Alexander Robinson

Assistant professor, Complutense University of Madrid
Affiliate scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Guest scientist, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research


I am a climate scientist and glaciologist with expertise in several areas. My work falls into three primary research lines:

Earth-system stability. This work is focused on understanding long time-scale Earth system stability and large-scale feedbacks in the context of past glacial cycles and future climate change (e.g., Robinson et al., Nat. Clim. Change, 2012; Robinson et al., Nat. Comm., 2017).

Climate extremes and risks. To assess future societal risk due to climate change, I am interested in the modeling and analysis of extreme and abrupt climate events (e.g., Coumou and Robinson, Env. Res. Lett., 2013; Caesar et al., Nat., 2018; Robinson et al., npj Atmos.Nat., 2021).

Energy-system resilience. Here I work to support the resilient design of hybrid renewable energy generation systems for changing climatic conditions (e.g., Petrakopoulou et al., Re. Ener., 2016; Petrakopoulou et al., J. Clean. Prod., 2020).

Check out my publications and research for more information about my work.

Also, see the website of the Paleoclimate Modeling and Analysis (PalMA) group I belong to at the UCM.

I am always interested in starting new collaborations. Please contact me!
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news

Mar 17, 2022 ERC Consolidator grant project FORCLIMA funded.
Feb 25, 2022 Performance of ice-dynamics solvers.
Oct 5, 2021 Increasing heat and precip. extremes.
Jun 24, 2020 Version 1.0 of the ice-sheet model Yelmo has been released, and described in the associated GMD paper: https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-13-2805-2020.
Mar 28, 2019 Millennial-scale variability of the Greenland ice sheet.
Jul 6, 2017 Study of the evolution of the Greenland ice sheet during the extremely long interglacial period of MIS-11, roughly 400 kyr ago. Bayesian analysis of ensemble of coupled climate–ice-sheet simulations and paleo proxies reveal likely extent of ice-sheet retreat and of regional warming levels. See https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms16008.
Sep 23, 2013 Oceanic forcing of the Laurentide ice sheet.
Jun 1, 2012 Greenland ice sheet melting.