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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

Cesana, G.V., A.S. Ackerman, A.M. Fridlind, I. Silber, and M. Kelley, 2021: Snow reconciles observed and simulated phase partitioning and doubles cloud feedback. Geophys. Res. Lett., 48, no. 20, e2021GL094876, doi:10.1029/2021GL094876.

Myers, B.J.E, S.R Weiskopf, A.N Shiklomanov, S. Ferrier, E. Weng, K.A Casey, M. Harfoot, S.T Jackson, A.K Leidner, T.M Lenton, G. Luikart, H. Matsuda, N. Pettorelli, I.M.D Rosa, A.C Ruane, G.B Senay, S.P Serbin, D.P Tittensor, and T.D. Beard, 2021: A new approach to evaluate and reduce uncertainty of model-based biodiversity projections for conservation policy formulation. BioScience, early on-line, doi:10.1093/biosci/biab094.

DallaSanta, K., C. Orbe, D. Rind, L. Nazarenko, and J. Jonas, 2021: Response of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation to historical volcanic eruptions. Geophys. Res. Lett., 48, no. 20, e2021GL095412, doi:10.1029/2021GL095412.

Painemal, D., D. Spangenberg, W.L. Smith, Jr., P. Minnis, B. Cairns, R.H. Moore, E. Crosbie, C. Robinson, K.L. Thornhill, E.L. Winstead, and L. Ziemba, 2021: Evaluation of satellite retrievals of liquid clouds from the GOES-13 Imager and MODIS over the midlatitude North Atlantic during the NAAMES campaign. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, no. 10, 6633-6646, doi:10.5194/amt-14-6633-2021.

Scholz, S.R., R. Seager, M. Ting, Y. Kushnir, J.E. Smerdon, B.I. Cook, E.R. Cook, and S.H. Baek, 2021: Changing hydroclimate dynamics and the 19th to 20th century wetting trend in the English Channel region of northwest Europe. Clim. Dyn., early on-line, doi:10.1007/s00382-021-05977-5.