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Ruane Featured in Brinkwire Article

11.14.2021
Alexander Ruane (611/CU) was featured on Brinkwire’s media article "Climate Change and Its Environmental Impacts on Crop Growth is a NASA study."

Schmidt Opinion Article in The New York Times

11.11.2021
Gavin Schmidt (611) featured his illustrative and interactive "What Climate Change Looks Like from Space" article in The New York Times.

Vice President Harris Visits NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

11.05.2021
Accompanied by Senator Chris Van Hollen and NASA Administrator Bill Nelson, Vice President Kamala Harris visited NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. At her visit, Vice President Harris heard presentations describing how the nation's space program studies climate change and provides crucial information to understand our planet's changes and their impacts on our lives. Lesley Ott (610.1) presented an overview of NASA climate change research and a hyperwall presentation highlighting the impacts of climate change as observed from space and the role of Earth system models in helping communities prepare. Ott was joined by Pam Melroy from NASA Headquarters, who introduced NASA's Earth Science Division, and Christian Braneon (611) from the Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Braneon provided examples of communities using satellite data in their environmental decision making. The event concluded with NASA Administrator Nelson and Goddard biospheric scientist Lola Fatoyinbo (618) presenting the first light Landsat-9 image.
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Overview

Research at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies emphasizes a broad study of Global Change, the natural and anthropogenic changes in our environment that affect the habitability of our planet. These effects may occur on greatly differing time scales, from one-time forcings such as volcanic explosions, to seasonal/annual effects such as El Niño, and on up to the millennia of ice ages.

The Institute's research combines analysis of comprehensive global datasets, derived mainly from spacecraft observations, with global models of atmospheric, land surface, and oceanic processes. Study of past climate change on Earth and of other planetary atmospheres provides an additional tool in assessing our general understanding of the atmosphere and its evolution.

GISS is located at Columbia University in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City. You can learn more about the institute at the GISS website.

Contact Us

General inquiries about the scientific programs at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and Goddard Institute for Space Studies may be directed to the Center Office of Communications at 1-301-286-8955.

To contact GISS directly, please call our main office at 1-212-678-5500.

                                                                                                                                                                                        
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