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., P. Field, H. Gordon, G. Elsaesser, and D. Grosvenor, 2020: Untangling causality in midlatitude aerosol-cloud adjustments. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 4085-4103, doi:10.5194/acp-20-4085-2020.

Orbe, C., D.A. Plummer, D.W. Waugh, H. Yang, P. Jöckel, D.E. Kinnison, B. Josse, V. Marecal, M. Deushi, N.L. Abraham, A.T. Archibald, M.P. Chipperfield, S. Dhomse, W. Feng, and S. Bekki, 2020: Description and evaluation of the Specified-Dynamics Experiment in the Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI). Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 3809-3840, doi:10.5194/acp-20-3809-2020.

Shindell, D.T., G. Faluvegi, and G.A. Schmidt, 2020: Influences of solar forcing at ultraviolet and longer wavelengths on climate. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 125, no. 7, e2019JD031640, doi:10.1029/2019JD031640.

Ding, J., P. Yang, M.I. Mishchenko, and R.D. Nevels, 2020: Identify the limits of geometric optics ray tracing by numerically solving the vector Kirchhoff integral. Opt. Express, 28, no. 7, 10670-10682, doi:10.1364/OE.389097.

Law, R., N. Arnold, C. Benedek, M. Tedesco, A. Banwell, and I. Willis, 2020: Over-winter persistence of supraglacial lakes on the Greenland Ice Sheet: results and insights from a new model. J. Glaciol., early on-line, doi:10.1017/jog.2020.7.

Hoch, K.E., M.R. Petersen, S.R. Brus, D. Engwirda, A.F. Roberts, K.L. Rosa, and P.J. Wolfram, 2020: MPAS-Ocean simulation quality for variable-resolution North American coastal meshes. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 12, no. 3, e2019MS001848, doi:10.1029/2019MS001848.