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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

Cho, Kangwoo and Hoffmann, Michael R. (2017) Molecular hydrogen production from wastewater electrolysis cell with multi-junction BiO_x/TiO_2 anode and stainless steel cathode: Current and energy efficiency. Applied Catalysis B, 202 . pp. 671-682. ISSN 0926-3373.

Lapotre, Mathieu G. A. and Lamb, Michael P. and McElroy, Brandon (2017) What sets the size of current ripples? Geology . ISSN 0091-7613. (In Press)

Trembath-Reichert, Elizabeth and Case, David H. and Orphan, Victoria J. (2016) Characterization of microbial associations with methanotrophic archaea and sulfate-reducing bacteria through statistical comparison of nested Magneto-FISH enrichments. PeerJ, 4 . Art. No. e1913. ISSN 2167-8359. PMCID PMC4841229.

Lamb, Michael P. and Venditti, Jeremy G. (2016) The grain size gap and abrupt gravel-sand transitions in rivers due to suspension fallout. Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (8). pp. 3777-3785. ISSN 0094-8276.

Enami, Shinichi and Hoffmann, Michael R. and Colussi, Agustín J. (2016) Extensive H-atom abstraction from benzoate by OH-radicals at the air–water interface. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics . ISSN 1463-9076. (In Press)

Scheingross, Joel S. and Lamb, Michael P. (2016) Sediment transport through self-adjusting, bedrock-walled waterfall plunge pools. Journal of Geophysical Research. Earth Surface, 121 (5). pp. 939-963. ISSN 2169-9003.

Byrne, Michael P. and Schneider, Tapio (2016) Energetic Constraints on the Width of the Intertropical Convergence Zone. Journal of Climate, 29 (13). pp. 4709-4721. ISSN 0894-8755.

Manucharyan, Georgy E. and Spall, Michael A. and Thompson, Andrew F. (2016) A Theory of the Wind-Driven Beaufort Gyre Variability. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 46 (11). pp. 3263-3278. ISSN 0022-3670.

Järvinen, Emma and Craven, Jill and Flagan, Rick C. (2016) Observation of viscosity transition in α-pinene secondary organic aerosol. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16 (7). pp. 4423-4438. ISSN 1680-7324.

Hansman, Roberta L. and Sessions, Alex L. (2016) Measuring the in situ carbon isotopic composition of distinct marine plankton populations sorted by flow cytometry. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 14 (2). pp. 87-99. ISSN 1541-5856.

Lloyd, Max K. and Eiler, John M. and Nabelek, Peter I. (2016) Clumped Isotope Thermometry Of Calcite And Dolomite In A Contact Metamorphic Environment. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta . ISSN 0016-7037. (In Press)

Ingersoll, Andrew P. and Nakajima, Miki (2016) Controlled boiling on Enceladus. 2. Model of the liquid-filled cracks. Icarus . ISSN 0019-1035. (In Press)

Lehtipalo, Katrianne and Downard, Andrew J. and Flagan, Richard C. (2016) The effect of acid–base clustering and ions on the growth of atmospheric nano-particles. Nature Communications, 7 . Art. No. 11594. ISSN 2041-1723.

Wirth, Stefanie B. and Sessions, Alex L. (2016) Plant-wax D/H ratios in the southern European Alps record multiple aspects of climate variability. Quaternary Science Reviews, 148 . pp. 176-191. ISSN 0277-3791.

Jasper, Justin T. and Shafaat, Oliver S. and Hoffmann, Michael R. (2016) Electrochemical Transformation of Trace Organic Contaminants in Latrine Wastewater. Environmental Science and Technology, 50 (18). pp. 10198-10208. ISSN 0013-936X.

Hoyle, C. R. and Craven, J. and Flagan, R. C. (2016) Aqueous phase oxidation of sulphur dioxide by ozone in cloud droplets. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16 (3). pp. 1693-1712. ISSN 1680-7324.

Chen, Jinqiang and Bordoni, Simona (2016) Early Summer Response of the East Asian Summer Monsoon to Atmospheric CO_2 Forcing and Subsequent Sea Surface Warming. Journal of Climate, 29 (15). pp. 5431-5446. ISSN 0894-8755.

Trembath-Reichert, Elizabeth and Case, David H. and Orphan, Victoria J. (2016) Characterization of microbial associations with methanotrophic archaea and sulfate-reducing bacteria through statistical comparison of nested Magneto-FISH enrichments. PeerJ, 4 . Art. No. e1913. ISSN 2167-8359. PMCID PMC4841229.

Yang, Yang and Hoffmann, Michael R. (2016) Synthesis and Stabilization of Blue-Black TiO_2 Nanotube Arrays for Electrochemical Oxidant Generation and Wastewater Treatment. Environmental Science and Technology . ISSN 0013-936X. (In Press)

Kürten, Andreas and Flagan, Richard C. (2016) Experimental particle formation rates spanning tropospheric sulfuric acid and ammonia abundances, ion production rates, and temperatures. Journal of Geophysical Research. Atmospheres, 121 (20). pp. 12377-12400. ISSN 2169-897X.

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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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