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    Published 22 June 2014 Referencing Hub media

    Scientists observe water in its different forms to develop explanations of how the world works.


    Lots of different scientists use water to better understand our world. They observe it in rivers and lakes. They look at the ocean in lots of different ways, and they even study icebergs.

    Katja Riedel from NIWA looks at ice cores that they drill out of Antarctica.

    Dave Campbell spends a lot of time in peat bogs – it can be very messy work! He uses special instruments to measure water vapour

    David Hamilton is interested in the lakes around Rotorua. They are important sources of freshwater and recreation. David’s research helps people manage the lakes to keep the water clean.

    Dr Ross Monaghan, AgResearch
    Norman Hill
    Dr Sanjay Kumarasingham, Watercare Services Ltd
    Cheri van Schravendijk-Goodman, Waikato Raupatu River Trust
    Dr Jenni Stanley, Leigh Marine Laboratory, University of Auckland
    Dr Phil Sutton, NIWA
    Dr Katja Riedel, NIWA
    Dr Dave Campbell, Earth & Ocean Sciences, University of Waikato
    Tehani Kuske
    Professor David Hamilton, Biological Sciences, University of Waikato

    Underwater footage courtesy of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
    Kopuatai Peat Dome image courtesy of Jan Ramp, Snapper Graphics
    Lake model courtesy of Mathew Allan, University of Waikato