7fcde7 square The Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, SOEST
Eric Firing


Department of Oceanography, 
University of Hawai`i at Manoa, 
1000 Pope Road, 
Marine Sciences Building, 
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-7894
Fax: (808) 956-9225

E-mail: efiring@soest.hawaii.edu


Curriculum Vitae


  • BS 1973- Dept of Earth and Planetary Science, Mass. Inst. of Technology
  • Ph.D. 1978- Mass Inst. of Technology, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Joint Program in Oceanorgrpahy

Research Interests

  • Equatorial Circulation
  • General Circulation
  • Physical Oceanographic Technology

Teaching Activities

  • OCN 620-Physcial Oceanography
  • OCN 622- Marine Hydrodynamics
  • OCN 760- Topics in Physical Oceanography

Ten Selected Publications


Kashino, Y., E. Firing, P. Hacker, A. Sulaiman, and Lukiyanto. Direct current measurements in and around Celebes Sea in  February 1999. Submitted to Geophys. Res. Letters.


Rowe, G, D., E. Firing, and G. C. Johnson. The velocity, transport, and potential vorticity of the Pacific Equartorial Subsurface Countercurrents. J. Phys. Oceanogr., accepted.


Firing, E., B. Qiu, and W. Miao. Time-dependent island rule and its application to the time-varying north Hawaiian ridge current. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 29,2671-2688.


Firing, E., S. Wijffels, and P. Hacker. Equatorial Subthermocline currents across the Pacific. J. Geophys. Res., 103, 413-21, 423.


Wijffels, S., M. Hall, T. Joyce, D.J. Torres, P. Hacker, and E. Firing. The multiple gyres of the western North Pacific: a WOCE section along 149E. J. Geophys. Res., 103, 12,985-13,009.


Hacker, P., E. Firing, J. Hummon, L. L. Gordon, and J. Kindle. Bay of Bengal currents during the northeast monsoon. Geophys. Res. Letters, 25,2769-2772.


Feng, M., M.A. Merrifield, R. Pinkel, P. Hacker, A. J. Plueddemann, E. Firing, R. Lukas, and C. Eriksen. Semidiurnal tides observed in the western equatorial Pacific during the Tropical Ocean-Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Response Experiment. J. Geophys. Res., 103, 10,253-10,272.


Firing, E., R-C. Lien, and P. Muller, Observations of strong inertial oscillations after the passage of tropical cyclone Ofa. J. Geophys. Res., 102, 3317-3322.


Hacker, P., E. Firing, W. Wilson, and R. Molinari. Direct Observations of the current structure east of the Bahamas. Geophys. Res. Letters, 23, 1127-1130.


Firing, E. Currents observed north of Oahu during the first 5 years of HOT. Deep-Sea Res., 43, 281-303.