7 June 2021 - Singapore developing its own ‘crystal ball’ for better climate projections
The effects of planetary warming are clear. Global temperatures and sea levels are rising, certain extreme weather events could intensify, and rainfall patterns could become more erratic. But at a finer resolution, many questions remain about how these changes would manifest in Singapore and South-east Asia. For instance, how fast would sea levels rise around the city-state, and how high could the waters go? If rainfall patterns change, would the country experience more droughts or flash floods? These are questions that scientists at the Centre for Climate Research Singapore (CCRS) – a division under the National Environment Agency’s Meteorological Service Singapore – are looking into. CCRS is working with the National Supercomputing Centre to downscale these models to produce grid cells spanning from about 2km to 8km. Find out more about their work in this News Article.