News - 2018 - 2018
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
Friday, Nov 16, 2018A share from Prof. John Higgins: Jersey’s fossil history is full of intrigue—and landmark discoveries. Following last summer’s release of the summer...
Monday, Aug 13, 2018A Princeton geologist Gerta Keller has endured decades of ridicule for arguing that the fifth extinction was caused not by an asteroid but by a...
Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018On April 12, 2018, Princeton Prof. Frederik J. Simons and graduate students Joel D. Simon and Alex Burky, along with their international...
Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018The oceans are the planet’s most important depository for atmospheric carbon dioxide on time scales of decades to millenia. But the process of...
Wednesday, Jun 27, 2018By applying new data and Princeton’s supercomputers to the classic question of what lies beneath our feet, Princeton seismologist Jessica Irving and...
Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018A new display consisting of a collection of 30 fine minerals has been unveiled in the Alexander H. Phillips Mineral Gallery in Guyot Hall.
Monday, Jun 25, 2018Laure Resplandy, an assistant professor of geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute led study in "Nature Geoscience" examined the global...
Monday, Jun 11, 2018Some scientists think that during several ancient episodes, the planet plunged into a deep freeze known as “Snowball Earth,” when ice sheets grew to...
Thursday, Jun 7, 2018GEO Senior Emily Geyman, a PEI Environmental Scholar under the direction of Prof. Adam Maloof, has received continued funding for her project based...
Thursday, Mar 29, 2018
The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Dr. Yajun Peng on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis: "Seismological Observations and Numerical Modeling of Slow Earthquakes" on Monday, March 26, 2018.
Thursday, Mar 29, 2018
In new shock-compression experiments at an x-ray synchrotron, Sally June Tracy and colleagues, observed that SiO2 transforms from an amorphous material to a tetragonal crystal at a pressure of 36 GPa.
Thursday, Mar 8, 2018
The 2015 Paris climate agreement sought to stabilize global temperatures by limiting warming to “well below 2.0 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels,” but a recent literature review found the 2 degree limitation “inadequate” and concluded that limiting global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees would “come with several advantages.”
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2018
Have you ever wished you could travel inside a rock? It may sound more like the Magic School Bus than science, but Princeton scientists have found a way to make it (almost) true. With an industrial grinder and a super-high-resolution camera, Princeton geoscientists Adam Maloof and Akshay Mehra can deconstruct rock samples and create three-...
Monday, Feb 26, 2018
The Witwatersrand Basin in southern Africa began as a shallow sea about 3 billion years ago. Scientists analyze this water to learn how microbes make a living when trapped kilometers beneath the surface. DCO Deep Energy and Deep Life Community members: Thomas Kieft (NMT), Verena Heuer (UNI-Bremen), Esta van Heerden (UFS), Barbara Sherwood Lollar (...