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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

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)

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.

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.

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.

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)

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.

Hoyle, C. R. and Craven, J. and Flagan, R. C. (2016) Aqueous phase oxidation of sulphur dioxide by ozone in cloud droplets. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16 (3). pp. 1693-1712. ISSN 1680-7324.

Sessions, Alex L. (2016) Factors Controlling the Deuterium Contents of Sedimentary Hydrocarbons. Organic Geochemistry, 96 . pp. 43-64. ISSN 0146-6380.

Ingersoll, Andrew P. and Nakajima, Miki (2016) Controlled boiling on Enceladus. 2. Model of the liquid-filled cracks. Icarus . ISSN 0019-1035. (In Press)

Byrne, Michael P. and Schneider, Tapio (2016) Energetic Constraints on the Width of the Intertropical Convergence Zone. Journal of Climate, 29 (13). pp. 4709-4721. ISSN 0894-8755.

Hawthorne, Jessica C. and Ampuero, Jean-Paul and Simons, Mark (2016) A Method for Calibration of the Local Magnitude Scale Based on Relative Spectral Amplitudes, and Application to the San Juan Bautista, California, Area. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America . ISSN 0037-1106. (In Press)

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.

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.

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.

Ruan, Xiaozhou and Thompson, Andrew F. (2016) Bottom Boundary Potential Vorticity Injection from an Oscillating Flow: A PV Pump. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 46 (11). pp. 3509-3526. ISSN 0022-3670.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

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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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