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Araştırma Makalesi (Research Article)

Changes and trends of seasonal total rainfall in the province of Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul University, Faculty of Forestry, Department of Watershed Management, 34473, Istanbul, Turkey

FORESTIST 2017; 67: 1-12
DOI: 10.17099/jffiu.30673
Read: 553 Downloads: 367 Published: 01 January 2017

Changes and trends of seasonal total rainfall in the province of Istanbul, TurkeyAbstract: Several studies revealed that climate change can affect local and regional precipitation patterns. Long term trends and cycles in precipitation is important for the health of ecosystems in the region. The possible impacts in near future can affect the forest and water resources of Istanbul.  In this study, daily, monthly, seasonal and annual precipitation analyses for the different meteorology stations were examined for the İstanbul province. Northern and southern different climatic conditions of İstanbul have been effective selection of the station. The Mann-Kendall test results showed that there is positive statistically significant trend in some meteorology stations. According to Mann-Kendall results the increased fall precipitation trend were found in Florya, Kireçburnu ve Kumköy meteorology stations and decreased summer precipitation trend were found in Göztepe meteorology stations.

Cite (Atıf): Yurtseven, I., Serengil, Y., 2017. Changes and trends of seasonal total rainfall in the province of Istanbul, Turkey. Journal of the Faculty of Forestry Istanbul University 67(1): 1-12. DOI: 10.17099/jffiu.30673

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