Low-lying Bangladesh is prone to monsoon flooding and devastating earthquakes. Yet these powerful natural forces are little understood in the region. So American and Bangladeshi scientists have formed a major collaboration to study the great rivers that flood Bangladesh and the earthquake faults that lie buried beneath the world's largest delta. This video is an introduction to this important research, which is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); for more information check out the researchers' web site: http://www.banglapire.org.
Video credits: Produced by Doug Prose and Diane LaMacchia of Earth Images Foundation, based in Oakland, California, USA. Website: http://www.earthimage.org. Funding for the video was provided by the U.S. National Science Foundation Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program.
Provided by the National Science Foundation's Partnerships for International Research and Education