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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

Zheng, C., M. Ting, Y. Wu, N. Kurtz, C. Orbe, P. Alexander, R. Seager, and M. Tedesco, 2022: Turbulent heat flux, downward longwave radiation and large-scale atmospheric circulation associated with the wintertime Barents-Kara Sea extreme sea ice loss events. J. Clim., 35, no. 12, 3747-3765, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-21-0387.1.

Marston, P.L., and M.I. Mishchenko, 2022: Scattering by relatively small oblate spheroidal drops of water in the rainbow region: T-matrix results and geometric interpretation. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 283, 108142, doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2022.108142.

Elsaesser, G., R. Roca, T. Fiolleau, A.D. Del Genio, and J. Wu, 2022: A simple model for tropical convective cloud shield area growth and decay rates informed by geostationary IR, GPM, and Aqua/AIRS satellite data. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 127, no. 10, e2021JD035599, doi:10.1029/2021JD035599.

Schlosser, J.S., S. Stamnes, S.P. Burton, B. Cairns, E. Crosbie, B. Van Diedenhoven, G. Diskin, S. Dmitrovic, R. Ferrare, J.W. Hair, C.A. Hostetler, Y. Hu, X. Liu, R.H. Moore, T. Shingler, M.A. Shook, K.L. Thornhill, E. Winstead, L. Ziemba, and A. Sorooshian, 2022: Polarimeter + lidar-derived aerosol particle number concentration. Front. Remote Sens., 3, 885332, doi:10.3389/frsen.2022.885332.

De Sherbinin, A., K. Grace, S. McDermid, K. Van Der Geest, M.J. Puma, and A. Bell, 2022: Migration theory in climate mobility research. Front. Clim., 4, 882343, doi:10.3389/fclim.2022.882343.