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Recovery of a CTD (conductivity, temperature, depth) sensor at sea.
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Monitoring atmospheric chemistry using mass spectrometers built at Caltech.
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The Alvin submersible returns from a dive.
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Sampling for cosmogenic exposure dating, Kauai.

Scientists from a broad range of disciplines are collaborating at The Linde Center to generate a comprehensive understanding of our global environment—including the impacts of human activities on it. They investigate Earth's atmosphere, oceans, cryosphere, and biosphere and their mutual interactions, characterizing their present and past states through innovative measurements, developing models to describe their evolution, and synthesizing measurements and models to produce sound predictions of the future. Among the questions addressed at The Linde Center are:

  • How has Earth's climate varied in the past and how will it change in the future?
  • How does pollution affect air quality locally and far from its sources, and how does it affect cloud cover and climate change?
  • What happens to carbon dioxide after it enters the atmosphere?

The Linde Center is located within the unique Linde + Robinson Laboratory, likely the most energy-efficient laboratory building in the United States. The Linde + Robinson Laboratory and nearby buildings house state-of-the art laboratories for oceanography, atmospheric chemistry, biogeochemistry, environmental microbiology, and environmental chemistry and technology.

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Recent Publications

Bischoff, Tobias and Schneider, Tapio and Meckler, Anna Nele (2017) A Conceptual Model for the Response of Tropical Rainfall to Orbital Variations. Journal of Climate, 30 (20). pp. 8375-8391. ISSN 0894-8755.

McConnell, Joseph R. and Adkins, Jess F. and Paris, Guillaume (2017) Synchronous volcanic eruptions and abrupt climate change ∼17.7 ka plausibly linked by stratospheric ozone depletion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America . ISSN 0027-8424. (In Press)

Lu, Jianhua and Schneider, Tapio (2017) Evolving perspectives on abrupt seasonal changes of the general circulation. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 34 (10). pp. 1185-1194. ISSN 0256-1530.

Brounce, Maryjo and Stolper, Edward and Eiler, John (2017) Redox variations in Mauna Kea lavas, the oxygen fugacity of the Hawaiian plume, and the role of volcanic gases in Earth’s oxygenation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America . ISSN 0027-8424. (In Press)

Wills, Robert C. and Levine, Xavier J. and Schneider, Tapio (2017) Local Energetic Constraints on Walker Circulation Strength. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 74 (6). pp. 1907-1922. ISSN 0022-4928.

Yang, Yang and Hoffmann, Michael R. (2017) Journey to enhance the stability of blue and black TiO_2 nanotube array elelctrodes for water treatment. In: 254th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, August 20-24, 2017, Washington, DC.

Ingersoll, Andrew P. (2017) Planetary science: Bypassing the habitable zone. Nature Geoscience, 10 (8). pp. 543-545. ISSN 1752-0894.

Glasser, Nathaniel R. and Saunders, Scott H. and Newman, Dianne K. (2017) The Colorful World of Extracellular Electron Shuttles. Annual Review of Microbiology, 71 (1). ISSN 0066-4227. (In Press)

Manucharyan, Georgy E. and Thompson, Andrew F. and Spall, Michael A. (2017) Eddy Memory Mode of Multidecadal Variability in Residual-Mean Ocean Circulations with Application to the Beaufort Gyre. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 47 (4). pp. 855-866. ISSN 0022-3670.

Haney, Matthew M. and Tsai, Victor C. (2017) Perturbational and nonperturbational inversion of Rayleigh-wave velocities. Geophysics, 82 (3). F15-F28. ISSN 0016-8033.

Jasper, Justin T. and Yang, Yang and Hoffmann, Michael R. (2017) Toxic Byproduct Formation during Electrochemical Treatment of Latrine Wastewater. Environmental Science and Technology . ISSN 0013-936X. (In Press)

Faulk, Sean and Mitchell, Jonathan and Bordoni, Simona (2017) Effects of Rotation Rate and Seasonal Forcing on the ITCZ Extent in Planetary Atmospheres. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 74 (3). pp. 665-678. ISSN 0022-4928.

Palucis, M. C. and Lamb, M. P. (2017) What controls channel form in steep mountain streams? Geophysical Research Letters, 44 (14). pp. 7245-7255. ISSN 0094-8276.

Buhler, Peter B. and Ingersoll, Andrew P. (2017) Sublimation Pit Distribution Indicates Convection Cell Surface Velocities of ∼10 Centimeters per Year in Sputnik Planitia, Pluto. Icarus . ISSN 0019-1035. (In Press)

Mbengue, Cheikh and Schneider, Tapio (2017) Storm-Track Shifts under Climate Change: Toward a Mechanistic Understanding Using Baroclinic Mean Available Potential Energy. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 74 (1). pp. 93-110. ISSN 0022-4928.

Tsai, Victor C. and Bowden, Daniel C. and Kanamori, Hiroo (2017) Explaining Extreme Ground Motion in Osaka Basin during the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake. Geophysical Research Letters . ISSN 0094-8276. (In Press)

Bowden, Daniel C. and Tsai, Victor C. (2017) Earthquake ground motion amplification for surface waves. Geophysical Research Letters, 44 (1). pp. 121-127. ISSN 0094-8276.

Gordon, Hamish and Flagan, Richard C. (2017) Causes and importance of new particle formation in the present-day and pre-industrial atmospheres. Journal of Geophysical Research. Atmospheres . ISSN 2169-897X. (In Press)

Blacksberg, Jordana and Eiler, John M. (2017) Constraining the Origin of the Jupiter Trojans by In Situ Measurement of Volatiles, Minerals, and Ices. Keck Institute for Space Studies , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

Wilson, David J. and van de Flierdt, Tina and Adkins, Jess F. (2017) Lead isotopes in deep-sea coral skeletons: ground-truthing and a first deglacial Southern Ocean record. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta . ISSN 0016-7037. (In Press)

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Contact

Linde Center for Global Environmental Science
California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Blvd., MC 131-24
Pasadena, CA 91125
Email: lindecenter@caltech.edu
Phone: (626) 395-8731


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