Benjamin Cook

Adjunct Associate Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Biology and Paleo Environment
Lecturer
Earth and Environmental Sciences
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
Phone: 
(845) 365-8395
Fax: 
(845) 365-8152
Fields of interest: 
Drought, Climate-Ecosystem Interactions, Statistical Climatology, Climate Modeling
Education
List of degrees from highest to lowest:
Ph.D.
University of Virginia
05/2007
M.S.
University of Virginia
01/2004
B.S.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
05/2001
Honors & Awards: 
NOAA Climate and Global Change Postdoctoral Fellowship
Maury Environmental Sciences Prize (UVA)
Selected Publications: 
Amplification of the North American "Dust Bowl" drought through human-induced land degradation, Cook, B. I.; Miller, R. L.; Seager, R. , Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Mar 31, Volume 106, Issue 13, p.4997-5001, (2009), DOI 10.1073/pnas.0810200106

Effects of global irrigation on the near-surface climate, Sacks, W. J.; Cook, B. I.; Buenning, N.; Levis, S.; Helkowski, J. H. , Climate Dynamics, Aug, Volume 33, Issue 2-3, p.159-175, (2009), DOI 10.1007/s00382-008-0445-z

Dust and sea surface temperature forcing of the 1930s "Dust Bowl" drought, Cook, B. I.; Miller, R. L.; Seager, R. , Geophysical Research Letters, Apr 22, Volume 35, Issue 8, p.-, (2008), Doi 10.1029/2008gl033486

Rapid vegetation responses and feedbacks amplify climate model response to snow cover changes, Cook, B. I.; Bonan, G. B.; Levis, S.; Epstein, H. E. , Climate Dynamics, Mar, Volume 30, Issue 4, p.391-406, (2008), DOI 10.1007/s00382-007-0296-z

Dust and sea surface temperature forcing of the 1930s "Dust Bowl" drought, Cook, B. I.; Miller, R. L.; Seager, R. , Geophysical Research Letters, Apr 22, Volume 35, Issue 8, p.-, (2008), Doi 10.1029/2008gl033486

Dust-rainfall feedbacks in the West African sahel, Hui, W. J.; Cook, B. I.; Ravi, S.; Fuentes, J. D.; D'Odorico, P. , Water Resources Research, May 14, Volume 44, Issue 5, p.-, (2008), Doi 10.1029/2008wr006885