ALEXANDER R. DAVIES - University of Delaware

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ALEXANDER R. DAVIES
210 Robinson Hall
Research Assistant and Ph.D. Student
Air-Sea Interaction Laboratory
Newark, DE 19716
School of Marine Science and Policy
[email protected]
University of Delaware
http://udel.edu/~ardavies
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EDUCATION:
Doctor of Philosophy, Marine Studies-Physical Ocean Science and Engineering
2011-present. School of Marine Science and Policy, University of Delaware, Newark,
DE (Fabrice Veron and Matt Oliver, co-Advisors).
Master of Science, Marine Studies-Physical Ocean Science and Engineering
2010-present. School of Marine Science and Policy, University of Delaware, Newark,
DE (Fabrice Veron, Advisor).
Bachelor of Science, Ocean Science and Coastal Studies – Physical Oceanography
2005-2010. Millersville University, Millersville, PA (Ajoy Kumar, Advisor).
Bachelor of Science, Meteorology
2005-2010. Millersville University, Millersville, PA (Richard Clark, Advisor).
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RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
Research Assistant.
2010-present. Air-Sea Interaction Laboratory, School of Marine Science and Policy,
University of Delaware, Newark, DE.
Research Topics: Carbon dioxide flux between the air-sea and bubble sea interfaces;
Analyzing biomass and gas concentrations in Antarctic Circumpolar Current system
using ARGO float data; Near surface turbulence and fluxes. Bubble generate drop
distributions and fluxes.
Laboratory Assistant
2008-2010. Department of Earth Sciences, Millersville University, Millersville, PA.
Research Topics: De-tiding the high resolution ChesROMS model to support further
analysis of observational ADCP current data; Describing the physical oceanographic
characteristics off the coast off Wallops Island, VA; Developed methods for data analysis
to support a NASA and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service funded coastal Mid-Atlantic LiDAR
mapping project (Ajoy Kumar, Advisor).
NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP)
Summer 2009. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center-Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops
Island, VA.
Research Topic: CODAR observed spatial resolution of tidal dynamics along the
continental shelf in support of the GEO-CAPE mission (John Moisan, Mentor).
Hollings Memorial Scholarship (Class of 2007)
Summer 2008. NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research, Camp
Springs, MD.
Research Topic: Rapid mapping of flooded areas using combination of microwave and
optical satellite sensor observations (Xiwu Zhan, Mentor).
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Maryland Sea Grant College, Research Experience for Undergraduates
Summer 2007. University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Horn Point
Lab, Cambridge, MD.
Research Topic: An analysis of the future climate predicted for the Chesapeake Bay by
the IPCC AR4 models (Victoria Coles, Mentor).
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TEACHING & ADVISORSHIP EXPERIENCE:
Intern Advisor
Summer 2012. Margaux Lopex (Student Intern), Air Sea Interaction Lab, Lewes, DE.
Student Research Topic: Production Rates of Film and Jet Drops.
Teaching Assistant
2011-2012. School of Marine Science and Policy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.
Courses: MEEG 690: Intermediate Engineering Mathematics (Recitation); MAST 482:
Introduction to Ocean Science; MAST 200: The Oceans.
Meteorological Advisor
2012-present. Foot’s Forecast, LLC, Baltimore, MD.
Duties: Advise high school and college students/aspiring meteorologist on matters
related to daily forecasting and career goals; Provided client-specific forecasts.
Teaching Assistant
2008-2010. Department of Earth Science, Millersville University, Millersville, PA.
Course: ESCI 261: Introduction to Oceanography Laboratory.
Lead Forecaster
2007-2010. Campus Weather Service, Weather Information Center, Department of Earth
Science, Millersville University, Millersville, PA.
Duties: Lead forecasting shift of comprised of underclassmen; Issued forecasts online,
over the phone, and through the University newspaper.
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RESEARCH & INTERESTS:
Air-Sea Interactions; Bubble mediated gas flux; Bubble dynamics; Boundary layer flows and
turbulent fluxes; Wind-wave generation; Antarctic oceanography; Climate impacts; Coastal
Oceanography; Science communication, policy, and ethics.
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HONORS & AWARDS:
Physical Ocean Science and Engineering Fellowship
2010-2011. School of Marine Science and Policy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE.
Student Employee of the Year
2009-2010. Academic Year, Millersville University, Millersville, PA.
Noonan Student Grant
2009. Noonan Endowment Fund, Millersville University, Millersville, PA.
Undergraduate Scholarship,
2009-2010. Marine Technologies Society, Washington, DC.
Bhanwar Lal Bahethi Undergraduate Scholarship,
2009-2010, American Meteorological Society, Boston, MA.
Undergraduate Student Research Program (USRP),
Summer 2009. NASA Universities Space Research Association, Undergraduate Student
Research Program, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX.
Hollings Memorial Scholarship-Class of 2007
2007-2008. NOAA Office of Education, Washington, DC.
Research Experience for Undergraduates Fellowship
Summer 2007. REU Chesapeake Bay Summer Program, Maryland Sea Grant College,
Annapolis, MD.
Eagle Scout
2005-present. Boy Scouts of America.
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PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS:
Davies, A.R., Moisan, J.R., and A. Kumar., 2012. CODAR observed spatial resolution of tidal
dynamics along the lower Delmarva Peninsula. Keystone Journal of Undergraduate Research.
Vol: 1, pp: 49-52: http://www.lhup.edu/journal/Issue_1/Davies_Millersville.pdf
Lipphardt, B.L., Muscarella, P., Gilchrist, J.R., and A.R. Davies. Measuring surface circulation
at the Delaware Bay mouth using HF radar. University of Delaware, School of Marine Science
and Policy, Ocean and Environment Remote Sensing Seminar, Newark, DE, October 4, 2011.
Davies, A.R., Moisan, J.R, and A. Kumar. Using HF radar to observe coastal ocean tidal
features. Submitted: Ocean Science Meeting, Portland, OR, 2010.
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Gilchrist, J.R., Kumar, A. and A.R. Davies. A simple technique to remove tidal influences
from ADCP measurements. Submitted: Ocean Science Meeting, Portland, OR, 2010.
Davies, A.R., and X. Zhan. Detection of flooded areas using AMSR-E observations. Eight
Annual American Meteorological Society Student Conference, Phoenix, AZ, 2009.
Davies, A.R., and X. Zhan. Mapping of flooded areas using satellite observations. NOAA Office
of Education 2008 Student Programs Presentations, Silver Spring, MD. 2008. 2nd Place in
NESDIS Division
Davies, A.R., and V. Coles. An analysis of the future climate over the Chesapeake Bay
Watershed. StormFest, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008.
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