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Gregory J. Carbone

Title: Professor
Department: Geography
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-0682
Office: Callcott, Room 327-B
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Department of Geography
Greg Carbone


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. 


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. 


  • 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., J. Lu, M. Brunetti. 2018. Estimating uncertainty associated with the standard precipitation index. International Journal of Climatology. DOI: 10.1002/joc.5393

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

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. DOI:

Li, Z., Q. Huang, G.J. Carbone, F. Hu. 2016. A High Performance Query Analytical Framework for Supporting Data-intensive Climate Studies. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 62:  210-221.  DOI:  10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2016.12.003.

Lackstrom, K., G.J. Carbone, D.J. Tufford, 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 3(1):  49-61.  

Gao, P., G.J. Carbone, and D. Guo. 2015. Assessment of NARCCAP Model in Simulating Rainfall Extremes Using a Spatially Constrained Regionalization Method. International Journal of Climatology doi: 10.1002/joc.4500

Kabela, E.D. and Carbone, G.J. 2015. NARCCAP Model Skill and Bias for the Southeast United States. American Journal of Climate Change 4, 94-114.

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 Climate20: 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

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