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

Monday, Sep 30, 2019
On September 19, 2019 the Department of Geosciences (GEO) at Princeton University launched a new website ( that is mobile-ready and provides new accessible features.
Friday, Sep 27, 2019
“Among those organizations engaged in the making of all geologists at Princeton is the celebrated Lunch Club,” geology graduate student Harold Bannerman *1927 wrote in a 1926 issue of the department newsletter, The Smilodon.
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.