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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

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

Hung, Hui-Ming and Hoffmann, Michael R. (2015) Oxidation of Gas-Phase SO_2 on the Surfaces of Acidic Microdroplets: Implications for Sulfate and Sulfate Radical Anion Formation in the Atmospheric Liquid Phase. Environmental Science and Technology, 49 (23). pp. 13768-13776. ISSN 0013-936X.

Stewart, Andrew L. and Thompson, Andrew F. (2015) Eddy-mediated transport of warm Circumpolar Deep Water across the Antarctic Shelf Break. Geophysical Research Letters, 42 (2). pp. 432-440. ISSN 0094-8276.

Campbell, Tammy and Hoffmann, Michael R. (2015) Sonochemical degradation of perfluorinated surfactants: Power and multiple frequency effects. Separation and Purification Technology, 156 . pp. 1019-1027. ISSN 1383-5866.

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.

Chen, Jinqiang and Bordoni, Simona (2015) Response of the East Asian Summer Monsoon to Atmospheric CO_2 Forcing and Subsequent Sea Surface Warming. . (Submitted)

Allodi, Marco A. and Finneran, Ian and Blake, Geoffrey A. (2015) Watching molecules jump: Ultrafast nonlinear teraHertz spectroscopy of liquids and binary mixtures. In: 250th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, August 16-20, 2015, Boston, MA.

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 .

Hu, Renyu and Seager, Sara and Yung, Yuk L. (2015) Helium Atmospheres on Warm Neptune- and Sub-Neptune-sized Exoplanets and Applications to GJ 436b. Astrophysical Journal, 807 (1). Art. No. 8. ISSN 0004-637X.

Morgan, James J. and Newman, Dianne K. (2015) A Conversation with James J. Morgan. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 43 . pp. 1-27. ISSN 0084-6597.

Ait-Chaalal, Farid and Schneider, Tapio (2015) Why Eddy Momentum Fluxes are Concentrated in the Upper Troposphere. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 72 (4). pp. 1585-1604. ISSN 0022-4928.

Marlow, J. and Peckmann, J. and Orphan, V. (2015) Autoendoliths: a distinct type of rock-hosted microbial life. Geobiology . ISSN 1472-4677. (In Press)

Hines, Sophia K. V. and Southon, John R. and Adkins, Jess F. (2015) A high-resolution record of Southern Ocean intermediate water radiocarbon over the past 30,000 years. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 432 . pp. 46-58. ISSN 0012-821X.

Wolfe, G. M. and Crounse, J. D. and Wennberg, P. O. (2015) Quantifying sources and sinks of reactive gases in the lower atmosphere using airborne flux observations. Geophysical Research Letters, 42 (19). pp. 8231-8240. ISSN 0094-8276.

Feldl, N. and Bordoni, S. (2015) Characterizing the Hadley circulation response through regional climate feedbacks. . (Submitted)

Schneider, Tapio and Bischoff, Tobias and Płotka, Hanna (2015) Physics of Changes in Synoptic Midlatitude Temperature Variability. Journal of Climate, 28 (6). pp. 2312-2331. ISSN 0894-8755.

Blake, Geoffrey A. and Bergin, Edwin A. (2015) Planetary science: Prebiotic chemistry on the rocks. Nature, 520 (7546). pp. 161-162. ISSN 0028-0836.

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

Lapotre, Mathieu G. A. and Lamb, Michael P. (2015) Hydraulics of floods upstream of horseshoe canyons and waterfalls. Journal of Geophysical Research. Earth Surface, 120 (7). pp. 1227-1250. ISSN 2169-9003.

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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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