About me

I live in Alexandra New Zealand. I’m an atmospheric physicist, currently working at  NIWA’s Lauder research site. My main interest there is with UV radiation — understanding its temporal and geographic variabilities; and how it affects the environment, especially human health.

The following views are a sad commentary on how time doesn’t heal …

First known image 1951

First known image 1951

Richard- 1954

Richard ~ 1954

Richard -1956

Richard ~ 1956

Richard ~1957

Richard ~1957

Richard ~1960

Richard ~1960

Richard ~1970

Richard ~1970

Richard 1971

Richard 1971

Richard&Louise 1971

Richard&Louise 1971

Richard Passport 1972

Richard Passport 1972

Richard&Louise 1973 wedding

Richard&Louise wedding 1973

Richard & L Brunner 1975

Richard & L Brunner 1975

1976

1976

Richard 1983 Passport

Passport 1983

Richarc -1988

Richard 1988

Richard 1991

Richard 1991

My family in 1992. L/R: David, Richard, Louise, Andrew, Hamish

My family in 1992. L/R: David, Richard, Louise, Andrew, Hamish

Richard 1995

1995

RLM NCAR 1998

RLM NCAR 1998

RLM 2002

Me - talking

RLM- talking – 2006

RLM NIWA 2008

RLM NIWA 2008

Richard_KHS_Reunion_Oct_2012

Richard_KHS_Reunion_Oct_2012

I may be past my prime now, but at one time I was nigh on perfect. But, as my standard three (age 9) school report attests, that wasn’t always the case. School_Report_Richard_Standard_3_mid.  Its my favourite report. card. Those were the days. No mealy-mouthed wish-wash there! Good on the teacher. I’m happy to report that her words seemed to have a salutory effect – at least for the next few months – and that my end-of-year report was much better. School_Report_Richard_Standard_3_full.  Even there its still amusing to read that my handwriting wasn’t bad “for a left hander”.  Those were the good old days when you could call a spade a spade.