News - 2015 - 2015
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 29, 2015Deforestation threatens to upset the delicate water balance within the Amazon rainforest by altering not just ground cover but patterns of rainfall...
Thursday, Dec 17, 2015On Dec. 12, the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris ended with the first climate change agreement. We discussed the agreement with...
Thursday, Dec 17, 2015P. Jeroen Tromp and the Theoretical & Computational Seismology Research Group receive INCITE supercomputing grant. Three projects based at...
Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015Nearly 200 nations adopted the first global pact to fight climate change on Saturday, calling on the world to collectively cut and then eliminate...
Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015The warming effects of climate change usually conjure up ideas of parched and barren landscapes broiling under a blazing sun, its heat amplified by...
Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015The 2015 "Smilodon" Fall Supplement Alumni Newsletter is now published and available in the department and online. Geosciences Alumni can look for...
Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015Spring 2016 Courses are now published and available online.
Monday, Nov 30, 2015On Wednesday, Nov. 18th, the department was pleased to welcome back paleontologist Jack Horner, who gave a special seminar in Guyot Hall Rm 10,...
Monday, Nov 30, 2015Just how far down in the Earth's crust can animals survive? In the dark, hot depths of several South African gold mines, there live some tiny worms...
Monday, Jan 5, 2015
Now, new geological dating of that tremendous episode of volcanic activity, by Dr. Blair Schoene from the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University, suggests that the dinosaurs might have been facing a cataclysmic one-two punch of volcanism and cosmic impacts.