Latest Publications by Alan Robock

Refereed Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Rodríguez-Vega, Albeht, Juan Carlos Antuña-Marrero, Michel d. S. Mesquita, Alan Robock, Thomas Toniazzo, and Odd Helge Otterå, 2017: 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., doi:10.1002/joc.5239.     PDF file

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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.]

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

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:10.1029/2016EO005279.    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. 

Prepared by Alan Robock ( - Last updated on October 17, 2017