Alexander (Sasha) Gershunov
Associate Research Meteorologist


Climate Atmospheric Sciences and Physical Oceanography
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093 - 0224
Tel: (858) 534 - 8418
Fax: (858) 534 - 8561
Email: sasha@ucsd.edu

Research Interests

Global and regional climate variability on daily to multi-century time scales; hydroclimatology; coupled ocean-land-atmosphere dynamics; teleconnections; long-range seasonal predictability and prediction of daily weather statistics; extreme events; climate model validation, downscaling and statistical correction; applications of climate forecasts; climate and wildfire; fire weather; climate impacts on public health and energy; climatic history and future change; climate-society interactions.

Research Experience

Associate Research Scientist. April 2007 - Present.
     Climate Research Division and Physical Oceanography Research Division,
     Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO).


Associate Project Scientist. May 2006 - March 2007
     Climate Research Division, SIO.


Assistant Project Scientist. 2000 - 2006
     Climate Research Division, SIO.


Visiting Researcher. June - August 2004
     Centre National de Recherches Meteorologies (CNRM), Meteo - France, Toulouse, France.


Visiting Researcher. October 2002 - January 2003 and December 2001 - March 2002.
     Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique (LMD) du SNRS, Paliseau, France.


Postgraduate Research Meteorologist. 1996 - 2000.
     Climate Research Division, SIO.


NASA Global Change Research Fellow. 1992 - 1995.
     Geography Department, UCSB.