Latest Publications by Alan Robock

Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  1. Xia, Lili, Alan Robock, Simone Tilmes, and Ryan R. Neely III, 2016: Stratospheric sulfate geoengineering could enhance the terrestrial photosynthesis rate. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 1479-1489, doi:10.5194/acp-16-1479-2016.     PDF file

  2. Gabriel, Corey J., and Alan Robock, 2015: Stratospheric geoengineering impacts on El Niño/Southern Oscillation. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 11,949-11,966, doi:10.5194/acp-15-11949-2015.   PDF file 

  3. Kravitz, Ben, Alan Robock, Simone Tilmes, Olivier Boucher, Jason M. English, Peter J. Irvine, Andy Jones, Mark G. Lawrence, Michael MacCracken, Helene Muri, John C. Moore, Ulrike Niemeier, Steven J. Phipps, Jana Sillmann, Trude Storelvmo, Hailong Wang, and Shingo Watanabe, 2015: The Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (GeoMIP6): Simulation design and preliminary results. Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 3379–3392, doi:10.5194/gmd-8-3379-2015.    PDF file

  4. 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

  5. Antuña, Juan Carlos, Odd Helge Otterå, Alan Robock, and Michel d. S. Mesquita, 2015: Modeled and observed sea surface temperature trends for the Caribbean and Antilles. Int. J. Climatol., doi:10.1002/joc.4466.    PDF file

  6. Robock, Alan, 2015: Cloud control: Climatologist Alan Robock on the effects of geoengineering and nuclear war. Bull. Atomic Sci., doi:10.1177/0096340215581353.    PDF file

  7. Baum, Seth D., David C. Denkenberger, Joshua M. Pearce, Alan Robock, and Richelle Winkler, 2015: Resilience to global food supply catastrophes. Environment, Systems, and Decisions, 35, 301-313, doi:10.1007/s10669-015-9549-2.    PDF file

  8. Xia, Lili, Alan Robock, Michael Mills, Andrea Stenke, and Ira Helfand, 2015: Decadal reduction of Chinese agriculture after a regional nuclear war. Earth’s Future, 3, 37-48, doi:10.1002/2014EF000283.     PDF file

  9. Schmidt, Anja, and Alan Robock, 2015: Volcanism, the atmosphere, and climate through time, Chap. 13 of Volcanism and Global Environmental Change, Anja Schmidt, Кirsten E. Fristad, and Linda T. Elkins-Tanton, Eds., (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK), 195-207.   PDF file

  10. Tilmes, S., M. J. Mills, U. Niemeier, H. Schmidt, A. Robock, B. Kravitz, J.-F. Lamarque, G. Pitari, and J. M. English, 2015: A new Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP) experiment designed for climate and chemistry models. Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 43-49, doi:10.5194/gmd-8-43-2015.    PDF file

Other Publications

  1. Robock, Alan, and Owen Brian Toon, 2016:  Let’s End the Peril of a Nuclear Winter, Op-ed, New York Times, February 11, 2016.

  2. Robock, Alan, 2015:  The CIA asked me about controlling the climate – this is why we should worry, The Guardian, February 17, 2015.

  3. Robock, Alan, 2015: Important research questions on volcanic eruptions and climate. Past Global Changes Magazine, 23(2), 68.    PDF file

  4. Zanchettin, Davide, C. Timmreck, M. Khodri, A. Robock, A. Rubino, A. Schmidt, and M. Toohey, 2015: A coordinated modeling assessment of the climate response to volcanic forcing. Past Global Changes Magazine, 23(2), 54-55.     PDF file

  5. Robock, Alan, 2015: Climatic impacts of volcanic eruptions, Chapter 53 in Encyclopedia of Volcanoes, Second Edition, Haraldur Sigurdsson (editor-in-chief), Bruce Houghton, Stephen R. McNutt, Hazel Rymer and John Styx (editors) (Elsevier, Amsterdam), 935-942.     PDF file

  6. Robock, Alan, 2015: Nuclear winter. In Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences, 2nd Edition, Gerald R. North (editor-in-chief), John Pyle and Fuqing Zhang (editors), Vol. 2, 90-101. (Invited paper)    PDF file 

  7. Robock, Alan, 2015: Volcanoes: Role in climate. In Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences, 2nd Edition, Gerald R. North (editor-in-chief), John Pyle and Fuqing Zhang (editors), Vol. 2, 105-111. (Invited paper)     PDF file 

  8. Robock, Alan, 2015: Soil moisture. In Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences, 2nd Edition, Gerald R. North (editor-in-chief), John Pyle and Fuqing Zhang (editors), Vol. 3, 232-239. (Invited paper)      PDF file 

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