CCU launches its weather index to predict rainbows

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 08, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA

A Chinese Culture University (CCU) professor last month launched a rainbow forecasting system

A rainbow recognized as the world’s longest-lasting stretches across Taipei’s Yangmingshan on Nov. 30 2017.
Photo provided by Chinese Culture University via CNA

aimed at helping tourists, meteorologists and photographers know when and where to find rainbows.

Atmospheric science professor Chou Kun-hsuan (周昆炫) said earlier this week that the “Rainbow Weather Index” is based on data from the Central Weather Bureau and the university, such as precipitation, wind speed, wind direction and humidity.

After months of adjustments, Chou launched the system and said it is now 85 percent accurate in predicting a rainbow.

“We hope the service, which is only available for this region, can attract more people to look for rainbows on our campus,” Chou said.    [FULL  STORY]

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