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 2012 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
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|1.||Units percentage of normal sunshine hours 1972 2013||209 KB||
|Category||Environmental Reporting > Atmosphere & Climate > Sunshine and UV|
|Tags||CLIMATE-AND-WEATHER-Radiation, New Zealand, CLIMATE-AND-WEATHER|
|Metadata||ISO 19115/19139, Dublin Core|
|Services||Raster Query API, Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed|