Dr. Peter Sousounis

Dr. Peter Sousounis is Vice President and Director of Climate Change Research at AIR Worldwide. His responsibilities include ensuring that catastrophe model development at AIR accounts for climate change, helping clients address their climate change concerns, assisting with global resilience projects, and providing thought leadership. He has overseen all AIR atmospheric model development and built the first numerically-based storm surge model and the first tsunami model. Peter has graduate degrees in Meteorology from MIT and Penn State and has authored nearly 100 publications on weather, climate, climate change, and catastrophe modeling.

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The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation—Has the Truth Erupted?

The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation—Has the Truth Erupted?

April 12, 2021
Assessing Climate Change’s Impact on U.S. Hurricane Losses: Why the RCP 8.5 Scenario Is an Appropriate Consideration

Assessing Climate Change’s Impact on U.S. Hurricane Losses: Why the RCP 8.5 Scenario Is an Appropriate Consideration

February 25, 2021
What Led to Spain’s Worst Snow Accumulation in 50 Years?

What Led to Spain’s Worst Snow Accumulation in 50 Years?

January 14, 2021
Gati Demostrates the Growing Cyclone Risk for Africa

Gati Demostrates the Growing Cyclone Risk for Africa

December 14, 2020
Breaking New Ground on the Impacts of Climate Change on Hurricane Activity

Breaking New Ground on the Impacts of Climate Change on Hurricane Activity

November 19, 2020
Narrowing the Uncertainty of Climate Change Impacts

Narrowing the Uncertainty of Climate Change Impacts

August 20, 2020
Is Climate Change to Blame for the Floods in China?

Is Climate Change to Blame for the Floods in China?

July 27, 2020
Climate Change and a Wavier Jet Stream

Climate Change and a Wavier Jet Stream

April 9, 2020
Climate and Pandemics

Climate and Pandemics

March 26, 2020
How Climate Change May Have Influenced the 2019-20 Australia Bushfires

How Climate Change May Have Influenced the 2019-20 Australia Bushfires

January 6, 2020
Our Catastrophe Models and Climate Change

Our Catastrophe Models and Climate Change

January 2, 2020
Climate Change: RCPs and the Emissions Gap

Climate Change: RCPs and the Emissions Gap

November 26, 2019
Why Venice Keeps Flooding

Why Venice Keeps Flooding

November 18, 2019
Two Recent Reports from the IPCC Up the Ante on Climate Change

Two Recent Reports from the IPCC Up the Ante on Climate Change

November 11, 2019
How Climate Change May Have Made Typhoon Hagibis Worse

How Climate Change May Have Made Typhoon Hagibis Worse

October 28, 2019
Imelda, Another Slow Storm: Is This a Trend?

Imelda, Another Slow Storm: Is This a Trend?

October 14, 2019
How Wildfires in the Arctic Can Cause Floods in the UK

How Wildfires in the Arctic Can Cause Floods in the UK

August 5, 2019
Insurers Have a Critical Role to Play in Mitigating Climate Change

Insurers Have a Critical Role to Play in Mitigating Climate Change

July 25, 2019
Arctic Amplification: A Very Bad Positive Feedback Loop

Arctic Amplification: A Very Bad Positive Feedback Loop

April 29, 2019
Is Climate Change to Blame for Queensland’s Historic Flooding?

Is Climate Change to Blame for Queensland’s Historic Flooding?

February 11, 2019
What Insurers Think About Climate Change: Market Research Takeaways

What Insurers Think About Climate Change: Market Research Takeaways

January 24, 2019
A Call to Climate Action Like Never Before

A Call to Climate Action Like Never Before

December 10, 2018
Why Climate Change and Hurricane Stalls Mean Flooding Rain

Why Climate Change and Hurricane Stalls Mean Flooding Rain

September 13, 2018
Why Inaction on Sunny Day Flooding Is Unacceptable

Why Inaction on Sunny Day Flooding Is Unacceptable

June 25, 2018
Staying on Top of Hurricane Science

Staying on Top of Hurricane Science

May 17, 2018
Can “Global Warming” Cause More Wintry Conditions?

Can “Global Warming” Cause More Wintry Conditions?

March 29, 2018
The AMO – Staying Positive and Defying Expectations

The AMO – Staying Positive and Defying Expectations

November 13, 2017
How Often Are There 2 U.S. Major Hurricanes in 2 Weeks?

How Often Are There 2 U.S. Major Hurricanes in 2 Weeks?

November 6, 2017
Hurricane Irma's Intensity: Records Are Made to Be Broken

Hurricane Irma's Intensity: Records Are Made to Be Broken

September 12, 2017
How Unique Was Hurricane Harvey’s Rainfall?

How Unique Was Hurricane Harvey’s Rainfall?

August 31, 2017
Could Buffering Explain the Hurricane Drought?

Could Buffering Explain the Hurricane Drought?

August 21, 2017
Climate Change and U.S. Hurricane Landfall Probability

Climate Change and U.S. Hurricane Landfall Probability

July 27, 2017
Recency Bias: Avoid the Temptation

Recency Bias: Avoid the Temptation

April 27, 2017
What Makes a Major March Nor’easter?

What Makes a Major March Nor’easter?

March 13, 2017
How Ho-Hum Was the Western Pacific Typhoon Season?

How Ho-Hum Was the Western Pacific Typhoon Season?

December 19, 2016
What Made Hurricane Matthew so Memorable Meteorologically?

What Made Hurricane Matthew so Memorable Meteorologically?

October 10, 2016
What You Need to Know About the 2016 Western Pacific Typhoon Season

What You Need to Know About the 2016 Western Pacific Typhoon Season

July 7, 2016
3 Reasons Why Precipitation Is the Biggest Danger from Typhoons in China

3 Reasons Why Precipitation Is the Biggest Danger from Typhoons in China

June 7, 2016
What's in a [Storm] Name?

What's in a [Storm] Name?

May 6, 2016
When the Typhoon Season Sleeps In

When the Typhoon Season Sleeps In

March 14, 2016
January’s Hurricane Alex—Harbinger or Outlier?

January’s Hurricane Alex—Harbinger or Outlier?

January 15, 2016
European Wind Storms and El Niño

European Wind Storms and El Niño

December 14, 2015
Storm Surge in the Philippines

Storm Surge in the Philippines

November 9, 2015
El Niño Modoki

El Niño Modoki

September 29, 2015
Connecting Science and the Risk Transfer Industry

Connecting Science and the Risk Transfer Industry

February 19, 2015
Typhoon Season's Flying Start Fizzled

Typhoon Season's Flying Start Fizzled

January 12, 2015
Banda Aceh 10 Years After the Indonesian Tsunami

Banda Aceh 10 Years After the Indonesian Tsunami

December 29, 2014
What Is Lake-Effect Snow?

What Is Lake-Effect Snow?

November 20, 2014
A Bipolar Tropical Season for the Western Pacific Basin

A Bipolar Tropical Season for the Western Pacific Basin

September 8, 2014
Global Tropical Cyclone Formation Mythology Explained

Global Tropical Cyclone Formation Mythology Explained

August 21, 2014
How Active Will this Year's Western Pacific Typhoon Season Be?

How Active Will this Year's Western Pacific Typhoon Season Be?

June 26, 2014
Climate Change and Weather Extremes—Towards an Understanding

Climate Change and Weather Extremes—Towards an Understanding

May 22, 2014
Hurricanes Reanalysis: A Game of Thrones

Hurricanes Reanalysis: A Game of Thrones

April 23, 2014
The Winter of 2013–2014—Don’t Blame the Polar Vortex!

The Winter of 2013–2014—Don’t Blame the Polar Vortex!

April 1, 2014
Say, What Is a Seiche?

Say, What Is a Seiche?

March 11, 2014

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