UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Associate Professor Peyman Zawar-Reza

Geography

Fields of Research

  • Air pollution
  • Boundary layer meteorology
  • Cimatology/meteorology
  • Mesoscale modelling of the atmosphere
  • Virology
  • Evolution of ssDNA viruses

Researcher Summary

Research interests include:
1. Air pollution climatology/meteorology, boundary layer meteorology, and mountain meteorology.
2. Mesoscale numerical modeling and computational physics.
3. Regional climate modeling (dynamical downscaling).
4. Virus evolution and diversity in Antarctica
5. Earth systems science.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Research Groups

Equipment

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

Chapter
  • Owens I. and Zawar-Reza P. (2015) Weather and climate: Antarctica's role in the global atmospheric system. In Liggett D; Storey B; Cook Y; Meduna V (Ed.), Exploring the Last Continent: An Introduction to Antarctica: 91-114. Cham: Springer International Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-18947-5_6.
  • Zawar-Reza P. and Katurji M. (2014) Antarctic climate and soils. In Cowan D (Ed.), Antarctic Terrestrial Microbiology: 279-292. Berlin: Springer.
  • Zawar-Reza P. (2012) Air Quality of Tehran, Iran. In Tang Z (Ed.), Impact of megacities on air quality and climate: 127-140. Geneva: World Meteorological organization (WMO).
  • 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.
  • Zawar-Reza P. and Spronken-Smith R. (2005) Air pollution climatology. In Oliver JE (Ed.), Encyclopedia of World Climatology: 21-32. Cornwall: Springer.
Journal Article
  • Case BS., Zawar-Reza P. and Tait A. (2016) Simulating topoclimatic data to support bioclimatic research in alpine environments: application and assessment of a mesoscale atmospheric model. International Journal of Climatology 36(2): 885-899. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.4390.
  • Jolly B., Mcdonald AJ., Coggins JHJ., Zawar-Reza P., Cassano J., Lazzara M., Graham G., Plank G., Petterson O. and Dale E. (2016) A Validation of the Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System Using Self-Organizing Maps and High-Density Observations from SNOWWEB. Monthly Weather Review 144(9): 3181-3200. http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-15-0447.1.
  • Katurji M. and Zawar-Reza P. (2016) Forward-looking infrared cameras for micrometeorological applications within vineyards.
  • Meyer H., Katurji M., Appelhans T., Müller MU., Nauss T., Roudier P. and Zawar-Reza P. (2016) Mapping daily air temperature for Antarctica Based on MODIS LST. Remote Sensing 8(9) http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs8090732.
  • Soltani M., Laux P., Kunstmann H., Stan K., Sohrabi MM., Molanejad M., Sabziparvar AA., SaadatAbadi AR., Ranjbar F. and Rousta I. (2016) Assessment of climate variations in temperature and precipitation extreme events over Iran. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 126(3-4): 775-795. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00704-015-1609-5.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dayaram A., Goldstien S., Argüello-Astorga GR., Zawar-Reza P., Gomez C., Harding JS. and Varsani A. (2015) Diverse small circular DNA viruses circulating amongst estuarine molluscs. Infection, Genetics and Evolution 31: 284-295. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2015.02.010.
  • Katurji M., Noonan B., Zawar-Reza P., Schulmann T. and Sturman A. (2015) Characteristics of the Springtime Alpine Valley Atmospheric Boundary Layer Using Self-Organized Maps.
  • Noonan B., Zawar-Reza P. and Lawson W. (2015) Boundary-layer climate of the Darwin-Hatherton Glacial System, Antarctica: meso- and synoptic-scale circulations. International Journal of Climatology 35(12): 3608-3623. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.4235.
  • Persendt FC., Gomez C. and Zawar-Reza P. (2015) Identifying hydro-meteorological events from precipitation extremes indices and other sources over northern Namibia, Cuvelai Basin. Jàmbá : Journal of Disaster Risk Studies 7(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/jamba.v7i1.177.
  • Schulmann T., Katurji M. and Zawar-Reza P. (2015) Seeing through shadow: Modelling surface irradiance for topographic correction of Landsat ETM plus data. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 99: 14-24. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2014.10.004.
  • 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.
  • 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.2014.67.002.
  • Bottos EM., Woo AC., Zawar-Reza P., Pointing SB. and Cary SC. (2014) Airborne Bacterial Populations Above Desert Soils of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Microbial Ecology 67(1): 120-128. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00248-013-0296-y.
  • Brabyn L., Zawar-Reza P., Stichbury G., Cary C., Storey B., Laughlin DC. and Katurji M. (2014) Accuracy assessment of land surface temperature retrievals from Landsat 7 ETM + in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica using iButton temperature loggers and weather station data. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 186(4): 2619-2628. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-013-3565-9.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sohrabinia M., Rack W. and Zawar-Reza P. (2014) Soil moisture derived using two apparent thermal inertia functions over Canterbury, New Zealand (vol 8, 083624, 2014). Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 8 http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.8.089999.
  • Sohrabinia M., Rack W. and Zawar-Reza P. (2014) Soil moisture derived using two Apparent Thermal Inertia functions over Canterbury, New Zealand. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 8(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.8.083624.
  • Sohrabinia M., Zawar-Reza P. and Rack W. (2014) Spatio-temporal analysis of the relationship between LST from MODIS and air temperature in New Zealand. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 119(3-4): 567-583. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00704-014-1106-2.
  • Zawar-Reza P., Argueello-Astorga GR., Kraberger S., Julian L., Stainton D., Broady PA. and Varsani A. (2014) Diverse small circular single-stranded DNA viruses identified in a freshwater pond on the McMurdo Ice Shelf (Antarctica). Infection, Genetics and Evolution 26: 132-138. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.meegid.2014.05.018.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dayaram A., Goldstien S., Zawar-Reza P., Gomez C., Harding JS. and Varsani A. (2013) Identification of starling circovirus in an estuarine mollusc (Amphibola crenata) in New Zealand using metagenomic approaches. Genome Announcements 1(3): 291-303. http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/genomea.00278-13.
  • Dayaram A., Goldstien S., Zawar-Reza P., Gomez C., Harding JS. and Varsani A. (2013) Novel ssDNA virus recovered from estuarine Mollusc (Amphibola crenata) whose replication associated protein (Rep) shares similarities with Rep-like sequences of bacterial origin. Journal of General Virology 94(Pt 5): 1104-1110. http://dx.doi.org/10.1099/vir.0.050088-0.
  • Gharaylou M., Zawar-Reza P., Bidokhti A-AA. and Farahani M-M. (2013) Implementation of a new cumulus parameterization scheme based on an explicit time-dependent tilting cloud model in ARPS model. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics 122(3-4): 145-158. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00703-013-0280-6.
  • Katurji M., Zawar-Reza P. and Zhong S. (2013) Surface layer response to topographic solar shading in Antarctica's dry valleys. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 118(22): 12332-12344. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2013JD020530.
  • Katurji M., Zhong S., Kiefer M. and Zawar-Reza P. (2013) Numerical simulations of turbulent flow within and in the wake of a small basin.
  • Kraberger S., Stainton D., Dayaram A., Zawar-Reza P., Gomez C., Harding JS. and Varsani A. (2013) Discovery of Sclerotinia sclerotiorum Hypovirulence-Associated Virus-1 in Urban River Sediments of Heathcote and Styx Rivers in Christchurch City, New Zealand. Genome Announcements 1(4) http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/genomea.00559-13.
  • 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.
  • Pegahfar N., Bidokhti AA. and Zawar-Reza P. (2013) Parameterization of nocturnal stable boundary layer height (NSBLH) and effect of NSBLH on air pollution in an urban area with complex topography (Tehran). Journal of the Earth and Space Physics 38(4): 189-206. | http://geophysics.ut.ac.ir/En/Journal/EnDetail.asp?ID=30.
  • Soltanzadeh I., Aliakbari-Bidokhti AA. and Zawar-Reza P. (2013) Study of local winds over Tehran using a single-layer urban model coupled with WRF under ideal conditions. Journal of the Earth and Space Physics 38(4): 207-221.
  • Starheim CCA., Gomez C., Harrison J., Kain C., Brewer NJ., Owen K., Hadmoko DS., Purdie H., Zawar-Reza P. and Owens I. (2013) Complex internal architecture of a debris-flow deposit revealed using ground-penetrating radar, Cass, New Zealand. New Zealand Geographer 69(1): 26-38. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nzg.12002.
  • Woo AC., Brar MS., Chan Y., Lau MCY., Leung FCC., Scott JA., Vrijmoed LLP., Zawar-Reza P. and Pointing SB. (2013) Temporal variation in airborne microbial populations and microbially-derived allergens in a tropical urban landscape. Atmospheric Environment 74: 291-300. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.03.047.
  • Zawar-Reza P., Katurji M., Soltanzadeh I., Dallafior T., Zhong S., Steinhoff D., Storey B. and Carey C. (2013) Pseudo-vertical temperature profiles give insight into winter evolution of the atmospheric boundary layer over the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cullen NJ., Conway J., Zawar-Reza P. and Spronken-Smith RA. (2012) Further assessment of the atmospheric controls on night-time air pollution dispersion in Alexandra, Central Otago, New Zealand from idealized modelling experiments. Air Quality and Climate Change 46(1): 29-36.
  • Sohrabinia M., Rack W. and Zawar-reza P. (2012) Analysis of MODIS LST Compared with WRF Model and in situ Data over the Waimakariri River Basin, Canterbury, New Zealand. Remote Sensing 4(11): 3501-3527. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs4113501.
  • Broadbent A., Cullen NJ. and Zawar-Reza P. (2011) Wintertime numerical modelling of PM10 air pollution in Milton, Otago, New Zealand: boundary layer structure, effects of data assimilation, and reaching national environmental standards. Air Quality and Climate Change 44: 22-28.
  • 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.
  • Katurji M., Zhong S. and Zawar-Reza P. (2011) Long-range transport of terrain-induced turbulence from high-resolution numerical simulations. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 11(22): 11793-11805. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/acp-11-11793-2011.
  • Katurji M., Zhong S. and Zawar-Reza P. (2011) Long-range transport of terrain-induced turbulence from high-resolution numerical simulations. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 11(3): 11793-11805. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/acpd-11-9797-2011.
  • Oliphant A., Zawar-Reza P., Azizi G., Dehghanpour A. and Harrison J. (2011) Surface energy and water flux observations from an Iranian desert. Journal of Arid Environments (75): 926-935.
  • Oliphant A., Zawar-reza P., Azizi G., Dehghanpour A. and Harrison J. (2011) Surface energy and water vapor fluxes observed in a desert plantation in central Iran. Journal of Arid Environments 75(10): 926-935. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2011.03.011.
  • Pegahfar N., Bidokhti AA., Zawar-Reza P. and Farahani MM. (2011) Study of vertical wind profiles in an urban area with complex terrain (Tehran). Journal of Earth System Science 120(5): 825-841.
  • Shamsipour AA., Zawar-Reza P., Kazem S., Panah A. and Azizi G. (2011) Analysis of drought events for the semi-arid central plains of Iran with satellite and meteorological based indicators. Remote Sensing Reviews 32(24): 9559-9569. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2011.566587.
  • Soltanzadeh I., Zawar-Reza P., Bidokhti AA., Jalali AA. and Torkzadeh AH. (2011) Study of local winds over Tehran using WRF in ideal conditions. Iranian Journal of Physics Research 11: 199-213.
  • 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.
  • Appelhans T. and Zawar-Reza P. (2010) A modelling study of particulate matter dispersion under dominant surface wind regime modes in Christchurch, New Zealand. Air Quality and Climate Change 44(1): 24-28.
  • 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.
  • Zawar-Reza P., Appelhans T., Gharaylou M. and Shamsipour A. (2010) Mesoscale controls on particulate matter pollution for a mega city in a semi-arid mountainous environment: Tehran, Iran. International Journal of Environment and Pollution 41(1-2): 166-183.
  • Zawar-Reza P., Appelhans T., Gharaylou M. and Shamsipour A. (2010) Mesoscale controls on particulate matter pollution for a mega city in a semi-arid mountainous environment: Tehran, Iran. International Journal of Environment and Pollution 41(1-2): 166-183. http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJEP.2010.032252.
  • Zawar-Reza P., George S., Storey B. and Lawson W. (2010) Summertime boundary layer winds over the Darwin-Hatherton glacial system, Antarctica: observed features and numerical analysis. Antarctic Science 22(6): 619-632. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0954102010000817.
  • Cavanagh J-AE., Zawar-Reza P. and Wilson JG. (2009) Spatial attenuation of ambient particulate matter air pollution within an urbanised native forest environment. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 8(1): 21-30. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2008.10.002.
  • Gharaylou M., Zawar-Reza P. and Farahani M-M. (2009) A one-dimensional Explicit Time-dependent cloud Model (ETM): Description and validation with a three-dimensional cloud resolving model. Atmospheric Research 92(4): 394-401. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2008.12.008.
  • Thornton DP. and Zawar-Reza P. (2008) Characteristics of air pollution dispersion in Marsden Point New Zealand: High-Resolution Analysis with TAPM. Clean Air and Environmental Quality 42: 3-34.
  • Zawar-Reza P. (2008) Numerical analysis of the ‘120 day wind’ over the Sistan Region, South-West Asia with TAPM. Clean Air and Environmental Quality 42: 21-24.
  • 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.
  • Conway J., Spronken-Smith RA. and Zawar-Reza P. (2007) The clean air down there? Spatial patterns of particulate matter pollution in Invercargill, New Zealand. Clean Air and Environmental Quality 41: 19-25.
  • Kingham S., Pearce J. and Zawar-Reza P. (2007) Driven to injustice? Environmental justice and vehicle pollution in Christchurch, New Zealand. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 12(4): 254-263. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trd.2007.02.004.
  • 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.
  • 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. Atmospheric Environment 41(2): 327-338. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2006.08.012.
  • Pearce J., Kingham S. and Zawar-Reza P. (2006) Every Breath You Take? Environmental Justice and Air Pollution in Christchurch, New Zealand. 38(5): 919-938.
  • Pearce J., Kingham S. and Zawar-Reza P. (2006) Every breath you take? Environmental justice and air pollution in Christchurch, New Zealand. Environment and Planning A 38(5): 919-938. http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/a37446.
  • Spronken-Smith R., Kossmann M. and Zawar-Reza P. (2006) Where does all the energy go? Energy Partitioning in Suburban Christchurch under Stable Wintertime Conditions. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 84: 137-149.
  • Wilson JG. and Zawar-Reza P. (2006) Intraurban-scale dispersion modelling of particulate matter concentrations: Applications for exposure estimates in cohort studies. Atmospheric Environment 40(6): 1053-1063. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2005.11.026.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Zawar-Reza P. and Sturman AP. (2006) Two-dimensional numerical analysis of a thermally generated wind system observed in the MacKenzie Basin, New Zealand. Australian Meteorological Magazine 55: 19-34.
  • Taylor JR., Kossmann M., Low DJ. and Zawar-Reza P. (2005) Summertime easterly surges in southeastern Australia: a case study of thermally forced flow. Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Journal 54(3): 213-223.
  • Zawar-Reza P., Kingham S. and Pearce J. (2005) Evaluation of a year-long dispersion modelling of PM10 using the mesoscale model TAPM for Christchurch, New Zealand. Science of the Total Environment 349(1-3): 249-259. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2005.01.037.
  • Zawar-Reza P., Sturman A. and Hurley P. (2005) Prognostic urban-scale air pollution modelling in Australia and New Zealand.
  • Hamilton B., Spronken-Smith R. and Zawar-Reza P. (2004) Spatial Patterns of Particulate Episodes in Rangiora and Kaiapoi, Canterbury, New Zealand. Clean Air and Environmental Quality 38(1): 26-32.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pegahfar N. and Zawar-Reza P. (1900) Observed turbulence characteristics in unstable conditions over the city of Tehran based on similarity theory. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00703-016-0482-9.
Conference Contribution - Published
  • 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.
  • Sohrabinia M., Rack W. and Zawar-Reza P. (2012) GEOSTATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF SURFACE TEMPERATURE AND IN-SITU SOIL MOISTURE USING LST TIME-SERIES FROM MODIS. Melbourne, Australia: XXII Congress of the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS), 25 Aug-1 Sep 2012. In International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences XXXIX-B7: 17-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXIX-B7-17-2012.
  • Khan B., Zawar-Reza P. and Sturman AP. (2009) Effect of the sea breeze on air pollution in the Auckland region, New Zealand. Istanbul, Turkey: 7th International Conference on Air Quality - Science and Application, 24-27 Mar 2009.
  • Zawar-Reza P., Khan B., Ranjbar A., Mirzaei E. and Soltanzadeh I. (2009) Mesoscale flow and pollution dispersion for a mega-city in a semi-enclosed basin, Tehran, Iran: observed features and idealized simulations. Istanbul, Turkey: 7th International Conference on Air Quality - Science and Application, 24-27 Mar 2009.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kingham S., Pearce J. and Zawar-Reza P. (2005) An estimation of pollution exposure for small spatial units in Christchurch, New Zealand. Hobart, Australia: 17th International Clean Air and Environment Conference, 3 May 2005.
  • 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.
  • Taylor JR., Zawar-Reza P., Low DJ. and Aryal P. (2005) Is near enough good enough? Verification of a mesoscale numerical model with sodar and wind profiler data. Canberra, Australia: 16th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics, 1 Feb 2005.
  • Wilson JG. and Zawar-Reza P. (2005) High-resolution monitoring and dispersion modelling of PM10 in the complex environment of a coastal city in New Zealand. Crete, Greece: 10th International Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling for Regulatory Purposes, 17 Oct 2005.
  • Zawar-Reza P., Dehghanpour A. and Titov M. (2005) Numerical simulation of a dust storm event using mesoscale models MM5 and TAPM. Mashad, Iran: The first Korea-Iran joint conference on Climate, 16 Nov 2005.
  • 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.
  • Spronken-Smith RA., Kossmann M. and Zawar-Reza P. (2003) Where does all the energy go? Energy partitioning in suburban Christchurch under stable wintertime conditions. Lodz, Poland: 5th International Conference on Urban Climate, 1 Sep 2003.
  • Sturman AP., Kossmann M., Zawar-Reza P. and Vergeiner J. (2003) Vertical structure of the atmospheric boundary layer during high air pollution events in Christchurch, New Zealand. Newcastle, Australia: National Clean Air Conference; Linking Air Pollution Science, Policy, and Management, 23 Nov 2003.
  • Zawar-Reza P., Sturman AP. and Spronken-Smith RA. (2003) Validation of The Air Pollution Model (TAPM) for prediction of pollution levels during winter of 2000, over Christchurch, New Zealand. Lodz, Poland: 5th International Conference on Urban Climate, 1 Sep 2003.
  • Zawar-Reza P., Sturman AP., Oliphant AJ. and Spronken-Smith RA. (2003) Regional scale transport of air pollutants into an alpine basin caused by thermally driven circulations: validation of a mesoscale model in complex terrain. Newcastle, Australia: National Clean Air Conference; Linking Air Pollution Science, Policy, and Management, 23 Nov 2003.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • McGowan HA., McTainsh GH., Sturman AP. and Zawar-Reza P. (2001) Inter-regional atmospheric transport of Australian dust. Honolulu, HI, USA: Proceedings of the International Symposium on soil erosion research for the 21st Century, 3 Jan 2001.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 - Other
  • Katurji MH. and Zawar-Reza P. (2016) Fast remote sensing of surface-atmospheric energetics. Auckland, New Zealand: International Radiation Symposium, 16-22 Apr 2016
  • Katurji MH., Meyer H., Roudier P., Zawar-Reza P., Appelhans R. and Morgan F. (2016) Regional atmospheric circulation and control over near-surface temperature of the Ross Sea coastline of Antarctica. Columbus, OH, USA: 11th Antarctic Meteorological Observation, Modeling, and Forecasting Workshop, 6-8 Jun 2016
  • Katurji MH., Zawar-Reza P., Appelhans T. and Bealing P. (2016) The Dry Valley microclimate as seen by an infrared camera and unmanned aerial meteorological observations. Columbus, OH, USA: Intl. Symposium on Atmospheric Boundary Layers in High Latitudes, 9 Jun 2016
  • Katurji M., Zawar-Reza P. and Zhong S. (2013) Surface-layer response to topographic shading in Miers Valley, Antarctica. Madison, WI, USA: 8th Antarctic Meteorological Observation, Modeling, and Forecasting Workshop (AMOMF), 9-12 Jun 2013
  • Levy J., Zawar-Reza P. and Varsani A. (2013) Are retreating glaciers in the Antarctic ‘seeding’ lakes with their preserved microbial communities? Hyères-les-Palmiers, France: Green viruses, from gene to landscape, 7-11 Sep 2013
  • Noonan B., Lawson WJ., Zawar-Reza P. and Owens I. (2013) Climate of the Darwin Hatherton glacial system and the influence of the synoptic state. Dunedin, New Zealand: Snow & Ice Research Group (NZ) Annual Workshop, 11-13 Feb 2013
  • Noonan B., Zawar-Reza P. and Lawson W. (2013) Surface climate of the Darwin-Hatherton, Transantarctic Mountains, with links to synoptic circulation. Madison, WI, USA: 8th Antarctic Meteorological Observation, Modeling, and Forecasting Workshop (AMOMF), 9-12 Jun 2013
  • Pattinson W., Zawar-Reza P., Longley I. and Kingham S. (2013) Relationships between roadside and setback air quality at two nearby suburbs bisected by major motorways. Basel, Switzerland: Conference of ISEE, ISES and ISIAQ, 19-23 Aug 2013
  • Soltanzadeh I., Katurji M., Zawar-Reza P. and Storey B. (2013) Observational and numerical analysis of atmospheric boundary-layer response to summertime thermal and dynamic forcings in Miers valley, Antarctica. Vienna, Austria: European Geosciences Union General Assembly, 7-12 Apr 2013
  • Dallafior T., Katurji M., Soltanzadeh I. and Zawar-Reza P. (2012) Investigating a unique summertime precipitation event in the McMurdo Dry Valleys (MDV), Antarctica. Boulder, CO, USA: 7th Antarctic Meteorological Observation, Modeling, and Forecasting Workshop (AMOMF), 9-11 Jul 2012
  • Moghaddam AE., Hart DE., Zawar-Reza P. and Single M. (2012) What features make pocket beaches unique in terms of coastal processes. Orlando, FL, USA: International Conference on Hydroscience and Engineering, 4-7 Nov 2012
  • Soltanzadeh I., Katurji M., Dallafior T. and Zawar-Reza P. (2012) Sensitivity analysis of WRF for the dry valleys, Antarctica under summertime weak pressure gradient conditions. Boulder, CO, USA: ICPM Workshop, 12-12 Jul 2012
  • Soltanzadeh I., Katurji M., Zawar-Reza P. and Dallafior T. (2012) High-resolution numerical analysis of up-valley summer flow in Miers Valley, Antarctica. Boulder, CO, USA: 7th Antarctic Meteorological Observation, Modeling, and Forecasting Workshop (AMOMF), 9-11 Jul 2012
  • Zawar-Reza P., Katurji M., Noonan B., Soltanzadeh I., Dallafior T. and Zhong S. (2012) A study of winter static stability regimes in the Dry Valleys using pseudo-vertical profiles of temperature. Boulder, CO, USA: 7th Antarctic Meteorological Observation, Modeling, and Forecasting Workshop (AMOMF), 9-11 Jul 2012
  • Katurji M. and Zawar-Reza P. (2011) Meso-vorticity around the Taranaki region. Wellington, New Zealand: The Joint Conference on Extreme Weather, 9-11 Feb 2011
  • Gimson N., Xie S., Zawar-Reza P. and Revell M. (2006) Predicting Compliance with National Air Quality Standards using an Urban Airshed Model. Wellington, New Zealand: 26th Annual Conference of the Meteorological Society of New Zealand, 23-25 Nov 2006
  • Kingham S., Pearce J. and Zawar-Reza P. (2006) Who breathes in the dirtiest air, and who causes it? Traffic pollution and poverty in New Zealand. Reims, France: Environment & Transport: 2nd International Scientific Symposium (including 15th Conference Transport and Air Pollution), 12-14 Jun 2006
  • Spronken-Smith RA., Kossmann M. and Zawar-Reza P. (2006) Where does all the energy go? Surface energy partitioning in suburban Christchurch under stable wintertime conditions.
  • Sturman AP., Zawar-Reza P., Green M. and Titov M. (2005) Developments in wind mapping and forecasting of wind energy in New Zealand. Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Wind Energy Association Annual Conference, 30 Aug 2005
  • Sturman AP., Zawar-Reza P., Green MP. and Titov M. (2005) Developments in the analysis and forecasting of the wind energy resource in New Zealand. Melbourne, Australia: 4th World Wind Energy Conference and Renewable Energy Exhibition, 2 Nov 2005
  • Titov M., Sturman AP. and Zawar-Reza P. (2005) Numerical prediction of spatial-temporal variability of suspended particulates during winter air pollution episodes over Christchurch. Wellington, New Zealand: 26th Annual Conference of the Meteorological Society of New Zealand, 23 Nov 2005
  • Kingham S., Sturman A., Pearce J., Zawar-Reza P. and Wilson J. (2004) Estimating pollution exposure for the population of New Zealand: preliminary findings from the HAPINZ project. Philadelphia, PA, USA: 14th annual conference of the International Society for Exposure Analysis, 17 Oct 2004
  • Taylor JR., Zawar-Reza P., Low DJ. and Aryal P. (2004) Verification of a mesoscale model using boundary layer wind profiler data. Cambridge: 12th International Symposium on Acoustic Remote Sensing, 11 Jul 2004
  • Wilson JG., Kingham S., Sturman AP., Spronken-Smith RA., Pearce J. and Zawar-Reza P. (2004) Health and Air Pollution in New Zealand: The HAPiNZ Project. Philadelphia, PA, USA: Association of American Geographers Centennial Conference, 14 Mar 2004
  • Sturman AP., Kossmann M., Zawar-Reza P. and Vergeiner J. (2003) Atmospheric boundary layer processes and air pollution in Christchurch. Christchurch, New Zealand: Conference of the Meteorological Society of New Zealand, 26 Nov 2003
  • Zawar-Reza P. and Sturman AP. (2003) Evaluation of The Air Pollution Model (TAPM) with the Christchurch Air Pollution Study (CAPS2000) dataset. Christchurch, New Zealand: Conference of the Meteorological Society of New Zealand, 26 Nov 2003
  • Sturman AP., Kossmann M., Spronken-Smith RA. and Zawar-Reza P. (2001) Meteorological controls of dispersion of air pollution in Christchurch. Dunedin, New Zealand: 2001 Geography, A Spatial Odyssey, New Zealand Geographical Society, 29 Jan 2001
  • Kossmann M., Sturman AP., Zawar-Reza P., McGowan HA., Oliphant AJ., Owens IF. and Spronken-Smith RA. (2000) Wind field and heat budget observations at Lake Tekapo, Southern Alps, New Zealand. Christchurch, New Zealand: Fresh Perspectives, A joint conference of the New Zealand Hydrological Society, the New Zealand Meteorological Society and the New Zealand Limnological Society, 23 Nov 2000
  • Sturman AP. and Zawar-Reza P. (2000) Application of analytic tools to the assessment of air pollution transport over the Christchurch area. Christchurch, New Zealand: Fresh Perspectives, A joint conference of the New Zealand Hydrological Society, the New Zealand Meteorological Society and the New Zealand Limnological Society, 23 Nov 2000
  • Zawar-Reza P., Sturman AP., Stephenson WJ. and McKendry IG. (2000) Use of light aircraft for profiling and pollution studies of boundary layer in mountainous terrain. Dunedin, New Zealand: Meteorological Society of New Zealand and New Zealand Hydrological Society Joint Conference, 1 Dec 2000
Report
  • Wilton E. and Zawar-Reza P. (2012) Management options for PM10 - target burner numbers in Napier and Hastings 2012.Commissioned by Envirolink. 21.
  • Wilton E. and Zawar-Reza P. (2012) Modelling and management of PM10 in Taumarunui.Commissioned by Envirolink. 22.
  • Wilton E., Soltanzadeh I. and Zawar-Reza P. (2011) Assessing trends in PM10 concentrations in Gore.Commissioned by Envirolink. 17pp.
  • Wilton E., Baynes M. and Zawar-Reza P. (2010) Source Apportionment of Particulate in Napier.Commissioned by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. 41pp.
  • Wilton E., Baynes M., Zawar-Reza P. and Shepherd T. (2010) Management of PM10 in Whangarei: An assessment of management options to achieve National Environmental Standards.Commissioned by Northland Regional Council. 35pp.
  • Katurji M., Sturman A. and Zawar-Reza P. (2009) Summary Report SR2: Sodar Meteorological Station at Mt. Cass, Waipara.Commissioned by Mainpower. 20pp.
  • Wilton E., Appelhans T., Baynes M. and Zawar-Reza P. (2009) Assessing long-term trends in PM10 concentrations in Invercargill.Commissioned by Envirolink, FRST. 23pp.
  • Wilton E., Zawar-Reza P. and Baynes M. (2009) Management of Dust in the Hawke's Bay Region.Commissioned by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. 14pp.
  • Longley I., Olivares G., Khan B. and Zawar-Reza P. (2008) The determinants of levels of secondary particulate pollution and nitrogen dioxide in urban New Zealand - Part 1.Commissioned by FRST. 69pp.
  • Wilton E., Baynes M., Khan B. and Zawar-Reza P. (2008) Management of PM10 in Reefton: An assessment of management options to achieve National Environmental Standards.Commissioned by West Coast Regional Council. 41pp.
  • Gimson N., Olivares G., Khan B. and Zawar-Reza P. (2007) Dispersion modeling in New Zealand Part 1 - Assessment of meteorological models.Commissioned by Foundation for Research, Science and Technology (FRST). 49.
  • Fisher G., Kjellstrom T., Woodward A., Hales S., Town I., Sturman AP., Kingham S., O'Dea D., Wilton E. and O'Fallon C. (2005) Health and Air Pollution in New Zealand: Christchurch Pilot Study.Commissioned by Health Research Council.
  • Gimson N., Xie S., Zawar-Reza P. and Revell M. (2005) Straight-Line Paths and Urban Airshed Modelling.Commissioned by Ministry for the Environment.
  • Green M., Sturman AP. and Zawar-Reza P. (2005) Wind energy assessment for Rock and Pillar Range.
  • Green M., Sturman AP. and Zawar-Reza P. (2005) Wind resource survey for Taranaki (Part I).
  • Green M., Sturman AP. and Zawar-Reza P. (2005) Wind resource survey for Taranaki (Part II).
  • Heydenrych C., Cudmore R., Gimson N., Revel M., Fisher G. and Zawar-Reza P. (2005) CALPUFF model validation in New Zealand - methodologies and issues.Commissioned by Foundation for Research and Science.
  • Sturman AP., Green M., Zawar-Reza P. and Titov M. (2005) Brief interim report on the model validation results for Taharoa.
  • Sturman AP., Zawar-Reza P. and Fisher G. (2005) Advanced airshed modelling.Commissioned by Report for Auckland Regional Council. 25pp.
  • Zawar-Reza P. (2005) A dispersion modelling analysis of tropospheric ozone potential for Canterbury.Commissioned by Environment Canterbury.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Oral Presentation
  • Titov M., Sturman AP. and Zawar-Reza P. (2005) Application of MM5 to study of air pollution in Christchurch, New Zealand; problems of using MM5 with global analysis data. Boulder, CO, USA: MM5/WRF User�s Workshop, 13 Mar 2000.
Thesis / Dissertation
  • Zawar-Reza P. (2000) Numerical modelling of thermally induced regional and local scale flows in MacKenzie Basin, New Zealand.