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.

My CV

Publications

9 ISI articles, 2 other peer-reviewed publications, 1 other publication, 17 conference presentations

Articles in progress

1. [2014] Banderas-Carreño, R., Alvarez-Solas, J., Robinson, A. and Montoya, M.: Bipolar seesaw control of the glacial Atlantic overturning, in review, 2014.

ISI articles

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] Levermann, A., Clark, P., Marzeion, B., Milne, G. A., Pollard, D., Radić, V. and Robinson, A.: The multimillennial sea-level commitment of global warming, PNAS, 13745-13750, doi:10.1073/pnas.1219414110, 2013.

7. [2013] Alvarez-Solas, J., Robinson, A., Montoya, M. and Ritz, C.: Iceberg discharges of the last glacial period driven by oceanic circulation changes, PNAS, 2013.

6. [2013] Coumou, D., Robinson, A. and Rahmstorf, S.: Global increase in record-breaking monthly-mean temperatures, Climatic Change, online, doi:10.1007/s10584-012-0668-1, 2013.

5. [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.

4. [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.

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, Report, 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, Report, 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, PhD thesis, University of Potsdam, 1-100, 2011.

Conference presentations

17. [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, April, Poster, 2013.

16. [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, April, Poster, 2013.

15. [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.

14. [2013] Coumou, D., Robinson, A. and Rahmstorf, S.: Historic and Future Increase in Heat Extremes, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, Oral, 2013.

13. [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, 2013.

12. [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, September, Oral presentation (invited), 2012.

11. [2012] Coumou, D., Robinson, A. and Rahmstorf, S.: Increase of record-breaking extremes in a warming world, 8º Congreso Internacional AEC, Salamanca, Spain, September, Poster, 2012.

10. [2012] Rahmstorf, S., Coumou, D. and Robinson, A.: A Fivefold Increase in Monthly Heat Records, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April, Oral presentation, 2012.

9. [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, April, Poster, 2012.

8. [2012] Alvarez-Solas, J., Montoya, M., Robinson, A., Banderas-Carreño, 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, April, Oral presentation, 2012.

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

6. [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, December, Oral presentation, 2011.

5. [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.

4. [2011] Robinson, A., Calov, R. and Ganopolski, A.: A new indicator of Greenland Ice Sheet stability, EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April, 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, December, 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, April, 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, December, Poster, 2009.

For more information, see my ResearchGate profile.

Contact
PalMA Facultad de Ciencias Físicas Dpto. Física de la Tierra, Astronomía y Astrofísica II Avda. Complutense s/n 28040 Madrid, Spain Tel: +34 91 394 5195 Fax: +34 91 394 4635