عنوان مقاله [English]
Studying climatic variations and finding different hydrological variables, such as precipitation, can be very useful in the prediction of these variables. Some recent research has tried to explain the relation between large scale climatesignals, like Sea Surface Temperature (SST), andsome hydrological variables, such as precipitation. Inthis paper, a novel method for clustering is presented,which is called Modified K-Means". This method is based on the ordinary K-Means method, but the framework
of selecting the cluster centers is modified in a way wherein clustering SST and its relation with precipitation are considered simultaneously. This model tries to find the relationship between climatic signals and precipitation variations. 20 rain gauges in the Sistan & Baluchestan province in Southeastern Iran have been considered in the case study. The use of the Modified KMeans method for showing the relation between precipitation in various seasons and temporal-spatial variations of SST is an innovative aspect of this paper.