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Danny Blair

Danny  Blair Title: Professor, Co-Director of the Prairie Climate Centre
Phone: 204.786.9236
Office: 5L33
Building: Lockhart Hall
Email: d.blair@uwinnipeg.ca

Teaching Areas:

Climatology, Meteorology, Natural Hazards, Human-Environment Interactions


Carew, R., T. Meng, J. Wojciech, R. Smith,  and D. Blair. 2017. Climate change impacts on hard red spring wheat yield and production risk: Evidence from Manitoba, Canada. Canadian Journal of Plant Science. doi.org/10.1139/CJPS-2017-0135.

Smith, R., M. Morison, D. Capelle, C. Christie, C. and D. Blair. 2011. GPS-based optimization of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles’ power demands in a cold weather cityTransportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 16(8), 614–618.

Smith, R., S. Shahidinjad, D. Blair, and E. Bibeau. 2011. Characterization of urban commuter driving profiles to optimize battery size in light-duty plug-in electric vehiclesTransportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 16(3), 218–224.

Blair, D. 2010. Chapter 9: Transportation: The Prairie lifeline. In The New Normal: The Canadian Prairies in a Changing Climate. Canadian Plains Research Centre Press, Regina, SK, 157–170.

Blair, D. and D. Sauchyn. 2010. Chapter 20: Winter roads in Manitoba In The New Normal: The Canadian Prairies in a Changing Climate. Regina, SK: Canadian Plains Research Centre Press: 322–325

Westwood, A. R. and Blair, D. 2010. Effect of regional climate warming on the phenology of butterflies in boreal forests in Manitoba, Canada.  Environmental Entomology 39: 1122–1133

Blair, D. (ed.), 2010. Prairie Perspectives: Geographical Essays. Volume 13, Department of Geography, University of Winnipeg, October 2010.

Blair, D. 2008. Contributing author to D. Sauchyn,  and S. Kulshreshtha,, Prairies chapter; in From Impacts to Adaptation: Canada in a Changing Climate 2007, ed. D. S. Lemmen, F. J. Warren, J. Lacroix and E. Bush. Ottawa, ON: Government of Canada: 275–328.

Buhay, W. M., S. Timsic, D. Blair, J. Reynolds,S. Jarvis, D. Petrash, M. Rempel, . and D. Bailey. 2008. Riparian influences on carbon isotopic composition of tree rings in the Slave River Delta, Northwest Territories, CanadaChemical Geology 252: 9–20

Blair, D. 2007. Climate. iIn The Encyclopaedia of Manitoba, ed. Ingeborg Boyens. Winnipeg MB: Great Plains Publications: 128-129

Hallman, B. C., J. Gardiner, and D. Blair. (eds.) 2006. Prairie Perspectives: Geographical Essays. Volume 9, Department of Geography, University of Manitoba, October 2006

Romolo, L. A., T. D. Prowse,  D. Blair,  B. R. Bonsal, B. R., Marsh and L. W. Martz. 2006. The synoptic controls on hydrology in the upper reaches of the Peace River basin.  Part II: Snow ablationHydrological Processes, 20: 4113–4129.

Romolo, L.A., T. D. Prowse, D. Blair, B. R. Bonsal, P. Marsh, and L. W. Martz. 2006. The synoptic controls on hydrology in the upper reaches of the Peace River basin. Part I: Snow accumulation.  Hydrological Processes, 20: 4097–4111

Blair, D. 2003. Evidence of climate change. iIn Moving Beyond the Roads: Airships to the Arctic Symposium II (Proceedings). eds. B.E. Prentice, J. Winograd,  A. Phillips,  and B. Harrison. University of Manitoba Transport Institute: 32–39.

Blair, D. 2003. Setting the stage: General issues in Manitoba. In Proceedings of the Transportation & Climate Change in Manitoba – 2003 Workshop (Manitoba Transportation & Government Services), Winnipeg, MB, March 12, 2003.

Buhay, W. M., D. Blair, E. Nielsen, S. St. George,  and G. Brooks. 2002. Isotopic records of past hydroclimatic change in the Red River basin, southern Manitoba, Canada. PAGES (Past Global Changes) News 10(2): 9-10.

Romolo, L., T. D. Prowse, D. Blair, and L. W. Martz. 2001. A comparative study of two automated atmospheric circulation classification schemes. Abstracts of the 27 th Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Geophysical Union, Ottawa, Ontario, May 14-17, 2001.

Romolo, L., T. D. Prowse, D. Blair, and L. W. Martz. 2001. The synoptic climate controls on the hydrology of the Peace-Athabasca delta region. Abstracts of the 27 th Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Geophysical Union, Ottawa, Ontario, May 14-17, 2001.

Quiring, S. M. and D. Blair. 2001. Recent developments in teleconnections and their applications in long-range forecasting. In Proceedings of the Long-Range Weather and Crop Forecasting Work Group Meeting IV (PFRA, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada ), Regina, Saskatchewan, March 5-6, 2001.

Quiring, S. M. and D. Blair. 2000. The utility of global teleconnections for long-range crop forecasting in the Canadian Prairies, in Prairie Perspectives: Geographical Essays 3: 23–61.

Blair D. 1998. The Kirchhofer technique of synoptic typing revisitedInternational Journal of Climatology 18: 1625–1635.

Blair, D. 1997.  Short-period temperature variability at Winnipeg, Canada, 1872-1993, characteristics and trendsTheoretical and Applied Climatology 58: 147–159. 

Blair, D. 1996. The climate of Manitoba. iIn The Geography of Manitoba: Its Land and Its People. eds. J. Welsted, J. Everitt, and C. Stadel. Winnipeg, MB: University of Manitoba Press: 31–39.

Rannie, W. F. and D. Blair. 1995. Historic and recent analogues for the extreme 1993 summer precipitation in the North American mid-continent. Weather 50(6): 193–200.

Blair, D. and W. F. Rannie. 1994. Wading to Pembina: 1849 spring and summer weather in the valley of the Red River of the North and some climatic implications. Great Plains Research 4(1): 3–26.

Paul, A. H. and D. Blair. 1993. The thunderstorms of 8 July 1989 in the Northern Great Plains. Climatological Bulletin 27(3): 170–178.

Haque, C. E., and D. Blair. 1992. Vulnerability to tropical cyclones: evidence from the April 1991 cyclone in coastal BangladeshDisasters 16(3): 217–229.

Blair, D. and D. Bezte. 1992. Variability in the length of the frost-free season in southeastern Saskatchewan and southwestern Manitoba. In Reflections from the Prairies: Geographical Essays. eds. H. J. Selwood and J. C. Lehr. Winnipeg, MB: University of Winnipeg: 90–110.