SEOUL, March 8 (Korea Bizwire) – In an era when the climate is so unpredictable, a system that can simulate the effects of abnormal weather patterns 50 or even 100 years in the future has been established.
The Ministry of Environment and the Climate Change Adoption System (CCAS) at the Korea Environment Institute established an integrated database of future flood damage caused by abnormal rainfall. Officials announced that the data will be open to the public on March 9 on a portal site that provides information on damage caused by abnormal weather conditions (ace.kei.re.kr).
The integrated database is supported by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and National Information Society Agency. The first of three planned projects was completed this year.
Using an estimation of future climate change, regions susceptible to flooding can be examined by time and location.
Under the premise that greenhouse gases do not decline, the CCAS predicts that in 2100, there will be 26 occurrences annually in which the accumulated rainfall over a period of three days exceeds 136.6mm in Seoul.
The Ministry of Environment explains that using the models, district offices and corporations can establish equipment and facilities in such a way that flood damage is minimized.
For the second and third projects, the ministry plans to establish meta-information on the patterns of damage caused by heat, cold, and infectious diseases.
Authorities emphasize that integrated data on climate change is crucial in efficiently establishing countermeasures to the extreme increase in damage caused by climate change.
By Kevin Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)