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

McClain, S., A. Kruczkiewicz, R. Ndugwa, C. Braneon, D. Bader, J. Bazo, and M. Owen, 2022: Building risk-informed communities: Case studies on the applications of Earth observation data. In Earth Observation Applications and Global Policy Frameworks. A. Kavvada, D. Cripe, and L. Friedl, Eds., Geophysical Monograph Series. American Geophysical Union, pp. 119-132.

Davis, C.C., G.M. Lyra, D.S. Park, R. Asprino, R. Maruyama, D. Torquato, B.I. Cook, and A.M. Ellison, 2022: New directions in tropical phenology. Trends Ecol. Evol., 37, no. 8, 683-693, doi:10.1016/j.tree.2022.05.001.

Ramos, R., A.N. LeGrande, M.L. Griffiths, G.S. Elsaesser, D.T Litchmore, J.F. Tierney, F.S.R. Pausata, and J Nusbaumer, 2022: Constraining clouds and convective parameterizations in a climate model from past climate. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 14, no. 8, e2021MS002893, doi:10.1029/2021MS002893.

Kumjian, M.R., O.P. Prat, K.J. Reimel, M. van Lier-Walqui, and H.C. Morrison, 2022: Dual-polarization radar fingerprints of precipitation physics: A review. Remote Sens., 14, no. 15, 3706, doi:10.3390/rs14153706.

Chiang, F., B.I. Cook, S. McDermid, K. Marvel, G.A. Schmidt, L.S. Nazarenko, and M. Kelley, 2022: Responses of compound daytime and nighttime warm-dry and warm-humid events to individual anthropogenic forcings. Environ. Res. Lett., 17, no. 8, 084015, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ac80ce.

DallaSanta, K., and L.M. Polvani, 2022: Volcanic stratospheric injections up to 160 Tg(S) yield a Eurasian winter warming indistinguishable from internal variability. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, no. 13, 8843-8862, doi:10.5194/acp-22-8843-2022.