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

Colose, C.M., A.D. Del Genio, and M.J. Way, 2019: Enhanced habitability on high obliquity bodies near the outer edge of the Habitable Zone of Sun-like stars. Astrophys. J., 884, no. 2, 138, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab4131.

Silber, I., A.M. Fridlind, J. Verlinde, A.S. Ackerman, Y.-S. Chen, D.H. Bromwich, S.-H. Wang, M. Cadeddu, and E.W. Eloranta, 2019: Persistent supercooled drizzle at temperatures below -25°C observed at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., early on-line, doi:10.1029/2019JD030882.

Nichols, J.E., and D.M. Peteet, 2019: Rapid expansion of northern peatlands and doubled estimate of carbon storage. Nature Geosc., early on-line, doi:10.1038/s41561-019-0454-z.

Mezuman, K., 2019: Fire and Aerosol Modeling for Air Quality and Climate Studies. Ph.D. thesis. Columbia University, doi:10.7916/d8-65gx-tn53.

Hodnebrog, Ø., G. Myhre, B.H. Samset, K. Alterskjær, T. Andrews, O. Boucher, G. Faluvegi, D. Fläschner, P.M. Forster, M. Kasoar, A. Kirkevåg, J.-F. Lamarque, D. Olivié, T.B. Richardson, D. Shawki, D. Shindell, K.P. Shine, P. Stier, T. Takemura, A. Voulgarakis, and D. Watson-Parris, 2019: Water vapour adjustments and responses differ between climate drivers. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 12887-12899, doi:0.5194/acp-19-12887-2019.

Del Genio, A.D., N.Y. Kiang, M.J. Way, D.S. Amundsen, L.E. Sohl, Y. Fujii, M. Chandler, I. Aleinov, C.M. Colose, S.D. Guzewich, and M. Kelley, 2019: Albedos, equilibrium temperatures, and surface temperatures of habitable planets. Astrophys. J., 884, no. 1, 75, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab3be8.