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...
Monday, Jan 29, 2018
In the American West, the anticipated water supply from snowpack — the high-elevation reservoir of snow that melts in the spring and summer — determines what, when and where farmers plant, and it helps urban water managers plan for the coming year’s water needs.
Monday, Jan 22, 2018
Professor Frederik Simons will be presenting a lecture titled "Mapping the Earth's Interior with a Fleet of Floating Seismic Robots" at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on January, 30, 2018 starting at 6:30 PM.
Thursday, Jan 18, 2018
Earth last year wasn't quite as hot as 2016's record-shattering mark, but it ranked second or third, depending on who was counting. Which year is first, second or third doesn't really matter much, said Princeton University climate scientist Gabriel Vecchi. What really matters is the clear warming trend, he said.
Thursday, Jan 11, 2018
Consider this cold comfort: A quick study of the brutal American cold snap found that the Arctic blast really wasn’t global warming but a freak of nature. “It was very definitely strange, especially now,” said study co-author Prof. Gabriel Vecchi of Princeton University.
Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018
The idea of mobile continents and continental drift was considered revolutionary before the 1960s. In this BBC radio show, science writer and broadcaster Roland Pease, highlights Geosciences' Prof. W. Jason Morgan *64 and mentor Prof. Harry Hess *32 as key players in the evolution of plate tectonics. Pease believes this type of scientific...