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

Hausfather, Z., H.F. Drake, T. Abbott, and G.A. Schmidt, 2020: Evaluating the performance of past climate model projections. Geophys. Res. Lett., early on-line, doi:10.1029/2019GL085378.

Rugenstein, M., J. Bloch-Johnson, A. Abe-Ouchi, T. Andrews, U. Beyerle, L. Cao, T. Chadha, G. Danabasoglu, J. Dufresne, L. Duan, M. Foujols, T. Frölicher, O. Geoffroy, J. Gregory, R. Knutti, C. Li, A. Marzocchi, T. Mauritsen, M. Menary, E. Moyer, L. Nazarenko, D. Paynter, D. Saint-Martin, G.A. Schmidt, A. Yamamoto, and S. Yang, 2019: LongRunMIP — Motivation and design for a large collection of millennial-length AO-GCM simulations. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 100, no. 12, 2551-2570, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0068.1.

Li, X., M. Ting, Y. You, D. Lee, D.M. Westervelt, and Y. Ming, 2020: South Asian summer monsoon response to aerosol-forced sea surface temperatures. Geophys. Res. Lett., early on-line, doi:10.1029/2019GL085329.

Minoli, S., C. Müller, J. Elliott, A.C. Ruane, J. Jägermeyr, F. Zabel, M. Dury, C. Folberth, L. Francois, T. Hank, I. Jacquemin, W. Liu, S. Olin, and T.A.M. Pugh, 2020: Global crop production: Adaptation to temperature increase is possible by maintaining the current growing periods. Earth's Future, early on-line, doi:10.1029/2018EF001130.

Nusbaumer, J., P.M. Alexander, A.N. LeGrande, and M. Tedesco, 2019: Spatial shift of Greenland moisture sources related to enhanced Arctic warming. Geophys. Res. Lett., early on-line, doi:10.1029/2019GL084633.

Del Genio, A.D., M.J. Way, N. Kiang, I. Aleinov, M.J. Puma, and B. Cook, 2019: Climates of warm Earth-like planets III: Fractional habitability from a water cycle perspective. Astrophys. J., 887, no. 2, 197, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/ab57fd.