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

Friday, Sep 27, 2019
Following last week’s extreme rainfall and flooding, an international team of scientists carried out a rapid analysis to determine whether the probability of the storm had changed as a result of climate change, using the same methods they used for Hurricane Harvey two years ago.
Friday, Sep 27, 2019
The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Dr. Akshay Karankumar Mehra on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis: "Reconstructions of Ediacaran Putative Biomineralizers Via a Novel Serial Grinding and Imaging Technique" on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.
Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019
Professor of Geosciences and the Princeton Environmental Institute Gabriel Vecchi appears on Jake Tappers' CNN "Earth Matters Series" to discusses the intensity of Hurricane Dorian as it moves up the East Coast.
Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019
The links between hurricanes and climate change are complex, but some aspects are getting clearer. Tropical storms draw their energy from ocean heat — and more than 90 percent of the heat trapped by greenhouse gas emissions is being stored in the ocean.
Tuesday, Sep 3, 2019
Join us in congratulating Harry Hess Postdoctoral Fellow Nadir Jeevanjee as a recipient of the 2019 James R. Holton Award, to be awarded at the 2019 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, to be held December 9-13 in San Francisco, CA.