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

Lesk, C., W. Anderson, A. Rigden, O. Coast, J. Jägermeyr, S. McDermid, K.F. Davis, and M. Konar, 2022: Compound heat and moisture extreme impacts on global crop yields under climate change. Nat. Rev. Earth Environ., 3, no. 12, 872-889, doi:10.1038/s43017-022-00368-8.

Mogul, R., S.S. Limaye, and M.J. Way, 2023: The CO2 profile and analytical model for the Pioneer Venus Large Probe neutral mass spectrometer. Icarus, 392, 115374, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2022.115374.

Alexandrov, M.D., A. Marshak, B. Cairns, and A.S. Ackerman, 2022: Markovian statistical model of cloud optical thickness. Part I: Theory and examples. J. Atmos. Sci., 79, no. 12, 3315-3332, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-22-0125.1.

Christie, D.A., E.K.H. Lee, H. Innes, P.A. Noti, B. Charnay, T.J. Fauchez, N.J. Mayne, R. Deitrick, F. Ding, J.J. Greco, M. Hammond, I. Malsky, A. Mandell, E. Rauscher, M.T. Roman, D.E. Sergeev, L. Sohl, M.E. Steinrueck, M. Turbet, E.T. Wolf, M. Zamyatina, and L. Carone, 2022: CAMEMBERT: A mini-Neptunes GCM intercomparison, protocol version 1.0.A CUISINES Model Intercomparison Project. Planet. Sci. J., 3, no. 11, 261, doi:10.3847/PSJ/ac9dfe.

Luo, Z.J., G. Tselioudis, and W.B. Rossow (Eds.), 2022: Studies of Cloud, Convection and Precipitation Processes Using Satellite Observations. Lectures in Climate Change: Volume 3. World Scientific, doi:10.1142/12862.