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

Mishchenko, M.I., and J.M. Dlugach, 2019: Multiple scattering of polarized light by particles in an absorbing medium. Appl. Opt., 58, no. 18, 4871-4877, doi:10.1364/AO.58.004871.

Li, F., M.S. Lozier, G. Danabasoglu, N.P. Holliday, Y. Kwon, A. Romanou, S.G. Yeager, and R. Zhang, 2019: Local and downstream relationships between Labrador Sea Water volume and North Atlantic meridional overturning circulation variability. J. Climate, 32, no. 13, 3883-3898, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-18-0735.1.

Fridlind, A.M., M. van Lier-Walqui, S. Collis, S.E. Giangrande, R.C. Jackson, X. Li, T. Matsui, R. Orville, M.H. Picel, D. Rosenfeld, A. Ryzhkov, R. Weitz, and P. Zhang, 2019: Use of polarimetric radar measurements to constrain simulated convective cell evolution: A pilot study with Lagrangian tracking. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2979-3000, doi:10.5194/amt-12-2979-2019.

Hall, T.M., and J.P. Kossin, 2019: Hurricane stalling along the North American coast and implications for rainfall. npj Clim. Atmos. Sci., 2, 17, doi:10.1038/s41612-019-0074-8.

Jamet, C., A. Ibrahim, Z. Ahmad, F. Angelini, M. Babin, M.J. Behrenfeld, E. Boss, B. Cairns, J. Churnside, J. Chowdhary, A.B. Davis, D. Dionisi, L. Duforêt-Gaurier, B. Franz, R. Frouin, M. Gao, D. Gray, O. Hasekamp, X. He, C. Hostetler, O.V. Kalashnikova, K. Knobelspiesse, L. Lacour, H. Loisel, V. Martins, E. Rehm, L. Remer, I. Sanhaj, K. Stamnes, S. Stamnes, S. Victori, J. Werdell, and P. Zhai, 2019: Going beyond standard ocean color observations: Lidar and polarimetry. Front. Mar. Sci., 6, 251, doi:10.3389/fmars.2019.00251.