State of the Planet

News from the Columbia Climate School

Asia

  • Exploring the Sundarbans and Back to Dhaka

    Exploring the Sundarbans and Back to Dhaka

    Our group of 24 Americans and Bangladeshis continued to explore the Sundarbans mangrove forest, rice farming in embanked low-lying islands, and heritage sites of Bangladesh.

  • Across the Ganges to Southwest Bangladesh and the Sundarbans

    Across the Ganges to Southwest Bangladesh and the Sundarbans

    Our group of 23 American and Bangladeshi students and professors traveled from the Jamuna River to the Ganges and Gorai Rivers, and then down to an island on the edge of the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest.

  • Taking My Class to Bangladesh

    Taking My Class to Bangladesh

    My undergraduate Sustainable Development course is in Bangladesh for a Spring Break trip to see what they have been learning about. We will be touring the country by bus and boat to learn about the environment and people of Bangladesh.

  • Sylhet City, Geology, and Packing Up

    Sylhet City, Geology, and Packing Up

    We finished our electromagnetic survey and mini-field school in northern Sylhet, Bangladesh, with lectures and field trips to see the geology by car and boat.

  • Start of the Mini-Field School

    Start of the Mini-Field School

    We were joined in our electromagnetic investigation of the subsurface and earthquake hazard by a group of US and Bangladeshi students and professors for a mini-Field School.

  • Tea Gardens to the Rescue

    Tea Gardens to the Rescue

    We switched to deploying our equipment for imaging faults and the structure beneath the surface to tea gardens to get away from power lines and buried the cables to protect them from gnawing foxes.

  • Dealing With Rain and Rats

    Dealing With Rain and Rats

    As we continued our geophysical measurements, we had to deal with heavy rains, flooding fields, and rats and foxes biting our cables. Many cables were broken soon after sunset, ruining the measurements.

  • Fieldwork in Bangladesh During the End of Ramadan and Eid Festival

    Fieldwork in Bangladesh During the End of Ramadan and Eid Festival

    We have come to in Bangladesh in the pre-monsoon heat to better image the active faults beneath the surface using electromagnetic instruments. We are using the fallow fields from the just-harvested rice crop for our sites.

  • Struggling With Towed Equipment, Repairing GPS, and Home

    Struggling With Towed Equipment, Repairing GPS, and Home

    We switched to a towed electromagnetic system to image the fresh and saline groundwater in Bangladesh, and ran into a variety of problems, including high winds, strong currents and running aground.

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  • Exploring the Sundarbans and Back to Dhaka

    Exploring the Sundarbans and Back to Dhaka

    Our group of 24 Americans and Bangladeshis continued to explore the Sundarbans mangrove forest, rice farming in embanked low-lying islands, and heritage sites of Bangladesh.

  • Across the Ganges to Southwest Bangladesh and the Sundarbans

    Across the Ganges to Southwest Bangladesh and the Sundarbans

    Our group of 23 American and Bangladeshi students and professors traveled from the Jamuna River to the Ganges and Gorai Rivers, and then down to an island on the edge of the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest.

  • Taking My Class to Bangladesh

    Taking My Class to Bangladesh

    My undergraduate Sustainable Development course is in Bangladesh for a Spring Break trip to see what they have been learning about. We will be touring the country by bus and boat to learn about the environment and people of Bangladesh.

  • Sylhet City, Geology, and Packing Up

    Sylhet City, Geology, and Packing Up

    We finished our electromagnetic survey and mini-field school in northern Sylhet, Bangladesh, with lectures and field trips to see the geology by car and boat.

  • Start of the Mini-Field School

    Start of the Mini-Field School

    We were joined in our electromagnetic investigation of the subsurface and earthquake hazard by a group of US and Bangladeshi students and professors for a mini-Field School.

  • Tea Gardens to the Rescue

    Tea Gardens to the Rescue

    We switched to deploying our equipment for imaging faults and the structure beneath the surface to tea gardens to get away from power lines and buried the cables to protect them from gnawing foxes.

  • Dealing With Rain and Rats

    Dealing With Rain and Rats

    As we continued our geophysical measurements, we had to deal with heavy rains, flooding fields, and rats and foxes biting our cables. Many cables were broken soon after sunset, ruining the measurements.

  • Fieldwork in Bangladesh During the End of Ramadan and Eid Festival

    Fieldwork in Bangladesh During the End of Ramadan and Eid Festival

    We have come to in Bangladesh in the pre-monsoon heat to better image the active faults beneath the surface using electromagnetic instruments. We are using the fallow fields from the just-harvested rice crop for our sites.

  • Struggling With Towed Equipment, Repairing GPS, and Home

    Struggling With Towed Equipment, Repairing GPS, and Home

    We switched to a towed electromagnetic system to image the fresh and saline groundwater in Bangladesh, and ran into a variety of problems, including high winds, strong currents and running aground.