Category: Geology

Explore this digital geospatial database of approximately 600,000 New Zealand river segments and related catchments.
Hosted By: NIWA
Categories: Freshwater, Geology, Land
Keywords: Freshwater, River, stream, geology
Access a record of over 400 historic tsunami occurrences around the New Zealand coast.
Hosted By: NIWA
Categories: Geology, Ocean
Keywords: ocean, geology, tsunami
The Geomagnetic Database enables measurement of geomagnetic data from observatories at Scott Base (Antarctica), Eyrewell (Canterbury) and Apia (Samoa) and transfers processed data to the global INTERM...
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Hosted By: GNS Science
Category: Geology
Keywords: New Zealand, Geomagnetism, Magnetic fields, Magnetic anomalies, Amberley Observatory, Apia Observatory, Eyrewell Magnetic Observatory, Samoa, Scott Base, Antarctica, Magnetic recording, Christchurch Magnetic Observatory, Temporal variation
The New Zealand Fossil Record File (FRF) is one of the “Nationally Significant” collections and databases recognised by the New Zealand government. It comprises a comprehensive archive of fossil colle...
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Hosted By: GNS Science
Category: Geology
Keywords: fossil, locality, collection, paleontology, stratigraphy, coordinates, collector, geology
The moment tensor describes the source parameters of an earthquake such as the focal mechanism (the geometry of how the crust ruptured in the earthquake) and the seismic moment (the amount of energy r...
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Hosted By: GNS Science
Category: Geology
Keywords: moment magnitude, moment tensor, beach ball, fault plane, seismology, geological hazard, geophysical network, monitoring, Seismic event, GeoNet, centroid moment tensor, earthquake source parameter, focal mechanism, earthquake
The Aotearoa/New Zealand GeoNet Seismic Digital Waveform data are archived and publicly available. The time-series include the GeoNet supported permanent and some temporary network deployments and ar...
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Hosted By: GNS Science
Category: Geology
Keywords: earthquake, seismic waveform
This is a collection of processed strong motion data using the national strong motion network of New Zealand. The products are available for earthquakes at magnitude 4.0 or higher. The strong motion s...
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Hosted By: GNS Science
Category: Geology
Keywords: earthquake, ground motion
The New Zealand Stratigraphic Lexicon (StratLex) is one of the “Nationally Significant” collections and databases recognised by the New Zealand government. It is a comprehensive database of formally n...
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Hosted By: GNS Science
Category: Geology
Keywords: stratigraphy, lithostratigraphy, chronostratigraphy, Paleozoic, Precambrian, Cenozoic, Mesozoic, Three Kings Islands, Stewart Island, biostratigraphy, tectonostratigraphy, rock units, geologic age, New Zealand, Subantartic Islands, Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands
The National Paleontological Collection (NPC) is one of the “Nationally Significant” collections and databases recognised by the New Zealand government. In addition to systematic reference collections...
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Hosted By: GNS Science
Category: Geology
Keywords: fossil, collections, paleontology, curation, sample, holotype
The GGW database is operated and maintained by the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited (GNS Science). It contains geochemical (chemistry and sampling), hydrological, geological and/or...
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Hosted By: GNS Science
Category: Geology
Keywords: Groundwater chemistry, Database, Fluid chemistry, Air quality data, Geothermal features, New Zealand, Raoul Island
A collection of digital geological maps in GIS formats comprising geological, geophysical and topographic layers. Some geological map products include other components such as printed maps, printable ...
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Hosted By: GNS Science
Categories: Land, Geology
Keywords: New Zealand, ANTARCTICA, GEOLOGIC MAPS, stratigraphy, structural geology, geological units, rock units, topography, Stewart Island
Petlab is New Zealand’s national rock, mineral and geoanalytical database. It is operated by GNS Science, with GNS Science, Auckland, Waikato, Massey, Victoria, Canterbury and Otago universities all c...
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Hosted By: GNS Science
Categories: Land, Geology
Keywords: New Zealand, ANTARCTICA, petrology, mineral, rock, geochronology, geochemistry
New Zealand's National Petrology Reference Collection contains rock and mineral samples acquired from the earliest days of the New Zealand Geological Survey to today. The collection is the single most...
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Hosted By: GNS Science
Categories: Land, Geology
Keywords: New Zealand, ANTARCTICA, mineral, rock, sample, Thin section, Core, Hand sample
The landmark 518-page publication "Cenozoic Mollusca of New Zealand" by Beu & Maxwell (1990, NZGS Paleontological Bulletin 58) is long out of print. This publication by Beu & Raine (2009, GNS Science ...
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Hosted By: GNS Science
Category: Geology
Keywords: New Zealand, paleontology, taxonomy, Mollusca, Cenozoic, Chatham Islands, Campbell Island
This web-based catalogue presents an entry for each of the approximately 850 species of fossil spore or pollen from the New Zealand region that are recorded in the scientific literature. The database...
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Hosted By: GNS Science
Category: Geology
Keywords: New Zealand, Cenozoic, Chatham Islands, Campbell Island, palynology, pollen, spores, taxonomy, paleontology, Mesozoic, Paleozoic
The GNS Science Photo Library, now named the Visual Media Library (VML), contains over 200,000 stock images featuring aerial views, landscapes, geological features and scientific research including vo...
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Hosted By: GNS Science
Category: Geology
Keywords: PHOTOGRAPHS, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, GEOLOGY, LANDFORMS, EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS, VOLCANOES, RIVERS, COASTS, MINERALS, FOSSILS, ROCKS, LANDSLIDES, FAULTS, MARINE GEOSCIENCE, ISOTOPES, LABORATORIES, GEOTHERMAL, EROSION, TSUNAMI, LANDSCAPES, MINING, ENERGY, GLOBAL CHANGE
New Zealand Tsunami Database includes information about tsunamis that have reached the coastline of New Zealand since humans arrived in this land until the present day. The database is primarily the w...
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Hosted By: GNS Science
Category: Geology
Keywords: tsunami, historical, impact, risk, hazard, record, wave
This dataset defines the maximum expected tsunami height (maximum amplitude) for return periods of 100, 500 and 2500 years at the 50th and 84th percentile of confidence, as estimated by the model desc...
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Hosted By: GNS Science
Category: Geology
Keywords: tsunami, risk, hazard, record, wave, New Zealand, Chatham Islands, 2013, probabilistic, national
The archive contains scanned images of published and unpublished, geological maps for New Zealand, its offshore territories and Antarctica. The maps range from field sheets to draft compilations to co...
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Hosted By: GNS Science
Categories: Land, Geology
Keywords: New Zealand, ANTARCTICA, GEOLOGIC MAPS, HISTORIC MAPS, IMAGE ARCHIVE
The Rafter Radiocarbon Databases and Archive contains radiocarbon submission, treatment and measurement data spanning 60 years. The Rafter Radiocarbon Lab manages the digital databases, paper records...
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Hosted By: GNS Science
Categories: Geology, Land, Atmosphere, Ocean
Keywords: Radiocarbon, C14 dating
3D geoscience models in Leapfrog Geothermal relevant to geothermal projects, built from public and/or proprietary data. Models are multidisciplinary and often include: topographic data, GIS datasets, ...
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Hosted By: GNS Science
Category: Geology
Keywords: geology, 3D, subsurface, geothermal, TVZ, Asia-Pacific, New Zealand
Groundwater Maps Explore thematic groundwater maps of New Zealand, including hydrogeological-unit and systems - all quality assured by GNS experts.
Hosted By: GNS Science
Categories: Freshwater, Geology
Keywords: Groundwater resources, New Zealand
The Aquifer Potential Map is a preliminary map (version 1.0). This work was carried out as part of the GNS Science Groundwater Resources of New Zealand research programme, and future plans within this...
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Hosted By: GNS Science
Categories: Freshwater, Geology
Keywords: Maps, Database, New Zealand, Raoul Island, Aquifer Potential
Monthly data of 1km x 1km rainfall recharge to groundwater, from Jan-2000 – Dec-2014. The National Groundwater Recharge Model (NGRM) was developed to demonstrate the utility of satellite data and glob...
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Hosted By: GNS Science
Categories: Freshwater, Geology
Keywords: New Zealand, rainfall recharge, water table, model-derived
This dataset is a model-derived steady-state mean water table at the New Zealand nationwide scale with a resolution of 250m x 250m. These data are described in Westerhoff et al. (2018) – URL: https://...
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Hosted By: GNS Science
Categories: Freshwater, Geology
Keywords: New Zealand, groundwater, water table, aquifer, model-derived