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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

Arnscheidt, C.W., J. Marshall, P. Dutrieux, C.D. Rye, and A. Ramadhan, 2021: On the settling depth of meltwater escaping from beneath Antarctic ice shelves. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 51, no. 7, 2257-2270, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-20-0286.1.

Bolland, A., O.A. Kern, F.J. Allstädt, D. Peteet, A. Koutsodendris, J. Pross, and O. Heiri, 2021: Summer temperatures during the last glaciation (MIS 5c to MIS 3) inferred from a 50,000-year chironomid record from Füramoos, southern Germany. Quat. Sci. Rev., 264, 107008, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2021.107008.

Rosenzweig, C., C.Z. Mutter, and E.M. Contreras (Eds.), 2021: Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: Climate Change and Farming System Planning in Africa and South Asia: AgMIP Stakeholder-driven Research. Series on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation Vol. 5. World Scientific, doi:10.1142/q0259.

Colosio, P., M. Tedesco, X. Fettweis, and R. Ranzi, 2021: Surface melting over the Greenland ice sheet from enhanced resolution passive microwave brightness temperatures (1979-2019). The Cryosphere, 16, no. 6, 2623-2646, doi:10.5194/tc-15-2623-2021.

Fauchez, T.J., M. Turbet, D.E. Sergeev, N.J. Mayne, A. Spiga, L. Sohl, P. Saxena, R. Deitrick, G. Gilli, S.D. Domagal-Goldman, F. Forget, R. Cosentino, R. Barnes, J. Haqq-Misra, M.J. Way, E.T. Wolf, S. Olson, J.S. Crouse, E. Janin, E. Bolmont, J. Leconte, G. Chaverot, Y. Jaziri, K. Tsigaridis, J. Yang, D. Pidhorodetska, R.K. Kopparapu, H. Chen, I.A. Boutle, M. Lefevre, B. Charnay, A. Burnett, J. Cabra, and N. Bouldin, 2021: TRAPPIST Habitable Atmosphere Intercomparison (THAI) workshop report. Planet. Sci. J., 2, no. 3, 106, doi:10.3847/PSJ/abf4df.