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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)

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.

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.

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.

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

Miller, Madeline D. and Adkins, Jess F. and Hodell, David A. (2014) Rhizon sampler alteration of deep ocean sediment interstitial water samples, as indicated by chloride concentration and oxygen and hydrogen isotopes. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 15 (6). pp. 2401-2413. ISSN 1525‐2027.

Prancevic, Jeff P. and Lamb, Michael P. and Fuller, Brian M. (2014) Incipient sediment motion across the river to debris-flow transition. Geology, 42 (3). pp. 191-194. ISSN 0091-7613.

Lin, Fan-Chi and Tsai, Victor C. and Schmandt, Brandon (2014) 3-D crustal structure of the western United States: application of Rayleigh-wave ellipticity extracted from noise cross-correlations. Geophysical Journal International . ISSN 0956-540X.

Bianchi, Federico and Flagan, Richard C. (2014) Insight into Acid−Base Nucleation Experiments by Comparison of the Chemical Composition of Positive, Negative, and Neutral Clusters. Environmental Science and Technology, 48 (23). pp. 13675-13684. ISSN 0013-936X.

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.

Flagan, Richard C. (2014) Continuous-Flow Differential Mobility Analysis of Nanoparticles and Biomolecules. Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 5 . ISSN 1947-5438.

Chen, Jinqiang and Bordoni, Simona (2014) Intermodel spread of East Asian summer monsoon simulations in CMIP5. Geophysical Research Letters . ISSN 0094-8276.

Hoffmann, Michael R. and Cho, Kangwoo (2014) Effects of anodic potential and chloride ion on overall reactivity in semiconductor electrochemical reactors. In: 248th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, August 10-14, 2014, San Francisco, CA.

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.

Napier, W. J. and Ensberg, J. J. and Seinfeld, J. H. (2014) Insight into the numerical challenges of implementing 2-dimensional SOA models in atmospheric chemical transport models. Atmospheric Environment, 96 . pp. 331-344. ISSN 1352-2310 .

Enami, Shinichi and Hoffmann, Michael R. and Colussi, Agustín J. (2014) In Situ Mass Spectrometric Detection of Interfacial Intermediates in the Oxidation of RCOOH(aq) by Gas-Phase OH-Radicals. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 118 (23). pp. 4130-4137. ISSN 1089-5639.

Thompson, Andrew F. and Naveira Garabato, Alberto C. (2014) Equilibration of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current by Standing Meanders. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 44 (7). pp. 1811-1828. ISSN 0022-3670.

Gimbert, Florent and Tsai, Victor C. and Lamb, Michael P. (2014) A physical model for seismic noise generation by turbulent flow in rivers. Journal of Geophysical Research. Earth Surface, 119 (10). pp. 2209-2238. ISSN 2169-9003.

Thompson, J. and Simons, M. and Tsai, V. C. (2014) Modeling the elastic transmission of tidal stresses to great distances inland in channelized ice streams. Cryosphere Discussions, 8 . pp. 2119-2177. ISSN 1994-0432. (Submitted)

Smarte, Matthew D. and Dodson, Leah G. and Okumura, Mitchio (2014) Cavity ringdown spectroscopy of chlorine-​substituted peroxy radicals: Reaction kinetics with nitric oxide. In: 248th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, August 10-14, 2014, San Francisco, CA.

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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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