Linda Sohl

Linda Sohl

  • ASSOC RESEARCH SCIENTIST
  • 212.678.5644
  • NASA GISS
  • 2880 Broadway
  • 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

    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:

    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

    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

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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