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Back-to-back heat waves likely to accelerate with climate change

May 8, 2019 ・ Joseph Albanese

As the planet continues to warm, multi-day heat waves are projected to increase in frequency, length and intensity. The additive effects of these extreme heat events overwhelm emergency service providers and hospital staff with heat-related maladies, disrupt the electrical grid…

Manabe wins Crafoord Prize for fundamental contributions to climate change research

January 26, 2018 ・ Liz Fuller-Wright

Atmospheric physicist Syukuro Manabe has been awarded Sweden’s prestigious Crafoord Prize in Geosciences “for fundamental contributions to understanding the role of atmospheric trace gases in Earth’s climate system.” 

Predicting snowpack in the West before the first flake falls

January 24, 2018 ・ Morgan Kelly, PEI

Princeton-NOAA research suggests that annual snowmelt in the American West can be predicted to the scale of a mountain range as early as March.

Princeton climate scientist Balaji selected for French climate initiative

January 11, 2018

Climate modeler and PEI associated faculty Venkatramani Balaji is one of 18 researchers worldwide selected to participate in French President Emmanuel Macron’s prestigious “Make Our Planet Great Again” climate initiative.

Dual Focus on the Environment: Mauzerall Connects Climate Change, Pollution in Search for Solutions

June 10, 2010 ・ Ushma Patel

Denise Mauzerall, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and public and international affairs, employs both scientific and regulatory perspectives in analyzing the effects of air pollution on climate change, human health and agricultural production. She has emerged as…

Research & Center Spring/Summer 2010

May 15, 2010 ・ Carol Peters

Carbon Mitigation Initiative CMI hosted its 9th annual meeting February 9 and 10, 2010. Stephen W. Pacala chairs National Academy Report on “Verifying Greenhouse Gas Emissions: methods to support international climate agreements released in March. Research in François Morel’s group…

Grand Challenges Highlights: Fall/Winter 2009

December 31, 2009 ・ Carol Peters

Now in its third year of funding, the Grand Challenges Initiative, administered by PEI in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson School and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, has created a diverse research and scholarship endeavor. Below are a…