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"Forecast" is a podcast produced by "Nature" editor, Michael White. Featured this month is atmospheric scientist, Prof. Gabe Vecchi, discussing his research modeling of the equatorial Pacific.
Three projects with the potential for broad impacts in science and technology have been selected to receive support from the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Transformative Technology Fund. The projects include a technology for improving ultrasound's grainy images (Prof. Jeroen Tromp), a system for boosting biofuel production, and a facility for designing and testing new wind power technologies.
It was a long hike over rough terrain to Greenland’s Ilulissat ice fjord. Suryaa Murali, a student participant in that trip last summer, recalls that the expedition, including a climb at high elevation, would have been a challenge for anyone — but 93-year-old Ernest Frederick “Fred” Roots *49 was undaunted. After all, the renowned geologist had made dozens of trips to the Arctic and Antarctic during his career.
The Department of Geosciences and Princeton University congratulates Dr. Kyle M. Samperton on successfully defending his Ph.D. thesis: "Portrait of a Pluton: Magmatic Perspectives from the Mid-Crustal Bergell Intrusion, Central Alps" on Thursday, February 2, 2017.
PUGS, and the Geosciences department, is hosting the Second Annual Theresa’s Trails event to be held on Saturday, April 29 on the Frist Campus Lawn.
Ph.D. Student Yajun Peng received an American Geophysical Union (AGU) Outstanding Student Paper Award for his paper titled "Investigating Complex Slow Slip Evolution with High-Resolution Tremor Catalogs and Numerical Simulations" at their 2016 Fall meeting.
S. George Philander, Princeton University's Knox Taylor Professor of Geosciences, will share the 2017 Vetlesen Prize for his work in uncovering the global scale of El Niño, the world's most powerful weather cycle. Established in 1959, the biennial prize is presented by Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Scientists from Princeton University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have produced the first global analysis of how climate change may affect the frequency and location of mild-weather days — and it may be soon.
Researchers at Princeton University and the University of California-Los Angeles have found that the moon is at least 4.51 billion years old, or 40 million to 140 million years older than scientists previously thought. The findings — based on an analysis performed at Princeton on samples brought back from the moon in 1971 — provide an approximate date for the impact that could allow scientists to estimate when life on Earth began.
A group of preeminent climate scientists evaluated the scientific work and expert judgments behind the most recent projections from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change regarding the potential ecological, social, economic and meteorological repercussions of climate change. This transparency could help policymakers more confidently prepare for the effects of climate change such as ice-sheet melt (left), coral-reef bleaching and ocean acidification (center), and flooding (right).