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
Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019Emeritus Lincoln Hollister historical facts
Wednesday, Nov 27, 2019Bubbles of greenhouse gases trapped in ice shed new light on an important climate transition that occurred about a million years ago.
Friday, Nov 22, 2019Princeton University-led researchers have extracted 2 million-year-old ice cores from Antarctica that provide the first direct observations of Earth’...
Thursday, Nov 21, 2019
American University researchers sequence genome of the 'devil worm.'
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019For three hurricane seasons in a row, storms with record-breaking rainfall have caused catastrophic flooding in the southern United States: Harvey in...
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Dr. Yuzhen Yan on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis: "Climate Snapshots...
Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Dr. Danielle Priscilla Santiago Ramos on successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis...
Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019The Department of Geosciences at Princeton University announces competition for the 2020-2021 Harry Hess Fellows Program.
Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Dr. Rajkrishna Dutta on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis: "High-Pressure...
Monday, Mar 4, 2019
Princeton geoscientists Blair Schoene and Gerta Keller led an international team of researchers who have assembled the first high-resolution timeline for the eruptions in India’s Deccan Traps. Their research appears in the Feb. 22 issue of the journal Science.
Monday, Mar 4, 2019
Researchers propose that seismic activity transports freshwater animals into the subsurface along fractures in the rock. This activity could explain the presence of nematodes and other small animals in water collected from South African mines.
Friday, Nov 16, 2018
A share from Prof. John Higgins: Jersey’s fossil history is full of intrigue—and landmark discoveries. Following last summer’s release of the summer blockbuster Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, New Jersey’s legacy in the fossil record is rife for reexamination.
Monday, Aug 13, 2018
A Princeton geologist Gerta Keller has endured decades of ridicule for arguing that the fifth extinction was caused not by an asteroid but by a series of colossal volcanic eruptions. But she’s reopened that debate.
Princeton Graduate Students and Faculty Participate in Japanese Ocean Cruise, Record First Earthquake with their Latest-Generation MERMAID Instrument
Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018
On April 12, 2018, Princeton Prof. Frederik J. Simons and graduate students Joel D. Simon and Alex Burky, along with their international collaborators, boarded the Fukae Maru for a two-day training cruise. The goal of the cruise, led by Kobe University Prof. Hiroko Sugioka and JAMSTEC scientist Dr. Masayuki Obayashi, was to learn instrument...