Alexander Robinson

I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. I am also a guest scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

Research interests

My research is focused on modeling the continental ice sheets and their interactions with the climate and ocean. For an example of some of my work, here is a recent animation showing a simulation of Greenland melting under 6 K of warming.

 

Curriculum Vitae

Publications

25 ISI articles, 2 other peer-reviewed publications, 1 other publication and 27 conference presentations [as of 16 Jan 2017]

ISI articles

25. [2016] Mengel, M., Levermann, A., Frieler, K., Robinson, A., Marzeion, B. and Winkelmann, R.: Future sea level rise constrained by observations and long-term commitment, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 201500515, doi:10.1073/pnas.1500515113, 2016.

24. [2016] Petrakopoulou, F.: Simulation and evaluation of a hybrid concentrating-solar and wind power plant for energy autonomy on islands, Journal of Renewable Energy, 96, 863-871, doi:10.1016/j.renene.2016.05.030, 2016.

23. [2016] Petrakopoulou, F., Robinson, A. and Loizidou, M.: Simulation and analysis of a stand-alone solar-wind and pumped-storage hydropower plant, Energy, 96, 676-683, doi:10.1016/j.energy.2015.12.049, 2016.

22. [2016] Serdeczny, O., Adams, S., Baarsch, F., Coumou, D., Robinson, A., Hare, W., Schaeffer, M., Perrette, M. and Reinhardt, J.: Climate change impacts in Sub-Saharan Africa: from physical changes to their social repercussions, Regional Environmental Change, doi:10.1007/s10113-015-0910-2, 2016.

21. [2016] Vinke, K., Martin, M. A., Adams, S., Baarsch, F., Bondeau, A., Coumou, D., Donner, R. V., Menon, A., Perrette, M., Rehfeld, K., Robinson, A., Rocha, M., Schaeffer, M., Schwan, S., Serdeczny, O. and Svirejeva-Hopkins, A.: Climatic risks and impacts in South Asia: extremes of water scarcity and excess, Regional Environmental Change, doi:10.​1007/​s10113-015-0924-9, 2016.

20. [2016] Yau, A., Bender, M., Robinson, A. and Brook, E.: Reconstructing the Last Interglacial at Summit Greenland: Insights from GISP2, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113, 35, 9710-9715, doi:10.1073/pnas.1524766113, 2016.

19. [2015] Calov, R., Robinson, A., Perrette, M. and Ganopolski, A.: Simulating the Greenland ice sheet under present-day and palaeo constraints including a new discharge parameterization, The Cryosphere, 9, 179-196, doi:10.5194/tc-9-179-2015, 2015.

18. [2015] Petrakopoulou, F., Robinson, A. and Loizidou, M.: Exergetic analysis and dynamic simulation of a solar-wind power plant with electricity storage and hydrogen generation, Journal of Cleaner Production, -, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.11.074, 2015.

17. [2015] Rahmstorf, S., Box, J. E., Feulner, G., Mann, M. E., Robinson, A., Rutherford, S. and Schaffernicht, E. J.: Exceptional twentieth-century slowdown in Atlantic Ocean overturning circulation, Nature Climate Change, 5, March, 1-6, doi:10.1038/nclimate2554, 2015.

16. [2015] Reyer, C. P.., Adams, S., Albrecht, T., Baarsch, F., Boit, A., {Canales Trujillo}, N., Cartsburg, M., Coumou, D., Eden, A., Fernandes, E., Langerwisch, F., Marcus, R., Mengel, M., Mira-Salama, D., Perette, M., Pereznieto, P., Rammig, A., Reinhardt, J., Robinson, A., Rocha, M., Sakschewski, B., Schaeffer, M., Schleussner, C.F., Serdeczny, O. and Thonicke, K.: Climate change impacts in Central Asia and their implications for development, Regional Environmental Change, [in press], doi:10.1007/s10113-015-0854-6, 2015.

15. [2015] Reyer, C. P.., Adams, S., Albrecht, T., Baarsch, F., Boit, A., {Canales Trujillo}, N., Cartsburg, M., Coumou, D., Eden, A., Fernandes, E., Langerwisch, F., Marcus, R., Mengel, M., Mira-Salama, D., Perette, M., Pereznieto, P., Rammig, A., Reinhardt, J., Robinson, A., Rocha, M., Sakschewski, B., Schaeffer, M., Schleussner, C.F., Serdeczny, O. and Thonicke, K.: Climate change impacts in Latin America and the Caribbean and their implications for development, Regional Environmental Change, [in press], doi:10.1007/s10113-015-0854-6, 2015.

14. [2015] Robinson, A. and Perrette, M.: NCIO 1.0: a simple Fortran NetCDF interface, Geoscientific Model Development, 8, 6, 1877-1883, doi:10.5194/gmd-8-1877-2015, 2015.

13. [2015] Willeit, M., Ganopolski, A., Calov, R., Robinson, A. and Maslin, M.: The role of CO2 decline for the onset of Northern Hemisphere glaciation, Quaternary Science Reviews, 119, 22-34, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.04.015, 2015.

12. [2014] Banderas, R.\}, Alvarez-Solas, J., Robinson, A. and Montoya, M.: An interhemispheric mechanism for glacial abrupt climate change, Climate Dynamics, 44, 2897-2908, doi:10.1007/s00382-014-2211-8, 2014.

11. [2014] Robinson, A. and Goelzer, H.: The importance of insolation for paleo ice sheet modeling, The Cryosphere, 8, 1419-1428, doi:10.5194/tc-8-1419-2014, 2014.

10. [2013] Alvarez-Solas, J., Robinson, A., Montoya, M. and Ritz, C.: Iceberg discharges of the last glacial period driven by oceanic circulation changes, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, doi:10.1073/pnas.1306622110, 2013.

9. [2013] Coumou, D. and Robinson, A.: Historic and future increase in the global land area affected by monthly heat extremes, Environmental Research Letters, 8, 3, 034018, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/034018, 2013.

8. [2013] Coumou, D., Robinson, A. and Rahmstorf, S.: Global increase in record-breaking monthly-mean temperatures, Climatic Change, 118, 3-4, 771-782, doi:10.1007/s10584-012-0668-1, 2013.

7. [2013] Levermann, A., Clark, P., Marzeion, B., Milne, G. A., Pollard, D., Radi{ć}, V. and Robinson, A.: The multimillennial sea-level commitment of global warming, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110, 34, 13745-13750, doi:10.1073/pnas.1219414110, 2013.

6. [2012] Alvarez-Solas, J., Robinson, A. and Ritz, C.: Brief communication “Can recent ice discharges following the Larsen-B ice-shelf collapse be used to infer the driving mechanisms of millennial-scale variations of the Laurentide ice sheet?”, The Cryosphere, 6, 3, 687-693, doi:10.5194/tc-6-687-2012, 2012.

5. [2012] Robinson, A., Calov, R. and Ganopolski, A.: Multistability and critical thresholds of the Greenland ice sheet, Nature Climate Change, 2, 4, 429-432, doi:10.1038/nclimate1449, 2012.

4. [2011] Ganopolski, A. and Robinson, A.: Palaeoclimate: The past is not the future, Nature Geoscience, 4, 10, 661-663, doi:10.1038/ngeo1268, 2011.

3. [2011] Robinson, A., Calov, R. and Ganopolski, A.: Greenland ice sheet model parameters constrained using simulations of the Eemian Interglacial, Climate of the Past, 7, 2, 381-396, doi:10.5194/cp-7-381-2011, 2011.

2. [2010] Robinson, A., Calov, R. and Ganopolski, A.: An efficient regional energy-moisture balance model for simulation of the Greenland Ice Sheet response to climate change, The Cryosphere, 4, 2, 129-144, doi:10.5194/tc-4-129-2010, 2010.

1. [2007] Keller, K., Robinson, A., Bradford, D. F. and Oppenheimer, M.: The regrets of procrastination in climate policy, Environmental Research Letters, 2, 2, 024004, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/2/2/024004, 2007.

Other peer-reviewed publications

2. [2013] Schellnhuber, H. J., Hare, B., Serdeczny, O., Schaeffer, M., Adams, S., Baarsch, F., Schwan, S., Coumou, D., Robinson, A., Vieweg, M., Piontek, F., Donner, R., Runge, J., Rehfeld, K., Rogelj, J., Perrette, M., Menon, A., Schleussner, C.-., Bondeau, A., Svirejeva-Hopkins, A., Schewe, J., Frieler, K., Warszawski, L. and Rocha, M.: Turn Down the Heat: Climate Extremes, Regional Impacts and the Case for Resilience, The World Bank, Washington D.C., 1-217, 2013.

1. [2012] Schellnhuber, H. J., Hare, B., Serdeczny, O., Adams, S., Coumou, D., Frieler, K., Rocha, M., Martin, M., Otto, I. M., Perrette, M., Robinson, A., Schaeffer, M., Schewe, J., Wang, X. and Warszawski, L.: Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided, The World Bank, Washington D.C., 1-85, 2012.

Other publications

1. [2011] Robinson, A.: Modeling the Greenland Ice Sheet response to climate change in the past and future, University of Potsdam, 1-100, 2011.

Conference presentations

27. [2015] Alvarez-Solas, J., Robinson, A., Banderas-Carre{ñ}o, R.\} and Montoya, M.: Iceberg discharges and oceanic circulation changes during glacial abrupt climate changes, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, doi:EGU2015-14362, apr, Oral presentation, 2015.

26. [2015] Calov, R., Robinson, A. and Ganopolski, A.: Long-term future contribution of the Greenland ice sheet to sea level rise, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, doi:EGU2015-6838-1, apr, Poster, 2015.

25. [2015] Robinson, A., Alvarez-Solas, J. and Montoya, M.: Evaluating ice sheet model performance over the last glacial cycle using paleo data, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, doi:EGU2015-14500, apr, Poster, 2015.

24. [2014] Alvarez-Solas, J., Robinson, A., Banderas, R.\} and Montoya, M.: On the Mechanisms Producing Iceberg Discharges During Last Glacial Period, Including Heinrich Events, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, Oral presentation (invited), 2014.

23. [2014] Alvarez-Solas, J., Robinson, A., Montoya, M., Banderas-Carre{ñ}o, R.\} and Ritz, C.: Heinrich events induced by oceanic circulation changes, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, doi:EGU2014-14984, apr, Oral presentation, 2014.

22. [2014] Banderas-Carre{ñ}o, R.\}, Alvarez-Solas, J., Robinson, A. and Montoya, M.: What caused glacial abrupt climate changes?, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, doi:EGU2014-12072, apr, Poster, 2014.

21. [2014] Calov, R., Robinson, A., Perrette, M. and Ganopolski, A.: Uncertainty in the contribution of the Greenland ice sheet to Eemian sea level rise, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, doi:EGU2014-2266, apr, Poster, 2014.

20. [2014] Robinson, A., Ganopolski, A. and Calov, R.: A Comparison of the MIS-11 and MIS-5 Greenland Ice Sheet Contribution to Sea Level, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, Oral presentation, 2014.

19. [2014] Robinson, A. and Goelzer, H.: The importance of insolation changes for paleo ice sheet modeling, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, doi:EGU2014-12201, apr, Poster, 2014.

18. [2014] Robinson, A., Krapp, M., Alvarez-Solas, J., Montoya, M., Calov, R. and Ganopolski, A.: Evaluating the performance of the REMBOv2 over Greenland for present-day and future scenarios, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, doi:EGU2014-12112, apr, Oral presentation, 2014.

17. [2013] Coumou, D., Robinson, A. and Rahmstorf, S.: Historic and Future Increase in Heat Extremes, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, Oral presentation, 2013.

16. [2013] Perrette, M., Calov, R., Ganopolski, A. and Robinson, A.: A statistical-dynamical approach to represent Greenland ocean-ice sheet interactions, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, doi:EGU2013-11019, apr, Poster, 2013.

15. [2013] Robinson, A., Alvarez-Solas, J. and Montoya, M.: A mathematical framework for constraining changes in ice sheet thickness during the last interglacial period, Mathematics and Geosciences: Global and Local Perspectives, Madrid, Spain, Oral presentation, 2013.

14. [2013] Robinson, A., Goelzer, H. and Huybrechts, P.: A correction factor for positive degree-day modeling of ice sheet surface melt under changing orbital configurations, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, doi:EGU2013-7760, apr, Poster, 2013.

13. [2013] Robinson, A., Krapp, M., Montoya, M., Calov, R. and Ganopolski, A.: Simulating the climate of continental ice sheets with an intermediate complexity approach, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, Poster, 2013.

12. [2012] Alvarez-Solas, J., Montoya, M., Robinson, A., Banderas-Carre{ñ}o, R.\}, Ritz, C. and Ganopolski, A.: Northern Hemisphere millennial-scale ice discharges as a response to oceanic forcing simulated with a hybrid ice-sheet/ice-shelf model, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, apr, Oral presentation, 2012.

11. [2012] Calov, R., Robinson, A., Perrette, M. and Ganopolski, A.: Improved representation of ice discharge from the Greenland ice sheet into the surrounding ocean, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, apr, Poster, 2012.

10. [2012] Coumou, D., Robinson, A. and Rahmstorf, S.: Increase of record-breaking extremes in a warming world, 8{\textordmasculine} Congreso Internacional AEC, Salamanca, Spain, sep, Poster, 2012.

9. [2012] Rahmstorf, S., Coumou, D. and Robinson, A.: A Fivefold Increase in Monthly Heat Records, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, apr, Oral presentation, 2012.

8. [2012] Robinson, A., Calov, R. and Ganopolski, A.: Simulating past and future changes to the Greenland ice sheet using an intermediate complexity modelling approach, Geologica Belgica, Brussels, Belgium, sep, Oral presentation (invited), 2012.

7. [2012] Robinson, A., Perrette, M., Calov, R. and Ganopolski, A.: Irreversible melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, apr, Oral presentation, 2012.

6. [2011] Coumou, D., Lehmann, J., Robinson, A. and Rahmstorf, S.: Increase of record-breaking temperature and precipitation extremes in a warming world, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, Poster, 2011.

5. [2011] Robinson, A., Calov, R. and Ganopolski, A.: A new indicator of Greenland Ice Sheet stability, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, apr, Oral presentation, 2011.

4. [2011] Robinson, A., Calov, R. and Ganopolski, A.: The Pliocene-Pleistocene transition and the onset of the Northern Hemisphere glacial inception, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, dec, Oral presentation, 2011.

3. [2010] Robinson, A., Calov, R. and Ganopolski, A.: Multistability and critical thresholds of the Greenland Ice Sheet, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, dec, Poster, 2010.

2. [2010] Robinson, A., Calov, R. and Ganopolski, A.: Constraining Greenland surface mass balance model parameters using paleoclimate data, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, apr, Oral presentation, 2010.

1. [2009] Robinson, A., Calov, R. and Ganopolski, A.: Towards reducing uncertainty in modeling of the long-term response of the Greenland Ice Sheet to climate change, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, dec, Poster, 2009.

For more information, see my ResearchGate profile.