IV-4.”Research on Meteorological Environment and Human Activity in Bangladesh”(H23-24 FY2011-2012)

  • Project Leader : Hayashi Taiichi (Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University)
  • Collaborators : Ando Kazuo (Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University)
  • : Yamane Yusuke (Faculty of Education, Tokoha Gakuen 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 atmosphere and water quality. Meteorological disasters such as cyclones and floods cause damage and contribute as water resources through precipitation. This research evaluates the quantitative impact of climatic components to the rice product and the prevalence of infectious diseases.


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

The results of this research will contribute to the reduction of person’s who succumb to infectious diseases and the increase of rice production in Bangladesh.

Upper Layer Observation at Bangladesh Meteorological Department in Dhaka in August, 2012

Summer Monsoon Flood in Dhaka of August, 2012