Analyzing the Relations between Drought and Crop Yield in Southern Plains of Şanliurfa (AkCakale, Ceylanpinar, Suruc)
Semi-arid climates are areas where rainfall variability is 25% and above. In these regions, high rainfall variability often leads to arid conditions. The main motivation of this study is to answer the question of how agricultural products react to the high variability in rainfall in the lower plains of Şanlıurfa, one of the most productive agricultural areas in Turkey. In this context, the main purpose of our study is to determine the response of crop pattern to arid conditions by specifying test areas in a semi-arid area. For this purpose, plant indexes were created using MODIS data. In this study, the drought-yield relationship of Suruç, Akçakale and Ceylanpınar Plains was examined by using the advantages of remote sensing.
Keywords: MODIS, Southern Plains of Şanlıurfa, Agricultural Drought, Remote Sensing.