Carter, Glenn

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Associate Professor
Department of Oceanography 
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Marine Sciences Building 
1000 Pope Road, 
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-9267 
Fax: (808) 956-2352

Curriculum Vitae


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

Research Interests

  • Tidal and internal tides
  • Ocean mixing and microstructure
  • Physical oceanography of the hadal zone

Teaching Activities

  • OCN 201 – Science of the Sea
  • GES 310 – Global Change and Earth Systems Science
  • OCN 490 – Communication of Research Results
  • OCN 665 – Small-scale Air-Sea Interactions

Selected Publications

Carter, G. S., G. Voet, M. H. Alford, J. B. Girton, J. B. Mickett, J. M. Klymak, L. J. Pratt, K. A. Pearson-Potts, J. M. Cusack, and S. Tan, 2019: A spatial geography of abyssal turbulent mixing in the Samoan Passage. Oceanography. 32(4), 194–203.

Girton, J. B., J. B. Mickett, Z. Zhao, M. H. Alford, G. Voet, J. M. Cusack, G. S. Carter., K. A. Pearson-Potts, L. J. Pratt, S. Tan, and J. M. Klymak, 2019: Flow-topography interactions in the Samoan Passage. Oceanography. 32(4), 184–193.

Drazen, J., C. Smith, K. Gjerde, W. Au, J. Black, G. S. Carter, M. Clark, J. Durden, P. Dutrieux, E. Goetze, S. Haddock, M. Hatta, C. Hauton, P. Hill, J. Koslow, A. Leitner, C. Measures, A. Pacini, F. Parrish, Peacock, J. Perelman, T. S. C. Taymans, V. Tunnicliffe, L. Watling, H. Ya- mamoto, E.Young, and A. Ziegler, 2019: Report of the workshop Evaluating the nature of mid- water mining plumes and their potential effects on midwater ecosystems. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 5, e33527.

Bruno, B. C., J. Engels, G. Ito, J. Gillis-Davis, H. Dulai, G. S. Carter, C. Fletcher, and D. Bo ̈ttjer-Wilson (2017), Two-stage Exams: A powerful tool for reducing the achievement gap in undergraduate oceanography and geology classes, Oceanography, 30(2) 198–209.

Voet, G., J. B. Girton, M. H. Alford, G. S. Carter, J. M. Klymak, and J. B. Mickett (2016), Warming and weakening of the abyssal flow through Samoan Passage. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 46(8), 2389-2401.

Alford, M. H., J. M. Klymak, and G. S. Carter (2014), Breaking internal lee waves at Kaena Ridge, Hawaii, Geophysical Research Letters, 41(3), 906–912, doi:10.1002/2013GL059070.

Chou, S. H., D. S. Luther, M. D. Guiles, G. S. Carter, and T. Decloedt (2014), An empirical investigation of nonlinear energy transfer from the m2 internal tide to diurnal wave motions in the Kauai Channel, Hawaii, Geophysical Research Letters, 41(2), 505–512.

Waterhouse, A. F., J. A. MacKinnon, J. D. Nash, M. H. Alford, E. Kunze, H. L. Simmons, K. L. Polzin, L. C. St. Laurent, O. M. Sun, R. Pinkel, L. D. Talley, C. B. Whalen, T. N. Huussen, G. S. Carter, I. Fer, S. Waterman, A. C. Naveira Garabato, T. B. Sanford, and C. M. Lee (2014), Global patterns of diapycnal mixing from measurements of the turbulent dissipation rate, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 44(7), 1854–1872.

Alford, M. H., J. B. Girton, G. Voet, G. S. Carter, J. B. Mickett, and J. M. Klymak (2013), Turbulent mixing and hydraulic control of abyssal water in the Samoan Passage, Geophysical Research Letters, 40(17), 4668–4674.

Carter, G.S., O.B. Fringer, and E.D. Zaron, 2012, Regional Models of Internal Tides, Oceanography, 25(2), 56–65.

Gregg, M. C., R. A. Hall, G. S. Carter, M. H. Alford, R.-C. Lien, D. P. Winkel, and D. J. Wain, 2011, Flow and mixing in Ascension, a steep, narrow canyon, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, C07016, doi:10.1029/2010JC006610.

Carter, G. S., 2010: Bartropic and baroclinic M2 tides in the Monterey Bay region. Journal of
Physical Oceanography, 40, 1766–1783.

Carter, G. S., M. A. Merrifield, J. M. Becker, K. Katsumata, M. C. Gregg, D. S. Luther, M. D. Levine, and T. J. Boyd and Y. L. Firing, 2008: Energetics of M2 barotropic to baroclinic tidal conversion at the Hawaiian Islands. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 38, 2205 – 2223.

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