principal Technician - Climate Errol.Lewthwaite@niwa.co.nz +64-4-386-0472
Mr Ben Liley Atmospheric Scientist Ben.Liley@niwa.co.nz +64-3-440-0427
Dr Andrew Lorrey Climate Scientist Andrew.Lorrey@niwa.co.nz +64-9-375-2055
Mr Gregor Macara Climate Scientist Gregor.Macara@niwa.co.nz +64-4-386-0509
Mr Ross Martin Principal Technician - Atmosphere Ross.Martin@niwa.co.nz +64-4-386-0384
Dr Richard McKenzie Emeritus Researcher – Atmospheric Radiation Richard.McKenzie@niwa.co.nz +64-3-440-0429
Dr Sara Mikalof... Atmosphere-Ocean Scientist Sara.Mikaloff-Fletcher@niwa.co.nz +64-4-386-0924
Mr Aran Mol Climate Database Scientist Aran.Mol@niwa.co.nz +64-4-386-0317
Dr Olaf Morgenstern Principal Scientist - Atmosphere and Climate Olaf.Morgenstern@niwa.co.nz +64-4-386-0928
Dr Brett Mullan Principal Scientist - Climate Brett.Mullan@niwa.co.nz +64-4-386-0508
Ms Sylvia Nichol Atmospheric Scientist Sylvia.Nichol@niwa.co.nz +64-4-386-0396
Mr Alan Porteous Climate Scientist Alan.Porteous@niwa.co.nz +64-4-386-0533
Mr John Robinson Principal Technician - Atmosphere John.Robinson@niwa.co.nz +64-3-440-0433
Ms Hisako Shiona Atmospheric Technician Hisako.Shiona@niwa.co.nz +64-3-343-7860
Mrs Seema Singh Climate Technician Seema.Singh@niwa.co.nz +64-4-386-0494
Mr Dan Smale Principal Technician - Atmosphere Dan.Smale@niwa.co.nz +64-3-440-0424
Dr Abha Sood Climate Scientist Abha.Sood@niwa.co.nz +64-4-386-0577
Mr Stephen Stuart Climate Scientist Stephen.Stuart@niwa.co.nz +64-4-386-0353
Dr Andrew Tait Principal Scientist - Climate Andrew.Tait@niwa.co.nz +64-4-386-0562
Mr Alan Thomas Principal Technician - Atmosphere Alan.Thomas@niwa.co.nz +64-3-440-0438
Mrs Linda Wang Climate Technician Linda.Wang@niwa.co.nz +64-4-386-0512
Dr Jonny Williams Climate Scientist Jonny.Williams@niwa.co.nz +64-4-386-0303
Dr Mike Williams Principal Scientist - Marine Physics Mike.Williams@niwa.co.nz +64-4-386-0389
Dr Guang Zeng Atmospheric Scientist Guang.Zeng@niwa.co.nz +64-4-386-0929