Story: Atmosphere

Baring Head research station

Baring Head research station

A research station of the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research has measured gas in the atmosphere at Baring Head, on Wellington’s south coast. Because the air in the winds has travelled long distances over the ocean, it has not been polluted. Measurements are representative of the background concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

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Bill Allan, Katja Riedel, Richard McKenzie, Sylvia Nichol and Tom Clarkson, 'Atmosphere - Greenhouse gas measurements in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6146/baring-head-research-station (accessed 14 July 2020)

Story by Bill Allan, Katja Riedel, Richard McKenzie, Sylvia Nichol and Tom Clarkson, published 12 Jun 2006