Latest Publications by Alan Robock

Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  1. Robock, Alan, and Brian Zambri, 2018: Did smoke from city fires in World War II cause global cooling? J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 123, 10,314-10,325, doi:10.1029/2018JD028922.     PDF file

  2. Kravitz, Ben, Philip J. Rasch, Hailong Wang, Alan Robock, Corey Gabriel, Olivier Boucher, Jason N. S. Cole, Jim Haywood, Duoying Ji, Andy Jones, Andrew Lenton, John C. Moore, Helene Muri, Ulrike Niemeier, Steven Phipps, Hauke Schmidt, Shingo Watanabe, Shuting Yang, and Jin-Ho Yoon, 2018: The climate effects of increasing ocean albedo: An idealized representation of solar geoengineering.  Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 13,097-13,113, doi:10.5194/acp-18-13097-2018.   PDF file

  3. Trisos, Christopher H., Corey Gabriel, Alan Robock, and Lili Xia, 2018: Ecological, agricultural and health impacts of solar geoengineering. Chapter 24 in Resilience: The Science of Adaptation to Climate Change, Keith Alverson and Zinta Zommers, editors, (Elsevier, Amsterdam), 292-304, ISBN: 978-0-12-811891-7. (Invited paper)    PDF file

  4. Toon, Owen B., Alan Robock, Michael Mills, Lili Xia, and Charles Bardeen, 2018: Climatic consequences and agricultural impacts of nuclear conflicts. Chapter 24 in Global Change and Future Earth: The Geoscience Perspective, Tom Beer, Jianping Li, and Keith Alverson, Eds., (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK), 328-340. (Invited paper) 

  5. Prata, Fred, Alan Robock, and Richard Hamblyn, 2018: The sky in Edvard Munch’s The Scream. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 99, 1377-1390, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0144.1.     PDF file

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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) 

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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. Florindo, Fabio, Mark Moldwin, Greg Okin, Alan Robock, Eelco J. Rohling, and Jasper S. Halekas, 2018: Appreciation of peer reviewers for 2017. Rev. Geophys., 56, doi:10.1029/ 2018RG000623.    PDF file

  2. Robock, Alan, 2018: Getting your paper published, Part 1: Don’t annoy the reviewers. Editor’s Vox. Eos, 99, doi:10.1029/2018EO105561. 

  3. Robock, Alan, 2018: Getting your paper published, Part 2: Good grammar, clear figures. Editor’s Vox. Eos, 99, doi:10.1029/2018EO105573.   

  4. Kravitz, Ben, Alan Robock, and Ulrike Lohman, 2018: Modeling the impacts of geoengineering: Report on the Eighth Annual GeoMIP Meeting, 16-17 April 2018, Zürich, Switzerland, Eos, 99, doi:10.1029/2018EO103333.    Click here to read.

  5. Kravitz, Ben, Alan Robock, Olivier Boucher, Mark Lawrence, John C. Moore, Ulrike Niemeier, Trude Storelvmo, Simone Tilmes, and Robert Wood, 2018: The Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project - introduction to the second special issue. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 9 pp., doi:10.5194/acp-special_issue376-preface.    PDF file

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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

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

  10. 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

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

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

  13. 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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