Measuring the ocean waves




Last updated 07:55 03/03/2014
MetOcean Solutions founder and managing director Peter McComb followed surf around the world before starting up the company that now has offices in the New Plymouth and Raglan.

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For the second in a series on innovative Taranaki businesses, Susan Strongman talks to MetOcean Solutions' Peter McComb about how the multi-million dollar business was inspired by his

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ImpactWeather Releases 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook


Wednesday, 26 March 2014 | 10:00

Predicting the development of an El Niño by July or August, ImpactWeather has released its 2014 Seasonal Outlook for Atlantic Hurricanes, which factors in El Niño influence to produce a less active than normal hurricane season this year. Senior ImpactWeather Meteorologists Fred Schmude and Chris Hebert provide the following outlook, based on averages of past seasons, ocean temperature trends and elevated wind shear across the Tropical Atlantic:


Named Storms




Intense (Cat 3-4-5) Hurricanes


A less active than normal hurricane season is not a reason to rest easy for people and businesses located along the United States coast. Some of history’s most devastating storms occurred in years when overall hurricane activity was quite low.
“We advise our clients not to

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National Hurricane Center

Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique

The Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique is a joint research unit whose main supervisory authorities are Ecole Nationale Supérieure, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Ecole Polytechnique and French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). The laboratory has strong relation with the French national space centre (CNES). He is located at three sites (at Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau, at Ecole Normale Supérieure and at University Pierre et Marie Curie, in Paris). Less than 200 persons work at LMD, including one quarter of permanent researchers and teachers, one quarter of engineers and administratives, one quarter of doctoral students, and one quarter of post-doct or visiting researchers.


Research Themes

The Laboratoire de

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