Summary of scientific and technological news from China – August 4

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Beijing, Aug 4 (Xinhua) – The following is a summary of science and technology news published in China.

Lightning prediction

Chinese researchers have used lightning data to improve the accuracy of short-term forecasts of convective precipitation.

In order to obtain reliable data on the location of lightning and to facilitate the application of lightning to improve short-term and impending precipitation predictions, researchers at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences carry out consecutive field campaigns during the warmer months. And learned the characteristics of high-impact weather system models in Beijing and surrounding areas.

Commercial carrier rocket

The flight test of the third commercial Hyperbola-1 rocket failed.

Abnormal performance was confirmed during the flight of a rocket launched from the Kyusen satellite launch center in northwest China at 3:39 p.m. Beijing time on Tuesday.

Hydroelectric power plant

The Gezhouba hydropower plant, located on the Yangtze River, China’s longest river, has produced around 600 billion kilowatt-hours of clean energy since it was commissioned 40 years ago.

The Gezhouba Dam, located in Yichang, central China’s Hubei Province, is the Yangtze River’s first large-scale hydroelectric power station, with a total installed capacity of around 2.74 million kilowatts, according to the China Three Gorges Corporation.

Summary of scientific and technological news from China – August 4

Summary of scientific and technological news from China – August 4


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