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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

Li, T., R.M. Horton, D.A. Bader, M. Zhou, X. Liang, J. Ban, Q. Sun, and P.L. Kinney, 2016: Aging will amplify the heat-related mortality risk under a changing climate: Projection for the elderly in Beijing, China. Sci. Rep., 6, 28161, doi:10.1038/srep28161.

Huang, L., J.H. Jiang, L.T. Murray, M.R. Damon, H. Su, and N.J. Livesey, 2016: Evaluation of UTLS carbon monoxide simulations in GMI and GEOS-Chem chemical transport models using Aura MLS observations. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 5641-5663, doi:10.5194/acp-16-5641-2016.

Zhang, Z., F. Werner, H.-M. Cho, G. Wind, S.E. Platnick, A.S. Ackerman, L. Di Girolamo, A. Marshak, and K.G. Meyer, 2016: A framework based on 2-D Taylor expansion for quantifying the impacts of sub-pixel reflectance variance and covariance on cloud optical thickness and effective radius retrievals based on the bispectral method. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., early on-line, doi:10.1002/2016JD024837.

Ma, Q., and C. Boulet, 2016: The relaxation matrix for symmetric tops with inversion symmetry. I. Effects of line coupling on self-broadened v1 and pure rotational bands of NH3. J. Chem. Phys, 144, no. 22, 224303, doi:10.1063/1.4952995.

Boulet, C., and Q. Ma, 2016: The relaxation matrix for symmetric tops with inversion symmetry. II. Line mixing effects in the v1 band of NH3. J. Chem. Phys, 144, no. 22, 224304, doi:10.1063/1.4952996.