Recent Trends in the Climate of Bangladesh

Posted: 10 Sep 2010

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Shamsuddin Shahid

Department of Hydraulics & Hydrology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Date Written: September 9, 2010

Abstract

Rainfall and temperature data recorded at 17 meteorological stations over the time period 1958–2007 were used to assess recent changes in the climate of Bangladesh. The results show increasing mean, mean maximum and mean minimum temperatures at a rate of 0.103, 0.091 and 0.097°C per decade, respectively. More warming was observed for winter compared to other seasons. Increases in annual and pre-monsoon rainfall were also observed at a rate of 5.53 and 2.47 mm yr–1, respectively. The spatial pattern of rainfall trends shows an increase in annual, monsoon and pre-monsoon rainfall in the western part of Bangladesh. The findings of the present study are consistent with the results obtained in other parts of the Indian subcontinent.

Keywords: Climate variability, Trend analysis, GIS, Bangladesh

Suggested Citation

Shahid, Shamsuddin, Recent Trends in the Climate of Bangladesh (September 9, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1674431

Shamsuddin Shahid (Contact Author)

Department of Hydraulics & Hydrology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia ( email )

UTM - Skudai
Johor Bahru, JB 81310
Malaysia

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