Locating the Terraces with Dr Andrew Lorrey Te Rapu Te Tarata Me Ōtūkapuarangi

Date: Thursday, 8 October 2020
Venue: Rotorua Lakes Council Galleria

Time: 5.30pm - 7pm

NIWA scientist, Dr Andrew Lorrey, will present this talk on Thursday 8 October (5.30pm) at the Rotorua Lakes Council Chamber.

The Pink and White Terraces were one of the seven natural wonders of the world in the 1800s. People flocked from around the world to see these silica formations located on the side of Lake Rotomahana. In the early hours of 10 June 1886, Mount Tarawera erupted, burying the spectacular terraces. Researchers have been passionate in finding the terraces under Lake Rotomahana.

Dr Lorrey has been involved as a collaborator in the Terraces Research Group led by Tuhourangi Tribal Authority since 2018, and he continues to work at Lake Rotomahana with many colleagues.

Starting with NIWA in 2007 and his current position is Principal Scientist - Climate and Environmental Applications, Programme Leader – Climate Observations and Processes, NIWA Auckland.

He uses a diverse background in climate science, environmental science and geology to improve understanding of the global climate system and to study environmental change.

Drew’s current climate research focuses on examining climate evidence from natural archives, historic data and models to establish how Southern Hemisphere atmospheric circulation works.

Tickets are $10 for members of Friends of Rotorua Museum and $15 for non-members.

Tickets are available to purchase from Rotorua Lakes Council Reception (1061 Haupapa St, Rotorua).

 

For more information contact Janette Irvine, email kjirvine@xtra.co.nz

 

Locating the Terraces with Dr Andrew Lorrey

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