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Alexander Yankovsky

Title: Professor
Department: School of the Earth, Ocean & Environment
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-3550
Office: EWS, Room 308
Resources: CV
Dr. Sasha Yankovsky


  • Coastal Processes
  • Oceanography


My primary research interests are focused on the flow dynamics on continental shelves, in marginal seas and in estuaries. This includes wind- and buoyancy-driven currents, transient and time-variable processes, long waves and wave-current interaction, mesoscale variability, and adjustment of waves and currents to topographic and coastline features. My research comprises numerical modeling and the analysis of observational data.


- Yankovsky, A. E., and G. Voulgaris, 2018: Response of a coastal plume formed by tidally-modulated estuarine outflow to light upwelling-favorable wind. Submitted to Journal of Physical Oceanography

- Zhang, T., A. E. Yankovsky, A. R. Piola, and D. Valla, 2018: Observations of semidiurnal internal tides on the Patagonian Shelf. Continental Shelf Research, 167, 46-54.

- Igeta, Y., A. Yankovsky, K. Fukudome, S. Ikeda, N. Okei, K. Ayukawa, A. Kaneda, and T. Watanabe, 2017: Transition of the Tsushima Warm Current path observed over Toyama Trough, Japan. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 47, 2721-2739, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-17-0027.1.

- Yankovsky, A. E., and T. Zhang, 2017: Scattering of a semidiurnal barotropic Kelvin wave into internal waves over wide continental shelves. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 47, 2545-2562, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-16-0284.1.

- Zhang, T., and A. E. Yankovsky, 2016: On the nature of cross-isobath energy fluxes in topographically modified barotropic semidiurnal Kelvin waves. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121, 3058–3074, doi:10.1002/2015JC011617.

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