Stuart P. Bishop
Assistant Professor
Department of Marine, Earth, & Atmospheric Sciences
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695

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Andrea Fassbender and I are co-chairing a SCOR working group proposal to understand the role of Western Boundary Currents, eddies, and carbon sequestration. The proposal is available for open review. Check it out here! We also gave a presentation at the Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Workshop in Woods Hole July 26, 2016 and that can be seen pdf.

I recently attended the Climate and Ocean-Variability, Predictability, and Change (CLIVAR) workshop joint with the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) workshop on the Kuroshio Current and Extension System: Theory, Observations, and Ocean Climate Modelling in Yokohama, Japan January 12-13, 2016. Check out my presentation here

My presentation on the effects of changing winds on the Southern Ocean circulation from the 20th Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics in Minneapolis, MN June 15-19, 2015. Check out my presentation here

I will be speaking at the IPAM Workshop on Geophysical and Astrophysical Turbulence at UCLA October 27-31, 2014. Check out my presentation here

Follow me and other early career scientists on the UNOLS Chief Scientist Traning Cruise, September 29 through October 4, 2014 on the R/V Point Sur. My blog post on the California Undercurrent can be found here link.

ASP Spotlight on Research at NCAR, Weather Systems of the Ocean.

ASP Newsletter on The Effects of Climate Change on Surfing.

Research Interests

I am an Assistant Professor of physical oceanography in the Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University. I am interested in the ocean's role in the Earth's climate system. I use a combination of observations, models, and theory to study the dynamics of large-scale current systems with a focus on the role of mesoscale and submesoscale eddies in these systems.

Academic Background

B.Sc. Physics, Clemson University, 2006.

Ph.D. Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, 2012.

Field Experience

2014 - R/V Point Sur, Monterey Bay California, UNOLS Chief Scientist Training Cruise, 4 days.

2011 - R/V Pelican, PI Jim Singer (SAIC), Gulf of Mexico Loop Current, PIES recovery operations, 13 days.

2006 - R/V Melville, PIs D. Randolph Watts (URI) and Kathleen Donohue (URI), Kuroshio; KESS CPIES recovery operations, 35 days.

Manuscripts in Preparation

Bishop, S.P., R.J. Small, F.O. Bryan, R. Tomas, 2016. Scale dependence of mid-latitude air-sea interaction. to be submitted to J. Climate.


Bishop, S.P., P.R. Gent, F.O. Bryan, A.F. Thompson, M.C. Long, R.P. Abernathey, 2016. Southern Ocean overturning compensation in an eddy-resolving climate simulation. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 46: 1575-1592. (doi:10.1175/JPO-D-15-0177.1) pdf

Bishop, S.P., F.O. Bryan, and R.J. Small, 2015. Bjerknes-like compensation in the wintertime North Pacific. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 45: 1339-1355. (doi:10.1175/JPO-D-14-0157.1) pdf

Small, J.R., J. Bacmeister, D. Bailey, A. Baker, S.P. Bishop, F.O. Bryan, J.M. Caron, J. Dennis, P. Gent, H.-M Hsu, M. Jochum, D. Lawrence, E. Munoz, P. diNezio, T. Scheitlin, B. Tomas, J. Tribbia, Y.-H. Tseng, and M. Vertenstein, 2014. A new synoptic scale resolving global climate simulation using the Community Atmosphere Model. J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 6: 1065-1094. (doi:10.1002/2014MS000363) pdf

Bishop, S.P. and D.R. Watts, 2014. Rapid eddy-induced modification of Subtropical Mode Water during the Kuroshio Extension System Study. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44: 1941-1953. (doi:10.1175/JPO-D-13-0191.1) pdf

Bishop, S.P. and F.O. Bryan, 2013. A comparison of mesoscale eddy heat fluxes from observations and a high-resolution ocean model simulation of the Kuroshio Extension. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 43: 2563-2570. (doi:10.1175/JPO-D-13-0150.1) pdf

Bishop, S.P., 2013. Divergent eddy heat fluxes in the Kuroshio Extension at 144o-148o. Part 2: Spatiotemporal variability. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 43: 2416-2431. (doi:10.1175/JPO-D-13-061.1) pdf

Bishop, S.P., D.R. Watts, and K.A. Donohue, 2013. Divergent eddy heat fluxes in the Kuroshio Extension at 144o-148o. Part 1: Mean structure. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 43: 1533-1550. (doi:10.1175/JPO-D-12-0221.1) pdf

Bishop, S.P., D.R. Watts, J.-H. Park, and N.G. Hogg, 2012. Evidence of bottom-trapped currents in the Kuroshio Extension region. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 42: 321-328. (doi:10.1175/JPO-D-11-0144.1) pdf


Department of Marine, Earth, & Atmospheric Sciences at NC State
Oceanography at Caltech
Advanced Study Program at NCAR
Oceanography at NCAR
Kuroshio Extension System Study (KESS)
Physical Oceanography at URI

Randy Watts and Kathy Donohue Research Group
Frank Bryan
Justin Small
Andy Thompson
Peter Gent
Matt Long
Meghan Cronin
Andrea Fassbender
Ivana Cerovecki
Ryan Abernathey
Enrique Curchitser

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