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

Brown, J.R., C.M. Brierley, S.-I. An, M.-V. Guarino, S. Stevenson, C.J.R. Williams, Q. Zhang, A. Zhao, P. Braconnot, E.C. Brady, D. Chandan, R. D'Agostino, C. Guo, A.N. LeGrande, G. Lohmann, P.A. Morozova, R. Ohgaito, R. O'ishi, B. Otto-Bliesner, W.R. Peltier, X. Shi, L. Sime, E.M. Volodin, Z. Zhang, and W. Zheng, 2020: Comparison of past and future simulations of ENSO in CMIP5/PMIP3 and CMIP6/PMIP4 models. Clim. Past, 16, no. 5, 1777-1805, doi:10.5194/cp-16-1777-2020.

Sherwood, S., M.J. Webb, J.D. Annan, K.C. Armour, P.M. Forster, J. Hargreaves, G. Hegerl, S.A. Klein, K.D. Marvel, E.J. Rohling, M. Watanabe, T. Andrews, P. Braconnot, C. Bretherton, G.L. Foster, Z. Hausfather, A.S. von der Heydt, R. Knutti, T. Mauritsen, J.R. Norris, C. Proistosescu, M. Rugenstein, G.A. Schmidt, K.B. Tokarska, and M.D. Zelinka, 2020: An assessment of Earth's climate sensitivity using multiple lines of evidence. Rev. Geophys., 58, no. 4, e2019RG000678, doi:10.1029/2019RG000678.

Adebiyi, A.A., P. Zuidema, I. Chang, S.P. Burton, and B. Cairns, 2020: Mid-level clouds are frequent above the southeast Atlantic stratocumulus clouds. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, no. 18, 11025-11043, doi:10.5194/acp-20-11025-2020.

DallaSanta, K., and E.P. Gerber, 2020: Downward migration of the zonal-mean circulation in the tropical atmosphere. Geophys. Res. Lett., 47, no. 18, e2020GL088084, doi:10.1029/2020GL088084.