What is FAR (False Alarm Rate)?

FAR is the quantity of false alarms per the complete number of alerts in a given report or circumstance. The false alarm ratio is frequently mistaken with the false alarm rate, which shares the same abbreviation (FAR). The false alarm ratio is significant in climate determination, as forecasters look for the harmony between over revealing conceivable risk versus the risk of not making the caution when real catastrophic danger will occur.