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Scientific American Features New Venus Research

Michael Way (611) was featured in the August 2020 issue of Scientific American. The article ‘Model Suggests Toxic Transformation on Venus’ features a recent study by Way showing how Venus could have explosively changed from habitable to deadly.

Marvel Featured in Multiple News Outlets

Kate Marvel (611/CU) was recently featured in: Science magazine's article ‘After 40 Years, Researchers Finally See Earth’s Climate Destiny More Clearly’; the Bloomberg article ‘Top Scientists Just Ruled Out Best-Case Global Warming Scenarios’; and The Washington Post article ‘Major New Climate Study Rules Out Less Severe Global Warming Scenarios.’

The New York Times Highlights New Climate Study

The new climate research study by 25 scientists, including GISS scientists Gavin Schmidt (611) and Kate Marvel (611/CU), was featured in The New York Times article ‘How Much Will the Planet Warm if Carbon Dioxide Levels Double?’ that discusses the role of greenhouses heating the planet.

Schmidt Discusses New Climate Study

Gavin Schmidt (611) was quoted in The Sydney Morning Herald article ‘Sensitive Planet: Scientists Narrow the Expected Heating from C02 Rise.’ He stated that the new climate research study is “the first credible assessment that does a ‘proper’ integration of the different kinds of constraints [such as the] processes, historical trends and paleo-climate.” Additional press for the climate study was featured in The Independent (UK), The Atlantic, and Reuters.

Climate and COVID-19 Interview

Christian Braneon (611/SciSpace) was featured in a recent E&E News interview titled “Frontline-line Communities Face Dual Threat in Climate, COVID-19” by Jennifer Hijazi, E&E News reporter. Braneon discusses the impact of intense heat waves that may increase hospitalizations and death rates during the summer period.

Coronavirus Impacts Field Work

Goddard Space Flight Center airborne campaigns are highlighted in a recent Capital Weather Gang article in The Washington Post. The article describes the novel coronavirus's impact on scientific research and field campaigns.

Study Confirms Climate Models are Getting Future Warming Projections Right

There's an old saying that “the proof is in the pudding,” meaning that you can only truly gauge the quality of something once it's been put to a test. Such is the case with climate models: mathematical computer simulations of the various factors that interact to affect Earth's climate, such as our atmosphere, ocean, ice, land surface and the Sun.

2019 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers

Several 610 researchers were named to the annual list identifying scientists and social scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% of citations for their field and year of publication. Congratulations to Greg Faluvegi (611/CU), Cynthia Rosenzweig (611), Alex Ruane (611), Joanne Joiner (614), Matthew Rodell (617), Jeffrey Masek (618), Douglas Morton (618), and Benjamin Poulter (618),

Field Interviewed for The Lancet

Robert Field (611/CU) was interviewed by Chris McCall for The Lancet article, "Indonesia Forest Fires Raise Concerns About Health."

Del Genio quoted in Popular Science

Anthony Del Genio (611) participated in an interview and was quoted in a Popular Science article by Charlie Wood. The article highlights the work of fellow GISS research scientist, and lead author of the study, Michael Way (611).

Earth Expeditions Blog: A New Flame- Airborne Campaign the First to Sample Borneo Fire Smoke in Detail

Read about the Cloud, Aerosol, and Monsoon Processes Philippines Experiment (CAMP2Ex) studying the impact of smoke from fires and pollution on clouds.

Hall's Research on Stalling Hurricanes Featured by Media

Timothy Hall participated in many media interviews related to Hurricane Dorian. Outlets included The Wall Street Journal, NBC News, Science News, The Washington Post, and more.

The July 2019 Global Temperature Anomaly

The July 2019 global temperature anomaly exceeded the previous July record set in 2016 by 0.08ºC, and vies for the warmest month in absolute terms with August 2016 in the GISTEMP record.

Recent United Nations Report Links Climate Change and Food Supply

Cynthia Rosenzweig, GISS researcher and one of the lead coordinating authors of the new IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land, was quoted in articles appearing in news outlets such as the Associated Press, The New York Times, and NBC News.

GISS Scientists Select Best Paper of 2018

Scientists at NASA/GISS have voted the article “internal variability and disequilibrium confound estimates of climate sensitivity from observations” by Kate Marvel et al. as the top work among 200 research publications by institute staff published in 2018. The paper appeared in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. Runners-up included "Multi-century instability of the Atlantic Meridional Circulation in rapid warming simulations with GISS ModelE2" by David Rind et al. and "A developing food crisis and potential refugee movements" by Michael Puma et al.

Hurricane Study Receives Media Attention

A recent study by Timothy Hall (611) an co-author was featured in a NASA Earth Observatory feature and an article in Forbes.

AIRS/GISTEMP Study Receives News Release and Media Attention

A recent study by Joel Susskind (610), Gavin Schmidt (611), Jae Lee (613), and Lena Iredell (610.2) confirming global warming trends was featured in a press release from the publisher and articles in publications such as Newsweek, U.S. News & World Reports, and The Washington Post.

AGU GeoSpace Blog Features Study by Bauer and Co-authors

A new study on African air pollution by Suzanne Bauer (611) et al. was featured in a recent GeoSpace blog post.

Poster Blowout 2019 is in the books!

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Photos from this year's Poster Blowout are available now. Congratulations to everyone, especially this year's winners!

Earth Matters Blog: The New UN Climate Report in One Sentence

In October 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released yet another sobering report about the planetary disruption happening because of carbon human activity puts into the atmosphere.

Peters-Lidard, Schmidt, and Hall selected as AGU Fellows

Congratulations to Christa Peters-Lidard, Gavin Schmidt, and Dorothy Hall on their selection as 2018 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fellows. The honor recognizes their “visionary leadership and scientific excellence (that) have fundamentally advanced research in their respective fields.”

Poster Blowout 2018

Note from the Director:
I would like to thank the Director’s Science Committee for putting on an amazingly successful event where scientists and engineers across Goddard shared their work and made new contacts. The interdisciplinary interactions were especially exciting and crossed all four science disciplines.

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Gavin Schmidt selected as 2017 AAAS Fellow

Congratulations to Gavin Schmidt for his selection as 2017 Fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

GISS Scientist Wins 2017 Nordberg Award

Tony Del Genio, of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 William Nordberg Memorial Award.

GISS Scientists Select Best Paper of 2016

Scientists at NASA/GISS have voted the article “ Was Venus the first habitable world of our solar system?” by Michael Way et al. as the top work among over 180 research publications by institute staff published in 2016. The paper appeared in the journal Geophysical Research Letters in August. Runners-up included " Ice melt, sea level rise and superstorms" by Hansen et al. and "Implications for climate sensitivity from the response to individual forcing" by Marvel et al.
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