Alan Robock

Dr. Alan Robock
Distinguished Professor
Dept. of Environmental Sciences
Rutgers University
14 College Farm Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8551
United States of America

Phone: +1 848 932 5751
Fax: +1 732 932 8644
E-mail: robock(at)
URL Institution:
Personal URL: link

Additional functions:
Editor, Reviews of Geophysics

Key Publications of Alan Robock (up to ten) :
Robock, Alan, 2000: Volcanic eruptions and climate. Rev. Geophys., 38, 191-219.

Robock, Alan, Luke Oman, and Georgiy L. Stenchikov, 2007: Nuclear winter revisited with a modern climate model and current nuclear arsenals: Still catastrophic consequences. J. Geophys. Res., 112, D13107, doi:2006JD008235.

Robock, Alan, and Owen B. Toon, 2012: Self-assured destruction: The climate impacts of nuclear war, Bull. Atomic Scientists, 68(5), 66-74, doi:10.1177/0096340212459127.

Zarnetske, Phoebe L., Jessica Gurevitch, Janet Franklin, Peter Groffman, Cheryl Harrison, Jessica Hellmann, Forrest M. Hoffman, Shan Kothari, Alan Robock, Simone Tilmes, Daniele Visioni, Jin Wu, Lili Xia, and Cheng-En Yang, 2021: Potential ecological impacts of climate intervention by reflecting sunlight to cool the Earth. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 118 (15), e1921854118, doi:10.1073/pnas.1921854118.

Coupe, Joshua, and Alan Robock, 2021: The influence of stratospheric soot and sulfate aerosols on the Northern Hemisphere wintertime atmospheric circulation. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 126, e2020JD034513, doi:10.1029/2020JD034513.

Bardeen, Charles G., Douglas E. Kinnison, Owen B. Toon, Michael J. Mills, Francis Vitt, Lili Xia, Jonas Jägermeyr, Nicole S. Lovenduski, Kim J. N. Scherrer, Margot Clyne, and Alan Robock, 2021: Extreme ozone loss following nuclear war resulting in enhanced surface ultraviolet radiation. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 126, e2021JD035079, doi:10.1029/2021JD035079.

Gao, Chaochao, Francis Ludlow, Al Matthews, Alexander R. Stine, Alan Robock, Yuqing Pan, Richard Breen, Brianán Nolan, and Michael Sigl, 2021: Volcanic climate impacts can act as ultimate and proximate causes of Chinese dynastic collapse. Communications Earth & Environment, 2, 234, doi:10.1038/s43247-021-00284-7.

Carlson, Colin J., Rita Colwell, Mohammad Sharif Hossain, Mohammed Mofizur Rahman, Alan Robock, Sadie J. Ryan, Mohammad Shafiul Alam, and Christopher H. Trisos, 2022: Solar geoengineering could redistribute malaria risk in developing countries. Nature Communications, 13, 2150, doi:10.1038/s41467-022-29613-w.

Xia, Lili, Alan Robock, Kim Scherrer, Cheryl S. Harrison, Benjamin Leon Bodirsky, Isabelle Weindl, Jonas Jägermeyr, Charles G. Bardeen, Owen B. Toon, and Ryan Heneghan, 2022: Global food insecurity and famine from reduced crop, marine fishery and livestock production due to climate disruption from nuclear war soot injection. Nature Food, 3, 586-596, doi:10.1038/s43016-022-00573-0.

Visioni, Daniele, Ben Kravitz, Alan Robock, Simone Tilmes, Jim M. Haywood, Olivier Boucher, Mark Lawrence, Peter Irvine, Ulrike Niemeier, Lili Xia, Gabriel Chiodo, Chris Lennard, Shingo Watanabe, John C. Moore, and Helene Muri, 2023: Opinion: The scientific and community-building roles of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP) - Past, present, and future. Atm. Chem. Phys., 23, 5149-5176, doi:10.5194/acp-23-5149-2023.

Expertise of Alan Robock:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
ScopeCauses of Change
Topic AtmosphereAtmosphere
Global Warming
Topic HydrosphereHydrogeology (Soil Moisture)
Topic Economy/ResourceUseAgriculture, Forestry and Fishery
Spatial ScaleGlobal / Hemispheric
MethodsData Collection - Documents, Archives

Specialties of Alan Robock:
volcanic eruptions and climate, geoengineering (climate engineering, climate intervention), nuclear winter

Last update: 12/13/23
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2024)

Update the personal data for Alan Robock

Go Back