Natural hazards: the importance of wind research

Extreme wind hazards have a substantial societal and environmental impact on countries. Due to the complex origins of extreme winds, there are great knowledge gaps about their variations and the associated mechanisms, which makes their prediction very challenging. New Zealand’s…

Hard hitting nozzle types – Fact from fiction

Task Force Tips has engineered a test method to accurately measure the impact of a fire stream. Which nozzles hit hardest? “A fire stream can be defined as a stream of water or other extinguishing agent after it leaves the…

Space weather: The modern natural hazard

Since the dawn of the ‘Space Age’ in the late 1950s, we have become increasingly susceptible to space weather as we have grown more reliant on electrical grids, satellite navigation, space infrastructure, and radio and wireless communications. But while there…

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