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

Harman, C.E., A.A. Pavlov, D. Babikov, and J.F. Kasting, 2018: Chain formation as a mechanism for mass-independent fractionation of sulfur isotopes in the Archean atmosphere. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 496, 238-247, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2018.05.041.

Rind, D., G.A. Schmidt, J. Jonas, R.L. Miller, L. Nazarenko, M. Kelley, and J. Romanski, 2018: Multi-century instability of the Atlantic Meridional Circulation in rapid warming simulations with GISS ModelE2. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., early on-line, doi:10.1029/2017JD027149.

Tabor, C.R., B.L. Otto‚ÄźBliesner, E.C. Brady, J. Nusbaumer, J. Zhu, M.P. Erb, T.E. Wong, Z. Liu, and D. Noone, 2018: Interpreting precession-driven δ18O variability in the South Asian monsoon region. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., early on-line, doi:10.1029/2018JD028424.

Blake, S., S.C. Lewis, A.N. LeGrande, and R.L. Miller, 2018: Assessing the impact of large volcanic eruptions of the last millennium (850-1850 CE) on Australian rainfall regimes. Clim. Past, 14, 811-824, doi:10.5194/cp-14-811-2018.

Heilig, A., O. Eisen, M. MacFerrin, M. Tedesco, and X. Fettweis, 2018: Seasonal monitoring of melt and accumulation within the deep percolation zone of the Greenland Ice Sheet and comparison with simulations of regional climate modeling. The Cryosphere, 12, 1851-1866, doi:10.5194/tc-12-1851-2018.