Earth Observatory Blog

Submitted on 17 Sep 2019 by:

Many may still remember the powerful eruption of Mount Pinatubo in 1991. It was one of the largest eruptions in recent history, and sent volcanic ash even as far as Singapore, over 2,400 kilometres (km) away. 

But what many do not know is that the thin layer of volcanic ash that had settled across Singapore could have been more severe. Typhoon Yunya (also known as Typhoon Diding) had struck the Philippines almost at the same time as the Mount Pinatubo eruption.

Previously, scientists had not investigated how the typhoon had affected the amount of ash that fell on Singapore. However, preliminary modelling results carried out by scientists at the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) and Asian...

Submitted on 12 Feb 2019 by:

The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) continued to have a strong presence at the annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference in December 2018. AGU welcomed 28,000 visitors and our booth had engaged 750 visitors from different countries and various continents. Many were keen to network with and discuss possible future collaborations with our scientists.

Our researchers gave 11 oral presentations, 34 poster presentations, as well as a town hall, with topics ranging from the fate of water on Mars to communicating coral skeletal data using microscopic images.

EOS PhD student Mr Stephen Chua won the Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA) for his poster presentation on historic sea-level and coastal changes at Singapore’s Kallang River...

Submitted on 28 Aug 2017 by:

From August 6 - 11, Singapore hosted the 14th Annual Meeting of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS). The meeting was an opportunity for academics, researchers, and students to come together to discuss their work, exchange ideas, and catch up with colleagues and old friends.

Researchers at the Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) and the Asian School of the Environment (ASE) were very busy during AOGS, presenting a total of 38 posters, 38 oral presentations, and several special lectures and workshops.

Mr Yudha Setiawan Djamil, a PhD student from EOS, said he that we was pleased to present his research on haze transport during Singapore’s National Day, on August 9th. “If developed further,” he said, “this work could improve the potential for...