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

Li, X.-Y., H. Wang, J. Chen, S. Endo, S. Kirschler, C. Voigt, E. Crosbie, L.D. Ziemba, D. Painemal, B. Cairns, J.W. Hair, A.F. Corral, C. Robinson, H. Dadashazar, A. Sorooshian, G. Chen, R.A. Ferrare, M.M. Kleb, H. Liu, R. Moore, A.J. Scarino, M. Shook, T.J. Shingler, K.L. Thornhill, F. Tornow, H. Xiao, and X. Zeng, 2023: Large-eddy simulations of marine boundary layer clouds associated with cold-air outbreaks during the ACTIVATE Campaign. Part II: Aerosol-meteorology-cloud interaction. J. Atmos. Sci., 80, no. 4, 1025-1045, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-21-0324.1.

Heino, M., P. Kinnunen, W. Anderson, D.K. Ray, M.J. Puma, O. Varis, S. Siebert, and M. Kummu, 2023: Increased probability of hot and dry weather extremes during the growing season threatens global crop yields. Sci. Rep., 13, 3583, doi:10.1038/s41598-023-29378-2.

Zhang, Y., and W.B. Rossow, 2023: Global radiative flux profile dataset: Revised and extended. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 128, no. 5, e2022JD037340, doi:10.1029/2022JD037340.

Nied, J., M. Jones, S. Seaman, T. Shingler, J. Hair, B. Cairns, D. Van Gilst, A. Bucholtz, S. Schmidt, S. Chellappan, P. Zuidema, B. van Diedenhoven, A. Sorooshian, and S. Stamnes, 2023: A cloud detection neural network for above-aircraft clouds using airborne cameras. Front. Remote Sens., 4, 1118745, doi:10.3389/frsen.2023.1118745.

Sayer, A.M., L. Lelli, B. Cairns, B. van Diedenhoven, A. Ibrahim, K. Knobelspiesse, S. Korkin, and P.J. Werdell, 2023: The CHROMA cloud top pressure retrieval algorithm for the Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosytem (PACE) satellite mission. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 16, no. 4, 969-996, doi:10.5194/amt-16-969-2023.