Sea Level Changes

Weather Eye with John Maunder Global (or eustatic) sea-level change is measured relative to an idealised reference level, the geoid, which is a mathematical model of planet Earth’s surface. Global sea-level is a function of...... Read More

Sporking about with the lingo

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Some of the world’s most troubling dilemmas have been tackled on this page in the 18 years Rogers has  been Rabbiting. One of those issues was solved in 2015 when...... Read More

Tauranga September Rainfalls 1898-2018

Weather Eye with John Maunder Rainfalls for the month of September have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898, except for 1904, 1907, 1908, and 1909. The graph below shows the range of rainfalls from an extreme high of 274 mm in...... Read More

Sunspots and the Sun

Weather Eye with John Maunder A sunspot is a relatively dark, sharply defined region on the solar disc - marked by an umbra (dark area) which is 2000 degrees Celsius cooler than the effective photosphere temperature. The average...... Read More

The animal world in pictures

Brian Rogers Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Rogers recently ventured overseas to visit relatives in some far-flung continents. During these travels,  we made some observations about the animal world. NZ being...... Read More

Tropospheric Temperatures 1979 to August 2018

Weather Eye with John Maunder The chart below shows that since 1979, when reliable satellite observations became available, there has been little overall trend in the average tropospheric temperatures, apart from milder/warmer temperatures...... Read More

Treasures in an era of texts and emails

Jim Bunny Rogers Rabbits www.sunlive.co.nz Rogers is incommunicado this week, out on the high seas catching his dinner. So we’ve got a guest writer to pen some letters on letters.   It was an innocent...... Read More

Tauranga August Rainfalls 1898-2018

Weather Eye with John Maunder Rainfalls for the month of August have been recorded in Tauranga since 1898, except for 1904, 1907, 1908 and 1909. From January 1898 to December 1904, the observation site was described as the Tauranga...... Read More




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