News - 2017 - 2017
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, Dec 11, 2017AGU Fall Meeting 2017 master list of Geosciences presentation titles during their attendance in New Orleans. This is an Earth and space science event...
Friday, Dec 1, 2017Thursday’s Dover, DE, earthquake was widely felt on campus and along the Eastern US, from New York City to Washington D.C. The seismic waves it...
Friday, Dec 1, 2017On November 11 in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Scientific Research Honor Society Sigma Xi hosted their 17th Annual Student Research Conference. GEO...
Monday, Nov 27, 2017Congratulation to GEO researcher Dr. Lucia Gualtieri for being named recipient of the 2017 Keiiti Aki Young Scientist Award at the 2017 American...
Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017This video authored by Geosciences Associate Research Scholar Hom Nath Gharti was awarded 2nd prize in the PICSciE PIXI17 Scientific Visualization...
Thursday, Oct 26, 2017Now that the Atlantic has quieted down and there are no new storms to track, I wanted to know: What the hell just happened? Is it normal to have so...
Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017"EARTH magazine" sat down with Paleontologist Prof. Gerta Keller to talk about her upbringing in the Alps, her experience as an unwelcome critic of a...
Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017Microbial Biogeochemist Prof. Xinning Zhang talks with science journalist, Ed Yong, about how microscopic organisms in the digestive tracts of...
Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017A new, high-resolution climate model used by researchers at Princeton and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration corrects for persistent...
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
Professors S. George Philander and Mike Cane talk about their understanding of El Nino is this video from the Center for Climate and Life, Columbia Un
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...