(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Spatial and temporal variations in surface water quality of the dam reservoirs in the Tigris River basin, Turkey

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

VAROL M. (1) ; GÖKOT B. (2) ; BEKLEYEN A. (2) ; ŞEN B. (3) ;
(1) Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Province Control Lab., Diyarbakır, TURQUIE
(2) Fac. of Art and Science, Biology Dep., Univ. of Dicle, Diyarbakır, TURQUIE
(3) Fac. of Aquaculture, Dep. of Basic Aquatic Sciences, Fırat Univ., Elazığ, TURQUIE


Multivariate statistical techniques, such as cluster analysis (CA), principal component analysis (PCA), factor analysis (FA) and discriminant analysis (DA), were applied to evaluate the temporal/spatial variations of water quality data sets for Kralkızı, Dicle and Batman dam reservoirs in the Tigris River basin, obtained during 1 year (2008–2009) of monitoring. This study highlights the usefulness of multivariate statistical techniques for the evaluation and interpretation of complex water quality data sets, apportionment of pollution sources/factors and the design of a monitoring network for the effective management of water resources. Discriminant analysis showed better results for data reduction and pattern recognition during both spatial and temporal analysis.


Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 92 [pp. 11-21]

Bibliographic references : 29 ref.

Collation : 6 fig., 9 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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