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

Stamnes, S., Y. Fan, N. Chen, W. Li, T. Tanikawa, Z. Lin, X. Liu, S. Burton, A. Omar, J.J. Stamnes, B. Cairns, and K. Stamnes, 2018: Advantages of measuring the Q Stokes parameter in addition to the total radiance I in the detection of absorbing aerosols. Frontiers Earth Sci., 6, 34, doi:10.3389/feart.2018.00034.

Müller, C., J. Elliott, T.A.M. Pugh, A.C. Ruane, P. Ciais, J. Balkovic, D. Deryng, C. Folberth, R.C. Izaurraide, C.D. Jones, N. Khabarov, P. Lawrence, W. Liu, A.D. Reddy, E. Schmid, and X. Wang, 2018: Global patterns of crop yield stability under additional nutrient and water inputs. PLoS ONE, 13, no. 6, e0198748, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0198748.

Grosvenor, D.P., O. Souderval, P. Zuidema, A.S. Ackerman, M.D. Alexandrov, R. Bennartz, R. Boers, B. Cairns, J.C. Chiu, M. Christensen, H. Deneke, M. Diamond, G. Feingold, A. Fridlind, A. Hünerbein, C. Knist, P. Kollias, A. Marshak, D. McCoy, D. Merk, D. Painemal, J. Rausch, D. Rosenfeld, H. Russchenberg, P. Seifert, K. Sinclair, P. Stier, B. van Diedenhoven, M. Wendisch, F. Werner, R. Wood, Z. Zhang, and J. Quaas, 2018: Remote sensing of cloud droplet number concentration: Review of current and perspectives for new approaches. Rev. Geophys., early on-line, doi:10.1029/2017RG000593.

Miller, D.J., Z. Zhang, S.E. Platnick, A.S. Ackerman, F. Werner, C. Cornet, and K. Knobelspiesse, 2018: Comparisons of bispectral and polarimetric cloud microphysical retrievals using LES-Satellite retrieval simulator. Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 3689-3715, doi:10.5194/amt-11-3689-2018.