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    • Vizualisation for scientific discovery and communication: Kaikoura earthquake as a case study 

      Bae, S.; Lagrava, D.; Zhu, M.; Bradley, B.; Polak, V.; McGann, C.; Robinson, D.; Ni, Y. (2017)
      Ground Motion (GM) Simulation involves complex calculations that produce a large collection of numerical data, which needs a good visual presentation to help better understanding of the complex dynamics of the earthquake. In ...
    • Volcanic Hazard Assessment of Mount Erebus, Ross Island, Antarctica 

      Poirot, Ceisha (2002)
      Mount Erebus was discovered by James Clark Ross and his crew on the 27th of January 1841 and was named after the ship he was travelling on, Erebus (Kyle et al., 1982). Mount Erebus is located at 77.58 os, 167.17 OE on Ross ...
    • Volcanoes of Marie Byrd Land 

      Simion, Lucia Sala (University of Canterbury, 2005)
      Marie Byrd Land (MBL, longitude 100-150° W) is one of the least accessible and least frequently visited regions in Antarctica (Fig. 1, 2). It was discovered from the air and claimed for the United States by Richard E. ...
    • Voyage to the South : selection and social-psychological implications on polar personnel 

      Tan, Chiu-Pih (2007)
      A review of literature suggested the importance of social-psychological adaptation among polar personnel (i.e., scientists and support personnel) in Antarctica. Most research investigated biomedical, social-psychological, ...
    • A Vs30 Map for New Zealand based on Geology, Topographic Slope and Direct Measurements 

      Foster, Kevin; Bradley, Brendon; Wotherspoon, Liam; McGann, Christopher (2017)
      Motivation Vs30 (the time-averaged shear wave velocity in the uppermost 30 metres of a given location) is an important engineering parameter used in research and practice. Vs30 is not straightforward or inexpensive to ...
    • Vulnerability and Resilience Assessment of the New Zealand Telecommunication Infrastructure 

      Wotherspoon, Liam; Bertelli, Silvia; Giovinazzi, Sonia; Lopez-Querol, Susanna; Rossetto, Tiziana; Ruiter, Rob (2018)
      Nowadays the telecommunication systems’ performance has a substantial impact on our lifestyle. Their operationality becomes even more substantial in a post-disaster scenario when these services are used in civil protection ...
    • Vulnerability Of National Interdependent Infrastructure Networks to Spatially Localised Hazards 

      Zorn, Conrad; Thacker, Scott; Pant, Raghav; Shamseldin, Asaad (2017)
      Critical infrastructure networks are geographically distributed systems spanning multiple scales. These networks are increasingly interconnected and dependent on each other for normal operation. Localised asset failures ...
    • Want to Improve Resilience to Seismic Events in New Zealand 

      Lawler, Saree; Hatton, Tracy; Seville, Erica (2017)
      To demonstrate a variety of investment options available across a broad spectrum of disciplines covering the built, social, economic, natural, and cultural environments.
    • Waste management in Antarctica: the impact of sewage disposal and available treatment options for Scott Base 

      Littlewood, Chandra (2001)
      This report aims to describe and discuss the impacts of direct sewage and wastewater discharge in Antarctica and the available treatment options, with specific reference to Scott Base. The information requited to achieve ...
    • Wastewater Treatment in Antarctica. 

      Tarasenko, Sergey (2009)
      Human wastes production is a necessary result of research and logistic activity in Antarctica. Solid and liquid wastes disposal may lead to irreversible changes of the Antarctic environment. This problem can partly be ...
    • Water policy and governance in Guyana, “the land of many waters” 

      Baptiste, Onika M. (University of Canterbury, 2017)
      Effective water policies and good governance strategies are essential for sustainable development. Successful management of fresh water resources also requires the integration of the different sectors that use this ...
    • Water Project 

      Wood, Ann (2003)
      The difficulties in obtaining drinking water for humans in Antarctica are explored and methods used in the past, present and future described. Melting of snow in the Heroic Age required large investments in fuel and time. ...
    • A water quality study of Barkers Creek, South Canterbury. 

      Graham, H. J. (University of Canterbury, 2019)
      Diffuse nitrogen and phosphorus pollution from farming practices is a water resource management issue throughout New Zealand. Efficient management of diffuse pollutants requires a conceptual understanding of the relationship ...
    • Weather Forecasting Accuracy Ross Island, Antarctica 

      McKenzie, Chris (2010)
      The forecast accuracy of AMPS (Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System) for the Ross Island region was analysed during 20th to 31st December 2009. Forecast outputs are correlated with AWS (automatic weather stations) ...
    • Webtoons, a tool for communicating science in Antarctica 

      Clery, Regina (2018)
      The use of comics in education is well researched and is acknowledged as a successful instructional tool and learning strategy in reading comprehension through to scientific content knowledge, especially where Generation ...
    • Weddell Seal Pup Production in relation to harvesting pressure and the B-15 iceberg 

      Briars, Lacey (2011)
      The Ross Sea, one of two large embayments on the Antarctic continent, provides scientific opportunity to study marine ecosystem processes. The Weddell Seal Leptonychotes weddelli resides in the Ross Sea, with breeding ...
    • The Weddell seals and their physiological adaptation to deep diving 

      Lo, Simon (University of Canterbury, 2005)
      Seals, sea lions and walruses; all belong to a group of marine mammals called pinnipeds, which means "fin-footed". Marine mammals are just like the mammals that live on land environment; they are warm-blooded, breathe air ...
    • Wellington Cordon Project 

      Orchiston, Caroline; Shrestha, Shakti (2018)
      INTRODUCTION This project falls under the Flagship 3: Wellington Coordinated Project. It supports other projects within FP3 to create a holistic understanding of risks posed by collapsed buildings due to future ...
    • West Antarctica Ice Streams – A Review of the Proposed Mechanisms of Ice Streaming. 

      Armstrong, Martina (University of Canterbury, 2009)
      The Antarctic Ice Sheet, which covers most of the continent’s land surface, is divided into two separate entities by the Transantarctic Mountains. These are regarded as the West and East Antarctic Ice Sheets (Figure 1). ...
    • Whakatane liquefaction case history from the 1987 Edgecumbe Earthquake 

      Bastin, Sarah; van Ballegooy, Sjoerd; Mellsop, Nick; Wotherspoon, Liam; Orense, Rolando; Pender, Michael (Quake CoRE, 2016)
      Liquefaction and associated lateral spreading during the 1987 ML 6.3 Edgecumbe earthquake caused severe damage within parts of the Whakatane township in the North Island of New Zealand. Liquefaction and lateral spreading ...