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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Monday, Jan 13, 2020
On Nov. 8, Emily Geyman ’19, had one chapter of her senior thesis: “How do Shallow Carbonates Record Sea Level and Seawater Chemistry?” published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) journal. Geyman graduated from the University with an A.B. degree in geosciences. Geyman’s thesis focused on...
Monday, Jan 13, 2020
Floodwaters are rising higher and more frequently in Venice because of global climate change. Princeton’s Michael Oppenheimer speaks with CBS reporter John Dickerson on 60 Minutes about the major reason we will see more floods for the ages across the globe.
Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019

Xinning Zhang, and her laboratory, studies the role that wetlands play in generating methane, a significant greenhouse gas.

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019
Emeritus Lincoln Hollister historical facts
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.