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Make a #GlobalSelfie with NASA on Earth Day

04.02.2014
NASA invites you – and everyone else on the planet -– to take part in a worldwide celebration of Earth Day this year with the agency's #GlobalSelfie event.

Long-Term Warming Likely to Be Significant Despite Recent Slowdown

03.11.2014
A new NASA study shows Earth's climate likely will continue to warm during this century on track with previous estimates, despite the recent slowdown in the rate of global warming.

NASA Satellite Sees Great Freeze Over Great Lakes

02.28.2014
Scientists say it's understandable that the Great Lakes have had so much ice this year considering the cold temperatures in the region that persisted through the winter.

NASA Goes Down Under to Tap High-Altitude Ice

02.27.2014
NASA researchers are supporting a flight campaign in Australia that's hunting down the causes of an engine icing phenomenon.

Heating Up

02.25.2014
Explore climate model projections of 21st century global temperatures in visualizations from NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio and the NASA Center for Climate Simulation.
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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.

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Dr. Larry D. Travis
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Evelyn C Dejesus-Quiles
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General inquiries about the scientific programs at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center may be directed to the Center Public Affairs office at 1-301-286-8955.

                                                                                                                                                                                        
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