CISA Integrating Climate Science & Decision Making in the Carolinas

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

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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.

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Altman, E., K. Lackstrom, and 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, X. Huang, K. Lackstrom, and P. Gao. 2020. Mapping the sensitivity of agriculture to drought and estimating the effect of irrigation in the United States, 1950-2016. Agicultural and Forest Meteorology, 292-293.
DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2020.108124.

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

Tuler, S., K. Dow, and T. Webler. 2020. Assessment of adaptation, policy, and capacity building outcomes from 14 processes. Environmental Science and Policy, 114, 275-282.
DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2020.09.003

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