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College of Arts and Sciences

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Alexander Yankovsky

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


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

- Yankovsky, A. E., and S. K. Iyer, 2015: Propagation of subtidal sea level oscillations in the river channel: A case study of the St. Johns River, Florida, USA. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 157, 69-78.

- Yankovsky, A. E., and I. Yashayaev, 2014: Surface buoyant plumes from melting icebergs in the Labrador Sea. Deep-Sea Research I, 91, 1-9.

- Yankovsky, A. E., R. Torres, L. M. Torres-Garcia, and K. Jeon, 2012: Interaction of tidal and fluvial processes in the transition zone of the Santee River, SC, USA. Estuaries and Coasts, 35, 1500-1509.

- Jia, Y., and A. E. Yankovsky, 2012: The impact of ambient stratification on freshwater transport in a river plume. Journal of Marine Research, 70, 69-92.