7fcde7 square The Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, SOEST
Glenn Carter

Associate Professor

Department of Oceanography, 
University of Hawai`i at Manoa, 
1000 Pope Road, 
Marine Sciences Building, 
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-9267 
Fax: (808) 956-2352

E-mail: gscarter@hawaii.edu




Curriculum Vitae


  • B.S. 1992 - Applied Mathematics, University of Auckland (New Zealand)
  • B.E. 1994 - Engineering Science, University of Auckland (New Zealand)
  • M.S. 2001 - Oceanography, University of Washington
  • Ph.D. 2005 - Oceanography, University of Washington

Research Interests

  • Tidal and internal tides
  • Ocean mixing and microstructure
  • Observations with ocean gliders

Teaching Activites

  • OCN 662 - Marine Hydrodynamics
  • OCN 620 - Physical Oceanography (Guest lecturer: Tides and Mixing)
  • ORE 608 - Statistics for Ocean Engineers (Guest Lecturer: Matlab graphics)

Selected Publications

Carter, G. S., M. A. MC, J. M. Becker, K. Katsumata, M. C. Gregg, D. S. Luther, M. D. Levine, and T. J. B. and Y. L. Firing, 2008: Energetics of M2 barotropic to baroclinic tidal conversion at the Hawaiian Islands. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 38, 2205-2223.

Carter, G. S. and M. A. Merrifeld, 2007: Open boundary conditions for regional tidal simulations. Ocean Modelling, 18, 194-209.

Carter, G. S., M. C. Gregg, and M. A. Merrifeld, 2006: Flow and mixing around a small seamount on Kaena Ridge, Hawaii. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 36, 1036-1052.

Carter, G. S. and M. C. Gregg, 2006: Persistent near-diurnal internal waves observed above a site of M2 barotropic-to-baroclinic conversion. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 36, 1136-1147.

Klymak, J. M., J. N. Moum, J. D. Nash, E. Kunze, J. B. Girton, G. S. Carter, C. Lee, T. B. Sanford, and M. C. Gregg, 2006: An estimate of energy lost to turbulence at the Hawaiian Ridge. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 36, 1148-1164.

Carter, G. S., M. C. Gregg, and R.-C. Lien, 2005: Internal waves, solitary-like waves, and mixing on the Monterey Bay shelf. Continental Shelf Research, 25, 1499-1520.

Rudnick, D. L., T. J. Boyd, R. E. Brainard, G. S. Carter, G. D. Egbert, M. C. Gregg, P. E. Holloway, J. M. Klymak, E. Kunze, C. M. Lee, M. D. Levine, D. S. Luther, J. P. Martin, M. A. Merrifeld, J. N. Moum, J. D. Nash, R. Pinkel, L. Rainville, and T. B. Sanford, 2003: From tides to mixing along the Hawaiian Ridge. Science, 301, 355-357.

Carter, G. S. and M. C. Gregg, 2002: Intense, variable mixing near the head of Monterey Submarine Canyon. J. of Phys. Oceanogr., 32, 3145-3165.

Kunze, E., L. K. Rosenfeld, G. S. Carter, and M. C. Gregg, 2002: Internal waves in Monterey Submarine Canyon. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 32, 1890-1913.