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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

Krueger, S.K., H. Morrison, and A.M. Fridlind, 2016: Cloud-resolving modeling: ARM and the GCSS story. In The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program: The First 20 Years. D.D. Turner, and R.G. Ellingson, Eds., AMS Meteorological Monograph 57. American Meteorological Society, 25.1-25.16, doi:10.1175/AMSMONOGRAPHS-D-15-0047.1.

Randall, D.A., A.D. Del Genio, L.J. Donner, W.D. Collins, and S.A. Klein, 2016: The impact of ARM on climate modeling. In The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program: The First 20 Years. D.D. Turner, and R.G. Ellingson, Eds., AMS Meteorological Monograph 57. American Meteorological Society, 26.1-26.16, doi:10.1175/AMSMONOGRAPHS-D-15-0050.1.

Liu, H., M. Fu, X. Jin, Y. Shang, D. Shindell, G. Faluvegi, C. Shindell, and K. He, 2016: Health and climate impacts of ocean-going vessels in East Asia. Nature Clim. Change, early on-line, doi:10.1038/nclimate3083.

Sobel, A.H., S.J. Camargo, T.M. Hall, C.-Y. Lee, M.K. Tippett, and A.A. Wing, 2016: Human influence on tropical cyclone intensity. Science, 353, no. 6296, 242-246, doi:10.1126/science.aaf6574.

Kort, E.A., M.L. Smith, L.T. Murray, A. Gvakharia, A.R. Brandt, J. Peischl, T.B. Ryerson, and C. Sweeney, 2016: Fugitive emissions from the Bakken shale illustrate role of shale production in global ethane shift. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, no. 9, 4617-4623, doi:10.1002/2016GL068703.

Geller, M.A., T.H. Zhou, D. Shindell, R. Ruedy, I. Aleinov, L. Nazarenko, N. Tausnev, M. Kelley, S. Sun, Y. Cheng, R.D. Field, and G. Faluvegi, 2016: Modeling the QBO — Improvements resulting from higher model vertical resolution. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., early on-line, doi:10.1002/2016MS000699.