CIMES Renewed for Five More Years
Sept. 14, 2023

The Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System (CIMES) was successfully renewed for another five years under award NA23OAR4320198 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). CIMES is an outgrowth of a highly successful fifty-year collaboration between Princeton University’s Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS)…

Florida hurricane Idalia intensifies rapidly
Aug. 31, 2023

The World's Marco Werman spoke with Gabriel Vecchi, a climate scientist at Princeton University, about the reasons behind the intensification and how this is becoming much more common. (05:41 Audio)

Q&A: Geosciences Professor Gabriel Vecchi on Extreme Heat
Aug. 2, 2023
So, is extreme heat the new normal? Gabriel Vecchi, professor of geosciences and director of the High Meadows Environmental Institute, spoke with Princeton Alumni Weekly (PAW) about what’s causing the heat, advice for coping with the weather, and the actions people need to take now to make a difference. 
Heat Records Are Broken Around the Globe as Earth Warms, Fast
July 12, 2023

From north to south, temperatures are surging as greenhouse gases trap heat in the atmosphere and combine with effects from El Niño. (Vecchi mention)

The world’s oceans are extremely hot. We’re about to find out what happens next
June 19, 2023

Unprecedented Atlantic Ocean heating and El Niño in the Pacific are pushing the climate into uncharted territory


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Viral Tweet Misrepresents NOAA Report on Rising Global Temperature
Jan. 27, 2023

The warming trend in global temperature continued in 2022, which was the sixth-warmest year on record, according to a recent report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. But a viral tweet — using just a small segment of a NOAA graph — wrongly claimed the agency had announced a “global cooling” trend.


Bryan will Receive a Prestigious Honor from the National Academy of Sciences
Jan. 23, 2023

Kirk Bryan, AOS Senior Oceanographer, Emeritus, is among three Princetonians receiving the highest honors given by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). These major awards recognize extraordinary scientific achievements in a wide range of fields spanning the physical, biological, social and medical sciences. The winners will…

The Pacific Ocean’s Oxygen-Starved ‘OMZ’ is Growing
Jan. 10, 2023

Areas of low-oxygen water stretch for thousands of miles through the world’s oceans. The largest of these “oxygen minimum zones” (OMZs) is found along the Pacific coast of North and South America, centered off the coast of Mexico.

Until recently, climate models have been unable to say whether OMZs will grow or shrink from climate…

2022 Arctic Report Card: Human-Caused Climate Change Fuels Warmer, Wetter, Stormier Arctic
Dec. 19, 2022

A typhoon, smoke from wildfires and increasing rain are not what most imagine when thinking of the Arctic. Yet these are some of the climate-driven events included in NOAA’s 2022 Arctic Report Card, which provides a detailed picture of how warming is…