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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

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.

Ingersoll, Andrew P. (2017) Three eras of planetary exploration. Nature Astronomy, 1 (1). Art. No. 0010. ISSN 2397-3366.

Janssen, M. A. and Ingersoll, A. P. (2017) MWR: Microwave Radiometer for the Juno Mission to Jupiter. Space Science Reviews . ISSN 0038-6308. (In Press)

Manucharyan, Georgy E. and Thompson, Andrew F. and Spall, Michael A. (2017) Eddy Memory Mode of Multidecadal Variability in Residual-Mean Ocean Circulations with Application to the Beaufort Gyre. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 47 (4). pp. 855-866. ISSN 0022-3670.

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.

Trower, Elizabeth J. and Lamb, Michael P. and Fischer, Woodward W. (2017) Experimental evidence that ooid size reflects a dynamic equilibrium between rapid precipitation and abrasion rates. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 468 . pp. 112-118. ISSN 0012-821X.

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.

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.

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.

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)

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.

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

Lamb, Michael P. and Brun, Fanny and Fuller, Brian M. (2017) Direct measurements of lift and drag on shallowly submerged cobbles in steep streams: Implications for flow resistance and sediment transport. Water Resources Research . ISSN 0043-1397 . (In Press)

McConnell, Joseph R. and Adkins, Jess F. and Paris, Guillaume (2017) Synchronous volcanic eruptions and abrupt climate change ∼17.7 ka plausibly linked by stratospheric ozone depletion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America . ISSN 0027-8424. (In Press)

Lu, Jianhua and Schneider, Tapio (2017) Evolving perspectives on abrupt seasonal changes of the general circulation. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 34 (10). pp. 1185-1194. ISSN 0256-1530.

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)

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)

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.

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)

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)

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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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