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GISS Associate Chief Larry Travis Retires

Dr. Larry Travis, associate chief of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, has retired after 42 years at the institute. Although stepping down from management, Travis is expected to continue research as a NASA Emeritus.

Schmidt quoted in National Geographic

Dr. Gavin Schmidt, Director of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, was quoted in a National Geographic story titled "Antarctica May Have Hit Highest Temperature on Record."

Cairns Named PACE Deputy Project Scientist (Atmospheres)

Dr. Brian Cairns of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (611) has been selected as Pre-Aerosols, Clouds, and Ocean Ecosystems (PACE) Deputy Project Scientist for Atmospheres.
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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.

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