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

09/16/2019
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

09/04/2019
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

08/16/2019
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

08/08/2019
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

08/08/2019
Scientists at NASA/GISS have voted the article “nternal 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

06/07/2019
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

04/17/2019
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

04/16/2019
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!

02/27/2019
photo of people at the poster party

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

10/19/2018
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

08/09/2018
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

02/05/2018
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.
Best,
Colleen


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Gavin Schmidt selected as 2017 AAAS Fellow

11/27/2017
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

10/03/2017
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

08/25/2017
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.

Earth Matters Blog: In Case You Missed It - The Tropics Are Coming, The Tropics Are Coming!

07/26/2017
What does extra carbon dioxide in the atmosphere mean for how air circulates and how clouds are distributed?

2016 Earth Expeditions: ORACLES

09/01/2016
Southern Africa produces almost a third of the world’s vegetative burning, which sends smoke particles up into the atmosphere, where they eventually mix with stratocumulus clouds over the southeastern Atlantic Ocean. The Observations of Clouds above Aerosols and their Interactions (ORACLES) study is investigating how these particles impact the stratocumulus clouds, which play a key role in both regional and global surface temperatures and precipitation, in order to help improve current climate models.

Science Jamboree event photos

08/04/2016
The 2016 Science Jamboree was a great success! A collection of 50 photos from the event are available now.

GISS Scientists Choose Best Paper of 2015

06/27/2016
Scientists at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies recently voted "The frequency and duration of U.S. hurricane droughts" by Tim Hall & Kelly Hereid as the top work among over 130 research publications by institute staff published in 2015. The paper appeared in the journal Geophysical Research Letters in May. Runners-up included "Constraints on cumulus parameterization from simulations of observed MJO events" by Del Genio et al., and "Future climate change under RCP emission scenarios with GISS ModelE2" by Nazarenko et al.

Thomas Reuters 2015 Highly Cited Researchers

01/15/2016
Steven Pawson (610.1), Gavin Schmidt (611), Mian Chin (614), Brent Holben (618), Susanne Bauer (611/CU) and Greg Faluvegi (611/CU) have been named as Thomas Reuters 2015 Highly Cited Researchers. They have been identified as being among the most valuable and significant researchers in the field of Geosciences. Congratulations to all!

Scientists featured in NPR piece on Climate Warming

12/02/2015
Gavin Schmidt, Dan Duffy, and Phil Webster are all featured in the NPR story "Big Data Predicts Centuries Of Harm If Climate Warming Goes Unchecked". Read the article or listen to the audio at the link.

Remer, Rosenzweig, and Travis named as 2015 AGU Fellows

07/30/2015
Three Division scientists -- Lorraine Remer, Cynthia Rosenzweig, and Larry Travis -- have been selected by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for the 2015 class of Fellows for their exceptional scientific contributions to Earth Science.

GISS Scientists Choose Best Paper of 2014

06/12/2015
Scientists at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies recently voted "CMIP5 historical simulations (1850-2012) with GISS ModelE2" by Ron L. Miller and 39 others as the top work among over 130 research publications by institute staff published in 2014. The paper appeared in the journal JAMES in February. Runners-up included "The worst North American drought year of the last millennium: 1934" by Cook et al., and "Global warming and 21st century drying" by Cook et al.

GISS Associate Chief Larry Travis Retires

05/01/2015
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

03/31/2015
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."
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