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000032132 041__ $$aEnglish
000032132 100__ $$aSyed, M.
000032132 245__ $$aGeospatial Modeling for Investigating Spatial Pattern and Change Trend of Temperature and Rainfall
000032132 260__ $$c2016
000032132 300__ $$a21
000032132 520__ $$aBangladesh has been experiencing increased temperature and change in precipitation regime, which might adversely affect the important ecosystems in the country differentially. The river flows and groundwater recharge over space and time are determined by changes in temperature, evaporation and crucially precipitation. These again have a spatio-temporal dimension. This geospatial modeling research aimed at investigating spatial patterns and changing trends of temperature and rainfall within the geographical boundary of Bangladesh. This would facilitate better understanding the change pattern and their probable impacts on the ecosystem. The southeastern region, which is one of the most important forest ecosystem zones in the country, is experiencing early onset and withdrawal of rain but increasing trends in total rainfall except in the Monsoon season. This means that the region is experiencing a lower number of rainy days. However, total rainfall has not changed significantly. The differential between maximum and minimum showed an increasing trend. This changing pattern in average max and min temperature along with precipitation might cause a situation in which the species that are growing now may shift to suitable habitats elsewhere in the future. Consequently, the biodiversity, watersheds and fisheries, productivity of land, agriculture and food security in the region will be affected by these observed changes in climate.
000032132 700__ $$aAl Amin, M.
000032132 773__ $$pClimate
000032132 773__ $$v4 (2)
000032132 8564_ $$uhttp://www.mdpi.com/2225-1154/4/2/21$$yExternal link (open access)
000032132 980__ $$aARTICLE