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The precipitation data used in this study, which consist of eight stations in West Anatolia in Turkey, is for the period of 1929 to 2008. The annual mean temperature data employed in this study for 55 years, extending from 1951 to 2005. These data are collected and managed by the Turkish State Meteorological Service. The locations of the stations are shown in Figure 1 and the main features of the data are presented in Table 1. West Anatolia has the most highly populated and industrialized cities in Turkey, such as Izmir, Istanbul, and Bursa. This region lies between the Mediterranean Sea, the Aegean Sea, and the Black Sea. The coastal areas of the region are generally associated with a Mediterranean climatic type (a subtropical climatic regime with a moist and rainy winter and a hot dry summer). On the other hand, the interior parts of the region have a continental climate type with hot summers and cold winters.
Table 1

Characteristics of the stations located in the West part of the Anatolia

StationsAverage of the annual total precipitations (mm)Average of the annual mean temperatures (°C)Average elevation (m)Lag 1 autocorrelation – precipitationLag 1 autocorrelation – temperature
Muğla 846 14.9 646 0.22 0.06 
İzmir 686 17.8 30 0.09 0.18 
Aydın 645 17.6 70 0.11 0.22 
Manisa 846 16.9 42 0.14 −0.06 
Edirne 589 13.6 48 0.04 0.03 
Bursa 692 14.4 100 0.13 0.04 
Afyon 433 11.1 1,013 0.18 0.00 
Eskişehir 332 10.9 732 −0.10 −0.00 
StationsAverage of the annual total precipitations (mm)Average of the annual mean temperatures (°C)Average elevation (m)Lag 1 autocorrelation – precipitationLag 1 autocorrelation – temperature
Muğla 846 14.9 646 0.22 0.06 
İzmir 686 17.8 30 0.09 0.18 
Aydın 645 17.6 70 0.11 0.22 
Manisa 846 16.9 42 0.14 −0.06 
Edirne 589 13.6 48 0.04 0.03 
Bursa 692 14.4 100 0.13 0.04 
Afyon 433 11.1 1,013 0.18 0.00 
Eskişehir 332 10.9 732 −0.10 −0.00 
Figure 1

Location of the stations.

Figure 1

Location of the stations.

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