Anastasios Tsonis

Anastasios TsonisDistinguished Professor

Office: W441
Phone: (414) 229-5373

Educational Degrees

Ph.D., Dept. of Meteorology, McGill University, Montreal, 1982
M.S., Dept. of Meteorology, McGill University, Montreal, 1979
B.S., Physics and Mathematics, Aristotelian University, Thessaloniki, Greece 1976

Research Positions

Post-doctoral Fellow at the Atmospheric Environmental Service, Downsview, Ontario, 1982-85


  • Two-year Fellowship awarded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (1982-84).
  • UWM Foundation/Graduate School Research Award, 1996.
  • UWM Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2004.

Areas of Interest

  • Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos
  • Climate Dynamics, Global Change
  • Nonlinear Prediction, Predictability
  • Data Analysis, Networks

Selected Service, Projects, and Publications

  • Randomnicity: Rules and randomness in the realms of the infinite. 2008, Imperial College Press.
  • Has the climate recently shifted? Geophysical Research Letters, 36, (2009), with K. L. Swanson.
  • Dynamical changes in the ENSO system in the last 11,000 years, Climate Dynamics, (2008) DOI 10.1007/s00382-008-0469-4
  • The pacemaker of major climate shifts, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, (2009), DOI 10.1029/2008GL036874, with G. Wang and K. L. Swanson.

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