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

Fleisher, D.H., B. Condori, R. Quiroz, A. Alva, S. Asseng, C. Barreda, M. Bindi, K.J. Boote, R. Ferrise, A.C. Franke, P.M. Govindakrishnan, D. Harahagazwe, G. Hoogenboom, S Naresh Kumar, P. Merante, C. Nendel, J.E. Olesen, P.S. Parker, D. Raes, R. Raymundo, A.C. Ruane, S. Stockle, I. Supit, E. Vanuytrecht, J. Wolf, and P. Woli, 2016: A potato model inter-comparison across varying climates and productivity levels. Glob. Change Biol., early on-line, doi:10.1111/gcb.13411.

Jensen, M.P., W.A. Petersen, A. Bansemer, N. Bharadwaj, L.D. Carey, D.J. Cecil, S.M. Collis, A.D. Del Genio, B. Dolan, J. Gerlach, S.E. Giangrande, A. Heymsfield, G. Heymsfield, P. Kollias, T.J. Lang, S.W. Nesbitt, A. Neumann, M. Poellot, S.A. Rutledge, M. Schwaller, A. Tokay, C.R. Williams, D.B. Wolff, S. Xie, and E.J. Zipser, 2016: The Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E). Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 97, no. 9, 1667-1686, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00228.1.

Wood, R., M.P. Jensen, J. Wang, C.S. Bretherton, S.M. Burrows, A.D. Del Genio, A.M. Fridlind, S.J. Ghan, V.P. Ghate, P. Kollias, S.K. Kruger, R.L. McGraw, M.A. Miller, D. Painemal, L.M. Russell, S.E. Yuter, and P. Zuidema, 2016: Planning the next decade of coordinated research to better understand and simulate marine low clouds. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 97, no. 9, 1699-1702, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0160.1.

Pérez García-Pando, C., R.L. Miller, J.P. Perlwitz, S. Rodríguez, and J.M. Prospero, 2016: Predicting the mineral composition of dust aerosols: Insights from elemental composition measured at the Izaña Observatory. Geophys. Res. Lett., early on-line, doi:10.1002/2016GL069873.