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 full 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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Dilling, L., K. Lackstrom, B. Haywood, K. Dow, M. C. Lemos, J. Berggren and S. Kalafatis. 2015. What Stakeholder Needs Tell Us about Enabling Adaptive Capacity: The Intersection of Context and Information Provision across Regions in the United States. Weather, Climate, and Society 7 (1).
DOI: 10.1175/WCAS-D-14-00001.1

Furhmann, C., M. Sugg, C. Konrad and A. Waller. 2015. Impact of Extreme Heat Events on Emergency Department Visits in North Carolina (2007-2011). Journal of Community Health, 1-11.
DOI: 10.1007/s10900-015-0080-7

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

Kabela, E. and Carbone, G. 2015. NARCCAP Model Skill and Bias for the Southeast United States. American Journal of Climate Change, 4, 94-114.
DOI: 10.4236/ajcc.2015.41009

Kovach, M.M., C.E. Konrad II, and C.M. Fuhrmann. 2015. Area-level risk factors for heat-related illness in rural and urban locations across North Carolina, USA. Applied Geography. 60: 175-183.
DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.03.012

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

Lackstrom, K., G. Carbone, D. Tufford, and A. Patel. 2016. Climate and Water Resources in the Carolinas: Approaches to Applying Global Climate Change Information to Local Decisions. Journal of South Carolina Water Resources Vol 3: Iss 1, Article 7.

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.

Sugg, M., C. Konrad, II, et al. 2015. Relationships between maximum temperature and heat-related illness across North Carolina, USA. International Journal of Biometeorology: 1-13.
DOI: 10.1007/s00484-015-1060-4

Theses & Dissertations

Davis, J. 2015. A Tale of Two Landscapes: Examining Alienation and Non-Visitation Among Local African American Fishers at Congaree National Park. Master's thesis, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.

Kovach, M. 2015. Climate-Human Health Vulnerability: Identifying Relationships between Maximum Temperature and Heat-Related Illness across North Carolina, USA. PhD dissertation, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

Lackstrom, K. 2015. Institutional Adaptation and Drought Management in the Carolinas. PhD dissertation, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC.