Luke Gloege


First year graduate student
email: gloege at

B.S. 2012 University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN. Mathematics & Physics
M.S. 2014 University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN. Water Resources Science
Thesis : Modeling Near-Inertial Waves in Lake Superior

Research Interests
I am interested in the physics of large lakes / ocean and the role it plays in nutrient cycling and the redistribution of sediment. For example, observations suggest internal waves in large lakes increase the thickness of the benthic nephoid layer. However, observations have their limitations and numerical models are needed to further address where this is occurring. I am also interested in the variability of pCO2 in the ocean and the mechanisms driving this variability. Numerical models are my main tools for studying these issues.