News - 2017 - 2017

Faculty Spotlight

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

Research Areas

Climate science; extreme weather events; hurricanes; mechanisms of precipitation variability and change; ocean-atmosphere interaction; detection and attribution.



Professor of Geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute


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Friday, Sep 1, 2017
The 2017 spring edition of the Smilodon Newsletter is now available on our website in the "About Us" section. The newsletter's featured article is Catching a (seismic) wave: Simons measures earthquakes in the oceans by Jennifer Schieltz, Office of the Dean for Research.
Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
It is with sadness that the department recognizes the passing of Dr. Alan Smith *63 on August 13. Alan had a long, distinguished career at the University of Cambridge, and also kept close ties with this Department. Indeed, Alan was one of our most involved and supportive graduate alumni. He participated in most of the Geosciences Graduate...
Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
During natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey, a single question has become a common refrain: What role did climate change play? In this interview, Prof. Gabe Vecchi states that “the way we see hurricanes today — where we have a vast array of satellites, we have aircraft reconnaissance missions, we have a number of different sensors — is very...
Tuesday, Aug 29, 2017
Now, a new study finds that sea-level rise will boost the occurrence of moderate rather than severe flooding in some regions of the United States, while in other areas the reverse is true. Improving the accuracy of flooding estimates is important as coastal cities and states take actions to protect themselves against future storms, according to...
Thursday, Aug 17, 2017
Scientists announced today that a core drilled by the Higgins Lab in Antarctica has yielded 2.7-million-year-old ice, an astonishing find 1.7 million years older than the previous record-holder. Described at the Goldschmidt Conference in Paris by Yuzhen Yan, a graduate student at Geosciences, the ice revealed atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2)...