“Massive snow melt” concerning: researchers

Otago University researchers are warning the impact of the hot dry summer on our glaciers will affect hydropower generation, irrigation and agriculture in the future. Dr Nicolas Cullen of Otago University’s geography department, and colleague Pascal Sirguey of the survey department, have been studying one of New Zealand’s largest, but least known, ice fields, which straddles the Southern Alps and feeds major rivers on both sides. Kathryn talks with Nicolas Cullen and also veteran alpine guide in the Mt Cook area, Dave McKinley.

“Massive snow melt” concerning: researchers
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