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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

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.

Dowsett, H., A. Dolan, D. Rowley, R. Mocha, A.M. Forte, J.X. Mitrovica, M. Pound, U. Salzmann, M. Robinson, M. Chandler, K. Foley, and A. Haywood, 2016: The PRISM4 (mid-Piacenzian) palaeoenvironmental reconstruction. Clim. Past, 12, 1519-1538, doi:10.5194/cp-12-1519-2016.

Luo, H., R.M. Castelao, A.K. Rennermalm, M. Tedesco, A. Bracco, P.L. Yager, and T.L. Mote, 2016: Oceanic transport of surface meltwater from the southern Greenland ice sheet. Nature Geosci., 9, no. 7, 528-532, doi:10.1038/ngeo2708.