Trivariate Copulas for Characterisation of Past and Future Droughts Over North-West Algeria

  • Ayoub ZeroualEmail author
  • Senna Bouabdelli
  • Mohamed Meddi
  • Ramdane Alkama
  • Ali A. Assani
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


The increase in drought features in North Africa and Mediterranean regions is one of the most threatening natural hazards related to climate change. The spatial extent of this phenomenon in the North-West of Algeria has caused serious economic, social, and environmental impact with enormous losses. In this study, the return periods of drought events characterized by high severities and the three main droughts characteristics (duration, severity, and intensity) in the future under two Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP4.5 and RCP8.5) over two representative watersheds in North-West Algeria have been estimated In order to plan and manage the water resources under drought conditions.


Drought Climate change Copula North-West algeria 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ayoub Zeroual
    • 1
    Email author
  • Senna Bouabdelli
    • 1
  • Mohamed Meddi
    • 1
  • Ramdane Alkama
    • 2
  • Ali A. Assani
    • 3
  1. 1.Higher National School of HydraulicsBlidaAlgeria
  2. 2.Bio-Economy UnitEuropean Commission, JRC Directorate D—Sustainable ResourcesIspraItaly
  3. 3.Environmental Sciences DepartmentUniversity of Quebec at Trois-RivièresTrois-RivièresCanada

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