Homogeneity and Trend Analysis of Hydrometeorological Data of the Eastern Black Sea Region, Turkey


Eastern Black Sea Region in northeastern part of Turkey has the highest precipitation total in the country, approaching 2500 mm per a year. It is therefore an important region as it frequently encounters with flash floods due to heavy rains. For future planning of water resources, environment and urbanization, it is important to know the expected behavior of hydrometeorological processes, mainly precipitation and flow. Due to these facts, in this study, homogeneity of long-term annual precipitation and streamflow series of the Eastern Black Sea Region, Turkey is checked using double mass curve method and trends are determined by means of the Mann-Kendall test. The data network consists of 38 precipitation gauging stations and 40 flow gauging stations across the Eastern Black Sea Region. It is found that 27 precipitation stations out of 38 are homogeneous and no trend is available. Out of the remaining stations, nine are found non-homogeneous and four with trend. For annual flow data, it is found that 22 stations out of 40 are homogeneous and no trend is available. The remaining 18 stations are found non-homogeneous, among which 5 stations have trend at the same time.

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E. Eris and N. Agiralioglu, "Homogeneity and Trend Analysis of Hydrometeorological Data of the Eastern Black Sea Region, Turkey," Journal of Water Resource and Protection, Vol. 4 No. 2, 2012, pp. 99-105. doi: 10.4236/jwarp.2012.42012.

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