• Alan Robock

    Distinguished Professor of Climate Science at Rutgers University

    Prof. Alan Robock is a climatologist and climate modeler. He testified at the first Congressional hearing on geoengineering in 2009, has been funded on three separate National Science Foundation grants for his geoengineering research, and currently leads the GeoMIP project, in which climate modeling groups from the around the world are conducting standardized simulations to evaluate the climate response to stratospheric aerosol layers. You can see his publications on geoengineering on his site.

    Robock is a Distinguished Professor of climate science in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Rutgers University. 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 also directs the Rutgers Undergraduate Meteorology Program. Prof. Robock has published more than 300 articles on his research in the area of climate change, including more than 180 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 upcoming Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC. 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.


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