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2012 Conference

The 2012 annual conference of the Meteorological Society of New Zealand is being held on 19-20 November at the Copthorne Hotel, Orientral Bay, Wellington.  Check out the details at http://www.metsoc.org.nz/2012-conference. Photos from the conference as well as links to the conference presentations and posters are provided below.


Clouds from the roof of the Copthorne Hotel

Conference attendees

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The Meteorological Society of New Zealand committee members. November 2012


Satellites to Sales - Neil Gordon (Keynote)

Determining the Snowfall Level using the Height of the ‘Wet Bulb Zero’ - Paul Mallinson

DEEPWAVE A Study of Deeply Propagating Gravity Waves from the Earth’s Surface to the Mesosphere - James Doyle

The Auckland Flash Flood 3 July 2012: a mesoscale analysis - Brian Giles

Ensemble prediction of mod-heavy rainfall in New Zealand based on 4Dvar and 3Dvar - Ed Yang

Mixing Nowcasting and NWP for improved QPF for an Island Nation - Geoff Austin

Implementing a surface drag formulation in Gerris - Mike Revell

Do winds control the confluence of subtropical and subantarctic surface waters east of New Zealand? - Denise Fernandez

Oceanographic inter-annual variability on the Campbell Plateau - Aitana Forcén-Vázquez

Residual Flows in Cook Strait - Craig Stevens

All-sky incoming radiation over the Brewster Glacier: cloudiness and mass balance controls - Jono Conway

Southern Annual Mode (SAM) River Flow Relationships Across NZ - Glenn McGregor

The QBO in History - James Renwick

Towards determining ‘reliable’ 21st century precipitation and temperature change signal over New Zealand from IPCC CMIP3 climate simulations - Abha Sood

On Sensitivity of NZ Rainfall Changes to SST Specification at High Latitudes - Brett Mullan

The Invisible Burden of Disaster Risk: Shifting the Paradigm from Event Management to Risk and its Reduction - Reid Basher (Keynote)

Forecasting National and Regional Pasture Growth for the Dairy Industry - Trevor Carey-Smith

Updated Trends in N.Z. Station Rainfall 1962-2011 - Georgina Griffiths

Revision and Update of Reference Meteorological Years for the Australian NatHERS 2011 - Ben Liley

Gaussian State-Space Model for Wind Fields in the North-East Atlantic - Julie Bessac

Competing with the Lotto Results: Clustering of Curves Compression to Allow Communication of Large Meteorological Data Sets in a Bandwidth-Austere Environment - Sally Garrett

The new MetSoc Website – You’ll Really “Like” it - Andrew Tait

Updated Trends in N.Z. StatioThe Climatological Causes of Recent Glacier Recession on Kilimanjaro, Tanzanian Rainfall 1962-2011 - Nicolas Cullen

Probing the Antarctic Atmosphere with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) - John Cassano

Artificial Neural Network as a Useful Tool in Meteorological Modelling of Air Pollutants - Anushka Elangasinghe

Traffic-Related Nitrogen Dioxide Exposure and Asthma Medication Usage at Early Childhood Centres in Auckland, New Zealand - Kim Dirks

Predicting Nitrous Oxide Emission – Meteorological Drivers - Mike Harvey

Coupled Atmosphere-Ocean Climate Modelling with Whole-Atmosphere Chemistry: First Results - Olaf Morgenstern

Solaria as a Source of Sustainable Heat for Houses in New Zealand Meteorological Conditions - Raj Tyagi

Regional Scale Modelling of Volcanic Plumes from the Mt Ruapehu 1996 Eruptions - Jia Liu

Large Eddy Simulation of Atypical Wildland Fire Spread on Leeward Slopes - Colin Simpson

Applying the “RainSat” Technique and a New Precipitation Nudging Scheme to Improve the Precipitation Nowcasting in New Zealand - Sijin Zhang

WRF 1.5km Christchurch: Skills and Limitations of High-Resolution Modelling Over the Shaken City - Dominikus  Heinzeller


WHO'S  THE BEST -  Survey of weather websites 2012 - Bob McDavitt

The Effects of Ventilation Mode on In-Vehicle Carbon Monoxide Exposure - Kim Dirks

Popular Outreach: Educational Blog Posts - Chris Webster

The Atmospheric Tide in New Zealand - Brian Giles

Mountain Wave 3D Wind Fields from Sailplane Flight Data - Rick Millane

A Comparison Between Ranking and Accumulating Rainfall Within Categorical Verification Periods - Trevor Carey-Smith

Precipitation Variability over the Indian Subcontinent - Sapna Rana

Reformulation of the Drought Codes in the Canadian Fire Weather Index System Used in New Zealand - Ed Yang

Contribution of Tropical Cyclones to the Latter Part of the Rainy Season in Viet Nam - Quang Nguyen

A Global Experiment to Improve Observations of Snow: The World Meteorological Organization Solid Precipitation Intercomparison Experiment (WMO-SPICE) - Shane Bilish

Arrival Heights Measurements of the Antarctic Ozone Hole - Sylvia Nichol

National and Regional Climate Map and Data Products for the Latest 30-Year Climate Normal Period: 1981-2010 - James Sturman

Quantifying the role of forest phenology in CO2 fluxes - Andy Moffat

Updated Descriptions of New Zealand’s Current and Future Fire Climate: Part I & II - Grant Pearce



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