My last days in the field brought us to monuments in a makeshift home near the ocean, a flooded field next to a school, and adjacent to a jute mill. Most of us now head back to Dhaka, the capital. Céline will stay on a few more days, then Hasnat with Saif and Nahin will continue until all the monuments are resurveyed.
Geohazards in Bangladesh
January 13, 2020
January 10, 2020
We continued our GPS surveys of monuments to measure land subsidence. While the work generally went very well, we faced challenges from obscured or tilted monuments. We also struggled with large traffic delays, particularly at unpredictable ferry crossings.
January 09, 2020
Getting to remote sites started to prove challenging, and involved many forms of transportation by land and water.
January 04, 2020
Lamont scientist Mike Steckler is back in Bangladesh to investigate the balance between sea level rise, sinking of the land, and filling of the space with sediments, using precision GPS to measure how much geodetic monuments have sunk or subsided over the 18 years since they were installed.