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Drought in Nicosia using Standardized Precipitation Index SPI-n and BMDI drought index
Author(s): M. K. Theophilou; D. Serghides
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Paper Abstract

The number of rainy days per year in calculated to follow a negative trend in Nicosia and for that an analysis of drought using the Standardized Precipitation Index SPI-n and the BMDI drought index has been made. The calculations have been made using daily rainfall total amounts for the station of Nicosia for a long enough period in order to extract save conclusions about the drought trend. BMDI index has been specifically calculated for the case of Cyprus. The results show that throughout the years, Nicosia has experienced the results of drought, with extremely low precipitation amounts for some years and thus severe drought events.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 June 2015
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9535, Third International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2015), 95350F (19 June 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2196266
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M. K. Theophilou, Cyprus Dept. of Meteorology (Cyprus)
D. Serghides, Cyprus Univ. of Technology (Cyprus)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9535:
Third International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2015)
Diofantos G. Hadjimitsis; Kyriacos Themistocleous; Silas Michaelides; Giorgos Papadavid, Editor(s)

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