Lauder (LAU)

New Zealand

GRUAN Status

since 2014
active
since 2015
certified

Site Name

GRUAN (code, name)
LAU Lauder
-short
Lauder
-long, international
Lauder Atmospheric Research Station
-long, national
Lauder Atmospheric Research Station
WMO (code, name)
93817, Lauder

Location

Country
New Zealand
Altitude
1.5 to 370 m

Site maps

Position and region map

Position map

Local map

Site Contact for purposes of GRUAN activities

Name
Richard Querel
Affiliation
NIWA
Address
Lauder, State Highway 85, Central Otago, Private Bag 50061, Omakau
E-Mail
Richard.querel@niwa.co.nz
Phone
+64 3 440 0400
Fax
+64 4 386 0574

The GRUAN site "Lauder" is a cooperation from two national organizations with two locations.

Site Locations

Position

Country
New Zealand
Region
Otago
Latitude
45.0 °S
Longitude
169.7 °E
Altitude
370 m

Institution / Operator

Name
NIWA
-long, international
National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research
-long, national
National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research
Website
www.niwa.co.nz
Description
Crown owned research and consultancy company

Contact

Name
Richard Querel
Affiliation
NIWA
Address
Lauder, State Highway 85, Central Otago, Private Bag 50061, Omakau
E-Mail
Richard.querel@niwa.co.nz
Phone
+64 3 440 0400
Fax
+64 4 386 0574

Description of Location

Foundation
1961
Description
situated 35 kilometres from Alexandra on State Highway 85
General type
rural
Topography
located in the Manuherikea river valley, between Dunstan Range and Blackstone Hill
Land use (within 10 km)
dry, grass
Climate
like continental, The air is among the cleanest in the world and the climate is extreme by New Zealand standards: hot in summer, cold in winter, and dry all year. It is also quite windy, especially in spring and autumn. The most settled period of the year is late summer/ early autumn. There are occasional snow falls in winter, but snow rarely lies for more than a few days.
Website
www.niwa.co.nz/our-science/atmosphere/lauder

Membership In Other Networks

NDACC
BSRN
WOUDC
TCCON
since March 2004

Position

Country
New Zealand
Federal state
Southland
Latitude
46.42 °S
Longitude
168.3 °E
Altitude
1.5 m

Institution / Operator

Name
MetService
-long, international
Meteorological Service of New Zealand Ltd
-long, national
Meteorological Service of New Zealand Ltd
Website
www.metservice.com
Description
National Meteorological Service

Contact

Name
Kevin Alder
Affiliation
MetService
Address
30 Salamanca Road, Kelburn, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
E-Mail
kevin.alder@metservice.com
Phone
Fax

Description of Location

Foundation
1939-09-01
Description
The observation site lies 500m southeast of Invercargill Airport and 1.5 km to the west of the Invercargill city centre (pop. 50,000), in an open farmland setting at the head of the New River Estuary.
General type
rural
Topography
coastal plain
Land use (within 10 km)
Grassland / cropland 60 %, open water 10 %, settlements 30 %
Climate
moderate maritime mid-latitude
Website
www.metservice.com

Membership In Other Networks

GSN
since 1997
GUAN
since 1997

Relevant Documents

ICM-11 (2019)

GRUAN Site Report for Lauder - Richard Querel

ICM-10 (2018)

GRUAN Site Report for Lauder - Richard Querel
A Site Atmospheric State Best Estimate of Temperature for Lauder, New Zealand - Jordis Tradowsky

ICM-9 (2017)

GRUAN Site Report for Lauder - Richard Querel
Update from Lauder - Richard Querel
Partnering with operational met sites: Lauder’s new Invercargill-based data stream - Richard Querel

ICM-8 (2016)

GRUAN Station Report for Lauder - Richard Querel

ICM-7 (2015)

GRUAN Station Report for Lauder - Richard Querel
Update on Lauder activities - Richard Querel

ICM-6 (2014)

GRUAN Station Report for Lauder - Richard Querel
Lauder Update - Richard Querel

ICM-5 (2013)

NIWA’s Contribution to GRUAN - Olaf Morgenstern

ICM-4 (2012)

Lauder Report for ICM-4 Meeting, Tokyo, 5 – 9 March 2012 - Karin Kreher
New Zealand – Lauder Site Report - Paul Johnston and Karin Kreher

ICM-3 (2011)

Site Report: Lauder, New Zealand - Paul Johnston
New Zealand – Lauder Site Report - Paul Johnston

ICM-2 (2010)

Site report: Lauder, New Zealand - Paul Johnston
New Zealand – Lauder Site Report - Paul Johnston

ICM-1 (2009)

Site report: New Zealand Lauder - Paul Johnston
New Zealand – Lauder - Paul Johnston

Lindenberg (2008)

Lauder, New Zealand within Network for Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC) - Paul Johnston