Sciences and Exploration Directorate

Linda Sohl

(ASSOC RESEARCH SCIENTIST)

 linda.sohl-1@nasa.gov

 212.678.5644

Org Code: 611

NASA/GISS
Mail Code: 611
New York, NY 10025

Employer: TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Brief Bio


Dr. Linda Sohl is a "planet systems" scientist, with a background in sedimentary geology and paleoclimatology. Her research focuses on using NASA’s exoplanetary global climate model, the ROCKE-3D GCM, to expand upon our knowledge of past habitable phases of Earth and Mars as inferred from the geologic record. She is especially interested in understanding the climate processes of extreme cold environments like Snowball Earth, identifying the impacts of those conditions on the evolution and distribution of more complex life, and figuring out what all that might mean for the existence of life on worlds on the outer edges of their star system’s habitable zone.

Publications


Refereed

Ren, X., D. J. Lunt, E. Hendy, et al. A. von der Heydt, A. Abe-Ouchi, B. Otto-Bliesner, C. J. Williams, C. Stepanek, C. Guo, D. Chandan, G. Lohmann, J. C. Tindall, L. E. Sohl, M. A. Chandler, M. Kageyama, M. L. Baatsen, N. Tan, Q. Zhang, R. Feng, S. Hunter, W.-L. Chan, W. R. Peltier, X. Li, Y. Kamae, Z. Zhang, and A. M. Haywood. 2023. The hydrological cycle and ocean circulation of the Maritime Continent in the Pliocene: results from PlioMIP2 Climate of the Past 19 (10): 2053-2077 [10.5194/cp-19-2053-2023]

Weiffenbach, J. E., M. L. Baatsen, H. A. Dijkstra, et al. A. S. von der Heydt, A. Abe-Ouchi, E. C. Brady, W.-L. Chan, D. Chandan, M. A. Chandler, C. Contoux, R. Feng, C. Guo, Z. Han, A. M. Haywood, Q. Li, X. Li, G. Lohmann, D. J. Lunt, K. H. Nisancioglu, B. L. Otto-Bliesner, W. R. Peltier, G. Ramstein, L. E. Sohl, C. Stepanek, N. Tan, J. C. Tindall, C. J. Williams, Q. Zhang, and Z. Zhang. 2023. Unraveling the mechanisms and implications of a stronger mid-Pliocene Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) in PlioMIP2 Climate of the Past 19 (1): 61-85 [10.5194/cp-19-61-2023]

Christie, D. A., E. K. Lee, H. Innes, et al. P. A. Noti, B. Charnay, T. J. Fauchez, N. J. Mayne, R. Deitrick, F. Ding, J. J. Greco, M. Hammond, I. Malsky, A. Mandell, E. Rauscher, M. T. Roman, D. E. Sergeev, L. Sohl, M. E. Steinrueck, M. Turbet, E. T. Wolf, M. Zamyatina, and L. Carone. 2022. CAMEMBERT: A Mini-Neptunes General Circulation Model Intercomparison, Protocol Version 1.0.A CUISINES Model Intercomparison Project The Planetary Science Journal 3 (11): 261 [10.3847/psj/ac9dfe]

Turbet, M., T. J. Fauchez, D. E. Sergeev, et al. I. A. Boutle, K. Tsigaridis, M. J. Way, E. T. Wolf, S. D. Domagal-Goldman, F. Forget, J. Haqq-Misra, R. K. Kopparapu, F. H. Lambert, J. Manners, N. J. Mayne, and L. Sohl. 2022. The TRAPPIST-1 Habitable Atmosphere Intercomparison (THAI). I. Dry Cases—The Fellowship of the GCMs The Planetary Science Journal 3 (9): 211 [10.3847/psj/ac6cf0]

Pontes, G. M., A. S. Taschetto, A. Sen Gupta, et al. A. Santoso, I. Wainer, A. M. Haywood, W.-L. Chan, A. Abe-Ouchi, C. Stepanek, G. Lohmann, S. J. Hunter, J. C. Tindall, M. A. Chandler, L. E. Sohl, W. R. Peltier, D. Chandan, Y. Kamae, K. H. Nisancioglu, Z. Zhang, C. Contoux, N. Tan, Q. Zhang, B. L. Otto-Bliesner, E. C. Brady, R. Feng, A. S. von der Heydt, M. L. Baatsen, and A. M. Oldeman. 2022. Mid-Pliocene El Niño/Southern Oscillation suppressed by Pacific intertropical convergence zone shift Nature Geoscience 15 (9): 726-734 [10.1038/s41561-022-00999-y]

Han, Z., Q. Zhang, Q. Li, et al. R. Feng, A. M. Haywood, J. C. Tindall, S. J. Hunter, B. L. Otto-Bliesner, E. C. Brady, N. Rosenbloom, Z. Zhang, X. Li, C. Guo, K. H. Nisancioglu, C. Stepanek, G. Lohmann, L. Sohl, M. A. Chandler, N. Tan, G. Ramstein, M. L. Baatsen, A. S. von der Heydt, D. Chandan, W. R. Peltier, C. J. Williams, D. J. Lunt, J. Cheng, Q. Wen, and N. J. Burls. 2021. Evaluating the large-scale hydrological cycle response within the Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project Phase 2 (PlioMIP2) ensemble Clim. Past 17 (6): 2537–2558 [10.5194/cp-17-2537-2021]

Oldeman, A. M., M. L. Baatsen, A. S. von der Heydt, et al. H. A. Dijkstra, J. C. Tindall, A. Abe-Ouchi, A. R. Booth, E. C. Brady, W.-L. Chan, D. Chandan, M. A. Chandler, C. Contoux, R. Feng, C. Guo, A. M. Haywood, S. J. Hunter, Y. Kamae, Q. Li, X. Li, G. Lohmann, D. J. Lunt, K. H. Nisancioglu, B. L. Otto-Bliesner, W. R. Peltier, G. M. Pontes, G. Ramstein, L. Sohl, C. Stepanek, N. Tan, Q. Zhang, Z. Zhang, I. Wainer, and C. J. Williams. 2021. Reduced El Niño variability in the mid-Pliocene according to the PlioMIP2 ensemble Climate of the Past 17 (6): 2427-2450 [10.5194/cp-17-2427-2021]

Berntell, E., Q. Zhang, Q. Li, et al. A. M. Haywood, J. C. Tindall, S. J. Hunter, Z. Zhang, X. Li, C. Guo, K. H. Nisancioglu, C. Stepanek, G. Lohmann, L. E. Sohl, M. A. Chandler, N. Tan, C. Contoux, G. Ramstein, M. L. Baatsen, A. S. von der Heydt, D. Chandan, W. R. Peltier, A. Abe-Ouchi, W.-L. Chan, Y. Kamae, C. J. Williams, D. J. Lunt, R. Feng, B. L. Otto-Bliesner, and E. C. Brady. 2021. Mid-Pliocene West African Monsoon rainfall as simulated in the PlioMIP2 ensemble Climate of the Past 17 (4): 1777-1794 [10.5194/cp-17-1777-2021]

Fauchez, T. J., M. Turbet, D. E. Sergeev, et al. N. J. Mayne, A. Spiga, L. Sohl, P. Saxena, R. Deitrick, G. Gilli, S. D. Domagal-Goldman, F. Forget, R. Consentino, R. Barnes, J. Haqq-Misra, M. J. Way, E. T. Wolf, S. Olson, J. S. Crouse, E. Janin, E. Bolmont, J. Leconte, G. Chaverot, Y. Jaziri, K. Tsigaridis, J. Yang, D. Pidhorodetska, R. K. Kopparapu, H. Chen, I. A. Boutle, M. Lefevre, B. Charnay, A. Burnett, J. Cabra, and N. Bouldin. 2021. TRAPPIST Habitable Atmosphere Intercomparison (THAI) Workshop Report The Planetary Science Journal 2 (3): 106 [10.3847/psj/abf4df]

Zhang, Z., X. Li, C. Guo, et al. O. H. Otterå, K. H. Nisancioglu, N. Tan, C. Contoux, G. Ramstein, R. Feng, B. L. Otto-Bliesner, E. Brady, D. Chandan, W. R. Peltier, M. L. Baatsen, A. S. von der Heydt, J. E. Weiffenbach, C. Stepanek, G. Lohmann, Q. Zhang, Q. Li, M. A. Chandler, L. E. Sohl, A. M. Haywood, S. J. Hunter, J. C. Tindall, C. Williams, D. J. Lunt, W.-L. Chan, and A. Abe-Ouchi. 2021. Mid-Pliocene Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation simulated in PlioMIP2 Climate of the Past 17 (1): 529-543 [10.5194/cp-17-529-2021]

de Nooijer, W., Q. Zhang, Q. Li, et al. Q. Zhang, X. Li, Z. Zhang, C. Guo, K. H. Nisancioglu, A. M. Haywood, J. C. Tindall, S. J. Hunter, H. J. Dowsett, C. Stepanek, G. Lohmann, B. L. Otto-Bliesner, R. Feng, L. E. Sohl, M. A. Chandler, N. Tan, C. Contoux, G. Ramstein, M. L. Baatsen, A. S. von der Heydt, D. Chandan, W. R. Peltier, A. Abe-Ouchi, W.-L. Chan, Y. Kamae, and C. M. Brierley. 2020. Evaluation of Arctic warming in mid-Pliocene climate simulations Climate of the Past 16 (6): 2325-2341 [10.5194/cp-16-2325-2020]

Haywood, A. M., J. C. Tindall, H. J. Dowsett, et al. A. M. Dolan, K. M. Foley, S. J. Hunter, D. J. Hill, W.-L. Chan, A. Abe-Ouchi, C. Stepanek, G. Lohmann, D. Chandan, W. R. Peltier, N. Tan, C. Contoux, G. Ramstein, X. Li, Z. Zhang, C. Guo, K. H. Nisancioglu, Q. Zhang, Q. Li, Y. Kamae, M. A. Chandler, L. E. Sohl, B. L. Otto-Bliesner, R. Feng, E. C. Brady, A. S. von der Heydt, M. L. Baatsen, and D. J. Lunt. 2020. The Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project Phase 2: large-scale climate features and climate sensitivity Climate of the Past 16 (6): 2095-2123 [10.5194/cp-16-2095-2020]

Way, M. J., I. Aleinov, D. S. Amundsen, et al. M. A. Chandler, T. L. Clune, A. Del Genio, Y. Fujii, M. Kelley, N. Y. Kiang, L. Sohl, and K. Tsigaridis. 2017. Resolving Orbital and Climate Keys of Earth and Extraterrestrial Environments with Dynamics (ROCKE-3D) 1.0: A General Circulation Model for Simulating the Climates of Rocky Planets The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series 231 (1): 12 [10.3847/1538-4365/aa7a06]

Way, M. J., A. D. Del Genio, N. Y. Kiang, et al. L. E. Sohl, D. H. Grinspoon, I. Aleinov, M. Kelley, and T. Clune. 2016. Was Venus the first habitable world of our solar system? Geophysical Research Letters 43 (16): 8376-8383 [10.1002/2016gl069790]

Dolan, A. M., S. J. Hunter, D. J. Hill, et al. A. M. Haywood, S. J. Koenig, B. L. Otto-Bliesner, A. Abe-Ouchi, F. Bragg, W.-L. Chan, M. A. Chandler, C. Contoux, A. Jost, Y. Kamae, G. Lohmann, D. J. Lunt, G. Ramstein, N. A. Rosenbloom, L. Sohl, C. Stepanek, H. Ueda, Q. Yan, and Z. Zhang. 2015. Using results from the PlioMIP ensemble to investigate the Greenland Ice Sheet during the warm Pliocene Clim. Past 11 403-424 [doi:10.5194/cp-11-403-2015]

Hill, D. J., A. M. Haywood, D. J. Lunt, et al. S. J. Hunter, F. J. Bragg, C. Contoux, C. Stepanek, L. Sohl, N. A. Rosenbloom, W. L. Chan, Y. Kamae, Z. Zhang, A. Abe-Ouchi, M. A. Chandler, A. Jost, G. Lohmann, B. L. Otto-Bliesner, G. Ramstein, and H. Ueda. 2014. Evaluating the dominant components of warming in Pliocene climate simulations Climate of the Past 10 (1): 79-90 [10.5194/cp-10-79-2014]

Chandler, M. A., L. E. Sohl, J. A. Jonas, H. J. Dowsett, and M. Kelley. 2013. Simulations of the mid-Pliocene Warm Period using two versions of the NASA/GISS ModelE2-R Coupled Model Geosci. Model Dev. 6 (2): 517-531 [10.5194/gmd-6-517-2013]

Dowsett, H. J., K. M. Foley, D. K. Stoll, et al. M. A. Chandler, L. E. Sohl, M. Bentsen, B. L. Otto-Bliesner, F. J. Bragg, W.-L. Chan, C. Contoux, A. M. Dolan, A. M. Haywood, J. A. Jonas, A. Jost, Y. Kamae, G. Lohmann, D. J. Lunt, K. H. Nisancioglu, A. Abe-Ouchi, G. Ramstein, C. R. Riesselman, M. M. Robinson, N. A. Rosenbloom, U. Salzmann, C. Stepanek, S. L. Strother, H. Ueda, Q. Yan, and Z. Zhang. 2013. Sea Surface Temperature of the mid-Piacenzian Ocean: A Data-Model Comparison Sci. Rep. 3 [10.1038/srep02013]

Haywood, A. M., D. J. Hill, A. M. Dolan, et al. B. Otto-Bliesner, F. Bragg, W.-L. Chan, M. A. Chandler, C. Contoux, A. Jost, Y. Kamae, G. Lohmann, D. J. Lunt, A. Abe-Ouchi, S. J. Pickering, G. Ramstein, N. A. Rosenbloom, L. Sohl, C. Stepanek, Q. Yan, H. Ueda, and Z. Zhang. 2013. Large-scale features of Pliocene climate: results from the Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project Climate of the Past 9 (1): 191-209 [10.5194/cp-9-191-2013]

Salzmann, U., A. M. Dolan, A. M. Haywood, et al. W.-L. Chan, J. Voss, D. J. Hill, A. Abe-Ouchi, B. Otto-Bliesner, F. Bragg, M. A. Chandler, C. Contoux, H. J. Dowsett, A. Jost, Y. Kamae, G. Lohmann, D. J. Lunt, S. J. Pickering, M. J. Pound, G. Ramstein, N. A. Rosenbloom, L. Sohl, C. Stepanek, H. Ueda, and Z. Zhang. 2013. Challenges in quantifying Pliocene terrestrial warming revealed by data–model discord Nature Climate change 3 (11): 969-974 [10.1038/nclimate2008]

Zhang, R., Q. Yan, Z. S. Zhang, et al. D. Jiang, B. L. Otto-Bliesner, A. M. Haywood, D. J. Hill, A. M. Dolan, C. Stepanek, G. Lohmann, C. Contoux, F. Bragg, W.-L. Chan, M. A. Chandler, A. Jost, Y. Kamae, A. Abe-Ouchi, G. Ramstein, N. A. Rosenbloom, L. Sohl, and H. Ueda. 2013. Mid-Pliocene East Asian monsoon climate simulated in the PlioMIP Climate of the Past 9 (5): 2085-2099 [10.5194/cp-9-2085-2013]

Zhang, Z.-S., K. H. Nisancioglu, M. A. Chandler, et al. A. M. Haywood, B. L. Otto-Bliesner, G. Ramstein, C. Stepanek, A. Abe-Ouchi, W.-L. Chan, F. J. Bragg, C. Contoux, A. M. Dolan, D. J. Hill, A. Jost, Y. Kamae, G. Lohmann, D. J. Lunt, N. A. Rosenbloom, L. E. Sohl, and H. Ueda. 2013. Mid-pliocene Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation not unlike modern Climate of the Past 9 (4): 1495-1504 [10.5194/cp-9-1495-2013]

Shukla, S. P., M. A. Chandler, D. Rind, et al. L. Sohl, J. A. Jonas, and J. Lerner. 2011. Teleconnections in a warmer climate: the pliocene perspective Clim Dyn 37 (9-10): 1869-1887 [10.1007/s00382-010-0976-y]

Dowsett, H., M. Robinson, A. Haywood, et al. U. Salzmann, D. Hill, L. Sohl, M. A. Chandler, M. Williams, K. Foley, and D. Stoll. 2010. The PRISM3D paleoenvironmental reconstruction Stratigraphy 7 123-139

Haywood, A. M., H. J. Dowsett, B. Otto-Bliesner, et al. M. A. Chandler, A. M. Dolan, D. J. Hill, D. J. Lunt, M. M. Robinson, N. Rosenbloom, U. Salzmann, and L. Sohl. 2010. Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project (PlioMIP): experimental design and boundary conditions (Experiment 1) Geosci. Model Dev. 3 (1): 227-242 [10.5194/gmd-3-227-2010]

Shukla, S. P., M. A. Chandler, J. A. Jonas, et al. L. Sohl, K. Mankoff, and H. Dowsett. 2009. Impact of a permanent El Niño (El Padre) and Indian Ocean Dipole in warm Pliocene climates Paleoceanography 24 (2): PA2221 [10.1029/2008PA001682]

Malone, S. J., J. G. Meert, D. M. Banerjee, et al. M. K. Pandit, E. Tamrat, G. D. Kamenov, V. R. Pradhan, and L. Sohl. 2008. Paleomagnetism and detrital zircon geochronology of the Upper Vindhyan Sequence, Son Valley and Rajasthan, India: A ca 1000 Ma closure age for the Purana Basins? Precambrian Research 164 (3-4): 137-159 [10.1016/j.precamres.2008.04.004]

Jiang, G., L. Sohl, and N. Christie-Blick. 2003. Neoproterozoic stratigraphic comparison of the Lesser Himalaya (India) and Yangtze block (south China): Paleogeographic implications Geology 31 (10): 917-920 [10.1130/G19790.1]

Chandler, M. A., and L. E. Sohl. 2000. Climate forcings and the initiation of low-latitude ice sheets during the Neoproterozoic Varanger glacial interval J. Geophys. Res. 105 (D16): 20737-20756 [10.1029/2000JD900221]

Non-Refereed

Sohl, L., M. A. Chandler, R. B. Schmunk, et al. K. Mankoff, J. A. Jonas, K. M. Foley, and H. J. Dowsett. 2009. PRISM3/GISS Topographic Reconstruction USGS Data Series 419