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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

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.

Thompson, Andrew F. and Stewart, Andrew L. and Bischoff, Tobias (2016) A Multibasin Residual-Mean Model for the Global Overturning Circulation. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 46 (9). pp. 2583-2604. ISSN 0022-3670.

Eiler, John (2016) Rolling revolution in analytical isotope geochemistry. In: 251st American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, March 13-17, 2016, San Diego, CA.

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.

Wirth, Stefanie B. and Sessions, Alex L. (2016) Plant-wax D/H ratios in the southern European Alps record multiple aspects of climate variability. Quaternary Science Reviews, 148 . pp. 176-191. ISSN 0277-3791.

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.

Ryu, Su Young and Hoffmann, Michael R. (2016) Mixed-Metal Semiconductor Anodes for Electrochemical Water Splitting and Reactive Chlorine Species Generation: Implications for Electrochemical Wastewater Treatment. Catalysts, 6 (4). Art. No. 59. ISSN 2073-4344.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Scheingross, Joel S. and Lamb, Michael P. (2016) Sediment transport through self-adjusting, bedrock-walled waterfall plunge pools. Journal of Geophysical Research. Earth Surface, 121 (5). pp. 939-963. ISSN 2169-9003.

Su, Zhan and Ingersoll, Andrew P. (2016) On the Minimum Potential Energy State and the Eddy Size–Constrained APE Density. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 46 (9). pp. 2663-2674. ISSN 0022-3670.

Lloyd, Max K. and Eiler, John M. and Nabelek, Peter I. (2016) Clumped Isotope Thermometry Of Calcite And Dolomite In A Contact Metamorphic Environment. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta . ISSN 0016-7037. (In Press)

Liu, Junjun and Schneider, Tapio (2016) Contrasting responses to orbital precession on Titan and Earth. Geophysical Research Letters . ISSN 0094-8276. (In Press)

Chen, Jinqiang and Bordoni, Simona (2016) Early Summer Response of the East Asian Summer Monsoon to Atmospheric CO_2 Forcing and Subsequent Sea Surface Warming. Journal of Climate, 29 (15). pp. 5431-5446. ISSN 0894-8755.

Bergkessel, Megan and Basta, David W. and Newman, Dianne K. (2016) The physiology of growth arrest: uniting molecular and environmental microbiology. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 14 (9). pp. 549-562. ISSN 1740-1526.

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.

Magyar, Paul M. and Orphan, Victoria J. and Eiler, John M. (2016) Measurement of rare isotopologues of nitrous oxide by high-resolution multi-collector mass spectrometry. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 30 (17). pp. 1923-1940. ISSN 0951-4198.

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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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