EARLY WARNING:The system is the first in Taiwan that combines data collected by radars and could improve torrential rain forecast accuracy by 20 to 47 percent
Date: Oct 21, 2015
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
The National Applied Research Laboratories (NARL) has developed an integrated radar weather forecast system to provide an emergency warning and response advisory six hours before a potential disaster strikes, reducing casualty rates in disaster-prone areas.
The system is the first in the nation that incorporates data collected by radars, with torrential rain forecast accuracy improved by between 20 percent and 47 percent compared with the systems employed by the Central Weather Bureau, NARL researcher Tsai Chih-chien (蔡直謙) said.
The bureau’s current weather forecast system analyzes data collected by satellites, ground observation stations and weather balloons to measure temperature, atmospheric pressure and moisture among others. [FULL STORY]