Dustin Carroll

Dustin Carroll

Research Affiliate

Department: Physical Oceanography


email: dustin.carroll@sjsu.edu
phone: 831 621 7011


Dr. Dustin Carroll is a physical oceanographer and data scientist who uses state-of-the-art numerical ocean models and observations to advance our understanding of how freshwater, ice, and biogeochemical systems interact with coastal and large-scale ocean circulation. Dr. Carroll is the lead developer of the NASA-funded ECCO-Darwin ocean biogeochemistry model and has conducted extensive fieldwork in Antarctica, the Alaskan Arctic, and Greenland. He cares deeply about conserving our oceans and communicating science in a way that connects people with pertinent issues in our changing climate. Dr. Carroll is a project director at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and an affiliate scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

 Research Interests: 
  • Global and regional numerical ocean modeling
  • Coastal and estuarine processes
  • Ocean-ice interactions in Greenland and Antarctica
  • Ocean carbon cycling, biogeochemistry, and acidification
  • Fate of blue carbon and its impact on carbon sequestration
  • Modeling ocean dispersal from circulation and river outflows
Selected Publications:
  • Carroll, D., Menemenlis, D., Dutkiewicz, S., Lauderdale, J. M., Adkins, J. F., Bowman, K. W., et al., 2022, Attribution of space-time variability in global-ocean dissolved inorganic carbon. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 36, e2021GB007162
  • Carroll, D., Menemenlis, Adkins, J.F., Bowman, K.W., Brix, H., Dutkiewicz, S., Fenty, I., Gierach, M. M., Hill, C., Jahn, O., Landschützer, P., Lauderdale, J. Liu, J.M., Naviaux, J.D., Manizza, M., Rödenbeck, C.,  Schimel, D. S., Van der Stocken, T., Zhang, H, 2020, Seasonal to Multi-decadal Air-sea CO2 Fluxes from the Data-constrained ECCO-Darwin Global Ocean Biogeochemistry Model, Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 12, e2019MS001888
  • Khazendar, A., Fenty, I., Carroll, D., Gardner, A., Fukumori, I., Wang, O., Seroussi, H., Moller, D., Noël, B.Y.P., van den Broeke., M.R., Dinardo, S., and J. Willis. Interruption of two decades of Jakobshavn Isbrae acceleration and thinning as regional ocean cools, 2019, Nature Geoscience, 12, 277–283
  • Van der Stocken, T.*, Carroll, D.*, Menemenlis, D., Simard, M., and N. Koedam (* co-first author), 2019, Mangrove dispersal and connectivity across the world’s oceans, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(3), 915–922
  • Carroll, D., Sutherland, D.A., Curry, B., Shroyer, E.L., Nash, J.D., Catania, G.A., Stearns., L.A., Grist, J.P., Lee, C.M., and L. de Steur, 2018, Sub-annual and seasonal variability of Atlantic-origin waters in two adjacent west Greenland fjords, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123 (9), 6670–6687
  • Hopwood, M., Carroll, D., Browning, T., Meire, L., Yool, A., Mortensen, J., and E. Achterberg, 2018, Non-linear response of summertime marine productivity to increased meltwater discharge around Greenland, Nature Communications, 9 (1), 3256
  • Moon, T., Sutherland, D.A., Carroll, D., Felikson, D., Kehrl, L.M., and F. Straneo, 2017, Subsurface iceberg melt key to Greenland fjord freshwater budget, Nature Geoscience, 11, 49–54
  • Carroll, D., Sutherland, D.A., Shroyer, E.L., Nash, J.D., Catania, G.A., and L.A. Stearns, 2017, Subglacial discharge-driven renewal of tidewater glacier fjords. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122, 6611–6629