In this study a method proposed by Byun & Wilhite, which estimates drought severity and duration using daily precipitation values, is applied to data from stations at different locations in Greece. Subsequently, a series of indices is calculated to facilitate the detection of drought events at these sites. The results provide insight into the trend of drought severity in the region. In addition, the seasonal distribution of days with moderate and severe drought is examined. Finally, the Hierarchical Cluster Analysis method is used to identify sites with similar drought features.
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Research Article| February 01 2010
Detection of drought events in Greece using daily precipitation
N. Kalamaras, H. Michalopoulou, H. R. Byun; Detection of drought events in Greece using daily precipitation. Hydrology Research 1 April 2010; 41 (2): 126–133. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/nh.2010.001
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