Climatological responses of winter precipitation in Turkey to variability of the North Atlantic Oscillation during the period 1930-2001


Turkes M., Erlat E.

THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY, vol.81, pp.45-69, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 81
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00704-004-0084-1
  • Title of Journal : THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-69

Abstract

Climatological responses of winter (DJFM) precipitation at 78 stations of Turkey to variability of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) were investigated for the period 1930-2001. The analysis was performed with respect to relationships between precipitation and three different NAO indices (NAOIs) and composite precipitation changes corresponding to the extreme phases of the NAOIs, and individual wet conditions and drought events linked to the extreme NAOI events. Main conclusions of the study can be evaluated as follows: