May-June precipitation reconstruction of Southwestern Anatolia, Turkey during the last 900 years from tree rings

Touchan R., Akkemik U. , Hughes M. K. , Erkan N.

QUATERNARY RESEARCH, cilt.68, sa.2, ss.196-202, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 68 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.yqres.2007.07.001
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.196-202


A May-June precipitation reconstruction (AD 1097-2000) has been developed for southwestern Anatolia in Turkey, the longest reported to date in this region. The reconstruction was derived from a regional Juniperus excelsa chronology that was built from material sampled at four sites in the Antalya and Mersin Districts. The regional tree-ring chronology accounts for 51% of the variance of instrumentally observed May-June precipitation. The years AD 1518 to 1587 are the most humid period in the reconstruction, coinciding with a major shift in European climate. The driest 70-year period in the reconstruction is AD 1195 to 1264. The period AD 1591-1660 represents the third driest and was characterized by instability climatically, politically, and socially in Anatolia. V 2007 University of Washington. All rights reserved.