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)

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, 10-14 Jul 2016. (Conference Contribution - 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 Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • Mukherjee S., McMillan AMS., Sturman AP., Harvey MJ. and Laubach J. (2015) Footprint methods to separate N2O 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 Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • Cortazar-Atauri GD., I., Neethling., E., Rességuier D., L., Parker., K A., Barbeau. and G. (2014) Assessing prediction quality of several phenological process based models using various types of databases. Vienna, Austria: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014 (EGU), 27 Apr-2 May 2014 (Conference Contribution - 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 Article)
  • 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. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Simpson CC., Pearce HG., 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 Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Alizadeh Choobari O., Zawar-Reza P. and Sturman A. (2013) Simulation of the spatial distribution of mineral dust and its direct radiative forcing over Australia. Tellus B 65(1): 19856-19856. http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/tellusb.v65i0.19856. (Journal Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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, 2-2 Sep 2013. (Conference Contribution - 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 Article)
  • Sturman A., Trought M., Quénol H., Zawar-Reza P., Tait A., Agnew R., Soltanzadeh I., Powell S., Parker A. and Katurji M. (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. (Chapter)
  • Sturman AP. (2013) Development of advanced weather and climate modeling tools to help vineyard regions adapt to climate change. Marlborough Research Centre, Blenheim, New Zealand. (Oral Presentation)
  • 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. (Chapter)
  • 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 Article)
  • Choobari OA., 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 ARTN D11206 http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2012JD017748. (Journal Article)
  • 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. San Francisco, CA, USA: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2012, 3-7 Dec 2012 (Conference Contribution - 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. Noumea, New Caledonia: 10th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography, 23-27 Apr 2012 (Conference Contribution - Other)
  • Sturman AP. (2012) Climate variability and the New Zealand wine industry. Marlborough Research Centre, Blenheim, New Zealand. (Oral Presentation)
  • Sturman AP. (2012) Saving the noble grape - helping the world’s vineyard areas adapt to changing climate. Atmospheric Science Research Center of the State University of New York at Albany, United States. (Oral Presentation)
  • 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. Auckland, New Zealand: 19th International Congress on Biometeorology, 4-8 Dec 2011 (Conference Contribution - 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 Article)
  • 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), 6-10 Sep 2011. : 489-494. (Conference Contribution - 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 Article)
  • Sturman A., Powell S., Soltanzadeh I. and Zawar-Reza P. (2011) Mesoscale modelling of frost risk in the Marlborough region of New Zealand. Mendoza, Argentina: Le colloque international ‘Impact du changement climatique a l’échelle des terroirs viticoles’, 11-11 Nov 2011 (Conference Contribution - 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. Santa Maria, Brazil: 7th Brazilian Micrometeorology Workshop, 16-18 Nov 2011 (Conference Contribution - 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. Auckland, New Zealand: 19th International Congress on Biometeorology, 4-8 Dec 2011 (Conference Contribution - Other)
  • Sturman A., Soltanzadeh I., Powell S. and Zawar-Reza P. (2011) Modelling of climate at the terroir scale: a New Zealand case study. Valparaiso, Chile: Le colloque international ‘Impact du changement climatique a l’échelle des terroirs viticoles’, 7-7 Nov 2011 (Conference Contribution - 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 Article)
  • Sturman AP. (2011) Application of mesoscale meteorology and climatology to agricultural problems in New Zealand. University of Rennes 1, France. (Oral Presentation)
  • Sturman AP. (2011) Assessing the sustainability of vineyard regions in a changing climate: an application in mesoscale meteorology and climatology. National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Leeds, UK. (Oral Presentation)
  • Sturman AP. (2011) Assessing the sustainability of vineyard regions in a changing climate: an application in mesoscale meteorology and climatology. School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University, UK. (Oral Presentation)
  • Sturman AP. (2011) Effects of changes in atmospheric circulation on the local temperature regime of the Marlborough region. New Zealand Winegrowers Regional Meeting, Blenheim, New Zealand. (Oral Presentation)
  • Wiebe A., Sturman A. and McGowan H. (2011) Wavelet analysis of atmospheric turbulence over a coral reef flat. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology (Journal Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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 ARTN D19124 http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2010JD014218. (Journal Article)
  • Simpson C., Sturman A. and Zawar-Reza P. (2010) Numerical Modelling of Fire-Atmosphere Interactions and the 2003 Canberra Bushfires. San Francisco, CA, USA: American Geophysical Union, Fall Meeting 2010, 13-17 Dec 2010 (Conference Contribution - Other)
  • Sturman AP. (2010) Particulate air pollution in urban environments. International Journal of Environment and Pollution 41(1/2): 1-2. [Editorial]. (Other)
  • Sturman AP. (2010) SPECIAL ISSUE: PARTICULATE AIR POLLUTION IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS. International Journal of Environment and Pollution 41(1-2): 1-2. (Journal Article)
  • 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 Volume)
  • Zahid Sturman A., Hart D. and Zawar-Reza P. (2010) Teleconnections between Eurasian snow cover and the Maldives monsoon rainfall. Vienna, Austria: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2010, 2-7 May 2010 (Conference Contribution - 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. (Chapter)
  • Katurji M., Sturman A. and Zawar-Reza P. (2009) Summary Report SR2: Sodar Meteorological Station at Mt. Cass, Waipara.Commissioned by Mainpower. 20pp. (Report)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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. Istanbul, Turkey: 7th International Conference on Air Quality - Science and Application, 24-27 Mar 2009 (Conference Contribution - Other)
  • Sturman A. and Zawar-Reza P. (2008) Comparison of Inversion Conditions in the Waiareka Valley and Elsewhere in the South Island.Commissioned by Holcim NZ Ltd. 8pp. (Report)
  • Sturman A. and Zawar-Reza P. (2008) Meteorology of the Weston Area.Commissioned by Holcim NZ Ltd. 13pp. (Report)
  • Sturman A. and Zawar-Reza P. (2008) Temperature Inversions in the Waiareka Valley.Commissioned by Holcim NZ Ltd. 24pp. (Report)
  • Sturman A., Zawar-Reza P. and Curtis A. (2008) Occurrence of Visible Water Vapour Plumes.Commissioned by Holcim NZ Ltd. 8pp. (Report)
  • 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. (Chapter)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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.Commissioned by Health Research Council of New Zealand, Ministry for the Environment and Ministry of Transport. 184pp. (Report)
  • Harrison J., Key N., Kingham S. and Sturman A. (2007) Development and evaluation of a low cost particulate monitor for user-defined conditional sequential sampling. Clean Air and Environmental Quality (Journal Article)
  • 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. 5pp. (Report)
  • Sturman A., Zawar-Reza P. and Katurji M. (2007) Canterbury Airsheds Project - Ashburton winter 2006.Commissioned by Environment Canterbury, Christchurch. 5pp. (Report)
  • Sturman A., Zawar-Reza P. and Katurji M. (2007) Canterbury Airsheds Project - Ashburton/Tinwald airshed issue.Commissioned by Environment Canterbury. 10pp. (Report)
  • Sturman A., Zawar-Reza P. and Katurji M. (2007) Canterbury Airsheds Project - Rangiora/Kaiapoi buffer zones.Commissioned by Environment Canterbury. 13pp. (Report)
  • Sturman A., Zawar-Reza P. and Katurji M. (2007) Canterbury Airsheds Project - Rangiora/Southbrook airshed issue.Commissioned by Environment Canterbury, Christchurch. 9pp. (Report)
  • 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 Contribution - 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 Article)
  • 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 Contribution - 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 Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • Sturman A. (2006) Parengarenga wind farm study: Extreme wind analysis.For PowerCoast Ltd. 12pp. (Report)
  • 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. 14pp. (Report)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • Zawar-Reza P. and Sturman A. (2006) Two-dimensional numerical analysis of a thermally generated mesoscale wind system observed in the Mackenzie Basin, New Zealand. Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal (Journal Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • Fisher G., King D., Bluett J., Gimson N., Wilton E., Xie S., Faulk M., Cudmore R., Kingham S. and Sturman A. (2005) Defining New Zealand's Airsheds: Local Air Management Areas (LAMAs) - Information Resource Update.Commissioned by National Environmental Standards for Air Quality, NIWA. 105pp. (Report)
  • Green M., Sturman A. and Zawar-Reza P. (2005) Puketiro wind resource assessment.Greater Wellington Regional Council. 7. (Report)
  • Green M., Sturman A. and Zawar-Reza P. (2005) Wind resource analysis for the Waipori and Tararua regions.TrustPower Generation Ltd. 13. (Report)
  • Green M., Sturman A. and Zawar-Reza P. (2005) Wind resource investigation and analysis for the Taranaki region.Tenergy NZ Ltd. 8. (Report)
  • Green M., Sturman A. and Zawar-Reza P. (2005) Wind resource survey.Tenergy NZ Ltd. 96. (Report)
  • Green M., Sturman AP. and Zawar-Reza P. (2005) Wind energy assessment for Rock and Pillar Range. (Report)
  • Sturman A. and Sabel CE. (2005) Review of available published work produced by the Topoclimate South and growOTAGO research programmes.Commissioned by AgResearch. 21pp. (Report)
  • 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 Oct 2005. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Sturman AP., Green M., Zawar-Reza P. and Titov M. (2005) Brief interim report on the model validation results for Taharoa. (Report)
  • 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 Nov 2005. (Conference Contribution - 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 Article)
  • Wilson JG., Kingham S., Sturman A. and Pearce J. (2005) Intraurban particulate air pollution and restricted activity days in New Zealand school children. Epidemiology 16(5): S136-S136. http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00001648-200509000-00343. (Journal Article)
  • Zawar-Reza P., Sturman A. and Hurley P. (2005) Prognostic urban-scale air pollution modelling in Australia and New Zealand. (Journal Article)
  • 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 May 2005. (Conference Contribution - 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 Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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: 245-260. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00703-003-0045-8. (Journal Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • Kossmann M. and Sturman AP. (2003) Dynamic airflow channelling effects in bent valleys. Journal of Applied Meteorology 42: 151-158. (Journal Article)
  • Kossmann M. and Sturman AP. (2003) Pressure-driven channeling effects in bent valleys. Journal of Applied Meteorology 42(1): 151-158. (Journal Article)
  • Sturman AP., Bradley S., Drummond P., Grant K., Gudiksen P., Kossmann M., McGowan HA., Oliphant A., Owens IF. and Powell S. (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: ES6-ES9. (Journal Article)
  • Sturman AP., Bradley S., Drummond P., Grant K., Gudiksen P., Kossmann M., McGowan HA., Oliphant A., Owens IF. and Powell S. (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 Article)
  • Sturman AP., Bradley S., Drummond P., Grat K., Gudiksen P., Kossmann M., McGowan HA., Oliphant A., Owens IF. and Powell S. (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 Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • Dirks KN., Kjellstrom T., Johns MD., Hay JE. and Sturman AP. (2002) The role of carboxyhaemoglobin modelling in carbon monoxide monitoring and modeling. Christchurch, New Zealand: 16th International Clean Air and Environment Conference of the Clean Air Society of Australia & New Zealand, 18 Aug 2002 (Conference Contribution - 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.Commissioned by Ministry of Transport. (Report)
  • Kossmann M. and Sturman AP. (2002) Analysis of surface wind fields in Christchurch and Canterbury (NZ) during winter smog nights - results from CAPS2000. Christchurch, New Zealand: 16th International Clean Air and Environment Conference of the Clean Air Society of Australia & New Zealand, 18 Aug 2002 (Conference Contribution - Other)
  • Kossmann M. and Sturman AP. (2002) Dynamic airflow channelling effects in bent valleys. Park City, Utah: 10th AMS Mountain Meteorology Conference, 17 Jun 2002 (Conference Contribution - 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 Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • Moran W. and Sturman A. (2002) Climatic assessment of possible vineyard sites in North Canterbury and southern Marlborough. Report prepared for Montana Wines, Auckland.51pp. (Report)
  • Spronken-Smith R., Kingham S. and Sturman A. (2002) Sources and Amounts of Dust in Tekapo Village During Summer 2001/2002.Commissioned by Meridian Energy Ltd. 276pp. (Report)
  • 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 Aug 2002. : 759-763. (Conference Contribution - 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 Article)
  • Sturman A. and Zawar-Reza P. (2002) Application of back-trajectory techniques to the delimitation of urban clean air zones. Atmospheric Environment 36(20) PII S1352-2310(02)00253-4: 3339-3350. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1352-2310(02)00253-4. (Journal Article)
  • Sturman A., Kossmann M., Spronken-Smith R., Zawar-Reza P. and Boorer S. (2002) The Air Pollution Meteorology of the Timaru Area.Environment Canterbury. 60. (Report)
  • 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 Aug 2002. : 764-770. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Wilton E. and Sturman AP. (2002) Assessing sources of visibility degradation in Christchurch. Christchurch, New Zealand: 16th International Clean air and Environment Conference of the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand, 18 Aug 2002 (Conference Contribution - Other)
  • Dirks KN., Johns MD., Sturman AP. and Hay JE. (2001) A Simple Semi-Empirical Model for Predicting Carbon Monoxide Concentrations. Boulder Colorado: Conference on Transport and Air Pollution, 17 Sep 2001 (Conference Contribution - 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 Jul 2001. : 78-83. (Conference Contribution - 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 Article)
  • Spronken-Smith R. and Sturman A. (2001) Broad background to the physical environment. In Sturman A; Spronken-Smith R (Ed.), Oxford University Press; University of Canterbury. Geography. (Chapter)
  • Sturman A. (2001) Local and regional weather and climate. In Sturman A; Spronken-Smith R (Ed.), Oxford University Press; University of Canterbury. Geography. (Chapter)
  • Sturman A. (2001) Synoptic controls on the weather. In Sturman A; Spronken-Smith R (Ed.), Oxford University Press; University of Canterbury. Geography. (Chapter)
  • Sturman A. 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 (Journal Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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.Commissioned by Christchurch: Environment Canterbury. 23. (Report)
  • Sturman A., Owens I. and Fitzharris B. (2001) Precipitation processes and water storage. In Sturman A; Spronken-Smith R (Ed.), Oxford University Press; University of Canterbury. Geography. (Chapter)
  • Sturman AP. and Spronken-Smith RA. (Ed.) (2001) The Physical Environment: A New Zealand Perspective. Melbourne: Oxford University Press. 537. (Edited Volume)
  • 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 Mar 2001. Paper UAP1.12: 68-72. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • 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 Jan 2001. : 517-521. (Conference Contribution - 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 Nov 2000. : 188-191. (Conference Contribution - 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 Aug 2000. In Proceedings 9th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, American Meteorological Society: 312-313. (Conference Contribution - Published)
  • Oliphant AJ., Sturman AP. and Spronken-Smith RA. (2000) Spatial heterogeneity of surface energy exchange in an alpine catchment. Aspen, Colorado: Proceedings Ninth Conference on Mountain Meteorology, American Meteorological Society, 7 Aug 2000 (Conference Contribution - Other)
  • Senaratne I., Powell KJ., Munro MHG. and Sturman AP. (2000) Sources of airborne PAH pollution in Christchurch, New Zealand. Sydney, Australia: Proceedings of the 15th International Clean Air & Environmental Conference of the Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand, 26 Nov 2000 (Conference Contribution - Other)
  • Sturman AP. (2000) Applied climatology. Progress in Physical Geography 24(1): 129-139. (Journal Article)
  • Sturman AP. (2000) SODAR observations of atmospheric boundary layer development in complex terrain: some New Zealand case studies. Auckland, New Zealand: Proceedings of 10th International Symposium on Acoustic Remote Sensing and Associated Techniques of the Atmosphere and Oceans,, 27 Nov 2000 (Conference Contribution - Other)
  • 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s007030050029. (Journal Article)
  • Sturman AP. and McGowan HA. (1999) Climate. In Rapaport M (Ed.), The Pacific Islands: environment and society: 3-18. Honolulu: Bess Press. (Chapter)
  • 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 Article)
  • Sturman AP., McGowan HA. and Spronken-Smith RA. (1999) Mesoscale and local climates. Progress in Physical Geography 23: 611-635. (Journal Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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. Remote Sensing Reviews 19(15): 2969-2985. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/014311698214370. (Journal Article)
  • Sturman AP. (1998) Applied climatology. Progress in Physical Geography 22(4): 558-565. (Journal Article)
  • McGowan HA. and Sturman AP. (1997) Characteristics of aeolian grain transport over a fluvio-glacial lacustrine braid delta, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 22(8): 773-784. (Journal Article)
  • Sturman A., Tyson P. and D’Abreton P. (1997) A preliminary study of the transport of air from Africa and Australia to New Zealand. (Journal Article)
  • McGowan HA. and Sturman AP. (1996) A hydrometeorological approach to the forecasting of inflows to alpine lakes. Physical Geography 17(6): 513-533. (Journal Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • Sturman AP. and Tapper NJ. (1996) The weather and climate of Australia and New Zealand. (Authored Book)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • Sturman AP. (1994) Estimation of the heat budget over a glacier snowfield, Franz Josef, New Zealand. Annalen der Meteorologie 30: 299-302. (Journal Article)
  • Brazier V., Owens IF., Soons JM. and Sturman AP. (1992) Report on the Franz Josef Glacier. Zeitschrift F¿¿¿¿r Geomorphologie.supplementband == 86: 35-49. (Journal Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • STURMAN AP. (1992) DYNAMIC AND THERMAL EFFECTS ON SURFACE AIR-FLOW 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 Article)
  • STURMAN AP., SMITH RK., PAGE MA., RIDLEY RN. and STEINER JT. (1990) MESOSCALE 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 Article)
  • McKendry I., Owens I. and Sturman A. (1988) Interactions between local winds and coastal sea surface temperatures near the canterbury coast. (Journal Article)
  • 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. (Journal Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-7939.1985.tb01073.x. (Journal Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • STURMAN AP., FITZSIMONS SJ. and HOLLAND LM. (1985) LOCAL WINDS IN THE SOUTHERN ALPS, NEW-ZEALAND. Journal of Climatology 5(2): 145-160. (Journal Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • 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 Article)
  • Bedford RD. and Sturman AP. (1983) Canterbury at the crossroads: issues for the eighties.. (Journal Article)
  • McKendry I. and Sturman A. (1983) The significance of the Canterbury wind regime.. Canterbury at the crossroads : 126-137. (Journal Article)
  • Sturman AP. (1983) Airflow regime in a small alpine valley ( Chilton Valley, New Zealand).. New Zealand Journal of Science 26(2): 211-218. (Journal Article)
  • STURMAN AP. (1983) AIR-FLOW REGIME IN A SMALL ALPINE VALLEY. NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF SCIENCE 26(2): 211-218. (Journal Article)
  • 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. (Journal Article)
  • 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 Article)