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Stuart Bishop

Assistant Professor and Director of MEAS Honors Program


Jordan Hall 4156

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I am a physical oceanographer interested in the role of the oceans in climate and climate change.  I teach undergraduate and graduate level introductory physical oceanography and help with the undergraduate marine science summer field course.  My group conducts research in exciting regions of the ocean using a combination of cutting-edge data from remote sensing, autonomous ocean gliders, shipboard measurements, and high-resolution models that realistically simulate the small-scale turbulence of the ocean.  I am currently the director of the MEAS honors program.  In my free time I’m an avid surfer and find my inspiration playing in the ocean.

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PhD Oceanography University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography 2012

BS Physics Clemson 2006

Area(s) of Expertise

Roles of mesoscale and submesoscale eddies in ocean circulation and air-sea interaction. Dynamics of major ocean currents such as the Kuroshio Extension, Gulf Stream, and Southern Ocean. High-resolution climate modeling and remote sensing.