News - 2015 - 2015

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

 


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More recent articles

Monday, Nov 9, 2015
The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Jahnavi N. Punekar on successfully defending her Ph.D. thesis.
Monday, Nov 9, 2015
Last week, NASA scientists published a study in the "Journal of Glaciology" claiming that the continent of Antarctica is gaining ice, rather than losing it, to the tune of 82 gigatons per year from 2003 to 2008. Geoscientist Christopher Harig of Princeton University defends GRACE measurements and the finding that Antarctica is losing mass, and...
Thursday, Nov 5, 2015
A collection of studies examined extreme weather events last year, to look for signs that climate change was a cause or contributor. The papers are part of a broader effort to recognize the effects of climate change as the world warms.
Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015
The interplay of all the different kinds of warming going on in the Pacific at the moment can be difficult to sort out. Geosciences Lect. Gabriel Vecchi likened the challenge to the board game Clue: “There’s all these suspects, and we have them all in the room right now,” he said. “The key is to go and systematically figure out who was where and...
Wednesday, Oct 14, 2015
In 2011, an influx of remote sensing data from satellites scanning the African savannas revealed a mystery: these rolling grasslands, with their heavy rainfalls and spells of drought, were home to significantly fewer trees than researchers had previously expected given the biome’s high annual precipitation. In fact, the 2011 study found that the...

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