There are five key areas. The first four, climate projections, seasonal outlook, weather prediction and atmospheric dispersion are directly aimed at improving the scientific advice that MSS is able to provide to the end users of its forecasts and climate change projections. These activities rely upon the outputs of numerical models that are run on the in-house MSS CRAY super-computer. The fifth area represents the fundamental research to provide better understanding of tropical weather and climate processes in the region. This is a crucial undertaking that eventually leads to improvements of numerical models and enhancement to weather and climate prediction capabilities.
1. Climate Projections
Our work is to develop understanding of the changing climate and to generate climate scenarios to support national resilience planning.
2. Seasonal Outlook
Our seasonal outlook research provides seasonal forecasts for Singapore and the surrounding Southeast Asian region that can assist end users to manage risks posed by seasonal climate variability.
3. Weather Prediction
Research to improve numerical weather predictions (NWP) including a multi-year project in collaboration with the UK Met Office to develop the NWP/Nowcasting capability for Singapore.
4. Atmospheric Dispersion
Research to enhance early warning of airborne hazards in the Southeast Asia region and develop an air quality forecasting capability for Singapore.
5. Understanding Weather and Climate Processes
A key element of the research of CCRS is to improve the understanding of weather and climate processes across Southeast Asia, in particular those that are of particular importance to Singapore.
CCRS is also involved in a number of national and international collaborative projects.