Dr. Jeffrey Carpenter

Jeff Carpenter

Small-scale Physics and Turbulence
Head of Department
Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-1546
Fax: +49 (0)4152 87-1525
E-mail contact

My research is mainly focussed on the fluid mechanics of physical processes in natural water bodies, including oceans, lakes, and estuaries. The following is a list of current research interests:

  • Turbulent mixing in stable density stratification
  • Shear flows, instability and wave interactions
  • Double-diffusive convection
  • Heat fluxes and eddy formation in the Arctic Ocean
  • Turbulence measurements using ocean gliders
  • Impacts of offshore wind farms on the coastal ocean

Additionally, I perform research using a variety of methods including field measurement, numerical simulation, and theoretical analysis.

since Sept. 2013 Research scientist and group leader, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

2011 - 2013 Post-doctoral associate, Geology & Geophysics at Yale University

2009 - 2011 Post-doctoral researcher, EAWAG, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology

2009 PhD, University of British Columbia