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

Ito, G., A. Romanou, N.Y. Kiang, G. Faluvegi, I. Aleinov, R. Ruedy, G. Russell, P. Lerner, M. Kelley, and K. Lo, 2020: Global carbon cycle and climate feedbacks in the NASA GISS ModelE2.1. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 12, no. 10, e2019MS002030, doi:10.1029/2019MS002030.

Yang, H., D.W. Waugh, C. Orbe, and G. Chen, 2020: Dependence of atmospheric transport into the Arctic on the meridional extent of the Hadley cell. Geophys. Res. Lett., 47, no. 20, e2020GL090133, doi:10.1029/2020GL090133.

McCoy, D.T., P. Field, A. Bodas-Salcedo, G.S. Elsaesser, and M.D. Zelinka, 2020: A regime-oriented approach to observationally constraining extratropical shortwave cloud feedbacks. J. Clim., 33, no. 23, 9967-9983, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0987.1.

Tselioudis, G., and K. Grise, 2020: Midlatitude cloud systems. In Clouds and Climate: Climate Science's Greatest Challenge. A.P. Siebesma, S. Bony, C. Jakob, and B. Stevens, Eds. Cambridge University Press, pp. 279-296.

Doicu, A., and M.I. Mishchenko, 2020: An overview of the null-field method. I: Formulation and basic results. Phys. Open, 5, 100020, doi:10.1016/j.physo.2020.100020.