GISS Best Publication Award

Each spring, scientists at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies vote on the "best" paper published during the previous calendar year by a member or members of the institute. We consider this peer award to be the highest scientific honor that we bestow. Since 1993, the winners have been:

2013

Lacis, A.A., J.E. Hansen, G.L. Russell, V. Oinas, and J. Jonas, 2013: The role of long-lived greenhouse gases as principal LW control knob that governs the global surface temperature for past and future climate change. Tellus B, 65, 19734, doi:10.3402/tellusb.v65i0.19734.

2012

Shindell, D., J.C.I. Kuylenstierna, E. Vignati, R. van Dingenen, M. Amann, Z. Klimont, S.C. Anenberg, N. Muller, G. Janssens-Maenhout, F. Raes, J. Schwartz, G. Faluvegi, L. Pozzoli, K. Kupiainen, L. Höglund-Isaksson, L. Emberson, D. Streets, V. Ramanathan, K. Hicks, N.T.K. Oanh, G. Milly, M. Williams, V. Demkine, and D. Fowler, 2012: Simultaneously mitigating near-term climate change and improving human health and food security. Science, 335, 183-189, doi:10.1126/science.1210026.

2011

Hansen, J., M. Sato, P. Kharecha, and K. von Schuckmann, 2011: Earth's energy imbalance and implications. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 13421-13449, doi:10.5194/acp-11-13421-2011.

2010

Lacis, A.A, G.A. Schmidt, D. Rind, and R.A. Ruedy, 2010: Atmospheric CO2: Principal control knob governing Earth's temperature. Science, 330, 356-359, doi:10.1126/science.1190653.

2009

Del Genio, A.D., R.K. Achterberg, K.H. Baines, F.M. Flasar, P.L. Read, A. Sánchez-Lavega, and A.P. Showman, 2009: Saturn atmospheric structure and dynamics. In Saturn from Cassini-Huygens. M.K. Dougherty, L.W. Esposito, and S.M. Krimigis, Eds. Springer-Verlag, 113-159, doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-9217-6_6.

2008

Rosenzweig, C., D. Karoly, M. Vicarelli, P. Neofotis, Q. Wu, G. Casassa, A. Menzel, T.L. Root, N. Estrella, B. Seguin, P. Tryjanowski, C. Liu, S. Rawlins, and A. Imeson, 2008: Attributing physical and biological impacts to anthropogenic climate change. Nature, 453, 353-357, doi:10.1038/nature06937.

2007

Del Genio, A.D., M.-S. Yao, and J. Jonas, 2007: Will moist convection be stronger in a warmer climate? Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L16703, doi:10.1029/2007GL030525.

2006

Hansen, J., M. Sato, R. Ruedy, K. Lo, D.W. Lea, and M. Medina-Elizade, 2006: Global temperature change. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 103, 14288-14293, doi:10.1073/pnas.0606291103.

2005

Hansen, J., L. Nazarenko, R. Ruedy, M. Sato, J. Willis, A. Del Genio, D. Koch, A. Lacis, K. Lo, S. Menon, T. Novakov, J. Perlwitz, G. Russell, G.A. Schmidt, and N. Tausnev, 2005: Earth's energy imbalance: Confirmation and implications. Science, 308, 1431-1435, doi:10.1126/science.1110252.

2004

Hansen, J., and L. Nazarenko, 2004: Soot climate forcing via snow and ice albedos. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 101, 423-428, doi:10.1073/pnas.2237157100.

2003

Koch, D., J. Park, and A. Del Genio, 2003: Clouds and sulfate are anticorrelated: A new diagnostic for global sulfur models. J. Geophys. Res., 108, no. D24, 4781, doi:10.1029/2003JD003621.

2002

Chen, J., B.E. Carlson, and A.D. Del Genio, 2002: Evidence for strengthening of the tropical general circulation in the 1990s. Science, 295, 838-841, doi:10.1126/science.1065835.

2001

Allison, M., and D.H. Atkinson, 2001: Galileo Probe Doppler residuals as the wave-dynamical signature of weakly stable, downward-increasing stratification in Jupiter's deep wind layer. Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 2747-2750, doi:10.1029/2001GL012927.

2000

Del Genio, A.D., and A.B. Wolf, 2000: The temperature dependence of the liquid water path of low clouds in the southern Great Plains. J. Climate, 13, 3465-3486, doi:10.1175/1520-0442(2000)013<3465:TTDOTL>2.0.CO;2.

Hansen, J., M. Sato, R. Ruedy, A. Lacis, and V. Oinas, 2000: Global warming in the twenty-first century: An alternative scenario. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 97, 9875-9880, doi:10.1073/pnas.170278997.

1999

Shindell, D.T., R.L. Miller, G.A. Schmidt, and L. Pandolfo, 1999: Simulation of recent northern winter climate trends by greenhouse-gas forcing. Nature, 399, 452-455, doi:10.1038/20905.

1998

Shindell, D.T., D. Rind, and P. Lonergan, 1998: Increased polar stratospheric ozone losses and delayed eventual recovery owing to increasing greenhouse-gas concentrations. Nature, 392, 589-592, doi:10.1038/33385.

1997

Miller, R.L., 1997: Tropical thermostats and low cloud cover. J. Climate, 10, 409-440, doi:10.1175/1520-0442(1997)010<0409:TTALCC>2.0.CO;2.

1996

Tegen, I., A.A. Lacis, and I. Fung, 1996: The influence of mineral aerosols from disturbed soils on the global radiation budget. Nature, 380, 419-422, doi:10.1038/380419a0.

1995

Russell, G.L., J.R. Miller, and D. Rind, 1995: A coupled atmosphere-ocean model for transient climate change studies. Atmos.-Ocean, 33, 683-730.

1994

Del Genio, A.D., W. Kovari, Jr., and M.-S. Yao, 1994: Climatic implications of the seasonal variation of upper troposphere water vapor. Geophys. Res. Lett., 21, 2701-2704, doi:10.1029/94GL02658.

1993

Tselioudis, G., A.A. Lacis, D. Rind, and W.B. Rossow, 1993: Potential effects of cloud optical thickness on climate warming. Nature, 366, 670-672, doi:10.1038/366670a0.