Determination of Spatial Distribution of Precipitation on Poorly Gauged Coastal Regions: Eastern Black Sea Region

ERİŞ DUMAN E., Agiralioglu N.

TEKNIK DERGI, vol.28, no.1, pp.7685-7702, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : TEKNIK DERGI
  • Page Numbers: pp.7685-7702


Deteimination of spatial distribution of precipitation has an importance in teams of hydrological applications and water resources assessment. Particularly, the effects of orography and coastline on precipitation distribution should be taken into account in mountainous and/or coastal regions. This necessity is complicated by the limited number of rain gauges which have also a nonhomogenous distribution. In this study, it is aimed to determine the spatial distribution of precipitation for the coastal part of the Eastern Black Sea Region. It can be said that this study is the first in terms of combination of precipitation distribution on both hillside and coastal part by using two different approaches. One of these approaches is the water balance that reflects the precipitation distribution on hillside. The other one depends on the regression equations which explains the precipitation variability on coastline and valleys, for the coastal part of the Eastern Black Sea Region.