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 Climate School and School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Recent Publications

Painemal, D., S. Chellappan, W.L. Smith Jr., D. Spangenberg, J.M. Park, A. Ackerman, J. Chen, E. Crosbie, R. Ferrare, J. Hair, S. Kirschler, X.-Y. Li, A. McComiskey, R.H. Moore, K. Sanchez, A. Sorooshian, F. Tornow, C. Voigt, H. Wang, E. Winstead, X. Zeng, L. Ziemba, and P. Zuidema, 2023: Wintertime synoptic patterns of midlatitude boundary layer clouds over the western North Atlantic: Climatology and insights from in-situ ACTIVATE observations. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 128, no. 11, e2022JD037725, doi:10.1029/2022JD037725.

Ding, X., G. Chen, P. Zhang, D. Domeisen, and C. Orbe, 2023: Extreme stratospheric wave activity as harbingers of cold events over North America. Commun. Earth Environ., 4, 187, doi:10.1038/s43247-023-00845-y.

Fei, C., J. Jägermeyr, B. McCarl, E. Mencos Contreras, C. Mutter, M. Phillips, A.C. Ruane, M.C. Sarofim, P. Schultz, and A. Vargo, 2023: Future climate change impacts on U.S. agricultural yields, production, and market. Anthropocene, 100386, doi:10.1016/j.ancene.2023.100386.

Shindell, D., L. Parsons, G. Faluvegi, K. Hicks, J. Kuylenstierna, and C. Heaps, 2023: How much can Africa control its climate future? NPJ Clim. Atmos. Sci., 6, 47, doi:10.1038/s41612-023-00382-7.

Bergas-Massó, E., M. Gonçalves-Ageitos, S. Myriokefalitakis, R.L. Miller, T. van Noije, P. Le Sager, G. Montané Pinto, and C. Pérez García-Pando, 2023: Pre-industrial, present and future atmospheric soluble iron deposition and the role of aerosol acidity and oxalate under CMIP6 emissions. Earth's Future, 5, no. 6, e2022EF003353, doi:10.1029/2022EF003353.

Menzel, M., D. Waugh, and C. Orbe, 2023: Connections between upper tropospheric and lower stratospheric circulation responses to increased CO2. J. Climate, 36, no. 12, 4101-2112, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-22-0851.1.