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Gregory J. Carbone

Professor
Department of Geography
University of South Carolina

Phone Number: (803) 777-0682
Email: greg.carbone@sc.edu
Office: Callcott, Room 327-B
Gregory J. Carbone

Bio 

Greg Carbone earned a B.A. from Clark University, an M.A. from the University of Kansas, and a Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin. His research includes climate variability and change and climate impacts. He is an investigator with the Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments (CISA) program, a NOAA-sponsored center designed to work with decision makers to improve the use of climate information in resource management. His most recent work exams the spatial and temporal nature of drought and the use of climate change scenarios for decision making. Carbone has won university teaching awards for his instruction of weather and climate courses.

Research 

Greg Carbone’s research interests center on climate variability and change and their impacts during the instrumental period. Two areas characterize his most recent work. These include investigation of the spatial and temporal nature of drought and measurement of its intensity and duration. Related to this work, he co-developed a web-based drought-monitoring tool for the Carolinas. A second focus has involved development and assessment of climate change scenarios and their application for regional decision making. This has included the use of general circulation model and regionally-downscaled output, and has centered on tailoring projections of climate change to decision making.

Teaching 

GEOG 202: Introduction to Weather and Climate
GEOG 346: Climate and Society
GEOG 573: Climate Change and Variability
GEOG 746: Seminar in Climatology

Representative Publications 

Carbone, G.J. 2014. Managing climate change scenarios for societal impact studies. Physical Geography 35(1): 22-49.  PDF

Samadi, S., G.J. Carbone, M. Mahdavi, F. Sharifi, M.R. Bihamta. 2013. Statistical downscaling of river runoff in a semi-arid catchment. Water Resources Management 27: 117-136.

Rhee, J., and G. J. Carbone. 2011. Estimating drought conditions for regions with limited precipitation data. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 50: 548-559. DOI: 10.1175/2010JAMC2604.1.

Rhee, J., J. Im, and G.J. Carbone. 2010. Monitoring agricultural drought for arid and humid regions using the multi-sensor remote sensing data. Remote Sensing of Environment 114: 2875-2887. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2010.07.005.

Dow, K., R.L. Murphy, and G.J. Carbone. 2009. Consideration of user needs and spatial accuracy in drought mapping. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 45(1):187-197. DOI: 10.1111 ⁄ j.1752-1688.2008.00270.x.

Carbone, G.J., J. Rhee, H. Mizzell, and R. Boyles. 2008. A regional-scale drought monitor for the Carolinas. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 89: 20-28.

Rhee, J., J. Im, G.J. Carbone, and J.R. Jensen. 2008. Delineation of climate regions using in-situ and remotely-sensed data for the Carolinas. Remote Sensing of Environment 112(6): 3099-3111. DOI:10.1016/j.rse.2008.03.001.

Rhee, J., G.J. Carbone, and J. Hussey. 2008. Drought index mapping at different spatial units. Journal of Hydrometeorology DOI: 10.1175/2008JHM983.1.

Rhee, J., and G.J. Carbone. 2007. A comparison of weekly monitoring methods of the Palmer Drought Index. Journal of Climate 20: 6033-6044. DOI: 10.1175/2007JCL1693.1

Dow, K., and G.J. Carbone. 2007. Climate science and decision making. Geography Compass 1: 10.1111/j.1749-8198.2007.00036.x