Monday, February 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
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Haller Hall (102), Geo Museum, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge

EPS Colloquium

The Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences presents "Hurricane Variability and Change" with Gabriel Vecchi, Professor, Princeton University.

Speaker Bio: Gabriel Vecchi is Professor at the Princeton University Department of Geosciences and at the Princeton Environmental Institute. Prior to coming to Princeton University in 2017, he was a Research Oceanographer and the Head of the Climate Variations and Predictability Group at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) in Princeton, New Jersey, where he was since 2003. The focus of his research is the interactions between the atmosphere and oceans on timescales from weeks to centuries, including the El Niño-Southern Oscillation phenomenon, tropical cyclones and the Asian-Australian monsoon. Gabriel’s recent efforts concentrate on understanding short- and long-term changes to tropical circulation and variability, including characterizing the impact of climate change on tropical cyclones and hurricanes, and global patterns of rainfall and drought.

Gabriel is the recipient of the U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the American Meteorological Society’s Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award, the Ascent Award from the Atmospheric Sciences Section of the American Geophysical Union, the Daniel L. Albritton Outstanding Science Communicator Award, the U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal (twice), the U.S. Department of Commerce Silver Medal, the NOAA-OAR Outstanding Paper of the Year Award, the NOAA Administrator’s Award, the American Geophysical Union’s Editor's Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Geophysical Research Letters (twice), and the Cook College, Rutgers University Marine Sciences Student of the Year. He was listed in Thompson Reuters “Highly Cited Researchers” List, in recognition for ranking among the top 1% of researchers for most cited documents in the area of geosciences. Gabriel earned a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Washington, as well as M.S. degrees in Oceanography and Applied Mathematics. His undergraduate degree in Mathematics is from Rutgers University.

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Summer Smith

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Harvard University
Center for the Environment

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