Research led by HKBU constructs model to predict frequency of heat wave and air pollution co-occurrence in China

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach – 24 July 2023 – A research led by Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has developed a statistical model which uses patterns of springtime warming in the western Pacific Ocean, western Indian Ocean and Ross Sea to predict the frequency of summertime co-occurrence of heat wave and air pollution in China. The model provides useful information for the Government authorities and the general public to take actions in advance to mitigate damage from the joint hazards.