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, Jul 20, 2020
On March 31, 2020, the National Science Foundation (NSF) contacted graduate student Devan Nisson to convey that she is a recipient of a 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. This program recognizes and supports graduate students who are pursuing full-time research-based doctoral degrees in science, technology,...
Friday, Jul 10, 2020

The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) has selected GEO graduate student Zachary Garvin to be one of the four recipients to receive a 2020 Walbridge Fund Graduate Award for Environmental Research.

Tuesday, Jul 7, 2020

Most people only hear about seismometers in the context of big earthquakes or volcanoes, but the sensitive instruments detect much gentler movements as well.

Friday, Jun 26, 2020

In this two-part virtual workshop, Prof. John Higgins and artists Ian van Coller and Todd Anderson will discuss their collaborative work on an expedition to Antarctica in 2018.  Both the scientific team and artists were funded by the NSF. This workshop is aimed at undergraduate and graduate students, yet open to the University community.

Friday, Jun 26, 2020

Congratulations to Postdoctoral Research Associate Wenchang Yang, who has been recognized as one of the Outstanding Reviewers for 2019 by the American Geophysical Union.