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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

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)

Scheingross, Joel S. and Lo, Daniel Y. and Lamb, Michael P. (2017) Self-formed waterfall plunge pools in homogeneous rock. Geophysical Research Letters, 44 (1). pp. 200-208. 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.

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.

Lamb, Michael P. and Brun, Fanny and Fuller, Brian M. (2017) Hydrodynamics of steep streams with planar coarse-grained beds: Turbulence, flow resistance, and implications for sediment transport. Water Resources Research . ISSN 0043-1397 . (In Press)

Faulk, Sean and Mitchell, Jonathan and Bordoni, Simona (2017) Effects of Rotation Rate and Seasonal Forcing on the ITCZ Extent in Planetary Atmospheres. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 74 (3). pp. 665-678. ISSN 0022-4928.

Teng, Alexander P. and Crounse, John D. and Wennberg, Paul O. (2017) Isoprene Peroxy Radical Dynamics. Journal of the American Chemical Society . ISSN 0002-7863. (In Press)

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.

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.

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)

Brient, Florent and Schneider, Tapio (2016) Constraints on Climate Sensitivity from Space-Based Measurements of Low-Cloud Reflection. Journal of Climate, 29 (16). pp. 5821-5835. ISSN 0894-8755.

Willacy, K. and Allen, M. and Yung, Y. (2016) A new astrobiological model of the atmosphere of Titan. Astrophysical Journal, 829 (2). Art. No. 79. ISSN 0004-637X.

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.

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.

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) Synthesis and Stabilization of Blue-Black TiO_2 Nanotube Arrays for Electrochemical Oxidant Generation and Wastewater Treatment. Environmental Science and Technology . ISSN 0013-936X. (In Press)

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.

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.

Ingersoll, Andrew P. and Ewald, Shawn P. (2016) Decadal timescale variability of the Enceladus plumes inferred from Cassini images. Icarus . ISSN 0019-1035. (In Press)

Wills, Robert C. and Byrne, Michael P. and Schneider, Tapio (2016) Thermodynamic and dynamic controls on changes in the zonally anomalous hydrological cycle. Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (9). pp. 4640-4649. ISSN 0094-8276.

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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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