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

Folberth, C., J. Elliott, C. Müller, J. Balkovič, J. Chryssanthacopoulos, R.C. Izaurralde, C.D. Jones, N. Khabarov, W. Liu, A. Reddy, E. Schmid, R. Skalský, H. Yang, A. Arneth, P. Ciais, D. Deryng, P.J. Lawrence, S. Olin, T.A.M. Pugh, A.C. Ruane, and X. Wang, 2019: Parameterization-induced uncertainties and impacts of crop management harmonization in a global gridded crop model ensemble. PLoS ONE, 14, no. 9, e0221862, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0221862.

Carlson, B., A. Lacis, C. Colose, A. Marshak, W. Su, and S. Lorentz, 2019: Spectral signature of the biosphere: NISTAR finds it in our solar system from the Lagrangian L-1 point. Geophys. Res. Lett., early on-line, doi:10.1029/2019GL083736.

Naud, C.M, J.F. Booth, J. Jeyaratnam, L.J. Donner, C.J. Seman, M. Zhao, H. Guo, and Y. Ming, 2019: Extratropical cyclone clouds in the GFDL climate model: Diagnosing biases and the associated causes. J. Climate, 32, 6685-6701, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0421.1.

Bush, D., R. Sieber, M.A. Chandler, and L.E. Sohl, 2019: Teaching anthropogenic global climate change (AGCC) using geographic educational technology. J. Geogr. Higher Educ., early on-line, doi:10.1080/03098265.2019.1661370.

Zhou, S., A.P. Williams, A.M. Berg, B.I. Cook, Y. Zhang, S. Hagemann, R. Lorenz, S.I. Seneviratne, and P. Gentine, 2019: Land-atmosphere feedbacks exacerbate concurrent soil drought and atmospheric aridity. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., early on-line, doi:10.1073/pnas.1904955116.