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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

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.

Okumura, Mitchio (2015) Just add water dimers. Science, 347 (6223). pp. 718-719. ISSN 0036-8075.

Tsai, Victor C. and Stewart, Andrew L. and Thompson, Andrew F. (2015) Marine ice-sheet profiles and stability under Coulomb basal conditions. Journal of Glaciology , 61 (226). pp. 205-215. ISSN 0022-1430 .

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.

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 .

Ricci, J. N. and Michel, A. J. and Newman, D. K. (2015) Phylogenetic analysis of HpnP reveals the origin of 2-methylhopanoid production in Alphaproteobacteria. Geobiology . ISSN 1472-4677. (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.

Tsai, Victor C. and Gudmundsson, G. Hilmar (2015) An improved model for tidally modulated grounding-line migration. Journal of Glaciology , 61 (226). pp. 216-222. ISSN 0022-1430 .

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.

Cho, Kangwoo and Hoffmann, Michael R. (2015) Bi_xTi_(1−x)O_z Functionalized Heterojunction Anode with an Enhanced Reactive Chlorine Generation Efficiency in Dilute Aqueous Solutions. Chemistry of Materials . ISSN 0897-4756. (In Press)

Yang, Da and Ingersoll, Andrew P. (2014) A theory of the MJO horizontal scale. Geophysical Research Letters, 41 (3). pp. 1059-1064. ISSN 0094-8276.

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.

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.

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.

Lin, Fan-Chi and Tsai, Victor C. and Schmandt, Brandon (2014) 3-D crustal structure of the western United States: application of Rayleigh-wave ellipticity extracted from noise cross-correlations. Geophysical Journal International . ISSN 0956-540X.

Chatanantavet, Phairot and Lamb, Michael P. (2014) Sediment transport and topographic evolution of a coupled river and river plume system: An experimental and numerical study. Journal of Geophysical Research F, 119 (6). pp. 1263-1282. ISSN 0148-0227.

Liu, Albert Tianxiang and Zaveri, Rahul A. and Seinfeld, John H. (2014) Analytical solution for transient partitioning and reaction of a condensing vapor species in a droplet. Atmospheric Environment, 89 . pp. 651-654. ISSN 1352-2310 .

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.

Bergin, Edwin A. and Crockett, Nathan R. and Blake, Geoffrey A. (2014) Probing the interstellar origin of carbon and nitrogen-bearing organics in our solar system. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, 247 . 39-PHYS. ISSN 0065-7727 .

Wong, Michael L. and Yung, Yuk L. and Gladstone, G. Randall (2014) Pluto’s implications for a Snowball Titan. Icarus . ISSN 0019-1035. (In Press)

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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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