About GISS

Research at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) emphasizes a broad study of global change, which is an interdisciplinary initiative addressing natural and man-made changes in our environment that occur on various time scales — from one-time forcings such as volcanic explosions, to seasonal and annual effects such as El Niño, and on up to the millennia of ice ages — and that affect the habitability of our planet.

GISS is located at Columbia University in New York City. The institute is a laboratory in the Earth Sciences Division of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and is affiliated with the Columbia Earth Institute and School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Recent Publications

Voigt, A., M. Biasutti, J. Scheff, J. Bader, S. Bordoni, F. Codron, R.D. Dixon, J. Jonas, S.M. Kang, N.P. Klingaman, R. Leung, J. Lu, B. Mapes, E.A. Maroon, S. McDermid, J.-Y. Park, R. Roehrig, B.E.J. Rose, G.L. Russell, J. Seo, T. Toniazzo, H.-H. Wei, M. Yoshimori, and L.R.V. Zeppetello, 2016: The tropical rain belts with an annual cycle and a continent model intercomparison project: TRACMIP. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., early on-line, doi:10.1002/2016MS000748.

Ivanova, D.P., P.J. Gleckler, K.E. Taylor, P.J. Durack, and K.D. Marvel, 2016: Moving beyond the total sea ice extent in gauging model biases. J. Clim., 29, no. 24, 8965-9004, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0026.1.

Liu, J., C.D. Kummerow, and G.S. Elsaesser, 2017: Identifying and analyzing uncertainty structures in the TRMM Microwave Imager precipitation product. Int. J. Remote Sens., 38, no. 1, 23-42, doi:10.1080/01431161.2016.1259676.

Li, J., X. Li, B.E. Carlson, R.A. Kahn, A.A. Lacis, O. Dubovik, and T. Nakajima, 2016: Reducing multi-sensor satellite monthly mean aerosol optical depth uncertainty, Part I: Objective assessment of current AERONET locations. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., early on-line, doi:10.1002/2016JD025469.

Wada, Y., J.T. Reager, B.F. Chao, J. Wang, M.-H. Lo, C. Song, Y. Li, and A.S. Gardner, 2016: Recent changes in land water storage and its contribution to sea level variations. Surv. Geophys., early on-line, doi:10.1007/s10712-016-9399-6.