Dr. Jae-Hun Park (left), Stuart Bishop (middle), and Amy Fearing (right) on the SIO R/V Melville June 2006.

Stuart P. Bishop
Advanced Study Program Postdoctoral Fellow
National Center for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307



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Research Interests

I am a physical oceanographer who studies mesoscale and submesoscale dynamics using observations and models. I'm particularly interested in the roles of eddies in current systems such as the Western Boundary Currents, Southern Ocean, and the California Current System. I am also interested in decadal variability and how current systems will adjust to a changing climate.

Academic Background

B.Sc. Physics, Clemson University, 2006.

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

Field Experience

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.


Bishop, S.P. and D.R. Watts, 2013. Rapid eddy-induced modification of Subtropical Mode Water during the Kuroshio Extension System Study. J. Phys. Oceanogr., in revision. 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

Manuscripts in Preparation

Bishop, S.P. and D.R. Watts. Eddy Forcing in the Kuroshio Extension at 144o-148oE. To be submitted to J. Phys. Oceanogr.

Bishop, S.P., A.F. Thompson, and R.P. Abernathey. Available potential energy conversion between standing and transient eddies in the Southern Ocean. In prep.

Bishop, S.P., F.O. Bryan, and R.P. Abernathey. Eddy stirring in Western Boundary Current Extensions. In prep.


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
Andy Thompson
Ryan Abernathey

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