Alternative Trend Analysis: Half Time Series Methodology

Güçlü Y. S.

WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT, vol.32, no.7, pp.2489-2504, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11269-018-1942-4
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2489-2504
  • Keywords: 1:1 straight-line, Rainfall, Time series, Trend analysis, Turkey, MANN-KENDALL, TEMPERATURE
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


This paper attempts to determine and visualize the trends by considering the value via Aen's innovative trend analysis methodology, which has been suggested instead of the well-known approaches called Mann-Kendall (MK), Spearman's rho (SR), Sen's slope, and linear regression methodologies. Another attempt is to show that an additional trend approach by using half time series methodology (HTSM) including MK's Z value, and to compare it with the innovative method. Although, Aen's method is practical, easy and clear representation of data variation, but some information is not evident on time series. This study comprises 66-year rain gage records in Adana, A degrees zmir, and Rize stations located in different regions of Turkey. The comparison results indicated different trend conditions for these stations. Based on this information, representative figures are obtained according to Aen's and HTSM for the precipitation records. According to Aen's method, Adana and Rize stations' measurements have no trend component but A degrees zmir data have monotonically increasing trend. HTSM results reveal some additional information on Aen's half time series approach. Adana station time series halves include opposite trends (increasing-decreasing) detected by HTSM in spite of no trend. Different extreme cases are encountered in A degrees zmir and Rize stations through HTSM. As a result, if the proposed method is combined with Aen's method, better trend analysis results can be obtained for detailed interpretations.