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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

Leland, C., M.P. Rao, E.R. Cook, B.I. Cook, B.M. Lapidus, A.B. Staniforth, A. Solomon, M.Y. Holloway, and M. Rodriguez-Caton, 2021: Dendroarchaeological analysis of the Terminal Warehouse in New York City reveals a history of long-distance timber transport during the Gilded Age. J. Archaeol. Sci. Rep., 39, 103114, doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2021.103114.

Way, M.J., H.S. Davies, J.C. Duarte, and J.A.M. Green, 2021: The climates of Earth's next supercontinent: Effects of tectonics, rotation rate, and insolation. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 22, no. 8, e2021GC009983, doi:10.1029/2021GC009983.

Doust, K., A. Swan, T.T. Zhang, N. Sultana, A. Wejs, C. Braneon, J. Lütz, L. Casset, and S. Fatorić, 2021: Adaptation to climate change in coastal towns of between 10,000 and 50,000 inhabitants. Ocean Coast. Manage., 212, 105790, doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2021.105790.

Braun, R.A., A. McComiskey, G. Tselioudis, D. Tropf, and A. Sorooshian, 2021: Cloud, aerosol, and radiative properties over the Western North Atlantic Ocean. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 126, no. 14, e2020JD034113, doi:10.1029/2020JD034113.

Guzewich, S.D., M. Way, I. Aleinov, E.T. Wolf, A.D. Del Genio, R. Wordsworth, and K. Tsigaridis, 2021: 3D simulations of the early Martian hydrological cycle mediated by a H2-CO2 greenhouse. J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 126, no. 7, e2021JE006825, doi:10.1029/2021JE006825.