TITLE

Bangladesh rejected cyclone assistance

PUB. DATE
May 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;5/4/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1767, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Asserts that a British offer to help predict the path and extent of storm surges in the area around Bangladesh was spurned two years ago by Bangladeshi authorities. Involvement of Roger Flather of the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory on Merseyside in the proposal; Basic nature of Bangladesh's current methods of flood prediction; 1988 drowning of 3,000 people by flooding in the area.
ACCESSION #
9105273175

 

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