Alexander (Sasha) Gershunov, Ph.D.

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Sasha Gershunov is an Associate Research Meteorologist at UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. Dr. Gershunov's research focuses on interrelated aspects of weather, climate, and society. His research interests include understanding the links between regional weather extremes and large-scale climate variability and change, long-range climate prediction, paleo-climate reconstruction, the atmospheric water cycle, water resources, heat waves, cold snaps, climate and wildfire, energy and health, climate influence on society and human influence on climate. Dr. Gershunov has a B.S. degree in mathematics from UC Irvine (1986), an M.S. degree in applied probability and statistics (1989) and a Ph.D. degree in geography (1996), both from U.C. Santa Barbara. He taught courses in Climate Change and Tropical Meteorology at UCSB before joining UCSD/Scripps. Dr. Gershunov received a NASA Global Change Research Fellowship, five Korein Foundation Research Awards, and a Rotary Foundation International Teaching Grant. He has served extended terms as visiting researcher at the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique of the French National Scientific Research Center, and at the Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques, Meteo-France, the French meteorological service. He has also served as a visiting professor at the Departamento de Fisica, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Spain. He enjoys teaching and has strong international research collaborations in France, Spain, Mexico, and Russia. He enjoys working across borders and disciplines.

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