UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Professor Andrew Philip Sturman

Geography

Fields of Research

  • Agricultural meteorology – vineyard siting and operations, frost prediction/protection
  • Air pollution and wind blown dust – measurement and modelling
  • Antarctic and alpine weather and climate
  • Climate processes and coral reefs
  • Local winds and boundary layer meteorology
  • Meteorology and climatology
  • Pacific and Southern Hemisphere weather and climate
  • Wind energy – site assessment and prediction

Researcher Summary

Atmospheric processes and phenomena of a range of spatial and temporal scales, particularly synoptic and sub-synoptic scale meteorology and climatology. A key research focus is investigation of the effects of the Earth’s surface on the atmosphere near the ground and applications to human activity.

Specific recent topics include: wind and storm hazards (legal insurance work); the modelling and measurement of air pollution and dust dispersion; meteorological and climatological applications in agriculture, such as frost protection and the selection of sites for vineyard development; evaluating wind energy potential in regions of complex terrain and short term prediction of wind energy generation; and investigation of the processes controlling the thermal environment of coral reefs.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Research Groups

Key Methodologies

  • Application of statistical and analytical techniques in atmospheric science
  • Atmospheric measurement systems – balloon and kite-borne meteorological variables
  • Atmospheric measurement systems – eddy covariance, surface energy exchanges
  • Atmospheric measurement systems – sodar wind profiling systems
  • Atmospheric measurement systems – standard meteorological variables
  • Numerical modelling of airflow and atmospheric structure

Affiliations

Prizes and Awards

  • Erskine Award to visit South Africa and Australia (12/10/01-29/11/01) ( 1997 - 2002)
  • Fellow of Royal Meteorological Society ( 2004 - 2017)
  • Fellow of Royal Meteorological Society (From 1997) ( 1997 - 2002)
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia September to December 1999. ( 1997 - 2002)
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, USA in May-June 1999. ( 1997 - 2002)

Student Supervision

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    Completed
  • PhD - Alizadeh Choobari: Modelling the spatial distribution, direct radiative forcing and impact of mineral dust on boundary layer dynamics (2013)
  • PhD - Appelhans: A climatology of particulate pollution in Christchurch (2010)
  • Current
  • PhD - Hawke: An investigation into the predictability of severe summer convective storms in New Zealand using the next-generation mesoscale numerical weather prediction system, WRF-ARW
  • Completed
  • PhD - Katurji: Turbulence and airflow variations in complex terrain: A modelling and field measurement approach for wind turbine siting (2011)
  • PhD - Khan: Sea breeze circulation in the Auckland region: observational data analysis and numerical modelling (2010)
  • PhD - Mukherjee: On the estimation of nitrous oxide flux from agricultural fields of New Zealand using micro-meteorological methods (2013)
  • Current
  • PhD - Pearce: Bushfire weather
  • PhD - Powell: The spatial variability of near-surface minimum temperature in complex terrain: Marlborough vineyard region, New Zealand
  • Completed
  • PhD - Scott: 2001-PhD/DMA/EdD-Scott, Angelique (2006)
  • PhD - Simpson: Numerical modelling of atmospheric interactions with wildland fire (2013)
  • PhD - Titov: 2005-PhD/DMA/EdD-Titov, Mikhail (2008)
  • PhD - Wilson: 2002-PhD/DMA/EdD-Wilson, Jeff (2006)
  • PhD - Zahid: The Influence of Asian Monsoon Variability on Precipitation Patterns over the Maldives (2011)
  • Masters - Mathewson: 2010-Masters Thesis-Mathewson, Philip (2011)
  • Masters - Pattinson: 2008-Masters Thesis-Pattinson, Woodroe (2009)
  • Masters - Sharif: 2008-Masters Thesis-Sharif, Ali (2009)
  • Masters - Shepherd: 2007-Masters Thesis-Shepherd, Tristan (2008)
  • Masters - Shrestha: 2008-Masters Thesis-Shrestha, Kreepa (2009)
  • Masters - Sluys: 2005-Masters Thesis-Sluys, Shona (2006)
  • Masters - Thornton: 2004-Masters Thesis-Thornton, David (2007)
  • Honours - Fletcher: 2010-Honours-Fletcher, Melissa (2010)
  • Honours - Kelly: 2008-Honours-Kelly, Edel (2008)
  • Honours - McGloin: 2008-Honours-McGloin, Ryan (2009)
  • Honours - Shepherd: 2007-Honours-Shepherd, Tristan (2007)
  • Honours - Wiebe: 2007-Honours-Wiebe, Andrew (2007)

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

  • Le Roux, R., Katurji, MM., Zawar-Reza, P., de Resseguier, L., Sturman, AP., van Leeuwen, C., Parker, A., Trought, M. and Quenol, H. (2016) A fine scale approach to map bioclimatic indices using and comparing dynamical and geostatistical methods. Willamette Valley, OR, USA: 11th International Terroir Congress, 10 Jul 2016 - 14 Jul 2016. (Conference - Published)
  • Soltanzadeh, I., Bonnardot, V., Sturman, A., Quénol, H. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2016) Assessment of the ARW-WRF model over complex terrain: the case of the Stellenbosch Wine of Origin district of South Africa. Theoretical and Applied Climatology : 1-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00704-016-1857-z. (Journal articles)
  • Alizadeh-Choobari, O., Sturman, A. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2015) Global distribution of mineral dust and its impact on radiative fluxes as simulated by WRF-Chem. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 127(6): 635-648. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00703-015-0390-4. (Journal articles)
  • Katurji, M., Noonan, B., Zawar-Reza, P., Schulmann, T. and Sturman, A. (2015) Characteristics of the springtime alpine valley atmospheric boundary layer using self-organizing maps. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 54(10): 2077-2085. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-14-0317.1. (Journal articles)
  • Mukherjee, S., McMillan, AMS., Sturman, AP., Harvey, MJ. and Laubach, J. (2015) Footprint methods to separate N<inf>2</inf>O emission rates from adjacent paddock areas. International Journal of Biometeorology 59(3): 325-338. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00484-014-0844-2. (Journal articles)
  • Alizadeh-Choobari, O., Sturman, A. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2014) A global satellite view of the seasonal distribution of mineral dust and its correlation with atmospheric circulation. Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans 68: 20-34. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2014.07.002. (Journal articles)
  • Choobari, OA., Zawar-Reza, P. and Sturman, A. (2014) The global distribution of mineral dust and its impacts on the climate system: A review. Atmospheric Research 138: 152-165. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2013.11.007. (Journal articles)
  • Cortazar-Atauri, GD., I, Neethling., E, Rességuier., D, L., Parker, K., A, Barbeau., G, Quénol., H, Sturman., A, Trought., M, Leeuwen. and V, C. (2014) Assessing prediction quality of several phenological process based models using various types of databases. (Conference - Other)
  • Mukherjee, S., Sturman, AP., McMillan, AMS., Harvey, MJ. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2014) Assessment of error propagation in measured flux values obtained using an eddy diffusivity based micrometeorological setup. Atmospheric Environment 84: 144-155. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.10.034. (Journal articles)
  • Parker, A., Schulmann, T., Sturman, A., Agnew, R., Zawar-Reza, P., Katurji, M., Gendig, E. and Trought, M. (2014) Grapevine phenology of the Marlborough region, New Zealand. Tokaj, Hungary: 10th International Terroir Congress, 7 Jul 2014 - 10 Jul 2014. In Proceedings 2: 105-109. (Conference - Published)
  • Simpson, CC., Grant Pearce, H., Sturman, AP. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2014) Behaviour of fire weather indices in the 2009-10 New Zealand wildland fire season. International Journal of Wildland Fire 23(8): 1147-1164. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF12169. (Journal articles)
  • Simpson, CC., Pearce, HG., Sturman, AP. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2014) Verification of WRF modelled fire weather in the 2009-10 New Zealand fire season. International Journal of Wildland Fire 23(1): 34-45. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF12152. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, A., Schulmann, T., Soltanzadeh, I., Gendig, E., Zawar-Reza, P., Katurji, M., Parker, A. and Trought, M. (2014) Application of high-resolution climate measurements and modeling to the adaptation of New Zealand vineyard regions to climate variability. Tokaj, Hungary: 10th International Terroir Congress, 7 Jul 2014 - 10 Jul 2014. In Proceedings 2: 18-23. (Conference - Published)
  • Alizadeh Choobari, O., Zawar-Reza, P. and Sturman, A. (2013) Low level jet intensification by mineral dust aerosols. Annales Geophysicae 31(4): 625-632. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/angeo-31-625-2013. (Journal articles)
  • Appelhans, T., Sturman, A. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2013) Synoptic and climatological controls of particulate matter pollution in a Southern Hemisphere coastal city. International Journal of Climatology 33(2): 463-479. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.3439. (Journal articles)
  • Choobari, OA., Zawar-Reza, P. and Sturman, A. (2013) Simulation of the spatial distribution of mineral dust and its direct radiative forcing over Australia. Tellus, Series B: Chemical and Physical Meteorology 65(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/tellusb.v65i0.19856. (Journal articles)
  • Mukherjee, S., Zawar-Reza, P., Sturman, A. and Mittal, AK. (2013) Characterizing atmospheric surface layer turbulence using chaotic return map analysis. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 122(3-4): 185-197. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00703-013-0286-0. (Journal articles)
  • Philippe, F., Quénol, H. and Sturman, A. (2013) Variabilité spatiale des températures dans le contexte du changement climatique à l’échelle du vignoble de Marlborough (Nouvelle-Zélande). Climatologie 10: 123-145. (Journal articles)
  • Simpson, C., Sturman, A., Zawar–Reza, P. and Pearce, G. (2013) Fire weather of a Canterbury Northwester on 6 February 2011 in South Island, New Zealand. Melbourne, Australia: Bushfire CRC & AFAC 2013 Conference, 2 Sep 2013 - 2 Sep 2013. (Conference - Published)
  • Sturman, A. and Quénol, H. (2013) Changes in atmospheric circulation and temperature trends in major vineyard regions of New Zealand. International Journal of Climatology 33(12): 2609-2621. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.3608. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, A., Trought, M., Quénol, H., Zawar-Reza, P., Tait, A., Agnew, R., Soltanzadeh, I., Powell, S., Parker, A., Katurji, M. and Gendig, E. (2013) Mesures et modélisation de la variabilité climatique à l'échelle des vignobles de Nouvelle Zélande. In Hervé QUÉNOL (Ed.), Changement Climatique et Terroirs Viticoles: 265-288. Paris: Hermes Press. (Chapters)
  • Sturman, AP. (2013) Development of advanced weather and climate modeling tools to help vineyard regions adapt to climate change. (Oral Presentations)
  • Sturman, AP. and McGowan, HA. (2013) Climate. The Pacific Islands: Environment and Society: 1-18. (Chapters)
  • Sturman, AP. and McGowan, HA. (2013) Climate. In Rapaport, M (Ed.), The Pacific Islands: Environment and Society (2nd ed.): 1-18. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. (Chapters)
  • Alizadeh Choobari, O., Zawar-Reza, P. and Sturman, A. (2012) Atmospheric forcing of the three-dimensional distribution of dust particles over Australia: A case study. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres 117(11) http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2012JD017748. (Journal articles)
  • Alizadeh Choobari, O., Zawar-Reza, P. and Sturman, A. (2012) Feedback between windblown dust and planetary boundary-layer characteristics: Sensitivity to boundary and surface layer parameterizations. Atmospheric Environment 61: 294-304. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.07.038. (Journal articles)
  • Mukherjee, S., Sturman, A., Mcmillan, AM., Harvey, M. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2012) Analysis of uncertainty in the nitrous oxide flux values measured using a coupled eddy covariance-flux gradient technique. 1 (Conference - Other)
  • Sturman, A. and Quénol, H. (2012) Recent changes in atmospheric circulation over New Zealand and their impact on temperature trends in the Marlborough vineyard region. (Conference - Other)
  • Sturman, AP. (2012) Climate variability and the New Zealand wine industry. (Oral Presentations)
  • Sturman, AP. (2012) Saving the noble grape - helping the world’s vineyard areas adapt to changing climate. (Oral Presentations)
  • Bonnardot, V., Sturman, A., Soltanzadeh, I., Zawar-Reza, P., Hunter, JJ. and Quénol, H. (2011) Investigation of grapevine areas under climatic stress using high resolution atmospheric modelling: case studies in South Africa and New Zealand. (Conference - Other)
  • Katurji, M., Sturman, A. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2011) An Investigation into Ridge-Top Turbulence Characteristics During Neutral and Weakly Stable Conditions: Velocity Spectra and Isotropy. Boundary-Layer Meteorology 139(1): 143-160. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10546-010-9576-y. (Journal articles)
  • Powell, S., Sturman, A. and Quénol, H. (2011) Changement climatique et variabilité spatiale du climat dans les vignobles de Marlborough (Nouvelle Zélande) (Climate change and spatial variability of climate in the vineyard regions of Marlborough (New Zealand)). Rovereto, Italy: Association Internationale de Climatologie: XXIVème Colloque International (AIC), 6 Sep 2011 - 10 Sep 2011. : 489-494. (Conference - Published)
  • Sturman, A. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2011) Predicting the frequency of occurrence of visible water vapour plumes at proposed industrial sites. Atmospheric Environment 45(12): 2103-2109. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.01.055. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, A., Powell, S., Soltanzadeh, I. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2011) Mesoscale modelling of frost risk in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. (Conference - Other)
  • Sturman, A., Powell, S., Soltanzadeh, I. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2011) Multi-scale investigation of the meteorology of vineyard regions: a New Zealand case study. (Conference - Other)
  • Sturman, A., Quénol, H., Powell, S., Soltanzadeh, I., Zawar-Reza, P. and Bonnardot, V. (2011) Investigating the adaptability of New Zealand’s vineyard areas to changing climate using a multi-scale approach. (Conference - Other)
  • Sturman, A., Soltanzadeh, I., Powell, S. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2011) Modelling of climate at the terroir scale: a New Zealand case study. (Conference - Other)
  • Sturman, A., Titov, M. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2011) Selecting optimal monitoring site locations for peak ambient particulate material concentrations using the MM5-CAMx4 numerical modelling system. Science of the Total Environment 409(4): 810-821. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2010.11.005. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, AP. (2011) Application of mesoscale meteorology and climatology to agricultural problems in New Zealand. (Oral Presentations)
  • Sturman, AP. (2011) Assessing the sustainability of vineyard regions in a changing climate: an application in mesoscale meteorology and climatology. (Oral Presentations)
  • Sturman, AP. (2011) Assessing the sustainability of vineyard regions in a changing climate: an application in mesoscale meteorology and climatology. (Oral Presentations)
  • Sturman, AP. (2011) Effects of changes in atmospheric circulation on the local temperature regime of the Marlborough region. (Oral Presentations)
  • Wiebe, A., Sturman, A. and McGowan, H. (2011) Wavelet analysis of atmospheric turbulence over a coral reef flat. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 28(5): 698-708. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/2010JTECHA1485.1. (Journal articles)
  • Appelhans, T., Sturman, A. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2010) Modelling emission trends from non-constant time series of PM10 concentrations in Christchurch, New Zealand. International Journal of Environment and Pollution 43(4): 354-363. http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJEP.2010.036932. (Journal articles)
  • McGowan, HA., Sturman, AP., MacKellar, MC., Wiebe, AH. and Neil, DT. (2010) Measurements of the local energy balance over a coral reef flat, Heron Island, southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres 115(19) http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2010JD014218. (Journal articles)
  • Simpson, C., Sturman, A. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2010) Numerical Modelling of Fire-Atmosphere Interactions and the 2003 Canberra Bushfires. 1 (Conference - Other)
  • Sturman, Andrew P. (2010) SPECIAL ISSUE: PARTICULATE AIR POLLUTION IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENT AND POLLUTION 41(1-2): 1-2. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, AP. (2010) Particulate air pollution in urban environments. International Journal of Environment and Pollution 41(1/2): 1-2. Editorial. (Other)
  • Sturman, AP. (Ed.) (2010) International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 41, 1/2, Special Issue on Particulate Air Pollution in Urban Environments. Olney: Inderscience Publishers. (Edited Volumes)
  • Zahid Sturman, A., Hart, D. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2010) Teleconnections between Eurasian snow cover and the Maldives monsoon rainfall. Vol 12 (Conference - Other)
  • Zawar-Reza, P., Sturman, AP. and Khan, B. (2010) Airshed Modelling in Complex Terrain. In Hanrahan, G (Ed.), Modelling of Pollutants in Complex Environmental Systems Volume II: 435-454. St Albans: ILM Publications. (Chapters)
  • Katurji, M., Sturman, A. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2009) Summary Report SR2: Sodar Meteorological Station at Mt. Cass, Waipara. (Reports)
  • Sturman, AP. and McGowan, HA. (2009) Observations of dry season surface energy exchanges over a desert clay pan, Queensland, Australia. Journal of Arid Environments 73(1): 74-81. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2008.08.008. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, AP., Zawar-Reza, P. and Katurji, M. (2009) Application of modelling techniques to the investigation of air pollution in small towns in New Zealand. (Conference - Other)
  • Sturman, A. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2008) Comparison of Inversion Conditions in the Waiareka Valley and Elsewhere in the South Island. (Reports)
  • Sturman, A. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2008) Meteorology of the Weston Area. (Reports)
  • Sturman, A. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2008) Temperature Inversions in the Waiareka Valley. (Reports)
  • Sturman, A., Zawar-Reza, P. and Curtis, A. (2008) Occurrence of Visible Water Vapour Plumes. (Reports)
  • Sturman, AP. (2008) Weather and climate. In Winterbourn, M, Knox, G, Burrows, C, Marsden, I (Ed.), The Natural History of Canterbury (3rd ed.): 119-142. Christchurch: University of Canterbury Press. (Chapters)
  • Titov, M. and Sturman, A. (2008) Evaluation of proposed winter PM concentration reduction strategies using the MM5 and CAMx4 modelling system - Christchurch, New Zealand, 2005-2013. Aerosol and Air Quality Research 8(2): 201-217. (Journal articles)
  • Zawar-Reza, P. and Sturman, A. (2008) Application of airshed modelling to the implementation of the New Zealand National Environmental Standards for air quality. Atmospheric Environment 42(38): 8785-8794. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2008.07.045. (Journal articles)
  • Fisher, G., Kjellstrom, T., Kingham, S., Hales, S., Shrestha, R., Sturman, A., Sherman, M., O'Fallon, C., Cavanagh, JE. and Durand, M. (2007) Health and Air Pollution in New Zealand: Main Report. (Reports)
  • Harrison, J., Key, N., Kingham, S. and Sturman, AP. (2007) Development and evaluation of a low cost particulate monitor for user-defined conditional sequential sampling. Clean Air and Environmental Quality 41(1): 33-38. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, A. (2007) Analysis of the relationship between hourly mean and maximum hourly ten-minute mean wind speed for Parengarenga. For Connell Wagner Ltd, Wellington. (Reports)
  • Sturman, A., Zawar-Reza, P. and Katurji, M. (2007) Canterbury Airsheds Project - Ashburton winter 2006. (Reports)
  • Sturman, A., Zawar-Reza, P. and Katurji, M. (2007) Canterbury Airsheds Project - Ashburton/Tinwald airshed issue. (Reports)
  • Sturman, A., Zawar-Reza, P. and Katurji, M. (2007) Canterbury Airsheds Project - Rangiora/Kaiapoi buffer zones. (Reports)
  • Sturman, A., Zawar-Reza, P. and Katurji, M. (2007) Canterbury Airsheds Project - Rangiora/Southbrook airshed issue. (Reports)
  • Titov, M., Sturman, A. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2007) Application of the MM5-C AMx4.2 numerical modelling system to investigate a proposed reduction of winter PM concentration in Christchurch, New Zealand over the 2005-2013 time period. In 100th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Air and Waste Management Association 2007, ACE 2007 1: 257-262. (Conference - Published)
  • Titov, M., Sturman, A. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2007) Improvement of predicted fine and total particulate matter (PM) composition by applying several different chemical scenarios: A winter 2005 case study. Science of the Total Environment 385(1-3): 284-296. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2007.06.034. (Journal articles)
  • Titov, M., Sturman, AP. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2007) Application of MM5 and CAMx4 to local scale dispersion of particulate matter for the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. In Atmospheric Environment 41(2): 327-338. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2006.08.012. (Conference - Published)
  • Corsmeier, U., Kossmann, M., Kalthoff, N. and Sturman, A. (2006) Temporal evolution of winter smog within a nocturnal boundary layer at Christchurch, New Zealand. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 91(1-4): 129-148. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00703-005-0111-5. (Journal articles)
  • Dirks, KN., Sturman, AP. and Johns, MD. (2006) Using health impacts to assess atmospheric carbon monoxide models. Meteorological Applications 13(1): 83-87. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1350482705002057. (Journal articles)
  • Scott, AJ. and Sturman, AP. (2006) Beyond emission inventories: Tracking the main sources of PM in Christchurch, New Zealand. Clean Air and Environmental Quality 40(4): 35-42. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, A. (2006) Parengarenga wind farm study: Extreme wind analysis. For PowerCoast Ltd. (Reports)
  • Sturman, A. and Appelhans, T. (2006) Estimation of hourly solar radiation from 2nd July to 18th August 2003 in the area between Rangataiki and Matea townships, east of Lake Taupo in the central North Island. For Dairy Insight, AgResearch. (Reports)
  • Wilson, JG., Kingham, S. and Sturman, AP. (2006) Intraurban variations of PM10 air pollution in Christchurch, New Zealand: Implications for epidemiological studies. Science of the Total Environment 367(2-3): 559-572. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2005.08.045. (Journal articles)
  • Zawar-Reza, P. and Sturman, A. (2006) Numerical analysis of a thermotopographically-induced mesoscale circulation in a mountain basin using a non-hydrostatic model. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 93(3-4): 221-233. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00703-006-0185-8. (Journal articles)
  • Zawar-Reza, P. and Sturman, AP. (2006) Two-dimensional numerical analysis of a thermally generated mesoscale wind system observed in the Mackenzie Basin, New Zealand. Australian Meteorological Magazine 55(1): 19-34. (Journal articles)
  • Dirks, KN. and Sturman, AP. (2005) The influence of local surface winds on air pollution concentrations at curbside monitoring stations. Weather and Climate 24: 3-14. (Journal articles)
  • Fisher, G., King, D., Bluett, J., Gimson, N., Wilton, E., Xie, S., Faulk, M., Cudmore, R., Kingham, S., Sturman, A. and Ladd, M. (2005) Defining New Zealand's Airsheds: Local Air Management Areas (LAMAs) - Information Resource Update. (Reports)
  • Green, M., Sturman, A. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2005) Puketiro wind resource assessment. Greater Wellington Regional Council. (Reports)
  • Green, M., Sturman, A. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2005) Wind resource analysis for the Waipori and Tararua regions. TrustPower Generation Ltd. (Reports)
  • Green, M., Sturman, A. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2005) Wind resource investigation and analysis for the Taranaki region. Tenergy NZ Ltd. (Reports)
  • Green, M., Sturman, A. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2005) Wind resource survey. Tenergy NZ Ltd. (Reports)
  • Green, M., Sturman, AP. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2005) Wind energy assessment for Rock and Pillar Range. (Reports)
  • Sturman, A. and Sabel, CE. (2005) Review of available published work produced by the Topoclimate South and growOTAGO research programmes. (Reports)
  • Sturman, AP. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2005) The role of atmospheric modelling in the implementation of new National Environmental Standards for air quality in New Zealand. Crete, Greece: 10th International Conference on Harmonization within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, 17-10-2005. (Conference - Published)
  • Sturman, AP., Green, M., Zawar-Reza, P. and Titov, M. (2005) Brief interim report on the model validation results for Taharoa. (Reports)
  • Sturman, AP., Zawar-Reza, P., Green, M. and Titov, M. (2005) Developments in analysis and forecasting of the wind energy resource in New Zealand. Melbourne, Australia: 4th World Wind Energy Conference & Renewable Energy Exhibition, 2-11-2005. (Conference - Published)
  • Wilson, JG., Kingham, S., Pearce, J. and Sturman, AP. (2005) A review of intraurban variations in particulate air pollution: Implications for epidemiological research. Atmospheric Environment 39(34): 6444-6462. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2005.07.030. (Journal articles)
  • Zawar-Reza, P., Sturman, A. and Hurley, PJ. (2005) Prognostic urban-scale air pollution modelling in Australia and New Zealand. Clean Air and Environmental Quality 39(2): 41-45. (Journal articles)
  • Zawar-Reza, P., Titov, M. and Sturman, AP. (2005) Dispersion modelling of PM10 for Christchurch, New Zealand: An intercomparison of performance between Mesoscale Model (MM5) and The Air Pollution Model (TAPM). Hobart, Australia: 17th International Clean Air and Environment Conference, 3-5-2005. (Conference - Published)
  • Kossmann, M. and Sturman, A. (2004) The surface wind field during winter smog nights in Christchurch and coastal Canterbury, New Zealand. International Journal of Climatology 24(1): 93-108. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.981. (Journal articles)
  • McKendry, IG., Sturman, AP. and Vergeiner, J. (2004) Vertical profiles of particulate matter size distributions during winter domestic burning in Christchurch, New Zealand. Atmospheric Environment 38(29): 4805-4813. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2004.06.029. (Journal articles)
  • Zawar-Reza, P., McGowan, H., Sturman, A. and Kossmann, M. (2004) Numerical simulations of wind and temperature structure within an Alpine lake basin, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 86(3-4): 245-260. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00703-003-0045-8. (Journal articles)
  • Dirks, KN., Johns, MD., Hay, JE. and Sturman, AP. (2003) A semi-empirical model for predicting the effect of changes in traffic flow patterns on carbon monoxide concentrations. Atmospheric Environment 37(19): 2719-2724. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1352-2310(03)00156-0. (Journal articles)
  • Kossmann, M. and Sturman, AP. (2003) Dynamic airflow channelling effects in bent valleys. Journal of Applied Meteorology 42: 151-158. (Journal articles)
  • Kossmann, M. and Sturman, AP. (2003) Pressure-driven channeling effects in bent valleys. Journal of Applied Meteorology 42(1): 151-158. (Journal articles)
  • Oliphant, AJ., Spronken-Smith, RA., Sturman, AP. and Owens, IF. (2003) Spatial variability of surface radiation fluxes in mountainous terrain. Journal of Applied Meteorology 42(1): 113-128. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, AP., Bradley, S., Drummond, P., Grant, K., Gudiksen, P., Kossmann, M., McGowan, HA., Oliphant, A., Owens, IF., Powell, S., Spronken-Smith, R. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2003) Supplement to: The Lake Tekapo Experiment (LTEX): an investigation of atmospheric boundary layer processes in complex terrain. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 84 (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, AP., Bradley, S., Drummond, P., Grant, K., Gudiksen, P., Kossmann, M., McGowan, HA., Oliphant, A., Owens, IF., Powell, S., Spronken-Smith, R. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2003) The Lake Tekapo Experiment (LTEX) - An investigation of atmospheric boundary layer processes in complex terrain. BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY 84(3): 371-380. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-84-3-371. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, AP., Bradley, S., Drummond, P., Grat, K., Gudiksen, P., Kossmann, M., McGowan, HA., Oliphant, A., Owens, IF., Powell, S., Spronken-Smith, R. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2003) The Lake Tekapo Experiment (LTEX). Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 84(3): 371-380. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-84-3-371. (Journal articles)
  • Dirks, KN., Johns, MD., Hay, JE. and Sturman, AP. (2002) A simple semi-empirical model for predicting missing carbon monoxide concentrations. Atmospheric Environment 36(39-40): 5953-5959. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1352-2310(02)00767-7. (Journal articles)
  • Dirks, KN., Kjellstrom, T., Johns, MD., Hay, JE. and Sturman, AP. (2002) The role of carboxyhaemoglobin modelling in carbon monoxide monitoring and modeling. 207-212. (Conference - Other)
  • Fisher, GW., Rolfe, KA., Kjellstrom, T., Woodward, A., Hales, S., Sturman, AP., Kingham, S., Petersen, J., Shrestha, R. and King, D. (2002) Health effects due to motor vehicle air pollution in New Zealand. (Reports)
  • Kossmann, M. and Sturman, AP. (2002) Analysis of surface wind fields in Christchurch and Canterbury (NZ) during winter smog nights - results from CAPS2000. 452-458. (Conference - Other)
  • Kossmann, M. and Sturman, AP. (2002) Dynamic airflow channelling effects in bent valleys. In 10TH CONFERENCE ON MOUNTAIN METEOROLOGY 319-322. (Conference - Other)
  • Kossmann, M., Sturman, AP., Zawar-Reza, P., McGowan, HA., Oliphant, AJ., Owens, IF. and Spronken-Smith, RA. (2002) Analysis of the wind field and heat budget in an alpine lake basin during summertime fair weather conditions. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 81(1-2): 27-52. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s007030200029. (Journal articles)
  • McGowan, HA., Sturman, AP., Kossmann, M. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2002) Observations of foehn onset in the Southern Alps, New Zealand. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 79(3-4): 215-230. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s007030200004. (Journal articles)
  • Moran, W. and Sturman, A. (2002) Climatic assessment of possible vineyard sites in North Canterbury and southern Marlborough. Report prepared for Montana Wines, Auckland. (Reports)
  • Spronken-Smith, R., Kingham, S. and Sturman, A. (2002) Sources and Amounts of Dust in Tekapo Village During Summer 2001/2002. (Reports)
  • Spronken-Smith, R., Sturman, A., Kossmann, M. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2002) An Overview of the Christchurch Air Pollution Study (CAPS) 2000. Christchurch, New Zealand: Proceedings of the 16th International Clean Air and Environment Conference of the Clean Air Society of Australia & New Zealand, 19-8-2002. : 759-763. (Conference - Published)
  • Spronken-Smith, RA., Sturman, AP. and Wilton, E. (2002) Christchurch's air pollution problem - progress and prospects. Clean Air and Environmental Quality 36: 23-28. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, A. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2002) Application of back-trajectory techniques to the delimitation of urban clean air zones. Atmospheric Environment 36(20): 3339-3350. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1352-2310(02)00253-4. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, A., Kossmann, M., Spronken-Smith, R., Zawar-Reza, P. and Boorer, S. (2002) The Air Pollution Meteorology of the Timaru Area. Environment Canterbury. (Reports)
  • Sturman, A., Kossmann, M., Zawar-Reza, P., Spronken-Smith, RA. and Boorer, S. (2002) Air pollution Meteorology of Timaru, South Canterbury, New Zealand. Christchurch, New Zealand: Proceedings of the 16th International Clean Air and Environment Conference of the Clean Air Society of Australia & New Zealand, 19-8-2002. : 764-770. (Conference - Published)
  • Wilton, E. and Sturman, AP. (2002) Assessing sources of visibility degradation in Christchurch. 884-889. (Conference - Other)
  • Dirks, KN., Johns, MD., Sturman, AP. and Hay, JE. (2001) A Simple Semi-Empirical Model for Predicting Carbon Monoxide Concentrations. 357-364. (Conference - Other)
  • Kossmann, M., Sturman, AP. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2001) Atmospheric influences on bush fire propagation and smoke dispersion over complex terrain. Christchurch, New Zealand: Proceedings of the Australasian Bushfire Conference, 3-7-2001. : 78-83. (Conference - Published)
  • Oliphant, AJ., Sturman, AP. and Tapper, NJ. (2001) The evolution and structure of a tropical island sea/land-breeze system, northern Australia. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 78(1-2): 45-59. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s007030170005. (Journal articles)
  • Spronken-Smith, RA. and Sturman, AP. (2001) Broad background to the physical environment. In Sturman, AP, Spronken-Smith, RA (Ed.), The Physical Environment: A New Zealand Perspective: 2-11. Melbourne: Oxford University Press. (Chapters)
  • Sturman, A. and Wanner, H. (2001) A comparative review of the weather and climate of the Southern Alps of New Zealand and the European Alps. Mountain Research and Development 21(4): 359-369. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, A. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2001) Application of back-trajectory techniques to the delimination of a Clean Air Zone for the Christchurch airshed. Technical Report U01/3. (Reports)
  • Sturman, AP. (2001) Local and regional weather and climate. In Sturman, AP, Spronken-Smith, RA (Ed.), The physical environment: a New Zealand perspective: 94-112. Melbourne: Oxford University Press. (Chapters)
  • Sturman, AP. (2001) Synoptic controls on the weather. In Sturman, AP, Spronken-Smith, RA (Ed.), The physical environment: a New Zealand perspective: 76-93. Melbourne: Oxford University Press. (Chapters)
  • Sturman, AP. and Spronken-Smith, RA. (Ed.) (2001) The Physical Environment: A New Zealand Perspective. Melbourne: Oxford University Press. (Edited Volumes)
  • Sturman, AP. and Wanner, H. (2001) A comparative review of the weather and climate of the New Zealand Southern Alps and the European Alps. Mountain Research and Development 21: 359-369. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, AP., Kossmann, M., Spronken-Smith, RA. and Zawar-Reza, P. (2001) The Christchurch Air Pollution Study (CAPS) 2000 - an overview and preliminary results. Loutraki, Greece: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Urban Air Quality, 19-3-2001. Paper UAP1.12: 68-72. (Conference - Published)
  • Sturman, AP., Owens, IF. and Fitzharris, BB. (2001) Precipitation processes and water storage. In Sturman, AP, Spronken-Smith, RA (Ed.), The physical environment: a New Zealand perspective: 152-174. Melbourne: Oxford University Press. (Chapters)
  • Zawar-Reza, P. and Sturman, AP. (2001) Assessing the impact of industry on air quality and the environment using atmospheric mathematical models. Tehran, Iran: Proceedings of the 3rd International Seminar of Iranian Industries & Mines R & D Centres, 1-2001. : 517-521. (Conference - Published)
  • Kossmann, M., Sturman, AP., Zawar-Reza, P., McGowan, HA., Bradley, SG., Oliphant, AJ. and Hipkin, VJ. (2000) Boundary layer development and local winds in an alpine lake basin. Auckland, New Zealand: Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on Acoustic Remote Sensing of the Atmospheres and Oceans and Associated Techniques, 27-11-2000. : 188-191. (Conference - Published)
  • Kossmann, M., Sturman, AP., Zawar-Reza, P., McGowan, HA., Oliphant, AJ., Owens, IF. and Spronken-Smith, RA. (2000) Analysis of the wind and temperature field in an alpine lake basin. Aspen, CO, USA: 9th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, American Meteorological Society, 7-8-2000. In Proceedings 9th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, American Meteorological Society: 312-313. (Conference - Published)
  • Oliphant, AJ., Sturman, AP. and Spronken-Smith, RA. (2000) Spatial heterogeneity of surface energy exchange in an alpine catchment. 314-315. (Conference - Other)
  • Senaratne, I., Powell, KJ., Munro, MHG. and Sturman, AP. (2000) Sources of airborne PAH pollution in Christchurch, New Zealand. 335-340. (Conference - Other)
  • Sturman, AP. (2000) SODAR observations of atmospheric boundary layer development in complex terrain: some New Zealand case studies. 180-183. (Conference - Other)
  • Sturman, AP. (2000) Applied climatology. Progress in Physical Geography 24(1): 129-139. (Journal articles)
  • McCauley, MP. and Sturman, AP. (1999) A study of orographic blocking and barrier wind development upstream of the Southern Alps, New Zealand. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 70(3-4): 121-131. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, AP., McGowan, HA. and Spronken-Smith, RA. (1999) Mesoscale and local climates in New Zealand. Progress in Physical Geography 23(4): 611-635. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, AP., McGowan, HA. and Spronken-Smith, RA. (1999) Mesoscale and local climates. Progress in Physical Geography 23: 611-635. (Journal articles)
  • Chater, AM. and Sturman, AP. (1998) Atmospheric conditions influencing the orographic spillover of westerly rainfall into the Waimakariri catchment, Southern Alps, New Zealand. International Journal of Climatology 18: 77-92. (Journal articles)
  • Chater, AM. and Sturman, AP. (1998) Atmospheric conditions influencing the spillover of rainfall to lee of the Southern Alps, New Zealand. International Journal of Climatology 18(1): 77-92. (Journal articles)
  • McKenzie, RL., Paulin, KJ., Bodeker, GE., Liley, JB. and Sturman, AP. (1998) Cloud cover measured by satellite and from the ground: Relationship to UV radiation at the surface. International Journal of Remote Sensing 19(15): 2969-2985. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/014311698214370. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, AP. (1998) Applied climatology. Progress in Physical Geography 22(4): 558-565. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, AP. (1997) Applied climatology. Progress in Physical Geography 21(4): 593-603. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, AP., Tyson, PD. and D abreton, PC. (1997) A preliminary study of the transport of air from Africa and Australia to New Zealand. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 27(4): 485-498. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03014223.1997.9517550. (Journal articles)
  • Tyson, PD., Sturman, AF., Fitzharris, BB., Mason, SJ. and Owens, IF. (1997) Circulation changes and teleconnectioxs between glacial advances on the west coast of New Zealand and extended spells of drought years in South Africa. International Journal of Climatology 17(14): 1499-1512. (Journal articles)
  • McGowan, HA. and Sturman, AP. (1996) A kite based atmospheric sounding system. Boundary-Layer Meteorology 77(3-4): 395-399. (Journal articles)
  • McGowan, HA. and Sturman, AP. (1996) Interacting multi-scale wind systems within an Alpine Basin, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. METEOROLOGY AND ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS 58(1-4): 165-177. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01027563. (Journal articles)
  • McGowan, HA. and Sturman, AP. (1996) Regional and local scale characteristics of foehn wind events over the south island of New Zealand. METEOROLOGY AND ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS 58(1-4): 151-164. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01027562. (Journal articles)
  • Mcgowan, HA. and Sturman, AP. (1996) Short- and medium-term trends in the hydrometeorology of the Central Southern Alps, New Zealand. International Journal of Climatology 16(11): 1267-1279. (Journal articles)
  • McGowan, HA., Sturman, AP. and Owens, IF. (1996) Aeolian dust transport and deposition by foehn winds in an alpine environment, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. Geomorphology 15(2): 135-146. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0169-555X(95)00123-M. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, AP. and Tapper, NJ. (1996) The weather and climate of Australia and New Zealand. (Authored Books)
  • Wratt, DS., Ridley, RN., Sinclair, MR., Larsen, H., Thompson, SM., Henderson, R., Austin, GL., Bradley, SC., Auer, A., Sturman, AP., Owens, I., Fitzharris, B., Ryan, BF. and Gayet, JF. (1996) The New Zealand Southern Alps Experiment. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 77(4): 683-692. (Journal articles)
  • McGowan, HA., Owens, IF. and Sturman, AP. (1995) Thermal and dynamic characteristics of alpine lake breezes, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. Boundary-Layer Meteorology 76(1-2): 3-24. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00710888. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, AP. and McGowan, HA. (1995) An assessment of boundary-layer air mass characteristics associated with topographically-induced local wind systems. Boundary-Layer Meteorology 74(1-2): 181-193. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00715716. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, AP. (1994) Estimation of the heat budget over a glacier snowfield, Franz Josef, New Zealand. Annalen der Meteorologie 30: 299-302. (Journal articles)
  • Brazier, V., Owens, IF., Soons, JM. and Sturman, AP. (1992) Report on the Franz Josef Glacier. Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, Supplementband 86: 35-49. (Journal articles)
  • Ishikawa, N., Owens, IF. and Sturman, AP. (1992) Heat balance characteristics during fine periods on the lower parts of the Franz Josef Glacier, South Westland, New Zealand. International Journal of Climatology 12(4): 397-410. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.3370120407. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, AP. (1992) Dynamic and thermal effects on surface airflow associated with southerly changes over the South Island, New Zealand. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 47(2-4): 229-236. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01025619. (Journal articles)
  • Smith, RK., Ridley, RN., Page, MA., Steiner, JT. and Sturman, AP. (1991) Southerly changes on the east coast of New Zealand. Monthly Weather Review 119(5): 1259-1282. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, AP., Smith, RK., Page, MA., Ridley, RN. and Steiner, JT. (1990) Meso-scale surface wind changes associated with the passage of cold fronts along the eastern side of the Southern Alps, New Zealand. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 42(2): 133-143. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01041761. (Journal articles)
  • Mc Kendry, IG., Sturman, AP. and Owens, IF. (1988) Interactions between local winds and coastal sea surface temperatures near the canterbury coast. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 22(1): 91-100. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288330.1988.9516282. (Journal articles)
  • McKendry, IG., Sturman, AP. and Owens, IF. (1988) Numerical simulation of local thermal effects on the wind field of the Canterbury Plains, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 31(4): 511-524. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288306.1988.10422148. (Journal articles)
  • Steiner, JT., Revell, CG., Ridley, RN., Smith, RK., Page, MA., McInnes, KL. and Sturman, AP. (1987) The New Zealand southerly change experiment. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 68(10): 1226-1229. (Journal articles)
  • McKendry, IG., Sturman, AP. and Owens, IF. (1986) A study of interacting multi-scale wind systems, Canterbury plains, New Zealand. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 35(4): 242-252. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01041817. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, AP. (1985) An examination of the role of local wind systems in the concentration and dispersion of smoke pollution in Christchurch, New Zealand.. New Zealand Geographer 41(2): 67-76. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, AP. and Anderson, MR. (1985) A comparison of Antarctic Sea ice data sets and inferred trends in ice area.. Journal of Climate & Applied Meteorology 24(3): 275-280. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, AP., Fitzsimons, SJ. and Holland, LM. (1985) Local winds in the southern alps, new zealand. Journal of Climatology 5(2): 145-160. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.3370050203. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, AP. and McKendry, IG. (1984) Detailed analysis of the structure of local wind systems in Canterbury, New Zealand.. Proc. Nowcasting II symposium, Norrkoping, 1984, (ESA SP-208; distributed ESTEC, Noordwijk) : 81-85. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, AP. and Soons, JM. (1984) Precipitation intensity and variability at Chilton Valley, near Cass, Southern Alps.. Journal of Hydrology (New Zealand) 23(1): 10-20. (Journal articles)
  • Bedford, RD. and Sturman, AP. (1983) Canterbury at the crossroads: issues for the eighties.. (Journal articles)
  • McKendry, I. and Sturman, A. (1983) The significance of the Canterbury wind regime.. Canterbury at the crossroads : 126-137. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, AP. (1983) Airflow regime in a small alpine valley ( Chilton Valley, New Zealand).. New Zealand Journal of Science 26(2): 211-218. (Journal articles)
  • STURMAN, AP. (1983) AIR-FLOW REGIME IN A SMALL ALPINE VALLEY. NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF SCIENCE 26(2): 211-218. (Journal articles)
  • Sturman, AP. and Tyson, PD. (1981) Sea breezes along the Canterbury coast in the vicinity of Christchurch, New Zealand. Journal of Climatology 1(3): 203-219. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.3370010302. (Journal articles)
  • Tapper, NJ. and Sturman, AP. (1980) A modified radiosonde for use in the boundary layer.. New Zealand Journal of Science 23(3): 319-322. (Journal articles)