Professor Gabriel A. Vecchi
Professor of Geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute; Deputy Director of Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System; Director, PEI Climate and Energy Grant Challenge
Climate science; extreme weather events; hurricanes; mechanisms of precipitation variability and change; ocean-atmosphere interaction; detection and attribution.
In the News
Monday, May 18, 2020Local variations in climate are not likely to dominate the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a Princeton University study published...
Friday, May 15, 2020Princeton sent the students home at the time of the spring semester break (13 March) and soon we were all working and teaching from home. Now that...
Monday, May 11, 2020What exactly killed the dinosaurs? It's a mystery. Features interviews with Gerta Keller and Jahnavi Punekar *15.
Monday, Apr 6, 2020The coronavirus pandemic has stalled scientific fieldwork and may even start to affect the monitoring of the climate, scientists have warned. Gabriel...
Monday, Mar 16, 2020How did a 1,000 minerals from England become the foundation of our department's collection today?
Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020The Guyot Hall seismometer recorded two of the sequence of planned construction blasting events at Princeton University.
Friday, Feb 14, 2020In the closing days of the decade, The Office of Sustainability asked two Princeton University undergraduates how they're feeling about climate...
Friday, Feb 14, 2020As of Friday, Feb. 14, paleoclimate professor John Higgins' video has received a record 3.3 million views and 7,300 retweets on his twitter feed.
Thursday, Jan 30, 2020Congratulations to AOS Graduate Student Yi Zhang who recently won an Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA) at AGU's 2019 Fall Meeting for her...
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019
Bubbles of greenhouse gases trapped in ice shed new light on an important climate transition that occurred about a million years ago.
Friday, Nov 22, 2019
Princeton University-led researchers have extracted 2 million-year-old ice cores from Antarctica that provide the first direct observations of Earth’s climate at a time when the furred early ancestors of modern humans still roamed.
Thursday, Nov 21, 2019
American University researchers sequence genome of the 'devil worm.'
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019
For three hurricane seasons in a row, storms with record-breaking rainfall have caused catastrophic flooding in the southern United States: Harvey in 2017, Florence in 2018 and Imelda in 2019.
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019
The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Dr. Yuzhen Yan on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis: "Climate Snapshots and Gas Records from Antarctic Blue Ice Records: Implications for the Mid-Pleistocene Transition and the Last Intreglacial" on Monday, October 28, 2019.