Investigation of Cluster Analysis in Surface Water in Yesilirmak River

Ozbay, Nurgul and Yerel, Suheyla and Ankara, Huseyin (2009) Investigation of Cluster Analysis in Surface Water in Yesilirmak River. In: 1st International Symposium on Sustainable Development, June 9-10, 2009, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.


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The main aim of this study is focused on surface water quality classification of the Yesilirmak River (Turkey) and evaluation of pollution dataset obtained by the monitoring stations. The study shows the application of selected statistical technique to the pollution monitoring dataset, namely, cluster analysis. Cluster analysis is an exploratory data analysis tool for solving classifications problems. Its objective is to sort cases into clusters so that degree of association is strongly members of the same cluster and weak between members of different clusters. The analysis of the monitoring stations identified two clusters. It was concluded that agricultural pollution strongly effected Stations II and Station III. Finally, it was believed to help surface water management to water quality issues and determine priorities to improve surface water quality.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
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Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2012 12:57
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