Latest Publications by Alan Robock

Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  1. Gabriel, Corey J., Alan Robock, Lili Xia, Brian Zambri, and Ben Kravitz, 2017: The G4Foam experiment: Global climate impacts of regional ocean albedo modification. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 595-613, doi:10.5194/acp-17-595-2017.    PDF file

  2. Robock, Alan, 2016: Albedo enhancement by stratospheric sulfur injection: More research needed. Earth’s Future, 4, doi:10.1002/2016EF000407.    PDF file     [See Table 1 for the latest list of benefits and risks or concerns (27 of them) of stratospheric geoengineering.]

  3. 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, 2016: LALINET: The first Latin American-born regional atmospheric observational network. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00228.1.     PDF file

  4. Zambri, Brian, and Alan Robock, 2016: Winter warming and summer monsoon reduction after volcanic eruptions in Coupled Model Intercomparison Project 5 (CMIP5) simulations. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 10,920-10,928, doi:10.1002/2016GL070460.     PDF file

  5. Zanchettin, Davide, Myriam Khodri, Claudia Timmreck, Matthew Toohey, Anja Schmidt, Edwin P. Gerber, Gabriele Hegerl, Alan Robock, Francesco S. Pausata, William T. Ball, Susanne E. Bauer, Slimane Bekki, Sandip S. Dhomse, Allegra N. LeGrande, Graham W. Mann, Lauren Marshall, Michael Mills, Marion Marchand, Ulrike Niemeier, Virginie Paulain, Eugene Rozanov, Angelo Rubino, Andrea Stenke, Kostas Tsigaridis, and Fiona Tummon, 2016: The Model Intercomparison Project on the climatic response to Volcanic forcing (VolMIP): Experimental design and forcing input data for CMIP6. Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 2701-2719, doi:10.5194/gmd-9-2701-2016.     PDF file

  6. Raible, Christoph C., Stefan Brönnimann, Renate Auchmann, Philip Brohan, Thomas L. Frölicher, Hans-F. Graf, Phil Jones, Jürg Luterbacher, Stefan Muthers, Alan Robock, Stephen Self, Adjat Sudrajat, Claudia Timmreck, and Martin Wegmann, 2016: Tambora 1815 as a test case for high impact volcanic eruptions: Earth system effects. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 7, 569-589, doi:10.1002/wcc.407.    PDF file

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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 

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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, 2017:  An open letter to President-elect Trump about nuclear weapons and nuclear winter, Huffington Post, January 10, 2017. 

  2. Kravitz, Ben, Alan Robock, and Jón Egill Kristjánsson, 2017: Understanding How Climate Engineering Can Offset Climate Change; Sixth Meeting of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP); Oslo, Norway, 21–22 June 2016. Eos, 98, doi:10.1029/2016ES005279.    PDF file    Web view

  3. Robock, Alan, 2016: Smoke and mirrors are not the solution to global warming. Royal Society of Chemistry Environmental Chemistry Group Bulletin, July 2016, 19-21.     PDF file

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

  5. Kravitz, Ben, Alan Robock, and Simone Tilmes, 2016: New Paths in Geoengineering; National Center for Atmospheric Research Fifth Annual Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Workshop and Early Career Summer School; Boulder, Colorado, 20–24 July 2015. Eos, 97, doi:10.1029/2016EO045915. 

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

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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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 

  11. 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 

  12. 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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