Research News and Features

2013 News and Features

Following are news releases, features and updates about GISS research for calendar year 2013. News and Featuress about GISS research are also available for 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, and 2004.

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The Full Palette of Photosynthesis

Researchers are collecting data on photosynthetic pigments from Earth to help imagine the possible colors of life on other planets. (2013-11-01)
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Climate Models Show Potential 21st Century Temperature, Precipitation Changes

New visualizations show how climate models used in the new report from the United Nations' IPCC estimate possible temperature and precipitation throughout the 21st century. (2013-09-27)
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This September, Ask a NASA Climate Scientist

Over the course of this month, NASA climate experts will answer selected questions through the agency's social media channels — primarily on YouTube, Twitter and Google+. (2013-09-04)
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Coal and Gas are Far More Harmful than Nuclear Power

A study based on historical and projected energy usage finds that replacing nuclear power with coal or natural gas would make it even harder to mitigate human-caused climate change and air pollution. (2013-04-17)
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GISS Best Publication of 2012

GISS scientists have voted "Simultaneously mitigating near-term climate change and improving human health and food security" by Shindell et al. as the top work by institute staff published in 2012. (2013-04-16)
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Hansen to Hand Over Reins at NASA GISS

James E. Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, has announced he is retiring as the GISS director and leaving government service. (2013-04-02)
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In a Warming World, Storms May Be Fewer But Stronger

Extreme storms prompt questions about whether climate change is affecting weather intensity. Satellites, statistics, and models are teaching us a lot about what we know and do not know about such storms. (2013-03-19)
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Glory Launch Failure Summary Released

NASA has released a summary report on findings from a panel that investigated the unsuccessful 2011 launch of the agency's Glory spacecraft. (2013-02-20)
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2012 Sustained Long-Term Warming Trend

NASA scientists say 2012 was the ninth warmest of any year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures. (2013-01-15)
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