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Harvard Kennedy School faculty disseminate their research in working papers and publications that contribute to public knowledge and fuel policy innovation. This list features recent faculty publications, including journal articles, books, edited volumes, research papers, and public testimony.

Faculty Papers and Publications

Horton, Joshua B., and David W. Keith. "Multilateral Parametric Climate Risk Insurance: A Tool to Facilitate Agreement About Deployment of Solar Geoengineering." Climate Policy 19.7 (August 2019): 20-826.
Vattioni, Sandro, Debra Weisenstein, David Keith, Aryeh Feinberg, Thomas Peter, and Andrea Stenke. "Exploring Accumulation-Mode H2SO4 Versus SO2 Stratospheric Sulfate Geoengineering in a Sectional Aerosol-Chemistry-Climate Model." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 19.7 (April 2019): 4877-4897.
Peter Irvine, Kerry Emanuel, Jie He, Larry Horowitz, Gabriel Vecchi, and David Keith. "Halving Warming With Idealized Solar Geoengineering Moderates Key Climate Hazards." Nature Climate Change 9.4 (April 2019): 295-299.
Miller, Lee, and David W. Keith. "Climatic Impacts of Wind Power." Joule 2.12 (December 2018): 2618-2632.
Miller, Lee M., and David Keith. "Observation-Based Solar and Wind Power Capacity Factors and Power Densities." Environmental Research Letters 13.10 (October 2018): 104-108.
Horton, Joshua B., Jesse L. Reynolds, Holly Jean Buck, Daniel Callies, Stefan Schäfer, David W. Keith, and Steve Rayner. "Solar Geoengineering and Democracy." Global Environmental Politics 18.3 (August 2018): 5-24.
Keith, David W., Geoffrey Holmes, David St. Angelo, and Kenton Heidel. "A Process for Capturing CO2 from the Atmosphere." Joule 2.8 (August 2018): 1573-1594.
Eastham, Sebastian D., Debra K. Weisenstein, David W. Keith, and Steven R.H.Barrett. "Quantifying the Impact of Sulfate Geoengineering on Mortality from Air Quality and UV-B Exposure." Atmospheric Environment 187 (August 2018): 424-434.
MacMartin, Douglas G., Katharine L. Ricke, and David W. Keith. "Solar Geoengineering as Part of an Overall Strategy for Meeting the 1.5°C Paris Target." Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences 376.2119 (May 2018).
Smith, Jordan P., John A. Dykema, and David W. Keith. "Production of Sulfates Onboard an Aircraft: Implications for the Cost and Feasibility of Stratospheric Solar Geoengineering." Earth and Space Science 5.4 (April 2018): 150-162.
Eastham, Sebastian D., David W. Keith, and Steven R.H. Barrett. "Mortality Tradeoff Between Air Quality and Skin Cancer from Changes in Stratospheric Ozone." Environmental Research Letters 13.3 (March 2018): 34-35.
Dai, Zhen, Debra K. Weisenstein, and David W. Keith. "Tailoring Meridional and Seasonal Radiative Forcing by Sulfate Aerosol Solar Geoengineering." Geophysical Research Letters (January 2018).
Keith, David W., Gernot Wagner, and Claire L. Zabel. "Solar Geoengineering Reduces Atmospheric Carbon Burden." Nature Climate Change 7 (September 2017): 617-619.
Ocko, Ilissa B., Steven P. Hamburg, Daniel J. Jacob, David W. Keith, Nathaniel O. Keohane, Michael Oppenheimer, Joseph D. Roy-Mayhew, Daniel P. Schrag, and Stephen W. Pacala. "Unmask Temporal Trade-Offs in Climate Policy Debates." Science 356.6337 (May 2017): 492-493.
Keith, David. "Toward a Responsible Solar Geoengineering Research Program." Issues in Science & Technology 33.3 (Spring 2017): 71-77.
Keith, David W., Debra K. Weisenstein, John A. Dykema, Frank N. Keutsch. "Stratospheric Solar Geoengineering Without Ozone Loss." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113.52 (December 2016): 14910-14914.
Burns, Elizabeth T, Jane A Flegal, David W Keith, Aseem Mahajan, Dustin Tingley, and Gernot Wagner. "What Do People Think When They Think About Solar Geoengineering? A Review of Empirical Social Science Literature, and Prospects for Future Research." Earth's Future 4.11 (November 2016): 536-542.
Keith, David W., and Peter J. Irvine. "Solar Geoengineering Could Substantially Reduce Climate Risks: A Research Hypothesis for the next Decade." Earth's Future 4 (November 2016): 549-559.
Dykema, J.A., David Keith, and F.N. Keutsch. "Improved Aerosol Radiative Properties as a Foundation for Solar Geoengineering Risk Assessment." Geophysical Research Letters 43.14 (July 2016): 7758-7766.
Keith, David, Gernot Wagner, and Juan Moreno-Cruz. "Modeling the Effects of Climate Engineering." Science 352.6293 (June 2016): 1526-1527.
Barrett, Steven R. H., Raymond L. Speth, Sebastian D. Eastham, Irene C. Dedoussi, Akshay Ashok, Robert Malina, and David W. Keith. "Impact of the Volkswagen Emissions Control Defeat Device on US Public Health." Environmental Research Letters 10 (October 29, 2015).
Weisenstein, D.K., David W. Keith, and J.A. Dykema. "Solar Geoengineering Using Solid Aerosol in the Stratosphere." Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 15 (October 2015): 11835-11859.
Safaei, Hossein, and David Keith. "How Much Bulk Energy Storage is Needed to Decarbonize Electricity?" Energy and Environmental Science 8.12 (2015): 3409-3417.
Miller, Lee M., Nathaniel A. Brunsell, David B. Mechem, Fabian Gans, Andrew J. Monaghan, Robert Vautard, David W. Keith, and Axel Kleidon. "Two Methods for Estimating Limits to Large-Scale Wind Power Generation." Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences 112.36 (2015): 11169-11174.
Horton, Joshua B., Andrew Parker, and David Keith. "Liability for Solar Geoengineering: Historical Precedents, Contemporary Innovations, and Governance Possibilities." NYU Environmental Law Journal 22 (2015): 225-273.
Keith, David, and Douglas G. MacMartin. "A Temporary, Moderate and Responsive Scenario for Solar Geoengineering." Nature Climate Change 5 (February 2015): 201-206.
Dykema, John A., David W. Keith, James G. Anderson, and Debra Weisenstein. "Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment: A Small-Scale Experiment to Improve Understanding of the Risks of Solar Geoengineering." Philosophical Transactions A 372.2301 (December 2014).
MacMartin, Douglas G., Ken Caldeira, and David W. Keith. "Solar Geoengineering to Limit the Rate of Temperature Change." Philosophical Transactions A 372.2301 (December 2014).
Keith, David, Riley Duren, and Douglas G. MacMartin. "Field Experiments on Solar Geoengineering: Report of a Workshop Exploring a Representative Research Portfolio." Philosophical Transactions A 372 (November 17, 2014).
MacMartin, Douglas, Ben Kravitz, David Keith, and Andrew Jarvis. "Dynamics of the Coupled Human-Climate System Resulting from Closed-Loop Control of Solar Geoengineering." Climate Dynamics 43.1/2 (July 2014): 243-258.
Kravitz, Ben, Douglas G. MacMartin, Alan Robock, Philip J. Rasch, Katharine L. Ricke, Jason N. S. Cole, Charles L. Curry, Peter J. Irvine, Duoying Ji, David W. Keith, Jón Egill Kristjánsson, John C. Moore, Helene Muri, Balwinder Singh, Simone Tilmes, Shingo Watanabe, Shuting Yang, and Jin-Ho Yoon. "A Multi-model Assessment of Regional Climate Disparities Caused by Solar Geoengineering." Environmental Research Letters 9.7 (July 2014).
Safaei, Hossein, and David Keith. "Compressed Air Energy Storage with Waste Heat Export: An Alberta Case Study." Energy Conversion and Management 78 (February 2014): 114-124.
Carr, Wylie A., Christopher J. Preston, Laurie Yung, Bronislaw Szerszynski, David W. Keith, and Ashley M. Mercer. "Public Engagement on Solar Radiation Management and Why it Needs to Happen Now." Climatic Change 121.3 (December 2013): 567-577.
Moreno-Cruz, Juan B., and David W. Keith. "Climate Policy Under Uncertainty: A Case for Solar Geoengineering." Climatic Change 121.3 (December 2013): 431-444.
Keith, David. "End the Deadlock on Governance of Geoengineering Research." Science 339.6125 (March 2013): 1278-1279.
Keith, David, and Andy Parker. "The Fate of an Engineered Planet." Scientific American 308.1 (January 2013): 34-36.
Moreno-Cruz, Juan B., and David W. Keith. "Climate Policy Under Uncertainty: A Case for Solar Geoengineering." Climatic Change (May 17, 2012).
Ricke, Katharine L., Daniel J. Rowlands, William J. Ingram, David W. Keithand, and M. Granger Morgan. "Effectiveness of Stratospheric Solar-Radiation Management as a Function of Climate Sensitivity." Nature 2.5 (May 2012): 92–96.
Doluweeraa, G.H., S.M. Jordaan, M.C. Moorea, D.W. Keith, and J.A. Bergerson. "Evaluating the Role of Cogeneration for Carbon Management in Alberta." Energy Policy 39.12 (December 2011): 7963–7974.
MacMynowski, Douglas G., David W. Keith, Ken Caldeira, and Ho-Jeong Shin. "Can We Test Geoengineering?" Energy & Environmental Science 4 (October 2011): 5044-5052.
Moreno-Cruz, Juan B., Katharine L. Ricke, and David W. Keith. "A Simple Model to Account for Regional Inequalities in the Effectiveness of Solar Radiation Management." Climatic Change 110.3 (May 31, 2011): 649-668.
Keith, David. "LEED, Energy Savings, and Carbon Abatement: Related but Not Synonymous." Environmental Science and Technology 45.5 (February 3, 2011): 1757–1758.