7fcde7 square The Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, SOEST
Mark Merrifield


Department of Oceanography, 
University of Hawai`i at Manoa, 
1000 Pope Road, 
Marine Sciences Building, 
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-6161 
Fax: (808) 956-2352

E-mail: markm@soest.hawaii.edu


Curriculum Vitae


  • A.B. 1982 - Physics, University of California, Berkeley
  • Ph.D 1989 - Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USCD

Research Interests

  • Coastal Oceanography
  • Surface and Internal Waves
  • Sea Level Variability

Teaching Activites

  • OCN 760 - Special Topics in Physical Oceanography: Data Analysis
  • OCN 620 - Physical Oceanography
  • ORE 608 - Statistics for Ocean Engineers 
  • OCN 699, 700, 800 - Directed, Thesis and Dissertation Research


Ten Selected Publications

  • Holloway, P. E., and M. A. Merrifield, Internal tide generation by seamounts, ridges, and islands, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 25937-25951, 1999.
  • Merrifield, M. A., B. Kilonsky, S. Nakahara, Interannual sea level changes in the tropical Pacific associated with ENSO, Geophys. Rev. Lett., 1999.
  • Johnston, T. M. S., and M. A. Merrifield, Interannual geostrophic current anomalies in the near-equatorial western Pacific, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 30, 3-14, 2000.
  • Dail, H. J., M. A. Merrifield, and M. Bevis, Steep beach morphology changes due to energetic wave forcing, Mar. Geology, 162, 443-458, 2000.
  • Foster, J., M. Bevis, T. Schroeder, M. Merrifield, S. Businger, S. Dorn, S. Marcus, J. Dickey, and Y. Bar-Sever, El Nino, water vapor, and the Global Positioning System, Geophys. Rev. Lett, 27, 2697-2700, 2000.
  • Merrifield, M. A., P. E. Holloway, T. M. S. Johnston, Internal tide generation at the Hawaiian Ridge, Geophys. Rev. Lett., 28, 559-562, 2001.
  • Merrifield, M. A., and P.E. Holloway, Model estimates of M2 internal tide energetics at the Hawaiian Ridge, J. Geophys. Res., 107, 10.1029/2001JC00996, 2002.
  • Merrifield, M. A., L. Yang, and D. S. Luther, Numerical simulations of a storm generated island-trapped wave event at the Hawaiian Islands, J. Geophys. Res., 107, 3169, doi:10.1029/2001JC001134, 2002.
  • Holloway, P. E., and M. A. Merrifield, On the spring-neap variability and age of the internal tide at the Hawaiian Ridge, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 3126, doi:10.1029/2002JC001486, 2003.
  • Johnston, T.M.S., and M. A. Merrifield, Internal Tide Scattering at Seamounts, Ridges, and Islands, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 3180, doi:10.1029/2002JC001528, 2003.