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Climatologists are often asked, “Is climate change making hurricanes stronger?” but they can’t give a definitive answer because the global hurricane record only goes back to the dawn of the satellite era. But now, an intersection of disciplines — seismology, atmospheric sciences and oceanography — offers an untapped data source: the seismic record, which dates back to the early 20th century.
Join Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia for a hands-on, Ice Age-themed day of activities, scavenger hunts and demonstrations that teach about a fascinating period of Earth’s history. During the afternoon, geochemist Prof. John A. Higgins will be in their historic lecture hall presenting his research team's recent ice core studies in Antarctica and what they tell us about the Ice Age. Register ahead.
It is our pleasure to announce a new informal seminar series focused on climate research. The Climate Seminars are scheduled biweekly on Mondays, 4:00-5:00 p.m., in Guyot Hall, Room 220.
Congratulations to AOS Graduate Student Jane Baldwin, a PEI-STEP fellow, who was awarded an Outstanding Student Presentation Award at AGU's Fall Meeting in December for her presentation on the research she's conducting under the fellowship.
With deep sadness for all, the University posted the obituary of GEO Emeritus Kenneth Deffeyes, professor of geosciences, at Princeton University, who died on Nov. 29, 2017, in La Jolla, California. He was 85. Deffeyes was widely trained as a geological engineer, chemical oceanographer and sedimentary petrologist. He joined the Princeton faculty in 1967 and transferred to emeritus status in 1998.
In the American West, the anticipated water supply from snowpack — the high-elevation reservoir of snow that melts in the spring and summer — determines what, when and where farmers plant, and it helps urban water managers plan for the coming year’s water needs.
Professor Frederik Simons will be presenting a lecture titled "Mapping
the Earth's Interior with a Fleet of Floating Seismic Robots" at the
Houston Museum of Natural Science on January, 30, 2018 starting at 6:30 PM.
Earth last year wasn't quite as hot as 2016's record-shattering mark, but it ranked second or third, depending on who was counting. Which year is first, second or third doesn't really matter much, said Princeton University climate scientist Gabriel Vecchi. What really matters is the clear warming trend, he said.
Consider this cold comfort: A quick study of the brutal American cold snap found that the Arctic blast really wasn’t global warming but a freak of nature.  “It was very definitely strange, especially now,” said study co-author Prof. Gabriel Vecchi of Princeton University.
The idea of mobile continents and continental drift was considered revolutionary before the 1960s.  In this BBC radio show, science writer and broadcaster Roland Pease, highlights Geosciences' Prof. W. Jason Morgan *64 and mentor Prof. Harry Hess *32 as key players in the evolution of plate tectonics. Pease believes this type of scientific theoretical research transformed our understanding of the earth.