Investigation of the effects of wetlands on micro-climate


APPLIED GEOGRAPHY, vol.97, pp.48-60, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 97
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2018.05.018
  • Title of Journal : APPLIED GEOGRAPHY
  • Page Numbers: pp.48-60


Regulation of the microclimatic structure of a region by using land use planning is one of the important strategies, which is used to fight against climate change. The climatic structures of regions are also affected by wetlands as well as land use types. In the present study, based on this information, the micro-climatic effects at the 1 km and 10 km periphery of three dam lakes and two lakes (imranli Reservoir, Golova Reservoir, Dorteylul Reservoir, Lake Hafik and Lake Todurge), which are located within the boundaries of Sivas province, were investigated. Analyses were made using GIS (geographic information systems) and remote sensing techniques.