News & Feature Articles

Following are news releases, features and updates about research at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies written by NASA news services, GISS personnel, and affiliated offices. (Page 2 of 14)

NASA Announces Summer 2023 Hottest on Record

This map shows monthly temperature anomalies measure from 1880 to August 2023 measured with respect to a the baseline period 1951-1980.

Summer of 2023 was Earth's hottest since global records began in 1880, according to scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies.

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The Ocean Has a Fever

Partial global map showing sea surface temperature anomalies on Aug 21, 2023

Decades of gradual warming due to human-caused climate change and an El Niño in the Pacific Ocean nudged global sea surface temperatures to record levels in 2023.

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July 2023 Was the Hottest Month on Record

Partial global map showing July 2023 temperature anomalies

July 2023 was hotter than any other month in the global temperature record, according to an analysis by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

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NASA Clocks July 2023 as Hottest Month on Record Ever Since 1880

Map showing air temperatures across the Southwest U.S. on July 25, 2023

According to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, July 2023 was hotter than any other month in the global temperature record.

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Study Reveals Compounding Climate Risks at 2 Degrees of Warming

Global map of 'fire weather index' predicted for year 2045

If global temperatures keep rising and reach 2°C above pre-industrial levels, people worldwide could face multiple impacts of climate change simultaneously.

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NASA Selects Cross Divisional Teams for Astrobiology Research

Artist's visualization of a possible surface and atmosphere of exoplanet Kepler 1649c

Michael Way of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies leads one of seven teams that are part of NASA's new Interdisciplinary Consortia for Astrobiology Research.

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NASA Offers Many Resources to Monitor Climate Change

Image taken from space over the Pacific Ocean looking east across Baja California, the Sea of Cortez, and beyond

In light of recent extreme weather events in the United States and around the world, NASA held a media roundtable July 20 to highlight the agency's climate work.

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NASA Finds June 2023 Hottest on Record

Global map of June 2023 temperature anomalies, with large areas in dark red indicating temperatures 3 or more degrees Celsius warmer than the 1951-1980 baseline. Warm waters in the Pacific off South America show the developing El Niño.

The Goddard Institute Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP) found that June 2023 was 1.07°C above the 1951-1980 June baseline, the greatest such June anomaly measured.

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Romanou Leads Group Studying Interactions Between Oceans, Climate

Photo of Anastasia Romanou alongside a wall hanging of the NASA logo

To honor World Ocean Month and discover how NASA scientists are helping us better understand the world's oceans in a changing climate, NCCS interviewed GISS's Anastasia Romanou, who has developed and used some of the most advanced models of the complex Earth system.

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Simulations Probe the Impacts of Air Pollution on Premature Deaths

Photo of very smoggy conditions in New Delhi, India

Models from GISS and Aarhus University were used to study the impact of air pollution on premature mortality under several emission and population scenarios.

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GISS Scientists Select Best Institute Paper of 2022

Image of journal paper first page

Scientists at NASA/GISS have voted the journal article “The Turning Point of the Aerosol Era” by Susanne E. Bauer et al. as the top work among the research publications by institute staff published in 2022.

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Hydroclimatic Impacts of Persistent Explosive Volcanism

International Space Station photo of the lower Nile River, Egypt and nearby locations

Persistent volcanism disrupted ancient Egyptian Society 2200 years ago. GISS scientists delve into this past event to understand why.

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