Alexander R. Davies

Alexander R. Davies
United States Naval Academy | USNA · Oceanography Department

Master of Science

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Introduction
Alexander R. Davies is an Instructor of Practical Applications in the Oceanography Department at the U.S. Naval Academy. Alex's position entails developing and teaching labs involving data analysis techniques or GFD/rotating tank exercises, and maintaining a server for meteo/ocean datasets. Alex is the Command Meteorologist and liaisons with USNA and Annapolis emergency management during high-impact events. Alex's recent research focuses on coastal flooding and intraseasonal ocean variability.

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Like many coastal communities throughout the mid-Atlantic region, relative sea level rise and accelerating instances of coastal nuisance flooding are having a tangible negative impact on economic activity and infrastructure in Annapolis, Maryland. The drivers of coastal nuisance flooding, in general, are a superposition of global, regional, and loc...
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Between 28 and 30 October 2021, Annapolis, Maryland, USA, experienced the third highest flood event on record, referred to as the “Oktober Flut.” Unlike many of the extreme coastal flood events that have impacted Annapolis in the past, the Oktober Flut was not associated with a tropical or post-tropical cyclone. Instead, sustained wind forcing from...
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The pelagic Southern Ocean is a high‐nutrient, low‐chlorophyll ecosystem. Here, phytoplankton growth is colimited by iron supply and light availability. This creates a general expectation that when light is available in the austral summer (shallow mixing depths), phytoplankton concentrations may be high or low depending on the delivery of iron to t...
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Evaluation of observed sea level rise impacts to date has emphasized sea level extremes, such as those from tropical cyclones. Far less is known about the consequences of more frequent high-tide flooding. Empirical analysis of the disruption caused by high-tide floods, also called nuisance or sunny-day floods, is challenging due to the short durati...
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Prolonged in-situ biogeochemical observations have historically been limited in the high nitrate, low chlorophyll (HNLC) regions of the Southern Ocean (SO). Recently, large biofloat missions, including the SO Carbon and Climate Observations and Modelling (SOCCOM) program, are filling the data void. However, the standard ten-day float profiling cycl...
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In this study, time-lagged composites of OSCAR upper ocean currents from February to May of 1993–2016 were binned by active phase of the leading atmospheric mode of intraseasonal variability, the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO). Seven days after the convectively active phase of the MJO is present in the tropical Indian Ocean, anomalously strong sou...

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