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Alexander R. Davies

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

Father (x2!). Husband. Scientist.








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

Professional Experience:

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

Publications and Technical Reports:

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

  • Velásquez-Montoya, L., A.R. Davies, P. Guth, T. Tomiczek, A. Laun, A. Wargula, G. Henderson, C. Steppe, L. Wallendorf, 2022, The Oktober Flut: An anomalous extreme high-water event in Annapolis, MD, USA, October 2021, Shore & Beach, doi:

  • 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:
  • 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:

Awards and Acknowledgements:

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

Community Servies Activities

  • 2019-2024: Member, UCAR/Unidata Users Committee (Elected; Governance Commitee)
  • 2018-Present: Member, NWS Baltimore/Washington Coastal Flood Working Group
  • 2015-Present: Meteorological Liason to the City of Annapolis Office of Emergency Management
  • 2014: Mesoscale Processes Session Chair at the AGU Fall Meeting
  • 2016-2017: Alumni Reviewer: Millersville Univ. Earth Science Department Program Review

Institutional Service Activities:

  • 2021-Present: Member, USNA Ad-Hoc Committee on MIDS System Re-development (Academic)
  • 2018-Present: Member, US Naval Academy Sea Level Rise Advisory Council
  • 2016-Present: Member, NSA-Annapolis Emergency Management Working Group
  • 2015-Present: Member, US Naval Academy Commissioning Week Planning Committee
  • 2015-Present: Department Representative, Faculty Senate Subcommittee on IT
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