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Prof Mark Saunders
  • Professor of Climate Prediction
  • Dept of Space & Climate Physics
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
Mark Saunders is Professor of Climate Prediction in the Department of Space and Climate Physics at University College London (UCL). He is also Head of Seasonal Forecasting and Meteorological Hazards at the Benfield Hazard Research Centre at UCL, Lead Scientist at the award-winning Tropical Storm Risk (www.tropicalstormrisk.com) forecasting venture, and Technical Director for the EuroTempest (www.eurotempest.com) extreme weather forecasting service. Professor Saunders has published over 300 scientific research papers and articles. His team has developed a range of innovative and successful prediction models and products for many of the world’s most damaging climate extremes. These include Atlantic, US and Caribbean hurricanes, Northwest Pacific typhoons, Australian cyclones, El Niño and La Niña, the North Atlantic and Arctic Oscillations, North Atlantic and European winter storms, drought, and UK and European temperatures
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Research Summary
Mark undertakes regular commissioned research for the (re)insurance and risk management industries, and is a frequent invited and keynote speaker at their conferences.
Academic Background
1982 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Geophysics Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
1978 BSc Hons Bachelor of Science (Honours) – Geophysics University of Southampton
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