Latest Publications by Alan Robock

Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  1. Trisos, Christopher H., Corey Gabriel, Alan Robock, and Lili Xia, 2018: Ecological, agricultural and health impacts of solar geoengineering. Chapter 28 in Resilience: The Science of Adaptation to Climate Change, Z. Zommers and K. Alverson, editors, (Elsevier), in press. (Invited paper) 

  2. Toon, Owen B., Alan Robock, Michael Mills, Lili Xia, and Charles Bardeen, 2018: Climatic consequences and agricultural impacts of nuclear conflicts. Global Change and Future Earth: The Geodetic and Geophysical Perspective, (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK), in press. (Invited paper) 

  3. Prata, Fred, Alan Robock, and Richard Hamblyn, 2018: The sky in Edvard Munch’s “The Scream.” Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., in press.     PDF file

  4. Newhall, Christopher, Stephen Self, and Alan Robock, 2018: Anticipating future Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) 7 eruptions and their chilling impacts. Geosphere, 14, No. 2, 1-32, doi:10.1130/GES01513.1.     PDF file

  5. Marshall, Lauren, Anja Schmidt, Matthew Toohey, Ken Carslaw, Graham Mann, Michael Sigl, Myriam Khodri, Claudia Timmreck, Davide Zanchettin, William Ball, Slimane Bekki, James Brooke, Sandip Dhomse, Colin Johnson, Jean-Francois Lamarque, Allegra LeGrande, Michael Mills, Ulrike Niemeier, James O. Pope, Virginie Poulain, Alan Robock, Eugene Rozanov, Andrea Stenke, Timofei Sukhodolov, Simone Tilmes, Kostas Tsigaridis, and Fiona Tummon, 2018: Multi-model comparison of the volcanic sulfate deposition from the 1815 eruption of Mt. Tambora. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 2307-2328, doi:10.5194/acp-2017-729.     PDF file

  6. Slawinska, Joanna, and Alan Robock, 2018: Impact of volcanic eruptions on decadal to centennial fluctuations of Arctic sea ice extent during the last millennium and on initiation of the Little Ice Age. J. Climate, 31, 2145-2167, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0498.1.     PDF file

  7. Trisos, Christopher H., Giuseppe Amatulli, Jessica Gurevitch, Alan Robock, Lili Xia, and Brian Zambri, 2018: Potentially dangerous consequences for biodiversity of solar geoengineering implementation and termination. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2, doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0431-0.    PDF file    My blog about the paper

  8. Rodríguez-Vega, Albeht, Juan Carlos Antuña-Marrero, Michel d. S. Mesquita, Alan Robock, Thomas Toniazzo, and Odd Helge Otterå, 2018: 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., 38, 1216-1233, doi:10.1002/joc.5239.     PDF file

  9. Robock, Alan, 2017: Nuclear smoke and the climatic effects of nuclear war. Chap. 3 of Sleepwalking to Armageddon, Helen Caldicott, Ed., (New Press, New York), 27-32. (Invited paper) 

  10. Xia, Lili, Peer J. Nowack, Alan Robock, and Simone Tilmes, 2017: Impacts of stratospheric sulfate geoengineering on tropospheric ozone. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 11,913-11,928, doi:10.5194/acp-17-11913-2017.      PDF file

  11. Khodri, Myriam, Takeshi Izumo, Jérôme Vialard, Serge Janicot, Christophe Cassou, Matthieu Lengaigne, Juliette Mignot, Guillaume Gastineau, Eric Guilyardi, Nicolas Lebas, Alan Robock, and Michael J. McPhaden, 2017: Tropical explosive volcanic eruptions can trigger El Niño by cooling tropical Africa. Nature Communications, 8, 778, doi:10.1038/s41467-017-00755-6.      PDF file

  12. Zambri, Brian, Allegra LeGrande, Alan Robock, and Joanna Slawinska, 2017: Northern Hemisphere winter warming and summer monsoon reduction after volcanic eruptions over the last millennium. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122, 7971-7989, doi:10.1002/2017JD026728.     PDF file

  13. Toon, Owen B., Alan Robock, Michael Mills, and Lili Xia, 2017: Asia treads the nuclear path, unaware that self-assured destruction would result from nuclear war. J. Asian Studies, 76, 437-456, doi:10.1017/S0021911817000080.     PDF file

  14. 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

  15. 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

Other Publications

  1. Robock, Alan, 2018: Geoengineering could have animals running for their lives, Nature Ecology & Evolution, January 22, 2018.    Click here to read.

  2. Moldwin, Mark B., Fabio Florindo, Gregory Okin, Alan Robock, Eelco J. Rohling, Bayani Cardenas, Ann Marie Carlton, Kate Huihsuan Chen, Michel Crucifix, Andrew Gettelman, Alun Hubbard, Tomoo Katsura, and Thomas H. Painter, 2017: Why and how to write a high-impact review paper: Lessons from eight years of editorial board service to Reviews of Geophysics. Rev. Geophys., 55, 860–863, doi:10.1002/2017RG000587.   PDF file

  3. Kravitz, Ben, and Alan Robock, 2017: Vetting new models of climate responses to geoengineering: The Seventh Meeting of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project; Newry, Maine, 26 July 2017, Eos, 98, doi:10.1029/2017EO089383.   Click here to read.

  4. Robock, Alan, 2017: Ethics of geoengineering research. in Forum, Issues in Science and Technology, 33 (4), (Invited) 

  5. Zanchettin, Davide, Francesco S. R. Pausata, Myriam Khodri, Claudia Timmreck, Hans Graf, Johann H. Jungclaus, Alan Robock, Angelo Rubino, and Vikki Thompson, 2017: Toward predicting volcanically-forced decadal climate variability, Past Global Changes Magazine, 25(1), 25-31.   PDF file

  6. Robock, Alan, 2017:  Could subsea methane hydrates be a warming "tipping point?" Eos,

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

  8. 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:10.1029/2016EO005279.    PDF file    Web view

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