Collaborations with local Institutes of Higher Learning is an integral part of the research at the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS). Partnerships are established between MSS and local academic institutions in highly specialized niches to foster closer collaborations. The bridging of expertise through collaborative projects helps in developing an understanding of weather and climate processes in the region and to eventually enhance our national weather and climate prediction capabilities.
1. An enhanced tsunami risk assessment for Singapore and Singapore waters
Singapore, being an island in a seismically active region and surrounded by two large bodies of water, namely the South China Sea and, through the Malacca Straits and the Indian Ocean, it is vital to understand the potential tsunami risk to Singapore to facilitate mitigation and adaptive measures. This project aims to improve our current knowledge of the potential impacts that tsunami waves and currents would have on the Singapore coasts. The work will draw on updated science, modelling tools, bathymetry, and coastal data. Tsunami impacts from a suite of local, distal, and distant sources are considered in this work. Additionally, the influence of factors such as tides, sea level rise, and coastal effects on the potential impact of tsunami on Singapore will be investigated.
The research collaboration with NTU Earth Observatory Singapore (EOS) commenced in Mar 2023 and is ongoing.
2. Evaluation and development of 100 m uSINGV for extreme rainfall and wind modelling in Singapore
High-resolution urban modelling is a promising way to improve the understanding of urban-scale weather and climate processes. This project aims to evaluate the 100m resolution uSINGV model with a focus on high-impact weather (i.e., extreme rainfall and wind) in Singapore. The project will analyse not only localized thunderstorms but also monsoon surges and Sumatra squalls with high rainfall intensities. Furthermore, an improved subgrid mixing scheme will be implemented and evaluated.
The research collaboration with NUS commenced in Mar 2023 and is ongoing.
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