Christchurch experiences more flooding
5 March 2014 Christchurch is now experiencing more frequent and severe flooding due to the impact of the earthquakes, University of Canterbury (UC) researchers said today. (read article)
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Dr Deirdre Hart talks about the major flood in Christchurch
Dr Deirdre Hart talks on Radio NZ’s Checkpoint about the major flood event in Christchurch, 5th March, 2014 and what an Engineering-Geography team of researchers are discovering about changes to flooding and other hazard risks in our city post-quake. To listen to the interview.
UC quadcopter helping in the Christchurch rebuild (March 2014)
The state of the art Geography operated quadcopter is helping provide video footage of earthquake damaged homes along clifftop edges in the Port Hills. Pilot Nic Key and Paul Bealing have made a number of flights focusing on the damaged houses in Red zones where it was too dangerous for people to inspect from the ground...more
UC Geographer on the Cover of NZ Geographic (March 2014)
Dr Malcolm Campbell from the Department of Geography and a Director of the GeoHealth Laboratory was recently interviewed for a special feature on population in the New Zealand Geographic Magazine. He was commenting on the geographic inequalities revealed by the recent Census data as well as on his research on Spatial Microsimulation modelling."
Why the Census Matters to Everyone (Feb 2014)
On March 5, 2013, Christchurch City had a population of 341,469 people. This was more than in 2001, but less than in 2006. Nationally, we now know there are 4,242,048 people in New Zealand. So what? Who cares? Dr Malcolm Cambell does and he explains why in this article on stuff.co.nz
Microclimate modelling in Anatarctica -Fieldwork 2014
Marwan and Peyman have returned from a successful trip to the Dry Valleys in Antarctica where they have been carting 700kgs of gadgets around measuring wind interactions with topography, turbulance, meterological readings etc. For more information on their research see their research page on the Dry Valleys of Antarctica.