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Robock, Alan

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Dr. Alan Robock is a Distinguished Professor of climatology in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University. He also directs the Rutgers Undergraduate Meteorology Program. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1970 with a B.A. in Meteorology, and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an S.M. in 1974 and Ph.D. in 1977, both in Meteorology. Before graduate school, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines.

He was a professor at the University of Maryland, 1977-1997, and the State Climatologist of Maryland, 1991-1997, before coming to Rutgers. Prof. Robock has published more than 300 articles on his research in the area of climate change, including more than 200 peer-reviewed papers. His areas of expertise include geoengineering, climatic effects of nuclear war, effects of volcanic eruptions on climate, regional atmosphere-hydrology modeling, and soil moisture variations. He serves as Editor of Reviews of Geophysics, the most highly-cited journal in the Earth Sciences. His honors include being a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Geophysical Union. Prof. Robock is a Lead Author of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, which operates the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Publications:

  • Robock, 2018 - Potentially dangerous consequences for biodiversity of solar geoengineering implementation and termination

    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 and Evolution, in press.
  • Robock, 2018 - Impacts of stratospheric sulfate geoengineering on tropospheric ozone

      Xia, Lili, Peer J. Nowack, Alan Robock, and Simone Tilmes, 2018: Impacts of stratospheric sulfate geoengineering on tropospheric ozone. Atmos. Chem. Phys., in press.    
  • Robock - 2017. LALINET: The first Latin American-born regional atmospheric observational network.

    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.
  • Robock, 2017 - Multi-model comparison of the volcanic sulfate deposition from the 1815 eruption of Mt. Tambora

      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., doi:10.5194/acp-2017-729, in press.  

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