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NASA Program Enhances Climate Resilience at Agency Facilities

10.31.2014
A new study provides an in-depth look at how NASA facilities have been affected by climate extremes and climate change in recent years and how the agency is preparing for the future.

Rising Temperatures: A Month Versus a Decade

10.23.2014
April to September 2014 was the hottest spring and summer in 130 years of recordkeeping. Here’s why that matters, and why it doesn’t.

‘Pulse of Our Planet’: Watching Earth’s Vital Signs

10.23.2014
On Sept. 10, “Vital Signs: Pulse of Our Planet” premiered at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, showcasing some of NASA’s most exciting Earth observations of our dynamic planet.

1934 Had Worst Drought of Last Thousand Years

10.14.2014
A new NASA study has found that the drought of 1934 was North America's driest and most widespread of the last millennium.

NASA Kicks Off Field Campaign to Probe Ocean Ecology, Carbon Cycle

07.17.2014
NASA embarks this week on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast, an effort to advance space-based capabilities for monitoring microscopic plants...
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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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