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Peter Sousounis, Ph.D.

Peter Sousounis, Ph.D., is vice president and director of climate change research. His current responsibilities include ensuring that current and future catastrophe model development at Verisk accounts for climate change, identifying products and tools to help clients address their climate change concerns, assisting with global resilience projects, and providing thought leadership in various forms of oral and written communication. He has been responsible for overseeing all global atmospheric model development, including hurricanes, extratropical cyclones, and severe thunderstorms, as well as for building the first numerically based storm surge model and the first ever tsunami model. Peter has authored nearly 100 publications on various topics of weather, climate, climate change, and catastrophe modeling, and holds graduate degrees in Meteorology from MIT and Penn State.

Climate Change Hurricane Teaser
October 20, 2022

Will climate change lead to more hurricanes?

Verisk’s Climate Change Projections help organizations investigate how loss metrics such as average annual losses (AALs) and return period may change in the future.

Istock 986048312 Teaser
December 15, 2020

How climate change could impact U.S. hurricane risk

Learn how climate change may affect hurricane risk in the United States, specifically damage to residential and commercial properties.

Hurricane Florence
September 17, 2018

Why climate change and hurricane stalls mean flooding rain

For the second time in the last two years, hurricane precipitation in the U.S. was exacerbated by incredibly slow movement as Florence impinged on the Carolina coastline.

Harvey As Seen From International Space Station
August 28, 2017

Climate change and U.S. hurricane landfall probability

Most scientific research on the influence of climate change on hurricane activity has focused on the relationship between warm Atlantic Ocean conditions and tropical…

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January 3, 2017

Recap: 2016 hurricane season

The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season began early, ended late, and was the most active and costliest since 2012.

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