Earth Institute Staff Directory

Linda E Sohl

Senior Staff Associate , NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS)

Affiliated with: , Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR)

Armstrong Hall
2880 Broadway
New York, NY 10025

BIOGRAPHY: 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. Back on modern Earth, Linda enjoys using the diverse climates of Earth and other planets to introduce students to the fields of climate science and climate modeling.