Alan Robock

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Alan Robock (born 1949) is an American climatologist.

He is currently Professor II in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University, New Jersey.[1] He advocates nuclear disarmament and has met with Fidel Castro during a lecture trip to Cuba discuss the dangers of nuclear weapons.[2][3] He is an IPCC lead author, and was a member of the organisation when it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.



Robock has researched Nuclear Winter,[4][5][6][7][8] the Toba catastrophe theory,[9] the little ice age the effect of Volcanic Eruptions on Climate, Soil Moisture, Human Impacts of Climate Change, Regional Atmosphere-Hydrology Modeling, and Geoengineering


Robock is lead author in Working Group I for the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.



  1. ^ "Alan Robock". Rutgers University. Retrieved 16 February 2013. 
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  4. ^ Robock, Alan, Luke Oman, Georgiy L. Stenchikov, Owen B. Toon, Charles Bardeen, and Richard P. Turco (2007). "Climatic consequences of regional nuclear conflicts". Atm. Chem. Phys. 7 (8): 2003–12. doi:10.5194/acp-7-2003-2007. 
  5. ^ 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. Bibcode:2007JGRD..11213107R. doi:10.1029/2006JD008235. 
  6. ^ Toon, Owen B., Richard P. Turco, Alan Robock, Charles Bardeen, Luke Oman, and Georgiy L. Stenchikov, (2007). "Atmospheric effects and societal consequences of regional scale nuclear conflicts and acts of individual nuclear terrorism". Atm. Chem. Phys. 7 (8): 1973–2002. doi:10.5194/acp-7-1973-2007. 
  7. ^ Toon, Owen B., Alan Robock, Richard P. Turco, Charles Bardeen, Luke Oman, and Georgiy L. Stenchikov (2007). "Consequences of regional-scale nuclear conflicts". Science 315 (5816): 1224–5. doi:10.1126/science.1137747. PMID 17332396. 
  8. ^ Toon, Owen B., Alan Robock, Richard P. Turco (December 2008). "Environmental consequences of nuclear war". Physics Today: 37–42. 
  9. ^ Robock, A.; Ammann, C. M.; Oman, L.; Shindell, D.; Levis, S.; Stenchikov, G. (2009). "Did the Toba volcanic eruption of ∼74 ka B.P. Produce widespread glaciation?". Journal of Geophysical Research 114: D10107. Bibcode:2009JGRD..11410107R. doi:10.1029/2008JD011652.  edit

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