PIRINCIPAL COMPONENT ANALYSIS OF THE ANNUAL PRECIPITATION OF WEST BLACK SEA HYDROLOGICAL BASIN IN TURKEY


ÖZÖLÇER İ. H. , AYDIN H., Aksoy B., Komurcu M. I.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.18, pp.776-782, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Page Numbers: pp.776-782

Abstract

A hydrological regionalization of the Western Black Sea hydrological basin of Turkey is developed based on a multivariate analysis of precipitation records of the 18 (out of 40) meteorological stations from the periods 1929-2004. A regionalization of annual data is carried out using PCA. Precipitation series from 18 gauging stations were chosen to characterize climatic differences in the basin. The PCA indicated that there are 6 climatic regions in the basin.