News and Announcements

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…

News
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…

News
Modeling Earth’s Future: Princeton Researchers Project a Planet Affected by Climate Change
Dec. 13, 2022

Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and land surfaces interact and combine in powerful, yet often unseen, ways as part of a complex planetary system that determines the climate. Over many decades, researchers at Princeton University have played a leading role in the development of advanced computational models that simulate interactions among these…

News
Princeton Researchers Tackle Infectious Disease, Climate, and the Link Between the Two
Nov. 15, 2022

As experienced in the recent COVID pandemic, the outbreak and rapid spread of infectious disease has potential to dramatically impact human morality, public health systems, and economies worldwide. Society’s ability to control and prevent infectious disease hinges on our understanding of the many factors influencing transmission.

News
Ocean Currents Break Up a Tabular Iceberg
Oct. 21, 2022

A new cause of iceberg breakup has been revealed by simulations of one of the largest icebergs on record. Giant tabular iceberg A68a exceeded 100 miles long and 30 miles wide when it calved from an ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula in 2017. Initially famous for its size, the iceberg received further media attention in 2020 when it showed…

News
Exploration of Open Ocean Seaweed Cultivation Selected for Inaugural Dean for Research Fund for the Sustainability of Our Planet Award
Sept. 30, 2022

An exploratory project to investigate the benefits of farming seaweed in the open ocean has been selected for funding from Princeton’s Dean for Research Innovation Fund for the Sustainability of Our Planet.

News
Climate Change Making Hurricanes More Intense
Sept. 30, 2022

CIMES Deputy Director Gabe Vecchi, an AOS faculty member, joins "CBS News Mornings" to detail how climate change is impacting hurricanes and what can be done in response to the more severe natural disasters.

Learn more

News
How Climate Change Fuels Monster Storms
Sept. 30, 2022

It took less than 3 hours for Hurricane Ian to strengthen from a Category 3 to a Category 4 and was almost a cat 5 when it made landfall and scientists are warning storms are going to become more frequent and more intense in the years to come. CIMES Deputy Director Gabe Vecchi explains why in a Newsy Evening Debrief.

News
How Climate Change is Making Storms such as Hurricane Ian Stronger
Sept. 30, 2022

Hurricane Ian and Typhoon Noru strengthened quickly before landfall. NPR talks to CIMES Deputy Director Gabriel Vecchi, an AOS faculty member, about climate-fueled intensification.

Learn more

News
Rapidly Intensifying Hurricanes Hitting US on the Rise
Sept. 27, 2022

AccuWeather speaks with CIMES Deputy Director Gabe Vecchi, and other climate experts, about warmer oceans that led to more tropical systems that rapidly intensify and cause more damage along America's coastline.

News