Saline lakes are widespread throughout the arid and semi-arid regions of the world and have considerable ecological importance. They are also very vulnerable to climatic changes or changes in their hydrological regimes. Most saline lakes of Turkey are close to the verge of extinction due to natural and anthropogenic impacts. This study analyzes the spatial and temporal changes at a relatively pristine saline lake (Tuzla (Palas) Lake) in Kayseri, Turkey, from 1987 to 2011 using satellite imagery techniques. Landsat Thematic Mapper images acquired in 1987, 2000, 2003, and 2011 were used in the analysis. The images were geometrically corrected by registering them to ground control points. The study area on each image was classified into seven information classes, i.e., water, watery ground, dry lake, mud/vegetated flats, salt flats, shrubs/sedges, and agriculture. The accuracies of the classifications were evaluated using a standard error matrix and kappa statistics. The analysis showed that the surface area of Tuzla Lake was highly variable during the 1987–2011 period. Lake surface area was the largest in 1987 and the smallest in 2003. Analysis of the climatic conditions for 4 years showed that the surface area of the lake is highly vulnerable to changes in precipitation and air temperatures.
Editorial: Talking Turkey
While pondering a title for this month’s Editorial, the phrase Let’s Talk Turkey popped into my head. Perhaps it is the double entendre, as in I will talk to you about our family recipe for turkey and stuffing. But in this case, I’m going with the meaning of talking turkey that is in the Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears: “Totalkserious business; totalkfrankly.” So let’s talk frankly about the serious business of organics recycling,...
MODULO used for a major project in Turkey
Product: MODULO.MODULO is a single-use formwork that eliminates rising damp and RADON GAS, that naturally exists in the soil in most parts of the world. Application: filling of foundations and slabs Project: Sheraton Grand Samsun Hotal Modulo was used for the filling of the slabs and foundations of Sheraton Grand Samsun Hotel in Turkey. The hotel is provided with 221 guests rooms and 22 suites. Modulo was used to fill the foundations and the slabs of the multi-storey building, guaranteeing a lightweight...
Grapes Dehydration for Raisins Production in Turkey
Raisins are produced commercially by drying harvested grape berries. In order for a grape berry to dry, water inside the grape must be removed completely from the interior of the cells onto the surface of the grape where the water droplets can evaporate. However, this diffusion process is very difficult because the grape skin contains wax in its cuticle, which prevents the water from passing through. In addition to this, the physical and chemical mechanisms located on the outer layers of the grape are adapted to...
GEOTUB AT SABINA GOKCEN AIRPORT IN TURKEY!
GEOTUB AT SABINA GOKCEN AIRPORT IN TURKEY! Our Turkish distributor ABS Yapı Elemanları provided #GEOTUB , the reusable formwork system in ABS technopolymer for circular and oval colums, to Inno Yapı, a client who chose our innovative formwork to build a car park inside the famous Sabina Gokcen Airport in Istanbul, Turkey.
Turkey Onion Processing
Onion processing in Turkey can bring lots of benefits like wide application, long service life, cheap price, substantial market and etc.. . Onions are the daily consumption vegetable in Turkey. Besides being cooked in the cuisine, onions are often processed in different types. The most common type is onion dehydration in Turkey. Roughly 9kg of fresh onions yield 1 kg of dehydrated onions. Dehydrated onion is almost six times cheaper than fresh one. Dehydrated onions are popular in Turkey food industry and the...