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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

Glasser, Nathaniel R. and Kern, Suzanne E. and Newman, Dianne K. (2014) Phenazine redox cycling enhances anaerobic survival in Pseudomonas aeruginosa by facilitating generation of ATP and a proton-motive force. Molecular Microbiology . ISSN 0950-382X.

Tsai, Victor C. and Atiganyanun, Sarun (2014) Green’s Functions for Surface Waves in a Generic Velocity Structure. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 104 (5). pp. 2573-2578. ISSN 0037-1106.

Hofmann, Amy E. and Baker, Michael B. and Eiler, John M. (2014) Sub-micron-scale trace-element distributions in natural zircons of known provenance: implications for Ti-in-zircon thermometry. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 168 (3). Art. No. 1057. ISSN 0010-7999.

Cho, Kangwoo and Hoffmann, Michael R. (2014) Urea Degradation by Electrochemically Generated Reactive Chlorine Species: Products and Reaction Pathways. Environmental Science and Technology, 48 (19). pp. 11504-11511. ISSN 0013-936X.

Ganti, Vamsi and Lamb, Michael P. and McElroy, Brandon (2014) Quantitative bounds on morphodynamics and implications for reading the sedimentary record. Nature Communications, 5 . Art. No. 3298. ISSN 2041-1723.

Su, Zhan and Stewart, Andrew L. and Thompson, Andrew F. (2014) An Idealized Model of Weddell Gyre Export Variability. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 44 (6). pp. 1671-1688. ISSN 0022-3670.

Bischoff, Tobias and Schneider, Tapio (2014) Energetic Constraints on the Position of the Intertropical Convergence Zone. Journal of Climate, 27 (13). pp. 4937-4951. ISSN 0894-8755.

Ingersoll, Andrew P. (2014) Second rock from the Sun. Nature, 512 (7514). p. 252. ISSN 0028-0836.

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.

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.

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.

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

Su, Zhan and Stewart, Andrew L. and Thompson, Andrew F. (2014) An Idealized Model of Weddell Gyre Export Variability. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 44 (6). pp. 1671-1688. ISSN 0022-3670.

Mertens, Laura A. and Okumura, Mitchio and Sander, Stanley P. (2014) Temperature dependent branching ratios of HONO_2 and HOONO from HO_x and NO_x cross reactions found using pulsed cavity-​ringdown spectroscopy. In: 248th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, August 10-14, 2014, San Francisco, CA.

Chen, Jinqiang and Bordoni, Simona (2014) Orographic Effects of the Tibetan Plateau on the East Asian Summer Monsoon: An Energetic Perspective. Journal of Climate, 27 (8). pp. 3052-3072. ISSN 0894-8755.

Hoffmann, Michael R. (2014) PV-​powered electrochemical wastewater treatment system: Kinetics and mechanisms. In: 248th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, August 10-14, 2014, San Francisco, CA.

Limaye, Ajay B. S. and Lamb, Michael P. (2014) Numerical simulations of bedrock valley evolution by meandering rivers with variable bank material. Journal of Geophysical Research F, 119 (4). pp. 927-950. ISSN 0148-0227.

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.

Adam, Ori and Schneider, Tapio and Harnik, Nili (2014) Role of Changes in Mean Temperatures versus Temperature Gradients in the Recent Widening of the Hadley Circulation. Journal of Climate, 27 (19). pp. 7450-7461. ISSN 0894-8755.

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