National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

Dr. Brendan Carter

Research Associate
Staff Affiliation: 
UW/CICOES
PMEL Division: 
Ocean Climate
PMEL Project: 
Ocean Carbon

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.carter@noaa.gov