Robert Crane

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Professor, Geography

Research Summary

Research interests include climatology, African climates, and regional scale climate change and its implications for biophysical and human systems, downscaling global climate model data for regional applications.

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Recent Publications

Interrogating empirical-statistical downscaling

Hewitson, B. C., Daron, J., Crane, R. G., Zermoglio, M. F. & Jack, C., Feb 1 2014, In: Climatic Change. 122, 4, p. 539-554 16 p.

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Downscaling reveals diverse effects of anthropogenic climate warming on the potential for local environments to support malaria transmission

Paaijmans, K. P., Blanford, J. I., Crane, R. G., Mann, M. E., Ning, L., Schreiber, K. V. & Thomas, M. B., Aug 2014, In: Climatic Change. 125, 3-4, p. 479-488 10 p.

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A vulnerability driven approach to identify adverse climate and land use change combinations for critical hydrologic indicator thresholds: Application to a watershed in Pennsylvania, USA

Singh, R., Wagener, T., Crane, R., Mann, M. E. & Ning, L., Apr 2014, In: Water Resources Research. 50, 4, p. 3409-3427 19 p.

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Implications of temperature variation for malaria parasite development across Africa

Blanford, J. I., Blanford, S., Crane, R. G., Mann, M. E., Paaijmans, K. P., Schreiber, K. V. & Thomas, M. B., 2013, In: Scientific reports. 3, 1300.

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Probabilistic projections of anthropogenic climate change impacts on precipitation for the mid-Atlantic region of the United States

Ning, L., Mann, M. E., Crane, R., Wagener, T., Najjar, R. G. & Singh, R., Aug 2012, In: Journal of Climate. 25, 15, p. 5273-5291 19 p.

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Probabilistic projections of climate change for the mid-Atlantic region of the United States: Validation of precipitation downscaling during the historical era

Ning, L., Mann, M. E., Crane, R. & Wagener, T., Jan 2012, In: Journal of Climate. 25, 2, p. 509-526 18 p.

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A trading-space-for-time approach to probabilistic continuous streamflow predictions in a changing climate-accounting for changing watershed behavior

Singh, R., Wagener, T., Van Werkhoven, K., Mann, M. E. & Crane, R., 2011, In: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 15, 11, p. 3591-3603 13 p.

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Consensus between GCM climate change projections with empirical downscaling: Precipitation downscaling over South Africa

Hewitson, B. C. & Crane, R. G., Aug 2006, In: International Journal of Climatology. 26, 10, p. 1315-1337 23 p.

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Gridded area-averaged daily precipitation via conditional interpolation

Hewitson, B. C. & Crane, R. G., Jan 1 2005, In: Journal of Climate. 18, 1, p. 41-57 17 p.

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Clustering and upscaling of station precipitation records to regional patterns using self-organizing maps (SOMs)

Crane, R. G. & Hewitson, B. C., Dec 5 2003, In: Climate Research. 25, 2, p. 95-107 13 p.

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