Top Left to right in it are: Maya Chung, Gabriel Vecchi, Tsung-Lin Hsieh, Ryan Eusebi, Maofeng Liu, Sam Bartusek, Grace Liu, Wenchang Yang, Jingru Sun, Chenggong Wang and Sirisha Kalidindi
The Vecchi Research Group
The goals of the Vecchi Research Group in the Department of Geosciences and Princeton Environmental Institute at Princeton University are to: 1) develop understanding about the character of, mechanisms behind, and impacts of past and future changes to the oceans and atmosphere, and 2) teach people about both the workings of climate, as well as how to generate new understanding through scientific research.
Topics that we study include: tropical climate and circulation, the El Niño-Southern Oscillation phenomenon, monsoon dynamics, variations and changes in tropical cyclones, the controls on rainfall and heat waves, the character and mechanisms of the global response to changing greenhouse gases and volcanic eruptions, and the climate-disease connection.
We use a combination of numerical modeling, theory and observational data analysis to understand climate and its impacts.
In order to effectively pursue our research and educational goals we are committed to striving for excellence, building our knowledge and tools, allowing space for creativity and inspiration, questioning our assumptions and preconceptions, working cooperatively, treating people with respect, encouraging discussions and disagreeing constructively, and adhering to the highest standards of scientific and academic ethics.
Statement on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity:
We believe that equity, diversity and inclusion are intrinsically valuable, and an essential element of ethical research and educational practices. We also understand that they magnify the educational and research potential of us as individuals, our research group, the University and our global scientific disciplines. We seek and appreciate contributions from all members of our community, without regard to race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical ability, age, socioeconomic status or nationality. We desire and celebrate diversity, and we know that a more diverse and inclusive community is stronger and more capable of producing fundamental scientific advances and effectively communicating them.
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
Assessing the influence of climate on wintertime SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks
Changes in Atlantic major hurricane frequency since the late-19th century
Compensation between cloud feedback and aerosol-cloud interaction in CMIP6 models
Improved simulation of 19th-and 20th-century North Atlantic hurricane frequency after correcting historical sea surface temperatures
The role of radiative interactions in tropical cyclone development under realistic boundary conditions