Trend of temperature changes in Singapore
Teo, Ning Dawn.
Date of Issue2009
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
This report examines the trend of temperature changes in Singapore. The starting point was the recommendations by The Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC). While the IPCC reported that temperature changes in the equatorial region was minimal around 0.1°C to 0.3°C per decade between 1951 and 2000, the author’s approach is to make use of statistical methods to carry out investigation on the actual temperature changes using actual temperature data. A rising trend has been established based on forty years of annual mean temperature data. The result of the statistical analysis indicated that there has been a rise of 1.35°C per decade between 1974 and 2000 for Singapore. This is well above the average temperature rise for the whole equatorial region. An evaluation of the impact of such temperature change would be made to observe how Singapore may be affected when there is such climate change.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University