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

McCoy, D.T., P.R. Field, A. Schmidt, D.P. Grosvenor, B.J. Shipway, A.A. Hill, J.M. Wilkinson, and G.S. Elsaesser, 2018: Aerosol-mid-latitude cyclone indirect effects in observations and high-resolution simulations. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 5821-5846, doi:10.5194/acp-18-5821-2018.

Catling, D.C., J. Krissansen-Totton, N.Y. Kiang, D. Crisp, T.D. Robinson, S. DasSarma, A. Rushby, A.D. Del Genio, W. Bains, and S. Domagal-Goldman, 2018: Exoplanet biosignatures: A framework for their assessment. Astrobiology, early on-line, doi:10.1089/ast.2017.1737.

Chiodo, G., L.M. Polvani, D.R. Marsh, W. Ball, S. Muthers, A. Stenke, E. Rozanov, and K. Tsigaridis, 2018: The ozone response to quadrupled CO2 concentrations. J. Climate, 31, no. 10, 3893-3907, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0492.1.

Gao, M., P.-W. Zhai, B. Franz, Y. Hu, K. Knobelspiesse, P.J. Werdell, A. Ibrahim, F. Xu, and B. Cairns, 2018: Retrieval of aerosol properties and water-leaving reflectance from multi-angular polarimetric measurements over coastal waters. Opt. Express, 26, no. 7, 8968-8989, doi:10.1364/OE.26.008968.

Schmidt, G.A., and A. Frank, 2018: The Silurian Hypothesis: Would it be possible to detect an industrial civilization in the geological record? Intl. J. Astrobiol., early on-line, doi:10.1017/S1473550418000095.