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WeatherGeeks Podcast

Gavin Schmidt (611), Director of GISS, was recently featured in the newest WeatherGeeks podcast episode where scientists discuss internal and external forces that impact the planet’s future.

Cesana Discusses Clouds and Earth's Surface Temperature

Gregory Cesana (611/CU) was recently interviewed by State of the Planet about his project funded by NOAA concerning the effect of low clouds on Earth’s surface temperature in future climate.

Scientific American Highlights 2020 Temperature Record

Gavin Schmidt (611), Director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, was interviewed for the Scientific American article ‘Will 2020 Be the Hottest Year on Record?’ by Andrea Thompson regarding 2020 as the hottest temperature recorded to date in history
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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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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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