Patterns of extreme events in the climate over the South China Sea
Lim, Janet Miao Jin
Date of Issue2016
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Just like any other natural disasters, severe tropical storms can be catastrophic. As more countries are becoming developed, which means that coastal regions will most likely be developed with infrastructures and buildings, the resulting impact will be even more disastrous, should the coastal regions be struck by a natural disaster. With the changing climate brought about by global warming, it is vital that we understand and predict the likely trend that we will experience, along with the impacts. This report aims to explain the natural phenomenon of tropical storms that happen in the South China Sea, a water body that involves the boundary of Singapore. Climate parameters of South China Sea and the tropical storms parameters will be analysed, showing the current and likely future trends. Subsequently, research articles are selected to put forth three reported geneses of tropical storms. Tropical storms that have happened in South China Sea will be analysed along with the effect brought about by their occurrence on the coastal regions. Finally on the basis of the above, the report concludes with the possible impact to be experienced with the future trend of the climate in the South China Sea using a hypothetical evaluation of the characteristics of tropical storm.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University