Distributed GAME-T2 Servers
Prof. Matsumoto, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan, has been collecting routine meteorological observation data from several countries in Asia. This dataset is one of his achievement. In Bangladesh, BMD continues to maintain several weather stations and now data from 29 stations in 1997-2002 are available. BMD Officer, however, says that data for 2000, 2001 and 2002 has not been adequately checked on their quality. See metadata table shown below.
Data for 1998 are free for research purpose, but for other years, please contat the DB Manager
||Description||Weather Observation in Bangladesh|
|Type|| Routine Observation Data|
|Period Type||Including IOP|
|Holding||International Data Resource (IOP) / Institutional Holding (others)|
|Process Level||Level 2 (Station Data)|
|QC Level||unknown (depend on Bangladesh Staff's QC)|
|Access Limitation||Any research purpose (1998).|
- rainfall (1997-2002)
- max/min temperature (1998)
- cloudiness (1998)
- sunshine duration (1998)
- wind (1998)
- dry bulb temperature (1998)
- relative humidity (1998)
- sea level pressure (1998)
|Location/Extent||35 Sites in Bangladesh|
||Period|| From 1997
|Interval||3-hourly (1998), Daily |
|LT / UTC|
|Time Difference (LT - UTC)|
(See the list of contact persons for detail)
| B.M.D. and Prof. Matsumoto, J.
- Currently files only for 1998 rainfall are opened to public
As for daily rainfall data, BMD documents says that :
Data observed in 2000 and 2001 (snip) is different format and these data are not enough to evaluate in this version.
Unusual values are still not removed in this dataset.
XML Metadata File
Related Maps / Quicklooks
Station Map (Raingauges)
Station List and link to Daily rainfall data
Compressed files :
tar.gz (16KB) and
tar.gz (17KB) and
tar.gz (15KB) and
tar.gz (17KB) and
tar.gz (11KB) and
tar.gz (5KB) and
Station location data : tab separated text
- July 1, 2005
- New Data: 2000-2002 Daily Rainfall. (Tentative Version)
- Jun. 11, 2005
- New Data: 1997, 1999 Daily Rainfall.
- Jan. 07, 2001
- Station location data improved.
- Nov. 12, 2001
- Station location data added.
- Sep 27, 2001
- Daily Rainfall Data 1998 published
- Sep 18, 2001
- First appeared to public. Index list only
- 2001 Nov. 12
- Daily rainfall in 1998 : Initial version.
Data Policy of Whole GAME
From GAIN-HUB WWW Site. Strategy, guideline for data exchange etc.
Data Collection Plan
From The Implementation Plan of GAME-Tropics
draft in 1996, by Japanese sub-comittee on GAME-T.
GAME-T Observations at a glance
A 32KB GIF image showing observation schedule by Prof. Oki
GAME-T/Thailand/Chao Phraya Observing Stations
A 24KB GIF image showing a map of observation stations made by Prof. Oki (See also new black-and-white version).
Summary of GAME-T Data Plan
From AMON(Asian Meteorology Online Newsletter), VOL. 1, NO. 4 (September 1997). Brief introduction of GAME-T data management strategy by Prof. Oki