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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

Kim, D., M. Chin, H. Yu, X. Pan, H. Bian, Q. Tan, R.A. Kahn, K. Tsigaridis, S.E. Bauer, T. Takemura, L. Pozzoli, N. Bellouin, and M. Schulz, 2019: Asian and trans-Pacific Dust: A multi-model and multi-remote sensing observation analysis. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., early on-line, doi:10.1029/2019JD030822.

Naud, C.M., J. Jeyaratnam, J.F. Booth, M. Zhao, and A. Gettelman, 2020: Evaluation of modeled precipitation in oceanic extratropical cyclones using IMERG. J. Climate, 33, no. 1, 95-113, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0369.1.

Mishchenko, M.I., and M.A. Yurkin, 2020: Co- and counter-propagating wave effects in an absorbing medium. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 242, 106688, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2019.106688.

Sinclair, K.A., 2019: Polarimetric Retrievals of Cloud Droplet Number Concentration: Towards a Better Understanding of Aerosol-Cloud Interactions. Ph.D. thesis. Columbia University, doi:10.7916/d8-c0p8-2743.

Weng, E., R. Dybzinski, C.E. Farrior, and S.W. Pacala, 2019: Competition alters predicted forest carbon cycle responses to nitrogen availability and elevated CO2: Simulations using an explicitly competitive, game-theoretic vegetation demographic model. Biogeosciences, 4577-4599, doi:10.5194/bg-16-4577-2019.

Huang, G., A.Y. Heokstra, M.S. Krol, A. Galindo, J. Jägermeyr, C. Yu, and R. Wang, 2020: Water-saving agriculture can deliver deep water cuts for China. Resour. Conserv. Recycl., 154, 104578, doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.104578.

Sillmann, J., C.W. Stjern, G. Myhre, B.H. Samset, Ø. Hodnebrog, T. Andrews, O. Boucher, G. Faluvegi, P. Forster, M.R. Kasoar, V.V. Kharin, A. Kirkevåg, J. Lamarque, D.J.L. Olivié, T.B. Richardson, D. Shindell, T. Takemura, A. Voulgarakis, and F.W. Zwiers, 2019: Extreme wet and dry conditions affected differently by greenhouse gases and aerosols. npj Clim. Atmos. Sci., 2, no. 1, 24, doi:10.1038/s41612-019-0079-3.