Analysis of the 2007 and 2013 Droughts in Turkey by NOAH Hydrological Model

Bulut B., YILMAZ M. T.

TEKNIK DERGI, vol.27, no.4, pp.7619-7634, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: TEKNIK DERGI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.7619-7634
  • Keywords: NOAH, hydrological model, remote sensing, drought, EVAPOTRANSPIRATION ALGORITHM, SOIL-MOISTURE, MODIS, VEGETATION
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Analysis of drought, which is classified as a natural disaster, is globally considering the damage it gives. As a result detection of its characteristics is essential for understanding and reducing the effects of this natural disaster and for imminent prediction. In this study, soil moisture estimates obtained from NOAH hydrological model and normalized difference vegetation index obtained from MODIS observations are used to analysis the recent droughts in Turkey. With the utilization of these parameters that are commonly used in drought studies, years 2000-2014 have been examined and a detailed analysis of the drought particularly in the years 2007, 2013 has been carried out.