CISA Integrating Climate Science & Decision Making in the Carolinas

CISA: Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments, A NOAA RISA Team

CISA Library

Below are a few recent publications produced by CISA team members. Find a fuller list of articles, posters, presentations, reports, and more through the More Publications links.

Journal Articles

Altman, E., K. Lackstrom, H. Mizzell. 2017. Drought and Water Shortages: South Carolina's Response Mechanisms, Vulnerabilities, and Needs. Journal of South Carolina Water Resource., 4, 1, 57-62
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Gao, P., G. J. Carbone, J. Lu, and D. Guo. 2017. An Area-based Approach for Estimating Extreme Precipitation Probability. Geographical Analysis.
DOI: 10.1111/gean.12148

Lackstrom, K., A. Farris, D. Eckhardt, N. Doesken, H. Reges, J. Turner, K.H. Smith, and R. Ward. 2017. CoCoRaHS Observers Contribute to "Condition Monitoring" in the Carolinas: A New Initiative Addresses Needs for Drought Impacts Information. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98, 2527-2531.
DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0306.1

Lu, J., G. J. Carbone, and P. Gao. 2019. Mapping the agricultural drought based on the long-term AVHRR NDVI and North American Regional Reanalysis (NARR) in the United Sates, 1981-2013. Applied Geography, 104, 10-20.
DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2019.01.005

Lu, J., G. J. Carbone, and J. M. Grego. 2019. Uncertainty and hotspots in 21st century projections of agricultural drought from CMIP5 models. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 4922.
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-41196-z

Lu, J., G. J. Carbone, and P. Gao. 2017. Detrending crop yield data for spatial visualization of drought impacts in the United States, 1895-2014. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 237-238, 196-208.

Ward, A., J. Clark, J. McLeod, R. Woodul, H. Moser, and C. Konrad. 2019. The impact of heat exposure on reduced gestational age in pregnant women in North Carolina, 2011-2015. International Journal of Biometeorology, 1-10.
DOI: 10.1007/s00484-019-01773-3