Dustin Carroll

Dustin Carroll

Research Affiliate

Department: Physical Oceanography


email: dcarroll@mlml.calstate.edu
phone: (541) 525-3237


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
Curriculum Vitae:
Selected Publications:
  • 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
  • Carroll, D., Sutherland, D.A., Hudson, B., Moon T., Catania, G.A., Shroyer, E.L., Nash, J.D., Bartholomaus, T.C., Felikson D., Stearns, L.A., Noël, B.Y.P., and M.R. van den Broeke, 2016, The impact of glacier geometry on meltwater plume structure and submarine melt in Greenland fjords, Geophysical Research Letters, 43(18), 9739–9748