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Forecasting System Provides Flood Warnings to Vulnerable Residents of Bangladesh


August 2, 2007

river levels As catastrophic floods worsen in Bangladesh a pilot forecasting program that was developed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research and Georgia Institute of Technology is being used to warn thousands of vulnerable residents in selected flood-prone regions. Full Story

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National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

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