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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

Wallach, D., P. Thorburn, S. Asseng, A.J. Challinor, F. Ewert, J.W. Jones, R. Rotter, and A.C. Ruane, 2016: Estimating model prediction error: Should you treat predictions as fixed or random? Environ. Model. Softw., 84, 529-539, doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.07.010.

Mezuman, K., S.E. Bauer, and K. Tsigaridis, 2016: Evaluating secondary inorganic aerosols in three dimensions. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 10651-10669, doi:10.5194/acp-16-10651-2016.

Wu, L., O. Hasekamp, B. van Diedenhoven, B. Cairns, J.E. Yorks, and J. Chowdhary, 2016: Passive remote sensing of aerosol layer height using near-UV multi-angle polarization measurements. Geophys. Res. Lett., early on-line, doi:10.1002/2016GL069848.

Han, R., H. Wang, Z.-Z. Hu, A. Kumar, W. Li, L.N. Long, J.-K.E. Schemm, P. Peng, W. Wang, D. Si, X. Jia, M. Zhao, G.A. Vecchi, T.E. LaRow, Y.-K. Lim, S.D. Schubert, S.J. Camargo, N. Henderson, J.A. Jonas, and K.J.E. Walsh, 2016: An assessment of multi-model simulations for the variability of western North Pacific tropical cyclones and its association with ENSO. J. Clim., 29, no. 18, 6401-6423, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0720.1.

Van den Hurk, B., H. Kim, G. Krinner, S.I. Seneviratne, C. Derksen, T. Oki, H. Douville, J. Colin, A. Ducharne, F. Cheruy, N. Viovy, M. Puma, Y. Wada, W. Li, B. Jia, A. Alessandri, D. Lawrence, G.P. Weedon, R. Ellis, S. Hagemann, J. Mao, M.G. Flanner, M. Zampieri, R. Law, and J. Sheffield, 2016: LS3MIP (v1.0) contribution to CMIP6: the Land Surface, Snow and Soil moisture Model Intercomparison Project $mdash; Aims, setup and expected outcome. Geosci. Model. Dev., 6, 2809-2832, doi:10.5194/gmd-9-2809-2016.