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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

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.

Enami, Shinichi and Hoffmann, Michael R. and Colussi, A. J. (2017) Criegee Intermediates React with Levoglucosan on Water. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters . ISSN 1948-7185 . (In Press)

Glasser, Nathaniel R. and Saunders, Scott H. and Newman, Dianne K. (2017) The Colorful World of Extracellular Electron Shuttles. Annual Review of Microbiology, 71 (1). ISSN 0066-4227. (In Press)

Bischoff, Tobias and Schneider, Tapio and Meckler, Anna Nele (2017) A Conceptual Model for the Response of Tropical Rainfall to Orbital Variations. Journal of Climate, 30 (20). pp. 8375-8391. ISSN 0894-8755.

Brounce, Maryjo and Stolper, Edward and Eiler, John (2017) Redox variations in Mauna Kea lavas, the oxygen fugacity of the Hawaiian plume, and the role of volcanic gases in Earth’s oxygenation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America . ISSN 0027-8424. (In Press)

Buhler, Peter B. and Ingersoll, Andrew P. (2017) Sublimation Pit Distribution Indicates Convection Cell Surface Velocities of ∼10 Centimeters per Year in Sputnik Planitia, Pluto. Icarus . ISSN 0019-1035. (In Press)

Gordon, Hamish and Flagan, Richard C. (2017) Causes and importance of new particle formation in the present-day and pre-industrial atmospheres. Journal of Geophysical Research. Atmospheres . ISSN 2169-897X. (In Press)

Ingersoll, Andrew P. (2017) Planetary science: Bypassing the habitable zone. Nature Geoscience, 10 (8). pp. 543-545. ISSN 1752-0894.

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.

Wills, Robert C. and Levine, Xavier J. and Schneider, Tapio (2017) Local Energetic Constraints on Walker Circulation Strength. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 74 (6). pp. 1907-1922. ISSN 0022-4928.

Haney, Matthew M. and Tsai, Victor C. (2017) Perturbational and nonperturbational inversion of Rayleigh-wave velocities. Geophysics, 82 (3). F15-F28. ISSN 0016-8033.

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)

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.

Podlaha, Olaf G. and Sessions, Alex L. and Freeman, Katherine (2017) John M. Hayes 1940-2017. Father of isotopes in modern and ancient biogeochemical processes, biosynthetic carbon and hydrogen isotope fractionation and compound specific isotope analytical techniques. Organic Geochemistry . ISSN 0146-6380. (In Press)

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.

Cid, Clément and Jasper, Justin and Hoffmann, Michael R. (2017) Formation of hydroxyapatite during toilet wastewater treatment by electrolysis. In: 254th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, August 20-24, 2017, Washington, DC.

Yang, Yang and Hoffmann, Michael R. (2017) Journey to enhance the stability of blue and black TiO_2 nanotube array elelctrodes for water treatment. In: 254th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, August 20-24, 2017, Washington, DC.

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.

Blacksberg, Jordana and Eiler, John M. (2017) Constraining the Origin of the Jupiter Trojans by In Situ Measurement of Volatiles, Minerals, and Ices. Keck Institute for Space Studies , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

Jasper, Justin T. and Yang, Yang and Hoffmann, Michael R. (2017) Toxic Byproduct Formation during Electrochemical Treatment of Latrine Wastewater. Environmental Science and Technology . ISSN 0013-936X. (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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