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...
Friday, Sep 27, 2019
The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Dr. Akshay Karankumar Mehra on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis: "Reconstructions of Ediacaran Putative Biomineralizers Via a Novel Serial Grinding and Imaging Technique" on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.
Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019
Professor of Geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute Gabriel Vecchi appears on Jake Tappers' CNN "Earth Matters Series" to discusses the intensity of Hurricane Dorian as it moves up the East Coast.
Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019
The links between hurricanes and climate change are complex, but some aspects are getting clearer. Tropical storms draw their energy from ocean heat — and more than 90 percent of the heat trapped by greenhouse gas emissions is being stored in the ocean.
Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019
Join us in congratulating Harry Hess Postdoctoral Fellow Nadir Jeevanjee as a recipient of the 2019 James R. Holton Award, to be awarded at the 2019 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, to be held December 9-13 in San Francisco, CA.
When will we observe significant changes in the ocean due to climate change? New study offers road map
Monday, Aug 19, 2019
Sea temperature and ocean acidification have climbed during the last three decades to levels beyond what is expected due to natural variation alone, a new study led by Princeton researchers finds. “What is new about this study is that it gives a specific timeframe for when ocean changes will occur,” said Jorge Sarmiento, the George J. Magee...