James Bisgani


Professor Emeritus

SMAST / Estuarine & Ocean Sciences



1972State University of New York at Stony BrookB.S. Geology & Mathematics
1976University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography M.S. Oceanography
1991University of Rhode Island Graduate School of OceanographyPh.D Oceanography




Research activities

  • 2007-2008, Climate-Related Interannual Variability of Potential New Production, (PI), NASA Center for Computational Sciences, Award of 750,000 Processor hours using the NASA/NCCS supercomputers “Columbia” and “Palm,” $0
  • 2008-2011, Collaborative Research: GLOBEC Pan-Regional Synthesis: End-to-End Energy Budgets in USGLOBEC Regions (PI), NSF, $155,185.
  • 2008-2010, Collaborative Research: GLOBEC Pan-Regional Synthesis: The Effect of Varying Freshwater Inputs on Regional Ecosystems in the North Atlantic (Co-PI; A. Gangopadhyay, PI), NSF, $259,556.


Research interests

  • Remote sensing of sea surface temperature and ocean pigments
  • Remote sensing of dynamic ocean topography and surface waves
  • Biological oceanographic applications of remotely-sensed data
  • Dynamics/kinematics of coastal fronts
  • Air sea interaction

Select publications

  • Chaudhuri, Ayan H., Avijit Gangopadhyay, and James J. Bisagni (2011).
    Contrasting response of the eastern and western North Atlantic circulation to an episodic climate event
    Journal of Physical Oceanography, 41, 1630-1638.
  • Bisagni, J. J., H-S. Kim, and A. Chaudhuri (2009).
    Interannual variability of the shelf slope front position between 75° and 50° W
    Journal of Marine Systems, 78(3), 337-350.
  • Chaudhuri, A.H., A. Gangopadhyay, and J.J. Bisagni (2009).
    Interannual variability of Gulf Stream warm core rings in response to the North Atlantic Oscillation
    Continental Shelf Research, 29(7), 856-869.

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