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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

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.

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)

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)

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.

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.

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.

Hawthorne, J. C. and Simons, M. and Ampuero, J.-P. (2016) Estimates of aseismic slip associated with small earthquakes near San Juan Bautista, CA. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 121 (11). pp. 8254-8275. ISSN 2169-9313.

Kürten, Andreas and Flagan, Richard C. (2016) Experimental particle formation rates spanning tropospheric sulfuric acid and ammonia abundances, ion production rates, and temperatures. Journal of Geophysical Research. Atmospheres, 121 (20). pp. 12377-12400. ISSN 2169-897X.

Stewart, Andrew L. and Thompson, Andrew F. (2016) Eddy Generation and Jet Formation via Dense Water Outflows across the Antarctic Continental Slope. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 46 (12). pp. 3729-3750. ISSN 0022-3670.

Jiang, Junle and Simons, Mark (2016) Probabilistic imaging of tsunamigenic seafloor deformation during the 2011 Tohoku-oki Earthquake. Journal of Geophysical Research. Solid Earth, 121 (12). pp. 9050-9076. ISSN 2169-9313.

Tröstl, Jasmin and Craven, Jill S. and Flagan, Richard C. (2016) The role of low-volatility organic compounds in initial particle growth in the atmosphere. Nature, 533 (7604). pp. 527-531. ISSN 0028-0836.

Larsen, Isaac J. and Lamb, Michael P. (2016) Progressive incision of the Channeled Scablands by outburst floods. Nature, 538 (7624). pp. 229-232. ISSN 0028-0836.

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.

Kim, J. and Flagan, R. C. (2016) Hygroscopicity of nanoparticles produced from homogeneous nucleation in the CLOUD experiments. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16 (1). pp. 293-304. ISSN 1680-7316.

Lehtipalo, Katrianne and Downard, Andrew J. and Flagan, Richard C. (2016) The effect of acid–base clustering and ions on the growth of atmospheric nano-particles. Nature Communications, 7 . Art. No. 11594. ISSN 2041-1723.

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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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


Background image: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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