Andrew W. Robertson

Senior Research Scientist
Head of Climate Group

  • Phone: +1 (845) 680-4491
  • Email: ude.aibmuloc.irinull@rwa
  • Address:Monell 230
    61 Route 9W
    Palisades, NY 10964


After graduating from the University of Leeds, UK, with a BS in mathematics and geography, Andrew Robertson received an MS from Imperial College, London in atmospheric physics and dynamics, and a PhD in atmospheric dynamics from the University of Reading in 1984, under the supervision of Brian Hoskins. He held postdoctoral and research positions at the Universities of Paris, Munich, and UCLA prior to joining the IRI in 2001.

Research Interests

Robertson has authored over 90 peer-reviewed publications, a full list of which can be found here:  His research interests include:

  • regional climate variability, predictability and change
  • probabilistic daily rainfall modeling
  • predictability of weather-within-climate
  • climate downscaling methodologies
  • tailoring of climate information for use in conjunction with sectoral models for climate adaptation and risk management

Role at the IRI

Robertson currently leads the IRI Climate Group.   He also teaches in the Master of Arts Program in Climate and Society in the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences.