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

Mao, J., A. Carlton, R.C. Cohen, W.H. Brune, S.S. Brown, G.M. Wolfe, J.L. Jimenez, H.O.T. Pye, N. Lee Ng, L. Xu, V.F. McNeill, K. Tsigaridis, B.C. McDonald, C. Warneke, A. Guenther, M.J. Alvarado, J. de Gouw, L.J. Mickley, E.M. Leibensperger, R. Mathur, C.G. Nolte, R.W. Portmann, N. Unger, M. Tosca, and L.W. Horowitz, 2018: Southeast Atmosphere Studies: learning from model-observation syntheses. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 2615-2651, doi:10.5194/acp-18-2615-2018.

Faye, B., H. Webber, J. Naab, D.S. MacCarthy, M. Adam, F. Ewert, J.P.A. Lamers, C.-F. Schleussner, A. Ruane, U. Gessner, G. Hoogenboom, K. Boote, V. Shelia, F. Saeed, D. Wisser, S. Hadir, P. Laux, and T. Gaiser, 2018: Impacts of 1.5 versus 2.0°C on cereal yields in the West African Sudan Savanna. Environ. Res. Lett., 13, no. 3, 034014, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aaab40.

Booth, J.F., C.M. Naud, and J. Willison, 2018: Evaluation of extratropical cyclone precipitation in the North Atlantic Basin: An analysis of ERA-Interim, WRF, and two CMIP5 models. J. Climate, 31, no. 6, 2345-2360, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0308.1.

Marvel, K.D., R. Pincus, G.A. Schmidt, and R.L. Miller, 2017: Internal variability and disequilibrium confound estimates of climate sensitivity from observations. Geophys. Res. Lett., early on-line, doi:10.1002/2017GL076468.