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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

Inoue, K., Á. Adames, and K. Yasunaga, 2020: Vertical velocity profiles in convectively coupled equatorial waves and MJO: New diagnoses of vertical velocity profiles in the wavenumber-frequency domain. J. Atmos. Sci., 77, no. 6, 2139-2162, doi:10.1175/JAS-D-19-0209.1.

Ma, C.-G., E. Chang, S. Wong, M. Zhang, and A. Del Genio, 2020: Impacts of storm track variations on winter time extreme precipitation and moisture budgets over the Ohio Valley and Northwestern U.S. J. Climate, 33, no. 13, 5371-5391, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0543.1.

Rind, D., C. Orbe, J. Jonas, L. Nazarenko, T. Zhou, M. Kelley, A. Lacis, D. Shindell, G. Faluvegi, G. Russell, M. Bauer, G. Schmidt, A. Romanou, and N. Tausnev, 2020: GISS Model E2.2: A climate model optimized for the middle atmosphere. Part 1: Model structure, climatology, variability and climate sensitivity. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 125, no. 10, e2019JD032204, doi:10.1029/2019JD032204.

Silber, I., A.M. Fridlind, J. Verlinde, L.M. Russell, and A.S. Ackerman, 2020: Non-turbulent liquid-bearing polar clouds: Observed frequency of occurrence and simulated sensitivity to gravity waves. Geophys. Res. Lett., 125, no. 10, e2020GL087099, doi:10.1029/2020GL087099.

Franke, J., C. Müller, J. Elliott, A. Ruane, J. Jägermeyr, J. Balkovic, P. Ciais, M. Dury, P. Falloon, C. Folberth, L. François, T. Hank, M. Hoffmann, C. Izaurralde, I. Jacquemin, C. Jones, N. Khabarov, M. Koch, M. Li, W. Liu, S. Olin, M. Phillips, T.A.M. Pugh, A. Reddy, X. Wang, K. Williams, F. Zabel, and E. Moyer, 2020: The GGCMI Phase II experiment: Global gridded crop model simulations under uniform changes in CO2, temperature, water, and nitrogen levels (protocol version 1.0). Geosci. Model Dev., 13, no. 5, 2315-2336, doi:10.5194/gmd-13-2315-2020.

Mortimer, C., L. Mudryk, C. Derksen, K. Luojus, R. Brown, R. Kelly, and M. Tedesco, 2020: Evaluation of long term Northern Hemisphere snow water equivalent products. The Cryosphere, 14, no. 5, 1579-1594, doi:10.5194/tc-14-1579-2020.