Print ISSN: 1813-0526

Online ISSN: 2220-1270

Keywords : SPI

Analysis of Rainfall Drought Periods in the North of Iraq Using Standard Precipitation Index (SPI)

Anass M. M. Rasheed

Al-Rafidain Engineering Journal (AREJ), 2010, Volume 18, Issue 2, Pages 60-72
DOI: 10.33899/rengj.2010.28187

In this research, the standard precipitation index (SPI) was used to analyze rainfall records between 1941 - 2002 for nine metrological stations in the north of Iraq. In addition, digital maps of average drought magnitude and average drought intensity for the study region had drawn by using geographic information system (GIS). It is concluded that 56% of the study period were drought years.