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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

Mishchenko, M.I., J.M. Dlugach, M.A. Yurkin, L. Bi, B. Cairns, L. Liu, R. L. Panetta, L.D. Travis, P. Yang, and N.T. Zakharova, 2016: First-principles modeling of electromagnetic scattering by discrete and discretely heterogeneous random media. Phys. Rep., 632, 1-75, doi:10.1016/j.physrep.2016.04.002.

Wada, Y., I.E.M. de Graaf, and L.P.H. van Beek, 2016: High-resolution modeling of human and climate impacts on global water resources. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., early on-line, doi:10.1002/2015MS000618.

Bauer, M.P., G. Tselioudis, and W.B. Rossow, 2016: A new climatology for investigating storm influences in and on the extratropics. J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol., 55, no. 5, 1287-1303, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-15-0245.1.

Fader, M., M.C. Rulli, J. Carr, J. Dell'Angelo, P. D'Odorico, J. Gephart, M. Kummu, N. Magliocca, M. Porkka, C. Prell, M.J. Puma, Z. Ratajczak, D.A. Seekell, S. Suweis, and A. Tavoni, 2016: Past and present biophysical redundancy of countries as a buffer to changes in food supply. Environ. Res. Lett., 11, 055008, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/5/055008.

Mishchenko, M.I., J.A. Lock, A.A. Lacis, L.D. Travis, and B. Cairns, 2016: First-principles definition and measurement of planetary electromagnetic-energy budget. J. Opt. Sci. Amer. A, 33, no. 6, 1126-1132, doi:10.1364/JOSAA.33.001126.

Séférian, R., M. Gehlen, L. Bopp, L. Resplandy, J.C. Orr, O. Marti, J.P. Dunne, J.R. Christian, S.C. Doney, T. Ilyina, K. Lindsay, P.R. Halloran, C. Heinze, J. Segschneider, J. Tjiputra, O. Aumont, and A. Romanou, 2016: Inconsistent strategies to spin up models in CMIP5: Implications for ocean biogeochemical model performance assessment. Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 1827-1851, doi:10.5194/gmd-9-1827-2016.