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

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2019
Gabriel Vecchi, professor of geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute, presents “Climatic Influences on Tropical Cyclones and Their Severity.” He discusses how natural and human-made factors have combined to change the activity and impacts of tropical cyclones, among the deadliest and costliest natural hazards on our planet. He draws...
Monday, Sep 30, 2019
The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Dr. Scott Angus Maclennan on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis: "Temporal Constraints on Archean Crustal Geodynamics and Neoproterozoic Glaciation" on Friday, September 27, 2019.
Monday, Sep 30, 2019
On September 19, 2019 the Department of Geosciences (GEO) at Princeton University launched a new website (geosciences.princeton.edu) that is mobile-ready and provides new accessible features.
Friday, Sep 27, 2019
“Among those organizations engaged in the making of all geologists at Princeton is the celebrated Lunch Club,” geology graduate student Harold Bannerman *1927 wrote in a 1926 issue of the department newsletter, The Smilodon.
Friday, Sep 27, 2019
Following last week’s extreme rainfall and flooding, an international team of scientists carried out a rapid analysis to determine whether the probability of the storm had changed as a result of climate change, using the same methods they used for Hurricane Harvey two years ago.