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Photo of the GISS facility, Columbia University's Armstrong Hall at the corner of Broadway and West 122th Street in New York City, on a sunny afternoon in May 2013.
ISS photo of Earth's limb, showing clouds over the sea and sunset glint on the waters below.
Image of a globe showing Earth's average surface temperature anomaly during 2022

Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Research at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) emphasizes a broad study of global change, an interdisciplinary initiative addressing natural and man-made changes in our environment that occur on various time scales — from one-time forcings such as volcanic explosions, to seasonal and annual effects such as El Niño, and on up to the millennia of ice ages — and that affect the habitability of our planet.

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New York, New York


January 29, 1961




Dr. Gavin A. Schmidt

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