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Alexander R. Davies

Davies Family 2018

Alexander R. Davies
Instructor of Practical Applications
Environmental Data Manager
USNA Command Weather Forecaster

Oceanography Department
United States Naval Academy
572C Holloway Road
Annapolis, MD 21402

Office: (410) 293-6565


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  • 2014: M.S. in Physical Ocean Science and Engineering
    University of Delaware, School or Marine Science and Policy, Newark, DE, USA
  • 2010: B.S. in Meteorology
    Millersville University, Millersville, PA, USA
  • 2010: B.S. in Ocean Sciences and Coastal Studies (Physical Oceanography Concentration)
    Millersville University, Millersville, PA, USA

Professional Experience:

  • 2014-Present: Instructor of Practical Applications
    Oceanography Department, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, USA
  • 2013-2014: Graduate Student Research Fellowship
    University of Delaware, School or Marine Science and Policy, Newark, DE, USA
  • 2010-2013: Research/Teaching Assistantship
    University of Delaware, School or Marine Science and Policy, Newark, DE, USA
  • 2008-2010: Laboratory and Research Assistant
    Millersville University, Millersville, PA, USA

Recent Publications:

Visit research page (click here) for addition information on research activities.   * denote Midshipmen co-author

  • Davies, A.R., J.P Smith, D.S. Mandell, G. Davis*, and F. Wan*, 2021, Sustained Wind Forcing and Water Level Anomalies in Annapolis, MD, Earth Interactions, doi: 10.1175/EI-D-21-0013.1
  • Gardone, J.C., M.J. Oliver, A.R. Davies, A. Irwin, C. Moffat, 2020, Sea Surface Kinetic Energy as a Proxy for Phytoplankton Light Limitation in the Pelagic Southern Ocean, Journal of Geophyscial Research: Oceans, doi:
  • Hino, M., S.T. Belanger, C.B. Field, A.R. Davies, and K.J. Mach, 2019, High-tide flooding distrups local economic activity, Science Advances, doi:
  • Davies, A.R., F. Veron, and M.J. Oliver, 2019, Biofloat observations of a phytoplankton bloom and carbon export in the Drake Passage, Deep Sea Research Part I, doi:
  • Barrett, B.S., A.R. Davies, and J.I. Rose*, 2017, Wind Driven response of ther upper ocean along the U.S. west coast to tropical MJO Convection, Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:

Recent and On-going Service Activities:

  • 2021-Present: Member, USNA Ad-Hoc Committee on MIDS System Re-development (Academic)
  • 2019-2024: Member, UCAR/Unidata Users Committee (Elected; Governance Commitee)
  • 2018-Present: Member, US Naval Academy Sea Level Rise Advisory Council
  • 2018-Present: Member, NWS Baltimore/Washington Coastal Flood Working Group
  • 2016-2017: Alumni Reviewer: Millersville Univ. Earth Science Department Program Review
  • 2016-Present: Member, NSA-Annapolis Emergency Management Working Group
  • 2015-Present: Member, US Naval Academy Commissioning Week Planning Committee
  • 2015-Present: Meteorological Liason to the City of Annapolis Office of Emergency Management
  • 2015-Present: Department Representative, Faculty Senate Subcommittee on IT
  • 2014: Mesoscale Processes Session Chair at the AGU Fall Meeting

Awards and Acknowledgements:

  • 2020: U.S. Navy Civilian Meritorious Civilian Service Award
  • 2020: City of Annapolis City Council Citation
  • 2016: U.S. Naval Academy Individual Contribution Award
  • 2014: University of Delaware Robertson Graduate Fellowship
  • 2010: Millersville University Student Employee of the Year
  • 2010: NASA /USRA Undergraduate Student Research Program
  • 2009: American Meteorological Society Bhanwar Lal Bahethi Scholarship
  • 2007: NOAA Hollings Memorial Scholar
  • 2005: Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America


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