Douglas Davis

Professor Emeritus

Georgia Institute of Technology

School of Earth and

Atmospheric Sciences (EAS)


Davis, Douglas D.

Professor Emeritus

School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (EAS)

Georgia Institute of Technology

Atlanta, GA 30332

Phone: 404-385-0583


Educational Background:

B.S. Chemistry 1962 University of Washington

Ph.D. Chemistry 1966 University of Florida

Employment History:

Research Fellow, National Academy of Sciences 1966-1969 (National Bureau of Standards)

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Maryland 1969-1972

Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Maryland 1972-1976

Principal Research Scientist, Georgia Institute of Technology, Applied Sciences, Lab, Engineering Experiment Station 1976-1977

Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Tech 1977-2003

Professor Emeritus of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Tech 2004-Present

Current Fields of Interest:

Tropospheric photochemical modeling, global ozone budgets; global atmospheric sources of nitrogen, sulfur, and the halogens; mechanistic studies of tropospheric sulfur halogens, Antarctic chemistry, gas-to-particle conversion processes, global biogeochemi­cal cycles, environmental atmospheric chemistry.

Honors, Awards and Recognitions:

Research Fellow, National Academy of Sciences (1966-1969)

1974 State of Maryland outstanding Young Scientist Award.

Certificate of Appreciation, National Research Council/National Academy of Science, 1984.

Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Advisor, Sigma Xi Award 1987.

Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Advisor Sigma Xi Award 1998.

"Best Scientific Paper" at Georgia Tech, awarded by Sigma Xi, 1999.

NASA Group Achievement Award for Outstanding Performance in PEMWest A and B Field Studies, 1999.

Georgia Tech Sigma Xi Award for A Sustained Research, 2002.

American Geophysical Union Fellow, 2003.

Awarded Professor Emeritus status, 2004.

Professional Society Memberships:

American Chemical Society (ACS), American Geophysical Union (AGU), American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society

Selected Scientific publications (190 Total, >5000 citations):

D. L. Slusher, D. D. Davis, et al.,Atmospheric chemistry results from the ANTCI 2005 Antarctic plateau airborne study, doi:10.1029/2009JD012605, 2010.

Oppenheimer, C., D. Davis et al., Plume chemistry and atmospheric impact of emissions from Erebus volcano, Antarctica, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D04303, doi:10.1029/2009JD011910, 2010.

Douglas D. Davis et al., A reassessment of Antarctic plateau reactive nitrogen based on ANTCI 2003 airborne and ground based measurements, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2007.07.039, 2008.

Yuhang Wang, Douglas Davis et al., Assessing the photochemical impact of snow NOx emissions over Antarctica during ANTCI 2003, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2007.07.062, 2008.

D. Davis, G. Chen, M. Buhr, J. Crawford, D. Lenschow, B. Lefer, R. Shetter, F. Eisele, L. Mauldin, A. Hogan, South Pole NOx Chemistry: an assessment of factors controlling variability and absolute levels, Atmospheric Environment, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2004.04.039, 2004.

Davis, D., et al., An assessment of western North Pacific ozone photochemistry based on springtime observations from NASA's PEM-West B (1994) and TRACE-P (2001) field studies, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 8829, doi:10.1029/2002JD003232, 2003.

Davis, D., J.B. Nowak, G. Chen, M. Buhr, R. Arimoto, A. Hogan, F. Eisele, L. Mauldin, D. Tanner, R. Shetter, B. Lefer, P. McMurry, Unexpected high levels of NO observed at South Pole, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 3625-3628, 2001.

Bradshaw, J., D. Davis, G. Grodzinsky, S. Smyth, R. Newell, and S. Liu, Observed Distributions of Nitrogen Oxides in the Remote Free Troposphere from NASA GTE Programs, Review of Geophysics, 38, p61-116, 2000.

Clarke, A.D., D. D. Davis, V. Kapustin, F. Eisele, G. Chen, I. Paluch, D. Lenschow, A. R. Bandy, D. Thornton, K. Moore, L. Mauldin, M. Litchy, M. Carroll, J. Collins, and G. Abercook, Particle Nucleation in the Tropical Boundary Layer and its Coupling to Marine Sulfur Sources, Science, 282, 89, 1998.

Crawford, J., D. Davis, G. Chen, J. Bradshaw, S. Sandholm, Y. Kondo, J. Merrill, S. Liu, E. Browell, G. Gregory, B. Anderson, G. Sachse, J. Collins, J. Barrick, D. Blake, R. Talbot, R. Pueschel, and A. Bachmeier, An assessment of ozone photochemistry in the extratropical western North Pacific: Impact of continental outflow during late winter/early spring, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 28,469-28,487, 1997.

Davis. D., J. Crawford, S. Liu, S. McKeen, A. Bandy, D. Thornton, F. Rowland and D. Blake, Potential Impact of Iodine on Tropospheric Levels of Ozone and Other Critical Oxidants J. Geophys. Res., 101, p 2135, 1996.

Chin, M. and D. Davis, A Reanalysis of Carbonyl Sulfide as a Source of Stratospheric Background Sulfur Aerosol, J. Geophys. Res., 100, p8993, 1995.

Berresheim, H., P.H. Wine, and D.D. Davis, Chemical Composition and Climate of the Atmosphere, chapter on "Sulfur in the Atmosphere", H.B. Singh, Editor, Van Nostrand Reinhold Publishing Co., 251-307, 1995.

Last five Graduate Students awarded Ph.D.’s: Jim Crawford, Brian DiNunno, John Nowak, Xingyi Gong

Last two Postdoctoral Students mentored: Lihua Wang, Chu-Han Song

Graduate Advisor: Dr. Robert Hanrahan

Postdoctoral Advisor: Drs. Walter Braun and Jim McNesby