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, Nov 27, 2019
Bubbles of greenhouse gases trapped in ice shed new light on an important climate transition that occurred about a million years ago.
Friday, Nov 22, 2019
Princeton University-led researchers have extracted 2 million-year-old ice cores from Antarctica that provide the first direct observations of Earth’s climate at a time when the furred early ancestors of modern humans still roamed.
Thursday, Nov 21, 2019

American University researchers sequence genome of the 'devil worm.'

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019
For three hurricane seasons in a row, storms with record-breaking rainfall have caused catastrophic flooding in the southern United States: Harvey in 2017, Florence in 2018 and Imelda in 2019.
Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019
The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Dr. Yuzhen Yan on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis: "Climate Snapshots and Gas Records from Antarctic Blue Ice Records: Implications for the Mid-Pleistocene Transition and the Last Intreglacial" on Monday, October 28, 2019.