Brendan Carter, Ph.D.

Research Associate

Postdoctoral research associate, Princeton University, 2011-2014
Ph.D., Chemical Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 2011
B.S., Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 2004
B.A., Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, 2004

Research Interests

My recent research has focused on bridging the data and modeling oceanographic communities, with the broad goal of learning more about how our oceans are responding to man’s emissions of carbon dioxide. Examples of recent projects range from refining data assimilating models, improving data-based estimates of alkalinity used for these models, using model output to develop tracers to better detect the effects of ocean acidification, and using model transport estimates to develop novel measurement gridding strategies that take ocean circulation into account. I’ve also worked to refine the ways we measure seawater pH and to use seawater measurements to make sense of the fascinating and dynamic Southern Ocean.

Contact information

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Phone: 206-526-6885
Fax: 206-526-6744
brendan dot carter at noaa dot gov