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


In the News


More recent articles

Thursday, Jun 8, 2017
Princeton and Rutgers researchers have found that climate-related sea-level rise is expected to cause more severe floods in some regions of the country and less severe floods than predicted in other regions of the country.
Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017
Princeton’s environmental-science programs are about to get a big boost. Officials announced in April that the University is moving forward with plans for a new building for environmental studies and more resources for ecology and evolutionary biology (EEB), geosciences, and the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI).
Monday, Jun 5, 2017
Congratulations to Geosciences' Senior Class of 2017 and to the 2016-2017 Geosciences/AOS Ph.D. Recipients
Thursday, May 25, 2017
A video from Professors S. George Philander and Mark A. Cane of Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory on how they untangled the complex forces that drive El Niño, the world’s most powerful weather cycle. Both professors won the 2017 Vetlesen Prize for achievement in earth sciences this past April.
Monday, May 22, 2017
New evidence suggests that a nutrient that is both essential to life and an environmental scourge when present in large quantities is increasing in the open ocean, according to a new study published May 19 in the journal "Science." The increase of this nutrient, known as “fixed” nitrogen, was studied in coral. The findings give researchers new...