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

Cooper, M.G., L.C. Smith, A.K. Rennermalm, M. Tedesco, R. Muthyala, S.Z. Leidman, S.E. Moustafa, and J.V. Fayne, 2021: First spectral measurements of light attenuation in Greenland Ice Sheet bare ice suggest shallower subsurface radiative heating and ICESat-2 penetration depth in the ablation zone. The Cryosphere, 15, no. 4, 1931-1953, doi:10.5194/tc-15-1931-2021.

Mogul, R., S.S. Limaye, and M. Way, 2021: Venus' mass spectra show signs of disequilibria in the middle clouds. Geophys. Res. Lett., 48, no. 7, e2020GL091327, doi:10.1029/2020GL091327.

Osipov, S., G. Stenchikov, K. Tsigaridis, A.N. LeGrande, S.E. Bauer, M. Fnais, and J. Lelieveld, 2021: The Toba supervolcano eruption caused severe tropical stratospheric ozone depletion. Commun. Earth Environ., 2, no. 1, 71, doi:10.1038/s43247-021-00141-7.

Dzambo, A.M., T.S. L'Ecuyer, K. Sinclair, B. van Diedenhoven, S. Gupta, G.M. McFarquhar, J.R. O'Brien, B. Cairns, A. Wasilewski, and M. Alexandrov, 2021: Joint cloud water path and rain water path retrievals from ORACLES observations. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, no. 7, 5513-5532, doi:10.5194/acp-21-5513-2021.

Bakayoko, A., C. Galy-Lacaux, V. Yoboué, J.E. Hickman, F. Roux, E. Gardrat, F. Julien, and C. Delon, 2021: Dominant contribution of nitrogen compounds in precipitation chemistry in the Lake Victoria catchment (East Africa). Environ. Res. Lett., 16, no. 4, 045013, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/abe25c.