RIYADH — Dr. Ayman Bin Salem Ghulam, head of the National Center of Meteorology, mentioned that the middle is using synthetic intelligence in monitoring parts of climate that have an effect on lives and properties in all of the Kingdom’s land, air, and sea environments.
“The devastating floods that struck Jeddah in 2009 have had doubled the public’s interest in weather conditions, bringing out a monumental transformation in the functioning of the center,” he mentioned in an interview with Okaz/Saudi Gazette.
Dr. Ghulam mentioned the middle now covers about 94 p.c of the inhabited geographical space within the Kingdom. He additionally spoke in regards to the methodology of cloud-seeding and its requirements.
Dr. Ghulam underscored the necessity to set up a geographic protection initiative that works to help the technology in monitoring climate parts affecting natural world, particularly uncommon ones, by publishing a monitoring system with automated stations for measurements of parts within the air and soil and linking the system with supportive purposes to guard crops by warning about frost and heatwaves.
He mentioned the middle has launched the automated early warning system and expanded the capabilities of floor monitoring. “Now, we have a system of radars and techniques for monitoring weather phenomena that are the latest and most powerful in the region,” he mentioned.
According to Dr. Ghulam, the legislative system of meteorology will make a quantum leap within the sensible group of meteorology throughout the Kingdom, and it is going to be nearer to a company of participatory relations between the middle and the beneficiaries. He indicated that the cloud seeding program goals to extend the rainfall within the southwestern area of the Kingdom by a price ranging between 10 p.c and 20 p.c. In February 2020, the Council of Ministers authorised a program for artificially induced rainfall within the Kingdom.
Dr. Ghulam mentioned the initiative to determine the Climate Change Center goals to handle environmental and local weather information and data, put together long-term research and forecasts on local weather change and its results in varied sectors within the Kingdom, and help the preparation and implementation of the nationwide technique for adapting to local weather change.