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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

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)

Feldl, Nicole and Bordoni, Simona and Merlis, Timothy M. (2017) Coupled High-Latitude Climate Feedbacks and Their Impact on Atmospheric Heat Transport. Journal of Climate, 30 (1). pp. 189-201. ISSN 0894-8755.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bischoff, Tobias and Schneider, Tapio (2016) The Equatorial Energy Balance, ITCZ Position, and Double-ITCZ Bifurcations. Journal of Climate, 29 (8). pp. 2997-3013. ISSN 0894-8755.

Tröstl, Jasmin and Craven, Jill S. and Flagan, Richard C. (2016) The role of low-volatility organic compounds in initial particle growth in the atmosphere. Nature, 533 (7604). pp. 527-531. ISSN 0028-0836.

Chen, Ru and Thompson, Andrew F. and Flierl, Glenn R. (2016) Time-Dependent Eddy-Mean Energy Diagrams and Their Application to the Ocean. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 46 (9). pp. 2827-2850. ISSN 0022-3670.

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

Su, Zhan and Ingersoll, Andrew P. (2016) On the Minimum Potential Energy State and the Eddy Size–Constrained APE Density. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 46 (9). pp. 2663-2674. ISSN 0022-3670.

Walker, Jennifer M. and Bordoni, Simona (2016) Onset and withdrawal of the large-scale South Asian monsoon: A dynamical definition using change point detection. Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (22). pp. 11815-11822. ISSN 0094-8276.

Ryu, Su Young and Hoffmann, Michael R. (2016) Mixed-Metal Semiconductor Anodes for Electrochemical Water Splitting and Reactive Chlorine Species Generation: Implications for Electrochemical Wastewater Treatment. Catalysts, 6 (4). Art. No. 59. ISSN 2073-4344.

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)

Hawthorne, J. C. and Simons, M. and Ampuero, J.-P. (2016) Estimates of aseismic slip associated with small earthquakes near San Juan Bautista, CA. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 121 (11). pp. 8254-8275. ISSN 2169-9313.

Wills, Robert C. and Schneider, Tapio (2016) How Stationary Eddies Shape Changes in the Hydrological Cycle: Zonally Asymmetric Experiments in an Idealized GCM. Journal of Climate, 29 (9). pp. 3161-3179. ISSN 0894-8755.

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)

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.

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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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