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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

Ricci, J. N. and Michel, A. J. and Newman, D. K. (2015) Phylogenetic analysis of HpnP reveals the origin of 2-methylhopanoid production in Alphaproteobacteria. Geobiology . ISSN 1472-4677. (In Press)

Clog, Matthieu and Stolper, Daniel and Eiler, John M. (2015) Kinetics of CO_(2(g))–H_2O_((1)) isotopic exchange, including mass 47 isotopologues. Chemical Geology, 395 . pp. 1-10. ISSN 0009-2541.

Wu, Chia-Hung and Bialecka-Fornal, Maja and Newman, Dianne K. (2015) Methylation at the C-2 position of hopanoids increases rigidity in native bacterial membranes. eLife, 4 . Art. No. e05663. ISSN 2050-084X.

Cho, Kangwoo and Hoffmann, Michael R. (2015) Bi_xTi_(1−x)O_z Functionalized Heterojunction Anode with an Enhanced Reactive Chlorine Generation Efficiency in Dilute Aqueous Solutions. Chemistry of Materials . ISSN 0897-4756. (In Press)

Enami, Shinichi and Hoffmann, Michael R. and Colussi, Agustín J. (2015) Stepwise Oxidation of Aqueous Dicarboxylic Acids by Gas-Phase OH Radicals. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 6 (3). pp. 527-534. ISSN 1948-7185 .

Tsai, Victor C. and Gudmundsson, G. Hilmar (2015) An improved model for tidally modulated grounding-line migration. Journal of Glaciology , 61 (226). pp. 216-222. ISSN 0022-1430 .

Okumura, Mitchio (2015) Just add water dimers. Science, 347 (6223). pp. 718-719. ISSN 0036-8075.

Tsai, Victor C. and Stewart, Andrew L. and Thompson, Andrew F. (2015) Marine ice-sheet profiles and stability under Coulomb basal conditions. Journal of Glaciology , 61 (226). pp. 205-215. ISSN 0022-1430 .

Liu, Junjun and Schneider, Tapio (2015) Scaling of Off-Equatorial Jets in Giant Planet Atmospheres. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 72 (1). pp. 389-408. ISSN 0022-4928.

McVay, Renee C. and Cappa, Christopher D. and Seinfeld, John H. (2014) Vapor−Wall Deposition in Chambers: Theoretical Considerations. Environmental Science and Technology . ISSN 0013-936X.

Aso, Naofumi and Tsai, Victor C. (2014) Cooling magma model for deep volcanic long-period earthquakes. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 119 (11). pp. 8442-8456. ISSN 2169-9313.

Fallon, S. J. and Thresher, R. E. and Adkins, J. (2014) Age and growth of the cold-water scleractinian Solenosmilia variabilis and its reef on SW Pacific seamounts. Coral Reefs, 33 (1). pp. 31-38. ISSN 0722-4028.

Su, Zhan and Stewart, Andrew L. and Thompson, Andrew F. (2014) An Idealized Model of Weddell Gyre Export Variability. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 44 (6). pp. 1671-1688. ISSN 0022-3670.

Bischoff, Tobias and Thompson, Andrew F. (2014) Configuration of a Southern Ocean Storm Track. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 44 (12). pp. 3072-3078. ISSN 0022-3670.

Mertens, Laura A. and Okumura, Mitchio and Sander, Stanley P. (2014) Temperature dependent branching ratios of HONO_2 and HOONO from HO_x and NO_x cross reactions found using pulsed cavity-​ringdown spectroscopy. In: 248th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, August 10-14, 2014, San Francisco, CA.

Hoffmann, Michael R. (2014) Fifty-​years of personal reflection on advances in environmental chemistry and sustainability. In: 248th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, August 10-14, 2014, San Francisco, CA.

Ganti, Vamsi and Lamb, Michael P. and McElroy, Brandon (2014) Quantitative bounds on morphodynamics and implications for reading the sedimentary record. Nature Communications, 5 . Art. No. 3298. ISSN 2041-1723.

Adam, Ori and Schneider, Tapio and Harnik, Nili (2014) Role of Changes in Mean Temperatures versus Temperature Gradients in the Recent Widening of the Hadley Circulation. Journal of Climate, 27 (19). pp. 7450-7461. ISSN 0894-8755.

Tsai, Victor C. and Atiganyanun, Sarun (2014) Green’s Functions for Surface Waves in a Generic Velocity Structure. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 104 (5). pp. 2573-2578. ISSN 0037-1106.

Chatanantavet, Phairot and Lamb, Michael P. (2014) Sediment transport and topographic evolution of a coupled river and river plume system: An experimental and numerical study. Journal of Geophysical Research F, 119 (6). pp. 1263-1282. ISSN 0148-0227.

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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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