News - 2017 - 2017

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

Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017
Why it’s so hard to compare contemporary tropical cyclones to those from the 19th century. The month was so powerful that it has assured certain records for the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season as a whole, which is already among the 10 strongest seasons ever measured. (Prof. Gabe Vecchi quoted)
Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017
The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Dr. Xiangtao Xu on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis: "Understanding Plant Water Stress and The Terrestrial Carbon Cycle in Tropical Ecosystems: The Roles of Plant Hydraulics, Phenology and Competition" on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.
Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017
That inward contraction of a hurricane’s eye can be one telltale indicator of what hurricane gurus technically call “rapid intensification,” although a more evocative word might simply be “explosion.” “One of the key issues is that it remains quite difficult to predict on a day-to-day basis. And of course, it’s something we would very much like to...
Tuesday, Sep 12, 2017
With the torrential rains of Hurricane Harvey, the historic winds of Irma, and Jose still meandering slowly through the Caribbean, the last few weeks have been full of powerful and frequent hurricanes. In the real world, the planet has gotten warmer, the oceans have gotten warmer, and here we have these intense storms — it all seems to add up. (...
Friday, Sep 8, 2017
As Irma moves toward the Florida, WHYY Radiotimes Marty Moss-Coane talks with Princeton University geoscientist, Gabriel Vecchi, about the hurricane, storm prediction and the role of climate change.

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