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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

Braneon, C., R.D Field, E. Seto, L. Chen, K. McConnell, L. Robinson, and S. Richardson, 2021: Towards disentangling lockdown-driven air quality changes in the Northeastern U.S. J. Extreme Events, early on-line, doi:10.1142/S2345737621500172.

Su, W., L. Liang, G. Myhre, T.J Thorsen, N.G Loeb, G.L Schuster, P. Ginoux, F. Paulot, D. Neubauer, R. Checa-Garcia, H. Matsui, K. Tsigaridis, R.B. Skeie, T. Takemura, S.E. Bauer, and M. Schulz, 2021: Understanding top-of-atmosphere flux bias in the AeroCom Phase III models: A clear-sky perspective. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 13, no. 9, e2021MS002584, doi:10.1029/2021MS002584.

Tang, T., D. Shindell, Y. Zhang, A. Voulgarakis, J.-F. Lamarque, G. Myhre, G. Faluvegi, B. Samset, T. Andrews, D. Olivié, T. Takemura, and X. Lee, 2021: Distinct surface response to black carbon aerosols. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, no. 18, 13797-13809, doi:10.5194/acp-21-13797-2021.

Abalos, M., N. Calvo, S. Benito-Barca, H. Garny, S.C. Hardiman, P. Lin, M.B. Andrews, N. Butchart, R. Garcia, C. Orbe, D. Saint-Martin, S. Watanabe, and K. Yoshida, 2021: The Brewer-Dobson circulation in CMIP6. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, no. 17, 13571-13591, doi:10.5194/acp-21-13571-2021.

Griffin, D.A., M. Herzfeld, M. Hemer, and D. Engwirda, 2021: Australian tidal currents — Assessment of a barotropic model (COMPAS v1.3.0 rev6631) with an unstructured grid. Geosci. Model Dev., 14, no. 9, 5561-5582, doi:10.5194/gmd-14-5561-2021.