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

Lamer, K., C.M. Naud, and J.F. Booth, 2020: Relationships between precipitation properties and large-scale conditions during subsidence at the Eastern North Atlantic observatory. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 125, no. 7, e2019JD031848, doi:10.1029/2019JD031848.

Forbes, C.T., M.A. Chandler, D. Bhattacharya, K. Carroll Steward, J. Blake, V. Johnson, M. Morrow, W. Mason, and T. DeGrand, 2020: Fostering climate literacy with global climate models in secondary science classrooms: Insights from a collaborative partnership. In Teaching Climate Change in the United States. J.A. Henderson and A. Drewes, Eds., Routledge Advances in Climate Change Research. Routledge, pp. 29-43.

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.