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Climate research looking at Antarctic patterns

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New Zealand News | Monday August 12 2013 13:29

Climate research looking at Antarctic patterns

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It's hoped new research into weather patterns in the Antarctic will show what's in store for climate change in New Zealand.

Canterbury researchers are delving into ship log books, metrological journals and private diaries from the first expeditions to the ice, for any noticeable evidence of predictable changes.

Dr Ursula Rack says understanding global warming in the Antarctic is important for countries like New Zealand.

She says it's especially relevant for coastal areas, and agricultural developments.

Dr Rack says Antarctica has a great influence on New Zealand's weather.

"The scientists try to create weather models to predict how the weather will be. You have to look also in the past to see if there is a pattern or not."

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