Smoothed minima baseflow separation tool for perennial and intermittent streams

Aksoy H., UNAL N. E., PEKTAS A. O.

HYDROLOGICAL PROCESSES, vol.22, no.22, pp.4467-4476, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 22
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/hyp.7077
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.4467-4476
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The United Kingdom Institute of hydrology (UKIH) smoothed minima baseflow separation method originally developed for the daily flow data of perennial streams and adopted for intermittent streams is presented. The adopted method (AdUKIH) is the generalized version of the UKIH and hence applicable not only to intermittent streams but also to perennial streams. The AdUKIH method is applied on three daily streamflow gauging stations from the European part of Turkey, the Thrace region. The AdUKIH enables one to change the parameter 0.9 in the UKIH method and also introduces different block sizes, which is limited to five days in the original UKIH method. The AdUKIH method is considered a useful tool in helping practitioners and researchers to separate continuous baseflow from the daily flow in perennial and intermittent streams. Copyright (c) 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.