The Vecchi Research Group

2022 Vecchi Research Group

From left to right: Prof. Gabriel Vecchi with graduate student Sofia Menemenlis and Chenggong Wang, associate research scholar Wenchang Yang, graduate students Maya Chung and Gabriel Rios, and undergraduate Grace Liu ’23.

About Professor Gabriel Vecchi

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Gabriel Vecchi is a Professor of Geosciences and The High Meadows Environmental Institute, and Director, Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System at Princeton University.

His research interests are climate science; extreme weather events; hurricanes; mechanisms of precipitation variability and change; ocean-atmosphere interaction; detection and attribution.



In the News

Hurricanes: An Eye on the Future
Nov. 22, 2022

Gabriel Vecchi speaks in the "Eye Towards the Sky" AMS lecture series on November 18th in Boston.

Misleading claims downplay climate change’s effect on hurricanes
Oct. 6, 2022
Written by Philip Marcelo, AP News

CLAIM: Climate change isn’t real because hurricanes in Florida and across the U.S. haven’t increased in frequency, intensity or landfall in more than a century.


Recent Publications

6 Publications
Bhatia, K., A. Baker, W. Yang, G. Vecchi, T.R. Knutson, H. Murakami, J. Kossin, K. Hodges, K. Dixon, B. Bronselear, and C. Whitlock. (2022) 2022. “A Potential Explanation for the Global Increase in Tropical Cyclone Rapid Intensification”. Nature Communications 13: 6626. doi:10.1038/s41467-022-34321-6.
Hsieh, T.-L., W. Yang, G. Vecchi, and M. Zhao. 2022. “Model Spread in the Tropical Cyclone Frequency and Seed Propensity Index Across Global Warming and ENSO-Like Perturbations”. Geophysical Research Letters 49. John Wiley and Sons Inc. doi:10.1029/2021GL097157.
Liu, M., J.A. Smith, L. Yang, and G. Vecchi. 2022. “Tropical Cyclone Flooding in the Carolinas”. Journal of Hydrometeorology 23. American Meteorological Society: 53-70. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-21-0113.1.
Lockwood, J.W., M. Oppenheimer, N. Lin, R.E. Kopp, G. Vecchi, and A. Gori. 2022. “Correlation Between Sea-Level Rise and Aspects of Future Tropical Cyclone Activity in CMIP6 Models”. Earth S Future 10. John Wiley and Sons Inc. doi:10.1029/2021EF002462.
Baker, R.E., W. Yang, G. Vecchi, C.J.E. Metcalf, and B.T. Grenfell. 2021. “Assessing the Influence of Climate on Wintertime SARS-CoV-2 Outbreaks”. Nature Communications 12. Nature Research. doi:10.1038/s41467-021-20991-1.
Baldwin, J.W., A. R. Atwood, G. Vecchi, and D.S. Battisti. (2021) 2021. “Outsized Influence of Central American Orography on Global Climate”. AGU Advances 2 (2). doi:10.1029/2020AV000343.