DGE Researcher Profile

Katharine (Kate) Ricke

Title: Fellow
Lab: Caldeira
Phone: 612-382-8145
curriculum vitae

Research Summary

Ph.D, Carnegie Mellon University, Engineering & Public Policy, 2011

S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Science, 2004

Research Interests: Climate Modeling; Climate, Energy and Environmental Policy; Regional Climate Change & Inequity; Modeling international relations and economics of climate change (esp, agent-based and game theoretic); Climate Engineering/Geoengineering; Ocean Acidification & Coral Reefs



Kwiatkowski, L., K.L Ricke and K. Caldeira. 2015. Atmospheric consequences of disruption of the ocean thermocline. Environmental Research Letters, 10:034016.


Ricke, K.L. and K. Caldeira. Natural climate variability and future climate policy. Nature Climate Change 4 333-338 (Press)

Kravitz, B., D.G. MacMartin, A. Robock, P.J. Rasch, K.L Ricke., J.N. Cole, C.L. Curry, P.J. Irvine, D. Ji, D.W. Keith, J.E. Kristjánsson, J.C. Moore, H. Muri, B. Singh, S. Tilmes, S. Watanabe, S. Yang and J.H. Yoon A multi-model assessment of regional climate disparities caused by solar geoengineering. Environmental Research Letters 9:074013.

Ricke, K.L. and K. Caldeira. Maximum warming occurs about one decade after a carbon dioxide emission Environmental Research Letters 9 124002 (Press)


Ricke, K.L., J.B. Moreno-Cruz and K. Caldeira. Strategic incentives for climate geoengineering coalitions to exclude broad participation. Environmental Research Letters 8 014021

Ricke, K.L, J. C. Orr, K. Schneider, K. Caldeira. Risks to coral reefs from ocean carbonate chemistry changes in recent earth system model projections. Environ. Res. Lett. 8 (2013) 034003 (Press)

Caldeira, K. and K.L Ricke. 2013. Prudence on solar climate engineering. Nature Climate Change 3 941-941.


Ricke, K.L., D. J. Rowlands, W.J. Ingram, D.W. Keith, and M.G. Morgan. 2012. Effectiveness of stratospheric solar-radiation management as a function of climate sensitivity. Nature Climate Change 2:92–96.


Moreno-Cruz, J.B., K.L. Ricke and D.W. Keith. 2011. A simple model to account for regional inequalities in the effectiveness of solar radiation management. Climatic Change 110(3-4):649-668.


Ricke, K.L., M.R. Allen, and M.G. Morgan. 2010. Regional climate response to solar-radiation management. Nature Geoscience 3:537-541. (Press)

Morgan, M.G. and K.L. Ricke. 2010. Cooling the Earth Through Solar Radiation Management: The need for research and an approach to its governance. An Opinion Piece for the International Risk Governance Council.


Victor, D.G., M.G. Morgan, J. Apt, J. Steinbruner, and K. Ricke. 2009. The Geoengineering Option: A Last Resort Against Global Warming?. Foreign Affairs, 88(2):64-76.

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