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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Levine, Xavier J. and Schneider, Tapio (2015) Baroclinic Eddies and the Extent of the Hadley Circulation: An Idealized GCM Study. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 72 (7). pp. 2744-2761. 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)

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.

Walker, Jennifer M. and Bordoni, Simona and Schneider, Tapio (2015) Interannual Variability in the Large-Scale Dynamics of the South Asian Summer Monsoon. Journal of Climate, 28 (9). pp. 3731-3750. ISSN 0894-8755.

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.

Kürten, A. and Flagan, R. C. (2015) Thermodynamics of the formation of sulfuric acid dimers in the binary (H_2SO_4–H_2O) and ternary (H_2SO_4–H_2O–NH_3) system. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15 (18). pp. 10701-10721. ISSN 1680-7316.

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

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.

Li, Cheng and Ingersoll, Andrew P. (2015) Moist convection in hydrogen atmospheres and the frequency of Saturn’s giant storms. Nature Geoscience . ISSN 1752-0894. (In Press)

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

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.

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 .

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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Linde Center for Global Environmental Science
California Institute of Technology
1200 E. California Blvd., MC 131-24
Pasadena, CA 91125
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