IV-4.”Research on Meteorological Environment and Human Activity in Bangladesh”(H23 FY2011)

  • Project Leader : Hayashi Taiichi (Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University)
  • Collaborators : Ando Kazuo (Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University)
  • : Terao Toru (Faculty of Education, Kagawa University)
  • : Hashizume Masahiro (Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University)
  • : Murata Fumie (Faculty of Education, Kochi University)

Outline of Research

Meteorological/Climatic phenomena affect the human activity of agricultural products, the contamination of the atmosphere and water quality. Meteorological disasters such as cyclones and floods cause damage and contribute water resources through precipitation. We will evaluate the quantitative impact of climatic components to rice products and the prevalence of infectious diseases.


The purpose of this research is to evaluate the quantitative impact of meteorological and climatological components to human activity. In particular, we will especially focus on the relationship of surface weather variables to the amount of rice products and the prevalence of infectious diseases. Meteorological phenomena has yearly, seasonally and daily variations of time scales. We will find out the preceding key parameter indices and investigate the possibility of predictions, which may be available to those in other regions except the tropical region.

The results of the research will contribute to the reduction of infectious diseases and the increase of rice production in Bangladesh.

People queuing for water (flood in Dhaka city, 2004)

Flood in the downtown area of Dhaka city in the summer monsoon season 2004.

Serious Flood in Dhaka, 2004