Variability and trends in record air temperature events of Turkey and their associations with atmospheric oscillations and anomalous circulation patterns

Turkes M., ERLAT E.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CLIMATOLOGY, cilt.38, ss.5182-5204, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 14
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/joc.5720
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.5182-5204


The study investigated temporal variations of record and absolute maximum and minimum air temperatures (T-max and T-min, respectively), and surface and upper atmospheric conditions in years, in which the highest number of events were observed at 90 stations of Turkey during period of 1950-2015. The results have shown that annual frequency of record T-min events revealed an evident decreasing since mid-1980s while frequency of T-max events increased particularly starting from the year of 2000. Half of record T-max events were recorded during 2000-2015 period. On the other hand, daily absolute T-max occurred mostly in 2000, whereas daily absolute T-min events were mostly recorded in 1953.