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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

Dubovik, O., Z. Li, M.I. Mishchenko, D. Tanré, Y. Karol, B. Bojkov, B. Cairns, D.J. Diner, W.R. Espinosa, P. Goloub, X. Gu, O. Hasekamp, J. Hong, W. Hou, K.D. Knobelspiesse, J. Landgraf, L. Li, P. Litvinov, Y. Liu, A. Lopatin, T. Marbach, H. Maring, V. Martins, Y. Meijer, G. Milinevsky, S. Mukai, F. Parol, Y. Qiao, L. Remer, J. Rietjens, I. Sano, P. Stammes, S. Stamnes, X. Sun, P. Tabary, L.D. Travis, F. Waquet, F. Xu, C. Yan, and D. Yin, 2019: Polarimetric remote sensing of atmospheric aerosols: instruments, methodologies, results, and perspectives. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 224, 474-511, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2018.11.024.

Kane, S.R., A.Y. Ceja, M.J. Way, and E.V. Quintana, 2018: Climate modeling of a potential ExoVenus. Astrophys. J., 869, no. 1, 46, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aaec68.

Burke, K.D., J.W Williams, M.A. Chandler, A.M. Haywood, D.J. Lunt, and B.L. Otto-Bliesner, 2018: Pliocene and Eocene provide best analogs for near-future climates. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., early on-line, doi:10.1073/pnas.1809600115.

Hu, J., J. Emile-Geay, J. Nusbaumer, and D. Noone, 2018: Impact of convective activity on precipitation δ18O in isotope-enabled general circulation models. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., early on-line, doi:10.1029/2018JD029187.

Way, M.J., A.D. Del Genio, I. Aleinov, T.L. Clune, M. Kelley, and N.Y. Kiang, 2018: Climates of warm Earth-like planets I: 3-D model simulations. Astrophys. J. Supp. Series, 239, no. 2, 24, doi:10.3847/1538-4365/aae9e1.

Canuto, V.M., Y. Cheng, and A.M. Howard, 2018: Subduction by sub-mesoscales. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, early on-line, doi:10.1029/2018JC014142.