Units: percentage of normal sunshine hours 1980

"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 1980 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/53189-units-percentage-of-normal-sunshine-hours-1980/
Created 2016-02-15T05:11:20.375262Z
Date modified 2016-02-22T01:19:27.985025Z
Language English
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Source Identifier https://data.mfe.govt.nz/layer/53189-units-percentage-of-normal-sunshine-hours-1980/
Record created February 2, 2020, Last Updated September 2, 2021