Kenneth Davis

Do we have enough of an understanding of how the climate system works to make useful predictions and projections?

— Kenneth Davis

The Intersection of Art and Science

Can art address the human element to scientific questions? Ken Davis explores this question.

Kenneth J. Davis is a professor in the Department of Meteorology at Pennsylvania State University. His work bridges physics, instrumentation, chemistry, data analysis, and meteorology: in short, all the topics required to understand the complexity of Earth’s atmosphere. 

Human Impact and Ethics of Climate Change

Ken Davis speaks about climate change and climate science as more than scientific problems.

Active in climate-change research since the 1980s, Davis specifically focuses on how Earth’s surface and its atmosphere interact: what environmental factors will govern future concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide? How do ecosystem processes interact with boundary-layer (the lowest part of the atmosphere) turbulence to alter climate and weather? Davis’s collaborative fieldwork spans new technologies and atmospheric models to uncover answers to these questions.

Experiencing Data Directly through Visuals

Scientists use visuals to let people experience their findings, explains Ken Davis. 

Learn more about Davis and his worldwide research in the following places:

INFLUX (INdianapolis FLUX)

"Ring 2":  High-precision, high-accuracy CO2 mixing ratio measurements in support of the North American Carbon Program Mid Continent Intensive

ChEAS: Chequamegon Ecosystem Atmosphere Study

North American Carbon Program

Cultivating a Career in Science

Ken Davis discusses the ways a young scientist experiences the environment.