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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

Singh, R., K. Tsigaridis, A.N. LeGrande, F. Ludlow, and J.G. Manning, 2023: Investigating hydroclimatic impacts of the 168-158 BCE volcanic quartet and their relevance to the Nile River basin and Egyptian history. Clim. Past, 19, no. 1, 249-275, doi:10.5194/cp-19-249-2023.

Anderson, W., W. Baethgen, F. Capitanio, P. Ciais, B.I. Cook, G.R. da Cunha, L. Goddard, B. Schauberger, K. Sonder, G. Podestá, M. van der Velde, and L. You, 2023: Climate variability and simultaneous breadbasket yield shocks as observed in long-term yield records. Agric. Forest Meteorol., 331, 109321, doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2023.109321.

Li, J.-L.F., G.V. Cesana, K.-M. Xu, M. Richardson, H. Takahashi, and J. Jiang, 2023: Comparisons of simulated radiation, surface wind stress and SST fields over tropical Pacific by the GISS CMIP6 versions of global climate models with observations. Environ. Res. Commun., 5, no. 1, 015005, doi:10.1088/2515-7620/aca9ab.

Anderson, W., B.I. Cook, K. Slinski, K. Schwarzwald, A. McNally, and C. Funk, 2023: Multi-year La Niña events and multi-season drought in the Horn of Africa. J. Hydrometeorol., 24, no. 1, 119-131, doi:10.1175/JHM-D-22-0043.1.

Whaley, C.H., K.S. Law, J.L. Hjorth, H. Skov, S.R. Arnold, J. Langner, J.B. Pernov, R.-Y. Chien, J.H. Christensen, M. Deushi, X. Dong, G. Faluvegi, M. Flanner, J.S. Fu, M. Gauss, U. Im, L. Marelle, T. Onishi, N. Oshima, D.A. Plummer, L. Pozzoli, J.-C. Raut, R. Skeie, M.A. Thomas, K. Tsigaridis, S. Tsyro, S.T. Turnock, K. von Salzen, and D.W. Tarasick, 2023: Arctic tropospheric ozone: Assessment of current knowledge and model performance. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 23, no. 1, 637-661, doi:10.5194/acp-23-637-2023.