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The Linde Center

The Linde Center


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 Ronald and Maxine Linde Laboratory for Global Environmental Science, one of the most energy-efficient laboratory building in the United States. The Center 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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The Linde Center Grad Students

Current Feature: Ryan Ward

Ward, Ryan X.

Ryan X. Ward

Meet Ryan Ward, a member of Caltech's Linde Center participating in Caltech's ESE (Environmental Science and Engineering) program. Ryan studies the chemistry of Earth's atmosphere — specifically particles that reside in the atmosphere, and how these affect major issues such as air quality and climate change.

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