John D. Carter

Research Interests
        I study nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs) with an emphasis on PDEs that model surface water waves. My work currently focuses on effects such as bathymetry, dispersion, viscosity, surface tension and vorticity. Many of these effects require the use of nonlocal PDEs such as the Whitham, fractional KdV, and Dysthe equations. My research interests include stability analysis, fast numerical methods for nonlinear evolution equations, and mathematical physics.

        If you are a Seattle University student interested in these problems, please contact me regarding research opportunities.

  1. D.M. Henderson, M.E. Catalano, and J.D. Carter. On the variation of of bi-periodic waves in the transverse direction. Submitted, 2021.   .pdf
  2. H. Potgieter, J.D. Carter, and D.M. Henderson. Modeling the second harmonic in surface water waves using generalizations of NLS. Submitted, 2021.   .pdf
  3. C.R. Zaug and J.D. Carter. Dissipative models of swell propagation across the Pacific. In Press, 2021.   .pdf
  4. J.D. Carter, E. Dinvay, and H. Kalisch. Fully dispersive Boussinesq models with uneven bathymetry. Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 127: 10, 2021.   .pdf
  5. J.D. Carter, C.W. Curtis, and H. Kalisch. Particle trajectories in nonlinear Schrodinger models. Water Waves, 2: 31-57, 2020.   .pdf
  6. C. Kharif, M. Abid, J.D. Carter, and H. Kalisch, Stability of periodic progressive gravity wave solutions of the Whitham equation in the presence of vorticity, Physics Letters A, 384(2), 126060, 2020.   .pdf
  7. J.D. Carter and M. Rozman, Stability of periodic, traveling-wave solutions to the capillary-Whitham equation. Fluids, 4(1): 58, 2019.   .pdf
  8. J.D. Carter, D. Henderson, and I. Butterfield. A comparison of frequency downshift models of wave trains on deep water. Physics of Fluids, 31: 013103, 2019.   .pdf
  9. C.W. Curtis, J.D. Carter, and H. Kalisch. Deep water particle paths in the presence of currents. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 855: 322-350, 2018.   .pdf
  10. J.D. Carter. Bidirectional Whitham equations as models of waves on shallow water. Wave Motion, 82: 51-61, 2018.   .pdf
  11. D. Eeltink, A. Lemoine, H. Branger, O. Kimmoun, C. Kharif, J.D. Carter, A. Chabchoub, M. Brunetti, and J. Kasparian. Spectral up- and downshifting of Akhmediev breathers under wind forcing. Physics of Fluids, 29: 107103, 2017.   .pdf
  12. D. Mitsotakis, D. Dutykh, and J.D. Carter. On the nonlinear dynamics of the traveling-wave solutions of the Serre system. Wave Motion, 70: 166-182, 2017.   .pdf
  13. J.D. Carter and A. Govan. Frequency downshift in a viscous fluid. European Journal of Mechanics B: Fluids, 59: 177-185, 2016.   .pdf
  14. J.D. Carter, D. Helliwell, A. Henrich, M. Principe, and J.M. Sloughter. Improving student success in calculus at Seattle University. PRIMUS, 26(2): 105-124, 2016.
  15. N. Sanford, K. Kodama, J.D. Carter, and H. Kalisch. Stability of traveling wave solutions to the Whitham equation. Physics Letters A, 378: 2100-2107, 2014.   .pdf
  16. J.D. Carter. Plane wave solutions of a dissipative generalization of the vector nonlinear Schrodinger equation. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 82: 1038-1046, 2012.   .pdf
  17. J.D. Carter. A Review of Mathematica: A Problem-Centered Approach. SIAM Review, 53: 583-585, 2011.   .pdf
  18. J.D. Carter and R. Cienfuegos. The kinematics and stability of solitary and cnoidal wave solutions of the Serre equations. European Journal of Mechanics B: Fluids, 30: 259-268, 2011.   .pdf
  19. D.M. Henderson, H. Segur and J.D. Carter. Experimental evidence of stable wave patterns on deep water. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 658, 247-278, 2010.   .pdf
  20. J.D. Carter and C.C. Contreras. Stability of plane-wave solutions of a dissipative generalization of the nonlinear Schrodinger equation. Physica D, 237: 3292-3296, 2008.   .pdf
  21. J.D. Carter. A Review of Maple and Mathematica: A Problem Solving Approach.   .pdf
  22. J.D. Carter. A Review of Mathematica 6. SIAM Review, 50: 149-152, 2008.   .pdf
  23. B. Deconinck, F. Kiyak and J.D. Carter. SpectrUW version 2.0, April 2007.
  24. N. Canney and J.D. Carter. Stability of plane waves on deep water with dissipation. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 74: 159-167, 2007.   .pdf
  25. B. Deconinck, F. Kiyak, J.D. Carter and J.N. Kutz. SpectrUW: a laboratory for the numerical exploration of spectra of linear operators.Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 74: 370-378, 2007.   .pdf
  26. J.D. Carter and B. Deconinck. Instabilities of one-dimensional trivial-phase solutions of the two-dimensional cubic nonlinear Schrodinger equation. Physica D, 214: 42-54, 2006.   .pdf
  27. B. Deconinck, D.E. Pelinovsky and J.D. Carter. Transverse instabilities of deep-water solitary waves. Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 462: 2039-2061, 2006.   .pdf
  28. R.J. Thelwell, J.D. Carter and B. Deconinck. Instabilities of one-dimensional stationary solutions of the cubic nonlinear Schrodinger equation. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, 39: 73-84, 2006.   .pdf
  29. H. Segur, D. Henderson, J.D. Carter, J. Hammack, C. Li, D. Pheiff and K. Socha. Stabilizing the Benjamin-Feir instability. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 539: 229-271, 2005.   .pdf
  30. J.D. Carter. A Review of Mathematica 5.0. SIAM Review, 46: 564-568, 2004.   .pdf
  31. J.D. Carter and H. Segur. Instabilities in the two-dimensional cubic nonlinear Schrodinger equation. Physical Review E, 68: 045601, 2003.   .pdf
  32. J.D. Carter (Ph.D. thesis). Stability and existence of traveling-wave solutions of the two-dimensional nonlinear Schrodinger equation and its higher-order generalizations. University of Colorado at Boulder, 2001.   .pdf
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