The figures show a comp arison of 3- month accumulated rainfall (July-September of 2008-2011) around the Chao Phraya River basin in Bangkok, Thailand, by the Global Satellite Mapping of Precipitation (GSMaP)data.
Values under the figures indicate basin-average rainfall (region withinred lines). In the summer of 2011, more rainfall than the previous three years was observed and serious flood disasters occurred in the entire basin.
The flooding did not only threaten the lives of the local people, but also caused heavy damage and economic losses to factories of foreign companies. Studies to prepare for future disasters are currently underway in collaboration with related agencies. (Images provided by IDI-JAPAN)