SEOUL, Dec. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — A numerical weather prediction model developed with South Korean technology will be used to predict the weather in developing countries.
The Korea Meteorological Administration said Wednesday it will provide the weather chart produced by the Korea Integrated Model (KIM), a global weather prediction model, to 36 developing countries that have engaged in a long-term relationship with South Korea.
The 36 countries will receive weather charts of five sectors in Asia and Africa, as well as more than 30,000 weather charts of 652 cities every day.
KIM is a global numerical weather prediction model developed with South Korean technology through an investment of 78 billion won over nine years from 2011 to 2019. It was first use to predict the weather in April 2020.
With KIM, South Korea became the world’s ninth nation to operate a numerical weather prediction model.
KIM’s accuracy amounts to 99.2 percent of the Unified Model (UM), known as the second most accurate weather prediction model in the world, based on the performance assessment through the RMSE of the 500-hectopascal geopotential height.
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