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

Naud, C.M., J.A. Crespo, and D.J. Posselt, 2021: On the relationship between CYGNSS surface heat fluxes and the lifecycle of low-latitude ocean extratropical cyclones. J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol., 60, no. 11, 1575-1590, doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-21-0074.1.

Oldeman, A.M., M.L.J. Baatsen, A.S. von der Heydt, H.A. Dijkstra, J.C. Tindall, A. Abe-Ouchi, A. Booth, E.C. Brady, W.-L. Chan, D. Chandan, M.A. Chandler, C. Contoux, R. Feng, C. Guo, A.M. Haywood, S.J. Hunter, Y. Kamae, Q. Li, X. Li, G. Lohmann, D.J. Lunt, K.H. Nisancioglu, B.L. Otto-Bliesner, W.R. Peltier, G.M. Pontes, G. Ramstein, L.E. Sohl, C. Stepanek, N. Tan, Q. Zhang, Z. Zhang, I. Wainer, and C.J.R. Williams, 2021: Reduced El Niño variability in the mid-Pliocene according to the PlioMIP2 ensemble. Clim. Past, 17, no. 6, 2427-2450, doi:10.5194/cp-17-2427-2021,2021.

Marshak, A., A. Ackerman, A. Da Silva, T. Eck, B. Holben, R. Kahn, R. Kleidman, K. Knobelspiesse, R. Levy, A. Lyapustin, L. Oreopoulos, L. Remer, O. Torres, T. Varnai, G. Wen, and J. Yorks, 2021: Aerosol properties in cloudy environments from remote sensing observations: A review of the current state of knowledge. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 102, no. 11, E2177-E2197, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0225.1.

Alexandrov, M.D., C. Emde, B. van Diedenhoven, and B. Cairns, 2021 : Application of Radon transform to multi-angle measurements made by the Research Scanning Polarimeter: A new approach to cloud tomography. Part I: Theory and tests on simulated data. Front. Remote Sens., 2 , 791130, doi:10.3389/frsen.2021.791130.