Effect of periodic parameters on the autocorrelation structure of hydrologic series

Şen Z.

Water Resources Research, vol.15, no.6, pp.1639-1642, 1979 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 1979
  • Doi Number: 10.1029/wr015i006p01639
  • Journal Name: Water Resources Research
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1639-1642
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: No


The autocorrelation structure of a seasonal hydrologic series has been analytically investigated, given a set of periodic parameters such as the means, standard deviations, and seasonal serial correlations between any two seasons. It has been observed that periodic means have the most important effect on the correlogram of the seasonal data, whereas the periodicities in the standard deviations and seasonal serial correlations have minor effects which might easily be neglected in the practical hydrological studies of any water resources system design. Copyright 1979 by the American Geophysical Union.