Recent Publications of Alan Robock on Global Warming

Publications by Alan Robock on Global and Regional Climate Change

  1. Robock, Alan, 1978:  Internally and externally caused climate change. J. Atmos. Sci., 35, 1111-1122.  PDF file (© Copyright 1978 AMS)

  2. Robock, Alan, 1979:  The "Little Ice Age": Northern Hemisphere average observations and model calculations. Science, 206, 1402-1404.  PDF file

  3. Robock, Alan, 1980:  The seasonal cycle of snow cover, sea ice, and surface albedo.  Mon. Weather Rev., 108, 267-285.   PDF file (© Copyright 1980 AMS)

  4. Robock, Alan, 1982:  The Russian surface temperature data set. J. Appl. Meteorol., 21, 1781-1785.  PDF file (© Copyright 1982 AMS)

  5. Robock, Alan, 1983:  Global mean sea level: indicator of climate change?  Science, 219, 996.  PDF file

  6. Robock, Alan, 1983:  Ice and snow feedbacks and the latitudinal and seasonal distribution of climate sensitivity.  J. Atmos. Sci., 40, 986-997.  PDF file (© Copyright 1983 AMS)

  7. Robock, Alan, 1985:  Detection of volcanic, CO2 and ENSO signals in surface air temperature. Adv. Space Res., 5, No. 6, 53-56.
  8. Kaiser, Dale and Alan Robock, 1985:  Effects of concurrent snow and cloud cover on planetary albedo.  Adv. Space Res., 5, No. 6, 279-282.
  9. Robock, Alan and Dale Kaiser, 1985:  Satellite-observed reflectance of snow and clouds.  Mon. Weather Rev., 113, 2023-2029.  PDF file (© Copyright 1985 AMS)

  10. Robock, Alan, 1985:  An updated climate feedback diagram. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 66, 786-787.  PDF file (© Copyright 1985 AMS)

  11. Scialdone, John and Alan Robock, 1987:  Comparison of Northern Hemisphere snow cover data sets.  J. Climate Appl. Met., 26, 53-68.  PDF file (© Copyright 1987 AMS)

  12. Robock, Alan, 1989:  Satellite data contamination.  Nature, 341, 695.
  13. Robock, Alan, Richard P. Turco, Mark A. Harwell, Thomas P. Ackerman, Rigoberto Andressen, Hsin-shih Chang and M. V. K. Sivakumar, 1993: Use of general circulation model output in the creation of climate change scenarios for impact analysis. Climatic Change, 23, 293-335. ABSTRACT  PDF file

  14. Robock, Alan and Hans-F. Graf, 1994: Effects of preindustrial human activities on climate. Chemosphere, 29, 1087-1097. (Invited paper) ABSTRACT

  15. Maytín, Carlos E., Miguel Acevedo, Ramón Jaimez, Rigoberto Andressen, Mark A. Harwell, Alan Robock, and Aura Azócar, 1995: Potential effects of global climatic change on the phenology and yield of maize in Venezuela. Climatic Change, 29, 189-211. ABSTRACT  PDF file

  16. Vinnikov, Konstantin Ya., Alan Robock, Ronald J. Stouffer and Syukuro Manabe, 1996: Vertical patterns of free and forced climate variations. Geophys. Res. Lett., 23, 1801-1804. ABSTRACT,  PDF file

  17. Robock, Alan, 1996: Nuclear winter. in Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate, vol. 2, edited by Stephen H. Schneider, (Oxford Univ. Press, New York), 534-536. (Invited paper)

  18. Robock, Alan, 1997: Global Warming: The Scientific Consensus, Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on International Economic Policy, Export and Trade Promotion, June 26, 1997. FULL TEXT.

  19. Robock, Alan, 1997: Global Warming: Must We Act Now?, Presented at The Costs of Kyoto Conference, National Press Club, July 15, 1997. FULL TEXT.

  20. Robock, Alan, 1997: Global Warming: State of the Science, Testimony before the House Committee on Science Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, October 7, 1997. FULL TEXT.

  21. Vinnikov, Konstantin Y., Alan Robock, Ronald J. Stouffer, John E. Walsh, Claire L. Parkinson, Donald J. Cavalieri, John F. B. Mitchell, Donald Garrett, and Victor F. Zakharov, 1999: Global warming and Northern Hemisphere sea ice extent. Science, 286, 1934-1937. ABSTRACT , PDF file

  22. Free, Melissa, and Alan Robock, 1999: Global warming in the context of the Little Ice Age. J. Geophys. Res., 104, 19,057-19,070. ABSTRACT , PDF file

  23. Pielke, R. A., Sr., G. E. Liston, and A. Robock, 2000:  Insolation-weighted assessment of Northern Hemisphere snow-cover and sea-ice variability.  Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, 3061-3064. PDF file

  24. Robock, Alan, 2001: The AMS Congressional Science Fellowship Program: Why you should consider it. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 82, 315-317. PDF file (© Copyright 2001 AMS)

  25. Vinnikov, Konstantin Y., and Alan Robock, 2002: Trends in moments of climatic indices. Geophys. Res. Lett., 29 (2), 10.1029/2001GL014025. PDF file

  26. Vinnikov, Konstantin Y., Alan Robock, Donald J. Cavalieri, and Claire L. Parkinson, 2002: Analysis of seasonal cycles in climatic trends with application to satellite observations of sea ice extent. Geophys. Res. Lett., 29 (9), 10.1029/2001GL014481. PDF file

  27. Vinnikov, Konstantin Y., Alan Robock, and Alan Basist, 2002: Diurnal and seasonal cycles of trends of surface air temperature. J. Geophys. Res., 107 (D22), 4641, doi:10.1029/2001JD002007. PDF file

  28. Soden, Brian J., Richard T. Wetherald, Georgiy L. Stenchikov, and Alan Robock, 2002: Global cooling following the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo: A test of climate feedback by water vapor. Science, 296, 727-730. PDF file
    (Del Genio, Anthony D., 2002: The dust settles on water vapor feedback. Science, 296, 665-666. [Perspective article about Soden et al.] PDF file)

  29. Vinnikov, Konstantin Y., Alan Robock, Norman C. Grody, and Alan Basist, 2004: Analysis of diurnal and seasonal cycles and trends in climatic records with arbitrary observation times.  Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L06205, doi:10.1029/2003GL019196. PDF file

  30. Miguez-Macho, Gonzalo, Georgiy L. Stenchikov, and Alan Robock, 2004:  Spectral nudging to eliminate the effects of domain position and geometry in regional climate model simulations.  J. Geophys. Res., 109, D13104, doi:10.1029/2003JD004495.   PDF file

  31. Miguez-Macho, Gonzalo, Georgiy L. Stenchikov, and Alan Robock, 2005:  Regional climate simulations over North America:  Interaction of local processes with improved large-scale flow.  J. Climate, 18, 1227-1246.  PDF file  (© Copyright 2005 AMS)

  32. Vinnikov, Konstantin Y., Norman C. Grody, Alan Robock, Ronald J. Stouffer, Philip D. Jones, and Mitchell D. Goldberg, 2006:  Temperature trends at the surface and in the troposphere.  J. Geophys. Res., 111, D03106, doi:10.1029/2005JD006392. PDF file   [Our analysis of MSU channel 2 data is available at]

  33. Xu, Ming, Chih-Pei Chang, Congbin Fu, Ye Qi, Alan Robock, David Robinson, and Huai-min Zhang, 2006:  Steady decline of east Asian monsoon winds, 1969–2000: Evidence from direct ground measurements of wind speed.  J. Geophys. Res., 111, D24111, doi:10.1029/2006JD007337.  PDF file

  34. Robock, Alan, 2007:  Nuclear power’s costs and perils (Letter to Editor),  Physics Today, 60, No. 1 (January, 2007), p. 14.   PDF file

  35. Robock, Alan, 2007:  Nuclear power challenges and alternatives (Reply to comments on “Nuclear power’s costs and perils. (Letter to Editor)”), Physics Today, 60, No. 9 (September, 2007), p. 16.   PDF file

  36. Fan, Ying, Gonzalo Miguez-Macho, Christopher Weaver, Robert Walko, and Alan Robock, 2007:  Incorporating water table dynamics in climate modeling: 1. Water table observations and the equilibrium water table.  J. Geophys. Res., 112, D10125, doi:10.1029/2006JD008111.  PDF file

  37. Miguez-Macho, Gonzalo, Ying Fan, Christopher Weaver, Robert Walko, and Alan Robock, 2007:  Incorporating water table dynamics in climate modeling: 2. Formulation, validation, and soil moisture simulation.  J. Geophys. Res., 112, D13108, doi:10.1029/2006JD008112.  PDF file

  38. Anyah, Richard, Christopher P. Weaver, Gonzalo Miguez-Macho, Ying Fan, and Alan Robock, 2008:  Incorporating water table dynamics in climate modeling:  3. Simulated groundwater influence on coupled land-atmosphere variability.  J. Geophys. Res., 113, D07103, doi:10.1029/2007JD009087.   PDF file

  39. Sertel, Elif, Alan Robock, and Cankut Ormeci, 2010:  Impacts of land cover data quality on regional climate simulations.  Internat. J. Climatology, 30, 1942-1953, doi:10.1002/joc.2036.   PDF file

  40. DeAngelis, Anthony, Francina Dominguez, Ying Fan, Alan Robock, M. Deniz Kustu, and David Robinson, 2010:  Observational evidence of enhanced precipitation due to irrigation over the Great Plains of the United States. J. Geophys. Res., 115, D15115, doi:10.1029/2010JD013892.  PDF file

  41. Kustu, M. Deniz, Ying Fan, and Alan Robock, 2010: Large-scale water cycle perturbation due to irrigation pumping in the US High Plains: 1. A synthesis of observed stream flow changes. J. Hydrology, 390, 222-244, doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.06.045.   PDF file

  42. Miller, Gifford H., Julie Brigham-Grette, Richard B. Alley, Lesleigh Anderson, Henning Bauch, Mary Anne Douglas, Mary E. Edwards, Scott A. Elias, Bruce Finney, J. J. Fitzpatrick, Svend V. Funder, Timothy D. Herbert, Larry Hinzman, Darrell Kaufman, Glen M. MacDonald, L. Polyak, Alan Robock, Mark Serreze, John Smol, Robert Spielhagen, J. W. C. White, Alexander P. Wolfe, and Eric Wolff, 2010: Temperature and precipitation history of the Arctic. Quat. Sci. Rev., 29(15-16), 1679-1715.    PDF file

  43. Robock, Alan, 2010: Beware Delay, review of Coming Climate Crisis? Consider the Past, Beware the Big Fix by Claire L. Parkinson, Physics World, November, 44-45.  PDF file
  44. Sertel, E., C. Ormeci, and A. Robock, 2011: Modelling land cover change impact on the summer climate of the Marmara region, Turkey. International J. Global Warming, 3, 194-202.  PDF file
  45. Anthes, Richard, Alan Robock, Juan Carlos Antuña; Oswaldo García, John Braun, and René Estevan Arredondo, 2015: Cooperation on GPS-Meteorology between the United States and Cuba. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 96, 1079-1088, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00171.1.     PDF file

  46. Zhang, Yong, Leonard Bielory, Zhongyuan Mi, Ting Cai, Alan Robock, and Panos Georgopoulos, 2015: Allergenic pollen season variations in the past two decades under changing climate in the United States. Global Change Biology, 21, 1581-1589, doi: 10.1111/gcb.12755.   PDF file

  47. Antuña-Marrero, Juan Carlos, Odd Helge Otterå, Alan Robock, and Michel d. S. Mesquita, 2016: Modelled and observed sea surface temperature trends for the Caribbean and Antilles. Int. J. Climatol., 36, 1873-1886, doi:10.1002/joc.4466.     PDF file

  48. Antuña-Marrero, Juan Carlos, Eduardo Landulfo, René Estevan, Boris Barja, Alan Robock, Elián Wolfram, Pablo Ristori, Barclay Clemesha, Francesco Zaratti, Ricardo Forno, Errico Armandillo, Álvaro E. Bastidas, Ángel M. de Frutos Baraja, David N. Whiteman, Eduardo Quel, Henrique M. J. Barbosa, Fabio Lopes, Elena Montilla-Rosero, and Juan L. Guerrero-Rascado, 2017: LALINET: The first Latin American-born regional atmospheric observational network. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 98, 1255-1275, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00228.1.     PDF file

  49. Rodríguez-Vega, Albeht, Juan Carlos Antuña-Marrero, Michel d. S. Mesquita, Alan Robock, Thomas Toniazzo, and Odd Helge Otterå, 2017: How well does the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting Interim Reanalysis represent the surface air temperature in Cuban weather stations? Int. J. Climatol., doi:10.1002/joc.5239.     PDF file

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