Climate centre aims to develop forecasting

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 21 June, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 21 June, 2008, 12:00am

City University this week opened a climate research centre to assess the risks of climate change in the region. Researchers at the Guy Carpenter Asia-Pacific Climate Impact Centre will look at monsoons over the mainland, tropical cyclones in the western North Pacific and the possible effects on climate caused by global warming. Researchers aim to develop forecast methods to predict blizzards, typhoons, floods and droughts. Johnny Chan Chung-leung, head of the centre and chair professor of physics and material science, said another focus would be southern China, particularly the Pearl River Delta.