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Adaptation of a technique to estimate rainfall from satellite data in Bangladesh

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Md Nazrul Islam ,

Department of Physics, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh, BD
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CM Mukammel Wahid

Department of Physics, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh, BD
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Abstract

In order to estimate rainfall from satellite data GMS (Geo-stationary Meteorological Satellite) Precipitation Index (GPI) was calculated for northeastern part (Sylhet) of Bangladesh. GPI was calibrated with ground-based raingauge rainfall. As was found, GPI underestimated i.e., raingauge rainfall overestimated for a few stations. Then GPI was adapted as Adjusted GMS Precipitation Index (AGPI). Satisfactory results were found using AGPI in estimating rainfall from satellite data. As expected, the raingauge rainfall was found about 68% of AGPI.  

doi:10.4038/sljp.v4i0.188

Sri Lankan Journal of Physics, Vol.4 (2003) 1-9

Keywords: rainfall 
How to Cite: Islam, M.N. & Wahid, C.M., (2003). Adaptation of a technique to estimate rainfall from satellite data in Bangladesh. Sri Lankan Journal of Physics. 4, pp.1–10. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljp.v4i0.188
Published on 05 Dec 2003.
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