Trend Analysis of Climate Change and Investigation on Its Probable Impacts on Rice Production at Satkhira, Bangladesh

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Abstract  This study aimed at statistical analysis of the recent trend of climate change and prediction of future climate change  scenarios with Global Climate Models (GCMs) and most importantly investigation on the impacts of climate change  on  rice  production. The  Satkhira  district  was  taken as the  study  area,  which  represented  the  coastal  zone of Bangladesh.  There  was  a  statistically  non­significant  increasing  trend  of annual  maximum and minimum temperature and annual total rainfall through the period of 1950­2006. The trend analysis of seasonal rainfall for  the  period 1981­2006 could reveal that, from the last two decades the seasonal  normal  rainfall  pattern has  been altered.  Rainfall  in  pre­monsoon  and  winter .. Read More

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