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Alexander Robinson


Potsdam Institute for
Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Telegrafenberg A62 - s10
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14473 Potsdam

+49 331 288 2436

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Dpto. Astrofísica y CC de la Atmósfera
Facultad de CC Físicas
28040 Madrid, Spain

+34 91 394 5179

Research interests

My main interest lies with studying the interactions between the Greenland Ice Sheet and the climate.

Current status

I am now employed as a post-doctoral researcher in the Paleo Modeling and Analysis (PalMA) group at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in the Department of Astrophysics and Atmospheric Science.

I am also a guest scientist at PIK, collaborating with Andrey Ganopolski, Reinhard Calov, Stefan Rahmstorf, Dim Coumou and Anders Levermann, among others.

PhD work

Working with Andrey Ganopolski and Reinhard Calov, I developed a simple regional energy-moisture balance model (REMBO) to produce realistic climate forcing and feedbacks over Greenland, given that warming in the future could drastically change the regional distribution of temperature and precipitation.

My work was funded by the Marie Curie 6th Framework Programme and was a part of the Network for Ice sheet and Climate Interactions (NICE).

Supervisors: Andrey Ganopolski, Stefan Rahmstorf, Reinhard Calov

Dissertation citation and download: Universität Potsdam Bibliothek



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

3. 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.
[open access online]

2. 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.
[open access online]

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



For more information about me, please see my CV.