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Dr. Walter RobinsonProfessor and Department Head
Tel. (919) 515-7002
Curriculum Vitae

B.A. - Physics, University of Pennsylvania, 1977
M.S. – Physics, University of Pennsylvania, 1977
M.Phil. – Geological Sciences, Columbia University, 1982
Ph.D. – Geological Sciences, Columbia University 1985

Large-scale atmospheric dynamics and the dynamics of Earth's climate, including climate variability and climate change.

Willison, J., W. A. Robinson, & G. M. Lackmann, 2015: North Atlantic stormtrack sensitivity to warming increases with model resolution. J. Climate, in press.

Sun, L., G. Chen, W. A. Robinson, 2014: The role of stratospheric polar vortex breakdown in Southern Hemisphere Climate Trends. J. Atmos. Sci., 71, 2335-2353.

Willison, J., W. A. Robinson, & G. M. Lackmann, 2013: The Importance of Resolving Mesoscale Latent Heating in the North Atlantic Storm Track. J. Atmos. Sci., 70, 2234–2250.

Sun, L., W. A. Robinson, & G. Chen, 2012: The Predictability of Stratospheric Warming Events: More from the Troposphere or the Stratosphere? J. Atmos. Sci., 69, 768–783.

Sun, L., W. A. Robinson, & G. Chen, 2011: The role of planetary waves in the downward influence of stratospheric final warming events. J. Atmos. Sci., 68, 2826-2843.

Sun L., W. A. Robinson, 2009: Downward influence of stratospheric final warming events in an idealized model, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L03819, doi:10.1029/2008GL036624.

Chen, G., I. M. Held, and W. A. Robinson, 2007: Sensitivity of the latitude of the surface westerlies to surface friction. J. Atmos. Sci., 64, 2899-2915.

Robinson, W. A., 2007: Eddy-mediated interactions between low latitudes and the extratropics. Invited chapter in Global Circulation of the Atmosphere, T. Schneider and A. Sobel, eds., Princeton University Press.

Robinson, W. A., 2006: On the self-maintenance of midlatitude jets. J. Atmos. Sci., 63, 2109-2122.

Peng, S., W. A. Robinson, S. Li, M. P. Hoerling, and M. A. Alexander, 2006: Effects of Ekman transport on the NAO response to a tropical Atlantic SST forcing. J. Climate, 19, 4803-4818.

Kushnir, Y., W. A. Robinson, P. Chang, and A. W. Robertson, 2006: The physical basis for predicting Atlantic sector seasonal-to-interannual climate variability. J. Climate, 19, 5949--5970.

Song, Y., and W. A. Robinson, 2004: Dynamical mechanisms for Stratospheric influences on the troposphere. J. Atmos. Sci., 61, 1711-1725.

Robinson, W. A., S. Li, S. Peng, 2003: Dynamical nonlinearity in the atmospheric response to Atlantic sea surface temperature anomalies. Geophys. Res. Lett., 30, doi:10.1029/2003GL018416.

Robinson, W. A., 2002:  On the midlatitude thermal response to tropical warmth. Geophys. Res. Lett., 29, 10.1029/2001GL014158.

Robinson, W. A., R. Reudy, and J. E. Hansen, 2002: GCM simulations of recent cooling in the East-central United States. J. Geophys. Res., 107, 4748, doi:10.1029/2001JD001577.


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