The Bangladesh Expedition is a mission to document and record the severe weather of Bangladesh. Forecasting support is provided by meteorologist Jon Finch who spent years studying and forecasting Bengali weather from the United States. Further support is provided by Dr. Ashraf M. Dewan and the Department of Geography at the University of Dhaka as well as Tim Vasquez and the Digital Atmosphere forecasting software.
The Documentary - For decades storm chasers have learned about the legendary storms of Bangladesh. First through the work of people like Thomas Grazulis and then by the great work of Jonathan Finch and his website. Since the 1800's newspaper reports have startled the world with devastation from what can only be long and violent tornadoes. Meteorological soundings show upwards of 9000 J/KG as relatively common due to the large amounts of moisture streaming up from the Bay of Bengal. This documentary will focus on our mission, the culture of Bangladesh and will explore the uniqueness of their weather to the fullest extent.
The Science: We will be essentially operating as a mobile mesonet from Dhaka to Fairdpur and Manikganj taking measurements of temperature, dewpoint, windspeed and direction as well as photographic and videographic time located information. We are also running a radar archive from Agartala and Kolkata. The result of this data will likely result in a scientific research paper.