Recovery of a CTD (conductivity, temperature, depth) sensor at sea.
Monitoring atmospheric chemistry using mass spectrometers built at Caltech.
The Alvin submersible returns from a dive.
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

Nakajima, Miki and Ingersoll, Andrew P. (2016) Controlled boiling on Enceladus. 1. Model of the vapor-driven jets. Icarus, 272 . pp. 309-318. ISSN 0019-1035.

Adam, Ori and Bischoff, Tobias and Schneider, Tapio (2016) Seasonal and Interannual Variations of the Energy Flux Equator and ITCZ. Part I: Zonally Averaged ITCZ Position. Journal of Climate, 29 (9). pp. 3219-3230. ISSN 0894-8755.

Duplissy, J. and Flagan, R. C. (2016) Effect of ions on sulfuric acid-water binary particle formation: 2. Experimental data and comparison. Journal of Geophysical Research. Atmospheres, 121 (4). pp. 1752-1775. ISSN 2169-897X.

Rondo, L. and Flagan, R. C. (2016) Effect of dimethylamine on the gas phase sulfuric acid concentration measured by Chemical Ionization Mass Spectrometry. Journal of Geophysical Research. Atmospheres, 121 (6). pp. 3036-3049. ISSN 2169-897X.

Bergkessel, Megan and Basta, David W. and Newman, Dianne K. (2016) The physiology of growth arrest: uniting molecular and environmental microbiology. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 14 (9). pp. 549-562. ISSN 1740-1526.

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.

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.

Magyar, Paul M. and Orphan, Victoria J. and Eiler, John M. (2016) Measurement of rare isotopologues of nitrous oxide by high-resolution multi-collector mass spectrometry. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 30 (17). pp. 1923-1940. ISSN 0951-4198.

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.

Enami, Shinichi and Hoffmann, Michael R. and Colussi, A. J. (2016) Halogen Radical Chemistry at Aqueous Interfaces. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 120 (31). pp. 6242-6248. ISSN 1089-5639.

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.

Gladstone, G. Randall and Wong, Michael L. and Yung, Yuk L. (2016) The atmosphere of Pluto as observed by New Horizons. Science, 351 (6279). Art. No. aad8866. ISSN 0036-8075.

Adam, Ori and Bischoff, Tobias and Schneider, Tapio (2016) Seasonal and Interannual Variations of the Energy Flux Equator and ITCZ. Part II: Zonally Varying Shifts of the ITCZ. Journal of Climate, 29 (20). pp. 7281-7293. ISSN 0894-8755.

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.

Dupuy, Eric and Roehl, Coleen M. and Wennberg, Paul O. (2016) Comparison of XH_2O Retrieved from GOSAT Short-Wavelength Infrared Spectra with Observations from the TCCON Network. Remote Sensing, 8 (5). Art. No. 414. ISSN 2072-4292.

Sessions, Alex L. (2016) Factors Controlling the Deuterium Contents of Sedimentary Hydrocarbons. Organic Geochemistry, 96 . pp. 43-64. ISSN 0146-6380.

Su, Zhan and Ingersoll, Andrew P. and He, Feng (2016) On the Abruptness of Bølling–Allerød Warming. Journal of Climate, 29 (13). pp. 4965-4975. ISSN 0894-8755.

Pascale, Salvatore and Bordoni, Simona (2016) Tropical and Extratropical Controls of Gulf of California Surges and Summertime Precipitation over the Southwestern United States. Monthly Weather Review, 144 (7). pp. 2695-2718. ISSN 0027-0644.

Yang, Yang and Hoffmann, Michael R. (2016) Multi-layer anode for saline wastewater treatment: Manipulating oxidant generation pathway by TiO_2 thin film deposition. In: 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, March 13-17, 2016, San Diego, CA.

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.

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Linde Center for Global Environmental Science
California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Blvd., MC 131-24
Pasadena, CA 91125
Phone: (626) 395-8731

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