Latest Publications by Alan Robock

Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  1. Dabberdt, Walter, Darrel Baumgardner, Robert Bornstein, Gregory Carmichael, Richard Clark, Jeffrey Collett, Harindra Fernando, Efi Foufoula-Georgiou, Dev Niyogi, Mohan Ramamurthy, Alan Robock, and Julie Winkler, 2024: The Global Partners Program: A new international volunteer opportunity for AMS members. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 105, 47-49, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-23-0049.1.    PDF file  To volunteer, click here.

  2. Rabin, Sam S., William J. Sacks, Danica L. Lombardozzi, Lili Xia, and Alan Robock, 2023: Observation-based sowing dates and cultivars significantly affect yield and irrigation for some crops in the Community Land Model (CLM5). Geosci. Model Dev., 16, 7253–7273, doi:10.5194/gmd-16-7253-2023.   PDF file

  3. Clark, Brendan, Lili Xia, Alan Robock, Simone Tilmes, Jadwiga H. Richter, Daniele Visioni, and Sam S. Rabin, 2023: The optimal climate intervention scenario for crop production varies by nation. Nature Food, 4, doi:10.1038/s43016-023-00853-3.   PDF file

  4. Robock, Alan, Lili Xia, Cheryl S. Harrison, Joshua Coupe, Owen B. Toon, and Charles G. Bardeen, 2023: Opinion: How nuclear winter has saved the world, so far. Atm. Chem. Phys., 23, 6691-6701, doi:10.5194/acp-23-6691-2023.   PDF file

  5. Visioni, Daniele, Ben Kravitz, Alan Robock, Simone Tilmes, Jim M. Haywood, Olivier Boucher, Mark Lawrence, Peter Irvine, Ulrike Niemeier, Lili Xia, Gabriel Chiodo, Chris Lennard, Shingo Watanabe, John C. Moore, and Helene Muri, 2023: Opinion: The scientific and community-building roles of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP) - Past, present, and future. Atm. Chem. Phys., 23, 5149-5176, doi:10.5194/acp-23-5149-2023.  PDF file

  6. Coupe, Joshua, Cheryl Harrison, Alan Robock, Alice DuVivier, Elizabeth Maroon, Nicole S. Lovenduski, Scott Bachman, Laura Landrum, and Charles Bardeen, 2023: Sudden reduction of Antarctic sea ice despite cooling after nuclear war. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 128, e2022JC018774, doi:10.1029/2022JC018774.  PDF file

  7. Xia, Lili, Alan Robock, Kim Scherrer, Cheryl S. Harrison, Benjamin Leon Bodirsky, Isabelle Weindl, Jonas Jägermeyr, Charles G. Bardeen, Owen B. Toon, and Ryan Heneghan, 2022: Global food insecurity and famine from reduced crop, marine fishery and livestock production due to climate disruption from nuclear war soot injection. Nature Food, 3, 586-596, doi:10.1038/s43016-022-00573-0.  PDF file

  8. Harrison, Cheryl S., Tyler Rohr, Alice DuVivier, Elizabeth A. Maroon, Scott Bachman, Charles G. Bardeen, Joshua Coupe, Victoria Garza, Ryan Heneghan, Nicole S. Lovenduski, Philipp Neubauer, Victor Rangel, Alan Robock, Kim Scherrer, Samantha Stevenson, and Owen B. Toon, 2022: A new ocean state after nuclear war. AGU Advances, 3, e2021AV000610, doi:10.1029/2021AV000610.    PDF file

  9. Liu, Fei, Chaochao Gao, Jing Chai, Alan Robock, Bin Wang, Jinbao Li, Xu Zhang, Gang Huang, and Wenjie Dong, 2022: Tropical volcanism enhanced the East Asian summer monsoon during the last millennium. Nature Communications, 13, 3429, doi:10.1038/s41467-022-31108-7.    PDF file
  10. Marshall, Lauren, Elena C. Maters, Anja Schmidt, Claudia Timmreck, Alan Robock, and Matthew Toohey, 2022: Volcanic effects on climate: recent advances and future avenues. Bull. Volcanology, 84:54, doi:10.1007/s00445-022-01559-3.    PDF file

  11. Carlson, Colin J., Rita Colwell, Mohammad Sharif Hossain, Mohammed Mofizur Rahman, Alan Robock, Sadie J. Ryan, Mohammad Shafiul Alam, and Christopher H. Trisos, 2022: Solar geoengineering could redistribute malaria risk in developing countries. Nature Communications, 13, 2150, doi:10.1038/s41467-022-29613-w.   PDF file

  12. Hochman, Gal, Hainan Zhang, Lili Xia, Alan Robock, Saketh Aleti, Dominique Y. van der Mensbrugghe, and Jonas Jägermeyr, 2022: Economic incentives modify agricultural impacts of nuclear war. Env. Res. Lett., 17, 054003, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ac61c7.    PDF file

  13. Zanchettin, Davide, Claudia Timmreck, Myriam Khodri, Anja Schmidt, Matthew Toohey, Manabu Abe, Slimane Bekki, Jason Cole, Shih-Wei Fang, Wuhu Feng, Gabriele Hegerl, Ben Johnson, Nicolas Lebas, Allegra N. LeGrande, Graham W. Mann, Lauren Marshall, Landon Rieger, Alan Robock, Sara Rubinetti, Kostas Trigaridis, and Helen Weierbach, 2022: Effects of forcing differences and initial conditions on inter-model agreement in the VolMIP volc-pinatubo-full experiment. Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 2265-2292, doi: 10.5194/gmd-15-2265-2022.   PDF file

  14. Robock, Alan, and Stewart C. Prager, 2022: Geoscientists can help reduce the threat of nuclear weapons, Eos, 103, No. 11, 27-29, doi:10.1029/2021EO210633.  Link

  15. Gao, Chaochao, Francis Ludlow, Al Matthews, Alexander R. Stine, Alan Robock, Yuqing Pan, Richard Breen, Brianán Nolan, and Michael Sigl, 2021: Volcanic climate impacts can act as ultimate and proximate causes of Chinese dynastic collapse. Communications Earth & Environment, 2, 234, doi:10.1038/s43247-021-00284-7.  PDF file

  16. Bardeen, Charles G., Douglas E. Kinnison, Owen B. Toon, Michael J. Mills, Francis Vitt, Lili Xia, Jonas Jägermeyr, Nicole S. Lovenduski, Kim J. N. Scherrer, Margot Clyne, and Alan Robock, 2021: Extreme ozone loss following nuclear war resulting in enhanced surface ultraviolet radiation. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 126, e2021JD035079, doi:10.1029/2021JD035079.   PDF file

  17. Dorigo, Wouter, Irene Himmelbauer, Daniel Aberer, Lukas Schremmer, Ivana Petrakovic, Luca Zappa, Wolfgang Preimesberger, Angelika Xaver, Frank Annor, Jonas Ardö, Dennis Baldocchi, Günter Blöschl, Heye Bogena, Luca Brocca, Jean-Christophe Calvet, Julio J. Camarero, Giorgio Capello, Minha Choi, Michael C. Cosh, Jerome Demarty, Nick van de Giesen, Istvan Hajdu, Karsten H. Jensen, Kasturi Devi Kanniah, Ileen de Kat, Gottfried Kirchengast, Pankaj Kumar Rai, Jenni Kyrouac, Kristine Larson, Suxia Liu, Alexander Loew, Mahta Moghaddam, José Martínez Fernández, Cristian Mattar Bader, Renato Morbidelli, Jan Musial, Elise Osenga, Michael A. Palecki, Jarret Powers, Jaakko Ikonen, Alan Robock, Christoph Rüdiger, Udo Rummel, Michael Strobel, Zhongbo Su, Ryan Sullivan, Torbern Tagesson, Jeffrey Walker, Jean-Pierre Wigneron, Mel Woods, Kun Yang, Xiang Zhang, Marek Zreda, Stephan Dietrich, Alexander Gruber, Peter van Oevelen, Wolfgang Wagner, Klaus Scipal, Matthias Drusch, and Roberto Sabia, 2021: The International Soil Moisture Network: serving Earth systems science for over a decade. Hydrol. Earth System Sci., 25, 5749-5804, doi:10.5194/hess-25-5749-2021.   PDF file

  18. Coupe, Joshua, and Alan Robock, 2021: The influence of stratospheric soot and sulfate aerosols on the Northern Hemisphere wintertime atmospheric circulation. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 126, e2020JD034513, doi:10.1029/2020JD034513.   PDF file

  19. Banerjee, Antara, Amy H. Butler, Lorenzo M. Polvani, Alan Robock, Isla R. Simpson, and Lantao Sun, 2021: Robust winter warming over Eurasia under stratospheric sulfate geoengineering – the role of stratospheric dynamics. Atm. Chem. Phys., 21, 6985-6997, doi:10.5194/acp-21-6985-2021.   PDF file

  20. Zarnetske, Phoebe L., Jessica Gurevitch, Janet Franklin, Peter Groffman, Cheryl Harrison, Jessica Hellmann, Forrest M. Hoffman, Shan Kothari, Alan Robock, Simone Tilmes, Daniele Visioni, Jin Wu, Lili Xia, and Cheng-En Yang, 2021: Potential ecological impacts of climate intervention by reflecting sunlight to cool the Earth. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 118 (15), e1921854118, doi:10.1073/pnas.1921854118.     PDF file
  21. Kravitz, Ben, Douglas G. MacMartin, Daniele Visioni, Olivier Boucher, Jason N. S. Cole, Jim Haywood, Andy Jones, Thibaut Lurton, Pierre Nabat, Ulrike Niemeier, Alan Robock, Roland Séférian, and Simone Tilmes, 2021: Comparing different generations of idealized solar geoengineering simulations in the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP). Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 4231-4247, doi:10.5194/acp-21-4231-2021.  PDF file

  22. Clyne, Margot, Jean-Francois Lamarque, Michael J. Mills, Myriam Khodri, William Ball, Slimane Bekki, Sandip S. Dhomse, Nicholas Lebas, Graham Mann, Lauren Marshall, Ulrike Niemeier, Virginie Poulain, Alan Robock, Eugene Rozanov, Anja Schmidt, Andrea Stenke, Timofei Sukhodolov, Claudia Timmreck, Matthew Toohey, Fiona Tummon, Davide Zanchettin, Yunqian Zhu, and Owen B. Toon, 2021: Model physics and chemistry causing intermodel disagreement within the VolMIP-Tambora Interactive Stratospheric Aerosol ensemble. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 3317-3343, doi:10.5194/acp-21-3317-2021.     PDF file

  23. Jones, Andy, Jim M. Haywood, Anthony C. Jones, Simone Tilmes, Ben Kravitz, and Alan Robock, 2021: North Atlantic Oscillation response in GeoMIP experiments G6solar and G6sulfur: Why detailed modelling is needed for understanding regional implications of solar radiation management. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 1287-1304, doi:/10.5194/acp-21-1287-2021.    PDF file

  24. Coupe, Joshua, Samantha Stevenson, Nicole S. Lovenduski, Tyler Rohr, Cheryl S. Harrison, Alan Robock, Holly Olivarez, Charles G. Bardeen, and Owen B. Toon, 2021: Nuclear Niño response observed in simulations of nuclear war scenarios. Communications Earth & Environment, 2, 18, doi:10.1038/s43247-020-00088-1.     PDF file

Other Publications

  1. Visioni, Daniele, Alan Robock, Jim Haywood, Matthew Henry, and Alice Wells, 2023: A new era for the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP): Meeting report for the 13th GeoMIP meeting held in Exeter, UK, 3-7 July, 2023. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 104, E1950–E1955, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-23-0232.1.     PDF file

  2. Florindo, Fabio, Valerio Acocella, Ann Marie Carlton, Paolo D’Odorico, Qingyun Duan, Andrew Gettelman, Jasper Halekas, Ruth Harris, Gesine Mollenhauer, Alan Robock, Claudine Stirling, and Yusuke Yokoyama, 2023: 60 years and beyond of Reviews of Geophysics, Rev. Geophys., 61, e2023RG000807, doi:10.1029/2023RG000807.     PDF file

  3. Visioni, Daniele, Alan Robock, Alistair Duffey, and Ilaria Quaglia, 2023: Process-level experiments and policy-relevant scenarios in future GeoMIP iterations. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 104, E501-E503, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-22-0281.1.   PDF file

  4. Florindo, Fabio, Annmarie G. Carlton, Paolo D’Odorico, Qingyun Duan, Jasper S. Halekas, Gesine Mollenhauer, Eelco J. Rohling, Robert G. Bingham, Emily E. Brodsky, Michel C. Crucifix, Andrew Gettelman, and Alan Robock, 2022: Thank you to our 2021 peer reviewers. Rev. Geophys., 60, e2022RG000779, doi:10.1029/2022RG000779.    PDF file

  5. Robock, Alan, 2022: AMS corporate funding, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 103, 88-90.   PDF file

  6. von Hobe, Marc, Landon Rieger, Alan Robock, and Anja Schmidt, 2022: SSiRC Virtual Meeting 2021 a Great Success with Largest Attendance Ever, SPARC Newsletter 58 - January 2022, 20-25.   See pp. 20-25 at SPARC Newsletter 58.

  7. Visioni, Daniele, and Alan Robock, 2022: Future geoengineering scenarios: Balancing policy relevance and scientific significance, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 103, E817-E820, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-21-0201.1.  PDF file

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