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

Yurkin, M.A., and M.I. Mishchenko, 2018: Addendum to "Impressed sources and fields in the volume-integral-equation formulation of electromagnetic scattering by a finite object: A tutorial". J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 219, 105-107, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2018.08.007.

Basso, B., B. Dumont, B. Maestrin, L. Shcherbak, G.P. Robertson, J.P. Porter, P. Smith, E. Paustian, P.R. Grace, S. Asseng, S. Bassu, C. Biernath, K.J. Boote, D. Cammarano, G. De Sanctis, J.-L. Durand, F. Ewert, S. Gayler, D.W. Hyndman, J. Kent, P. Martre, C. Nendel, E. Priesack, D. Ripoche, A.C. Ruane, J. Sharp, P.J. Thorburn, J.L. Hatfield, J.W. Jones, and C. Rosenzweig, 2018: Soil organic carbon and nitrogen feedbacks on crop yields under climate change. Agric. Environ. Lett., 3, 180026, doi:10.2134/ael2018.05.0026.

Puma, M.J., S.Y. Chon, K. Kakinuma, M. Kummu, R. Muttarak, R. Seager, and W. Wada, 2018: A developing food crisis and potential refugee movements. Nature Sustain., 1, 380-382, doi:10.1038/s41893-018-0123-z.

Pan, X., M. Chin, C. Ichoku, and R.D. Field, 2018: Connecting Indonesian fires and drought with the type of El Niño and phase of the Indian Ocean Dipole during 1979-2016. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., early on-line, doi:10.1029/2018JD028402.

Coffel, E., 2018: Extreme Heat and Its Impacts in a Changing Climate. Ph.D. thesis. Columbia University, doi:10.7916/D88358JX.