Annual end of summer snowline survey

Example EOSS image

Since 1978 an aerial photographic survey of the glaciers of New Zealand has been carried by Dr Trevor Chinn.

The primary purpose of the survey is to record how much snow covers the glaciers at the end of summer. This information may be used to indicate whether the previous year’s weather would lead to an increase or decrease in glacier size. These surveys have led to the greatest regional glacier photographic collection in the world. Reports have been prepared following many of the surveys, most of which are available below. Currently the programme is managed by NIWA under the guidance of Dr Trevor Chinn.

It is anticipated that the photographic record will be digitised and made available to the public, with access via this website. Until that time, data inquiries may be made to Dr Adrew Lorrey (andrew.lorrey@niwa.co.nz), the project manager of NIWA’s “Climate Present and Past” research programme.

The reports from these surveys are as  follows:

2015
Willsman, A.P., Chinn, T., Macara, G., 2015. New Zealand glacier monitoring: end of summer snowline survey 2015. CHC2015-122 NIWA Christchurch
2014
Willsman, A.P., Chinn, T., Lorrey, A., 2015. New Zealand glacier monitoring: end of summer snowline survey 2014. CHC2015-044 NIWA Christchurch
2013
Willsman, A.P., Chinn, T., Lorrey, A., 2014. New Zealand glacier monitoring: end of summer snowline survey 2013. CHC2014-022 NIWA Christchurch
2012
Willsman, A.P., Chinn, T., Lorrey, A., 2013. New Zealand glacier monitoring: end of summer snowline survey 2012. CHC2013-013 CHC2013-013.
2011
Willsman, A.P., Chinn, T., Lorrey, A., 2012. New Zealand glacier monitoring: end of summer snowline survey 2011. CHC2012-052 CHC2012-052.
2010
Willsman, A.P., Chinn, T., Hendrikx, J., Lorrey, A., 2010. New Zealand glacier monitoring: end of summer snowline survey 2010. CVAS111 CHC2010-113, i, 132 p. : 10 figs, 54 photos, tables, refs p. 224–25.
2009
Willsman, A., Chinn, T.J., Hendrikx, J., Lorrey, A., 2009. Glacier Snowline Survey 2009 (No. AKL2008-71), NIWA Client report: CHC2009-152. NIWA, Christchurch.
2008
Willsman, A., Salinger, J.M., Chinn, T.J., 2008. Glacier Snowline Survey 2008 (No. AKL2008-71). NIWA, Auckland.
2007
Willsman, A., Salinger, M.J.., Chinn, T.J., 2007. Glacier Snowline Survey 2007 (No. AKL2007-72). NIWA, Auckland.
2005
Chinn, T.J., Willsman, A., Salinger, J.M., 2005. Glacier snowline survey 2005 (No. AKL2005-083). NIWA, Auckland.
2004
Chinn, T.J., Salinger, J., Heydenrych, C., 2004. Glacier snowline survey 2004. ACCV033 AKL2004-141.
2002
Chinn, T.J., Heydenrych, C., Salinger, J., 2003. Glacier snowline survey, 2002. CVB023 akl2003/23.
Snowline Survey 2003 appx2Chinn
2000
Chinn, T.J., Salinger, M.J., 2001. New Zealand glacier snowline survey. NIWA Technical Report 98.
1999
Chinn, T.J., Salinger, M.J., 1999. New Zealand glacier snowline survey, 1999 (New Zealand Publication), NIWA Technical Report 68.
1998
Chinn, T., 1998. Glacier Snowline Survey , 1998. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences, Lower Hutt.
1997
Chinn, T., 1997. Glacier Snowline Survey , 1997, Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences science report ; 97/18. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences, Lower Hutt.
1996
Chinn, T., 1996a. Glacier Snowline Survey , 1996, Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences science report ; 96/6. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences, Lower Hutt
1995
Chinn, T., 1996b. Glacier Snowline Survey , 1995, Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences science report ; 96/5. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences, Lower Hutt.
1994
Chinn, T., Forsyth, P.J., 1994. Aerial snowline survey of index glaciers 1994. Immediate report
1993
Chinn, T., 1993. Field report – 1993 glacier snowline survey. Dunedin.
1992
Chinn, T., 1992. New Zealand glacial snowline fluctuations  report of the survey of Autumn 1992. Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences.

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