Dr. Kenneth Davis

Dr. Kenneth Davis

Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Science

Department:  Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
College:  College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Address:  512 Walker Bldg
Phone:  814-863-8601
Fax:  814-865-3663
E-mail: kjd10@psu.edu
Website: http://ploneprod.met.psu.edu/people/kjd10

Land-atmosphere Interactions and carbon cycle science
My research group studies interactions between the earth’s surface and the atmosphere.  Current research projects encompass the carbon balance of terrestrial ecosystems, greenhouse gas emissions from cities and natural gas extraction activities, and ecosystem-hydrology-atmosphere interactions.  We use instruments deployed on aircraft and towers, satellite-based remote sensing, and numerical models of the atmosphere and ecosystems, in our research activities.  Much of our research is aimed at improving our understanding of the sources and sinks of greenhouse gases in order to better understand and manage climate change.  We also work on how land-atmosphere interactions impact the earth’s water cycle and the dynamics of the atmospheric boundary layer.