Units: percentage of normal sunshine hours 1972

"Sunshine is important for our health and recreation, and for the environment. It is also important for our agriculture-based economy, for example, for plant growth.

This layer shows percentage of normal sunshine hours across New Zealand for 1972 as part of the data series for years 1972 to 2013. Data is for a calendar year (January–December).

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) mapped mean annual sunshine hours from the virtual climate station network data (NIWA) generated from data in its National Climate Database, for the period 1981–2013. It generated the Units: percentage of normal by comparing the annual average to the long-term mean for 1981–2010.

This dataset relates to the "Sunshine hours in New Zealand" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.

Geometry: raster catalogue Unit: hrs/yr"

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Additional Info

Field Value
Author Ministry for the Environment
Maintainer Ministry for the Environment
Maintainer Email Ministry for the Environment
Source https://data.mfe.govt.nz/layer/53181-units-percentage-of-normal-sunshine-hours-1972/
Source Created 2016-02-15T05:09:55.928028Z
Source Modified 2016-02-22T01:19:48.698353Z
Language English
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Source Identifier https://data.mfe.govt.nz/layer/53181-units-percentage-of-normal-sunshine-hours-1972/
Dataset metadata created 2 February 2020, last updated 1 February 2024