Roger Lukas

Department of Oceanography
University of Hawaii at Manoa
1000 Pope Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

(808) 956-7896 (phone)
(808) 956-9222 (fax)

Roger Lukas is a Professor in the Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii. He teaches graduate courses and conducts research in physical oceanography. His areas of research specialization are ocean-atmosphere interaction, seasonal-to-decadal climate variability, tropical ocean dynamics, and the distribution of oceanic water mass properties in the tropics and subtropics. He has authored or co-authored more than 75 articles in international scientific journals on these subjects. He recently co-authored a comprehensive book on the physics of the upper ocean. He has been a Principal Investigator on more than 30 research grants by the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Lukas has been Chief Scientist of 14 oceanographic research cruises. He was one of two principal organizers of a major international air-sea interaction experiment (TOGA/COARE) conducted during 1992-93 in the western equatorial Pacific.


Research Activities

My research activities have been in the areas of tropical and subtropical ocean circulation, air-sea interaction, and climate variability. More information can be found at the following links:

Recent Grants and Contracts



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