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

Cook, B.I., A.P. Williams, J.E. Smerdon, J.G. Palmer, E.R. Cook, D.W. Stahle, and S. Coats, 2018: Cold tropical Pacific sea surface temperatures during the late sixteenth-century North American megadrought. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., early on-line, doi:10.1029/2018JD029323.

Liu, L., and M.I. Mishchenko, 2018: Scattering and radiative properties of morphologically complex carbonaceous aerosols: A systematic modeling study. Remote Sens., 10, no. 10, 1634, doi:10.3390/rs10101634.

Lamer, K., A.M. Fridlind, A.S. Ackerman, P. Kollias, E.E. Clothiaux, and M. Kelley, 2018: (GO)2-SIM: A GCM-oriented ground-observation forward-simulator framework for an objective evaluation of cloud and precipitation phase. Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 4195-4214, doi:10.5194/gmd-11-4195-2018.

Webber, H., D. Ewert, J.E. Olesen, C. Müller, S. Fronzek, A.C. Ruane, M. Bourgault, P. Martre, B. Ababaei, M. Bindi, R. Ferrise, R. Finger, Fodor. N., C. Gabaldón-Leal, T. Gaiser, M. Jabloun, K.-C. Kersebaum, J.I. Lizaso, I. Lorite, L. Manceau, M. Moriondo, C. Nendel, A. Rodríguez, M. Ruiz Ramos, M.A. Semenov, S. Siebert, T. Stella, P. Stratonovitch, G. Trombi, and D. Wallach, 2018: Diverging importance of drought stress for maize and winter wheat in Europe. Nature Comm., 9, 4249, doi:10.1038/s41467-018-06525-2.