Gary A Glatzmaier

DivisionPhysical & Biological Sciences
DepartmentPBSci-Earth & Planetary Sciences Department
AffiliationsAstronomy & Astrophysics Department
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OfficeEarth & Marine Sciences A102
Campus Mail StopEarth and Planetary Sciences
MailEMS Building, 1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA
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Research Interests

Gary develops global three-dimensional time-dependent computer models to study the structure and dynamics of the interiors of planets and stars. The first in this series of models was written in the 1980s to study the solar dynamo. A modified version of this model was used for pre-flight studies and post-flight analyses of a rotating fluid dynamics experiment flown aboard NASA Space Shuttles in 1985 and 1995. In his studies of geodynamics he has simulated global circulation and convection in the Earth's atmosphere, mantle and core. He has also simulated convection and magnetic field generation in the deep interiors of giant gas planets like Jupiter and Saturn.

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., University of Colorado, Boulder

B.S., Marquette University, Milwaukee

Honors, Awards and Grants

Member of the National Academy of Sciences

Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fellow of the American Geophysical Union

Fellow of the Los Alamos National Laboratory

Selected Publications


Teaching Interests

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics


Introduction to Scientific Computing

Fluid Dynamics

Physics of Stars