Volcanoes magnify Metro Manila’s southwest monsoon rains and lethal floods

A.M.F.Lagmay1, G. Bagtasa2, C.P. David1, I. Crisologo1, B.A. Racoma1  1National Institute of Geological Sciences, University of the Philippines C.P. Garcia corner Velasquez street, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City. 1101 Philippines  2Institute of Environmental Sciences and Meteorology, University of the Philippines, C.P. Garcia cor. Velasquez Street, U.P. Diliman, Q.C. Correspondence to: A.M.F. Lagmay mlagmay@nigs.upd.edu.ph; mlagmay@noah.dost.gov.ph Abstract Heavy southwest…

Compilation of Storm Surge Occurrences in the Philippines

Project NOAH Storm Surge Component (a,b) (a) Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards, Department of Science and Technology, Philippines (b) National Institute of Geological Sciences, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City The Philippines lies in the busiest typhoon belt in the world- Western Pacific basin and experiences an average of 20 typhoons a year. Typhoons…

New warning signals eyed for storm surges (Inquirer)

By Michael Lim Ubac Philippine Daily Inquirer 3:29 am | Saturday, February 1st, 2014 The Aquino administration is mulling new public warning signals for storm surges and floods to give the country a fighting chance against climate change. At a Cabinet meeting on Thursday, a storm surge advisory (SSA) protocol and flood advisory (FA) system were…

LiDAR map: Detalyadong mapa vs. kalamidad

By Leo Humangit Mapa – ang isa sa pinakamahalagang baitang para maging handa sa pagtugon sa mga sakuna at kalamidad. “Kapag nagpaplano ka, lahat ng plano mo ay nakabase sa magandang pundasyon. At ang magandang pundasyon na ‘yun ay tamang mapa,” ani Dr. Mahar Lagmay ng UP National Institute of Geological Sciences at director ng…

PROJECT NOAH – ClimateX: Accurate Rain Forecasting for the Philippines

CP David( a,b,c), BA Racoma (a,b,c), Irene Crisologo (a,b,c) (a) FloodNet (ClimateX) (b) Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (c) National Institute of Geological Sciences, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City What is a ClimateX forecast? ClimateX forecasts both the chance of rain, and the amount of rain that comes along with it whenever applicable.…