Alexander (Sasha) Gershunov

Research Meteorologist

Climate, Atmospheric Science and Physical Oceanography (CASPO)

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD

WACA Lead and Principal Investigator

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Sasha’s research focuses on interrelated aspects of weather, climate and society. His professional interests include understanding the links between regional weather extremes and large-scale climate variability and change, long-range climate prediction, the atmospheric water cycle, precipitation and drought, heat waves, cold snaps, marine layer clouds, atmospheric rivers, Santa Ana winds, extreme weather and climate impacts on wildfire, energy, ecosystems, water resources and public health, climate influence on society and human influence on climate.

Sasha is affiliated with various organizations focused on regionally-relevant climate research with benefit to society ranging from education to resource management. He has authored over 50 peer-reviewed research articles in professional journals and various other documents for decision makers and the public. He enjoys working with colleagues and friends across borders and disciplines.

Sasha collaborations thread through a range of disciplines from epidemiology to art. He has recently co-organized an art exhibition titled Weather on Steroids: the Art of Climate Change Science.