Kenneth Davis

Coordinating Council Member
Cofunded Faculty Member
Titles and Affiliations
Professor, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science

Research Summary

Research interests include boundary layer meteorology, terrestrial carbon and hydrologic cycles, and flux measurement methods, and application of these tools to better understand the climate system and the urban environment.

Earth-Atmosphere Interactions Lab

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Recent Publications

A new exponentially decaying error correlation model for assimilating OCO-2 column-average CO2 data using a length scale computed from airborne lidar measurements

Baker, D. F., Bell, E., Davis, K. J., Campbell, J. F., Lin, B. & Dobler, J., Jan 26 2022, In: Geoscientific Model Development. 15, 2, p. 649-668 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Measurements of Atmospheric Methane Emissions from Stray Gas Migration: A Case Study from the Marcellus Shale

Dennis, L. E., Richardson, S. J., Miles, N., Woda, J., Brantley, S. L. & Davis, K. J., Apr 21 2022, In: ACS Earth and Space Chemistry. 6, 4, p. 909-919 11 p.

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A multi-city urban atmospheric greenhouse gas measurement data synthesis

Mitchell, L. E., Lin, J. C., Hutyra, L. R., Bowling, D. R., Cohen, R. C., Davis, K. J., DiGangi, E., Duren, R. M., Ehleringer, J. R., Fain, C., Falk, M., Guha, A., Karion, A., Keeling, R. F., Kim, J., Miles, N. L., Miller, C. E., Newman, S., Pataki, D. E., Prinzivalli, S., & 11 othersRen, X., Rice, A., Richardson, S. J., Sargent, M., Stephens, B. B., Turnbull, J. C., Verhulst, K. R., Vogel, F., Weiss, R. F., Whetstone, J. & Wofsy, S. C., Dec 2022, In: Scientific Data. 9, 1, 361.

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Methane, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and isotopic ratios of methane observations from the Permian Basin tower network

Monteiro, V. C., Miles, N. L., Richardson, S. J., Barkley, Z., Haupt, B. J., Lyon, D., Hmiel, B. & Davis, K. J., May 20 2022, In: Earth System Science Data. 14, 5, p. 2401-2417 17 p.

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The impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on greenhouse gases: a multi-city analysis of in situ atmospheric observations

Monteiro, V., Miles, N. L., Richardson, S. J., Turnbull, J., Karion, A., Kim, J., Mitchell, L., Lin, J. C., Sargent, M., Wofsy, S., Vogel, F. & Davis, K. J., Apr 1 2022, In: Environmental Research Communications. 4, 4, 041004.

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Confronting the water potential information gap

Novick, K. A., Ficklin, D. L., Baldocchi, D., Davis, K. J., Ghezzehei, T. A., Konings, A. G., MacBean, N., Raoult, N., Scott, R. L., Shi, Y., Sulman, B. N. & Wood, J. D., Mar 2022, In: Nature Geoscience. 15, 3, p. 158-164 7 p.

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Source decomposition of eddy-covariance CO2flux measurements for evaluating a high-resolution urban CO2emissions inventory

Wu, K., Davis, K. J., Miles, N. L., Richardson, S. J., Lauvaux, T., Sarmiento, D. P., Balashov, N. V., Keller, K., Turnbull, J., Gurney, K. R., Liang, J. & Roest, G., Jul 1 2022, In: Environmental Research Letters. 17, 7, 074035.

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Multi-Season Evaluation of CO2 Weather in OCO-2 MIP Models

Zhang, L., Davis, K. J., Schuh, A. E., Jacobson, A. R., Pal, S., Cui, Y. Y., Baker, D., Crowell, S., Chevallier, F., Remaud, M., Liu, J., Weir, B., Philip, S., Johnson, M. S., Deng, F. & Basu, S., Jan 27 2022, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 127, 2, e2021JD035457.

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Analysis of Oil and Gas Ethane and Methane Emissions in the Southcentral and Eastern United States Using Four Seasons of Continuous Aircraft Ethane Measurements

Barkley, Z. R., Davis, K. J., Feng, S., Cui, Y. Y., Fried, A., Weibring, P., Richter, D., Walega, J. G., Miller, S. M., Eckl, M., Roiger, A., Fiehn, A. & Kostinek, J., May 2021, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 126, 10, e2020JD034194.

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Precipitation alters the CO2 effect on water-use efficiency of temperate forests

Belmecheri, S., Maxwell, R. S., Taylor, A. H., Davis, K. J., Guerrieri, R., Moore, D. J. P. & Rayback, S. A., Apr 2021, In: Global Change Biology. 27, 8, p. 1560-1571 12 p.

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Evaluation of CarbonTracker's Inverse Estimates of North American Net Ecosystem Exchange of CO2 From Different Observing Systems Using ACT-America Airborne Observations

Cui, Y. Y., Jacobson, A. R., Feng, S., Wesloh, D., Barkley, Z. R., Zhang, L., Gerken, T., Keller, K., Baker, D. & Davis, K. J., Jun 2021, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 126, 12, e2020JD034406.

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The Atmospheric Carbon and Transport (ACT)-America Mission

Davis, K. J., Browell, E. V., Feng, S., Lauvaux, T., Obland, M. D., Pal, S., Baier, B. C., Baker, D. F., Baker, I. T., Barkley, Z. R., Bowman, K. W., Cui, Y. Y., Denning, A. S., Digangi, J. P., Dobler, J. T., Fried, A., Gerken, T., Keller, K., Lin, B., Nehrir, A. R., & 10 othersNormile, C. P., O'Dell, C. W., Ott, L. E., Roiger, A., Schuh, A. E., Sweeney, C., Wei, Y., Weir, B., Xue, M. & Williams, C. A., Sep 2021, In: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. 102, 9, p. E1714-E1734

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Seasonal Variability in Local Carbon Dioxide Biomass Burning Sources Over Central and Eastern US Using Airborne In Situ Enhancement Ratios

DiGangi, J. P., Choi, Y., Nowak, J. B., Halliday, H. S., Diskin, G. S., Feng, S., Barkley, Z. R., Lauvaux, T., Pal, S., Davis, K. J., Baier, B. C. & Sweeney, C., Dec 27 2021, In: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 126, 24, e2020JD034525.

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Quantifying Nitrous Oxide Emissions in the U.S. Midwest: A Top-Down Study Using High Resolution Airborne In-Situ Observations

Eckl, M., Roiger, A., Kostinek, J., Fiehn, A., Huntrieser, H., Knote, C., Barkley, Z. R., Ogle, S. M., Baier, B. C., Sweeney, C. & Davis, K. J., Mar 16 2021, In: Geophysical Research Letters. 48, 5, e2020GL091266.

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Joint CO2 Mole Fraction and Flux Analysis Confirms Missing Processes in CASA Terrestrial Carbon Uptake Over North America

Feng, S., Lauvaux, T., Williams, C. A., Davis, K. J., Zhou, Y., Baker, I., Barkley, Z. R. & Wesloh, D., Jul 2021, In: Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 35, 7, e2020GB006914.

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