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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

Brown, M. E. and Schaller, E. L. and Blake, G. A. (2015) Irradiation Products On Dwarf Planet Makemake. Astronomical Journal, 149 (3). Art. No. 105. ISSN 0004-6256.

Enami, Shinichi and Hoffmann, Michael R. and Colussi, Agustín J. (2015) Cascade oxidation of atmospheric aerosol dicarboxylic acids by gas-phase OH-radicals. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, 249 . ENVR-25. ISSN 0065-7727 .

Wills, Robert C. and Schneider, Tapio (2015) Stationary Eddies and the Zonal Asymmetry of Net Precipitation and Ocean Freshwater Forcing. Journal of Climate, 28 (13). pp. 5115-5133. ISSN 0894-8755.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gimbert, Florent and Tsai, Victor C. (2015) Predicting short-period, wind-wave-generated seismic noise in coastal regions. Earth and Planetary Science Letters . ISSN 0012-821X. (In Press)

Hooshmand, Abbas and Horner-Devine, Alexander R. and Lamb, Michael P. (2015) Structure of turbulence and sediment stratification in wave-supported mud layers. Journal of Geophysical Research. Oceans, 120 (4). pp. 2430-2448. ISSN 2169-9275.

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)

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 .

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.

Stewart, A. L. and Thompson, A. F. (2015) The Neutral Density Temporal Residual Mean overturning circulation. Ocean Modelling, 90 . pp. 44-56. ISSN 1463-5003.

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 .

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

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.

Prancevic, Jeff P. and Lamb, Michael P. (2015) Particle friction angles in steep mountain channels. Journal of Geophysical Research. Earth Surface, 120 (2). pp. 242-259. ISSN 2169-9003.

Prancevic, Jeff P. and Lamb, Michael P. (2015) Unraveling bed slope from relative roughness in initial sediment motion. Journal of Geophysical Research. Earth Surface, 120 (3). pp. 474-489. ISSN 2169-9003.

Apel, E. C. and Wennberg, P. O. and Crounse, J. D. (2015) Upper tropospheric ozone production from lightning NO_x-impacted convection: Smoke ingestion case study from the DC3 campaign. Journal of Geophysical Research. Atmospheres, 120 (6). pp. 2505-2523. ISSN 2169-897X.

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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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