Under the initiative, the KMA says it intends to draw on the Foundation's experience in the science of K-history - which has been described as 'presenting historical events as they should have occurred without foreign interference' – to announce weather forecasts for the past as well as the future, in order to allow it to correct any 'errors of weather history' or 'historical atmospheric distortions'.
The first joint KMA-KNAHF weather forecast has already been issued for Typhoon Bolaven. It shows the devastating Category 6 typhoon traveled along the path originally predicted by the KMA. This is a significantly different path from the one predicted and then historically documented by foreign weather agencies once it had passed, who bizarrely didn't even call it a typhoon once it was near Korea, but instead merely a 'tropical storm', even though it was always called a typhoon in Korea.
But the Korean Meteorological Administration says that the foreign weather agencies appear determined to stick to a twisted view of history based on false claims and facts, in order to bolster their claims over the path of the typhoon. With help from the Korean Northeast Asian History Foundation, they announced that new research proved that free from foreign influences – specifically in the form of Chinese fishing boats illegally in Korean waters – the storm would have taken the path predicted, not the one ultimately fabricated by these foreign elements, and therefore rightfully it did in K-history.
The KMA said it was absolutely scientific and professional in drawing up the path taken by Typhoon Bolaven, and that fabricating data was normally impossible, apart from the time in 1987 when the KMA fabricated the path of Typhoon Thelma in order to cover up a forecasting mistake.
Foreign scientists have criticized the KMA's and Northeast Asian History Foundation's insistence on creating what some have termed 'a false historical record' of the storm's path however, pointing out that satellite pictures clearly show that the typhoon took a path almost 100 kilometers away from the one claimed by the KMA, but KMA scientists said the government should investigate rumors that these foreigners were using the eyes from Korean children in order to develop their pictures from space.
Separately today, the KMA announced that its prediction over number of typhoons to hit Korea in August – three – which had looked likely to be wrong after only typhoons Bolaven and Tembin struck the peninsula, was proven correct late last night when Typhoon Sanba suddenly developed downwind of an electric fan in Mokpo. Warnings were hurriedly issued but fortunately the storm blew itself out after 30 minutes when the automatic timer ran down.
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