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

Jansen, T., C. Scharf, M.J. Way, and A.D. Del Genio, 2019: Climates of warm Earth-like planets II: Rotational 'Goldilocks' zones for fractional habitability and silicate weathering. Astrophys. J., 875, no. 2, 79, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab113d.

Cook, B., 2019: Drought: An Interdisplinary Perspective. Columbia University Press.

Susskind, J., G.A. Schmidt, J.N. Lee, and L. Iredell, 2019: Recent global warming as confirmed by AIRS. Environ. Res. Lett., 14, no. 4, 044030, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aafd4e.

Tran, H., M. Turbet, S. Hanoufa, X. Landsheere, P. Chelin, Q. Ma, and J.-M. Hartmann, 2019: The CO2-broadened H2O continuum in the 100-1500 cm-1 region. Measurements, predictions and empirical model. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 230, 75-80, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2019.03.016.

Canuto, V.M., Y. Cheng, A.M. Howard, and M.S. Dubovikov, 2019: Three dimensional, space dependent mesoscale diffusivity: Derivation and implications. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 49, 1055-1074, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-18-0123.1.

Bauer, S.E., U. Im, K. Mezuman, and C.Y. Gao, 2019: Desert dust, industrialization and agricultural fires: Health impacts of outdoor air pollution in Africa. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., early on-line, doi:10.1029/2018JD029336.