Kenneth J. Davis

Kenneth J. Davis

  • Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Science
512 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-8601


  1. A.B. -- Princeton University, Physics with honors, and a Certificate in Theater and Dance, 1987
  2. Ph.D. -- University of Colorado, Astrophysical, Planetary and Atmospheric Sciences, 1992


Professional Society Memberships

  • American Meteorological Society

  • American Geophysical Union

  • Chi Epsilon Pi

Research Interests

Research interests: Carbon cycle science, boundary layer meteorology, terrestrial water cycle, remote sensing using lidar, flux measurement methods, interactions between terrestrial processes and boundary layer development.

Terrestrial systems and the atmosphere are linked via the atmospheric boundary layer, the lowest layer of the atmosphere characterized by turbulent flows and rapid response to changes in the earth's surface. Surface-atmosphere interactions are important to climate and weather. Dr. Davis studies these interactions via observations of the atmospheric boundary layer, including turbulent flux measurements, trace gas mixing ratio measurements and lidar remote sensing. His group also employs atmospheric models and models of ecosystem biogeochemistry and hydrology to synthesize and interpret complex observations. His current research focuses on study of the terrestrial carbon and water cycles. He has led a number of innovative field studies including NASA Atmospheric Carbon and Transport (ACT) - America, the NACP Midcontinent Intensive regional study (MCI), and the Indianapolis Flux experiment (INFLUX). His research group uses a variety of atmospheric measurements and numerical models to quantify the sources and sinks of carbon dioxide and methane in the earth's climate system.

Teaching interests

Atmospheric physics, boundary layer meteorology, global carbon cycle, observational methods.

Selected Professional Service Activities

Co-chair, North American Carbon Program Science Steering Group, 2008 – 2014.

Contributing Author, A new U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Plan, 2011.

Director, Northeastern Regional Center of the Department of Energy’s National Institute for Climatic Change Research. 2005 – 2011.

Member, North American Carbon Program interim synthesis steering group, 2008 – 2011.

Member, National Center for Atmospheric Research Earth Observing Laboratory’s Observational Facilities Assessment Panel, Fall, 2005 – 2009.

Jury Member, 2009 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for contributions to knowledge of Climate Change, 2009.

Lead Author, First State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR), 2007.

Chair, American Meteorological Society’s Committee on Boundary Layers and Turbulence, 2003 - 2005. Member, 1998 – 2002.

Selected Publications


  • Barkley, Z. R., Lauvaux, T., Davis, K. J., Deng, A., Cao, Y., Sweeney, C., Martins, D., Miles, N. L., Richardson, S. J., Murphy, T., Cervone, G., Karion, A., Schwietzke, S., Smith, M., Kort, E. A., and Maasakkers, J. D., 2017. Quantifying methane emissions from natural gas production in northeastern Pennsylvania, Atmos. Chem. Phys., doi:10.5194/acp-2017-200, 
  • Singh, Upendra N., Tamer F. Refaat, Syed Ismail, Kenneth J. Davis, Stephan R. Kawa, Robert T. Menzies, and Mulugeta Petros, 2017, Feasibility study of a space-based high pulse energy 2 μm CO2 IPDA lidar, Applied Optics, 56, 6531-6547,
  • Davis, Kenneth J., Aijun Deng, Thomas Lauvaux, Natasha L. Miles, Scott J. Richardson, Daniel P. Sarmiento, Kevin R. Gurney, R. Michael Hardesty, Timothy A. Bonin, W. Alan Brewer, Brian K. Lamb, Paul B. Shepson, Rebecca M. Harvey, Maria O. Cambaliza, Colm Sweeney, Jocelyn C. Turnbull, James Whetstone and Anna Karion, 2017. The Indianapolis Flux Experiment (INFLUX): A test-bed for developing urban greenhouse gas emission measurements. Elem Sci Anth: 2017;5:21. DOI:
  • Deng, Aijun, Thomas Lauvaux, Kenneth J. Davis, Brian J. Gaudet, Natasha Miles, Scott J. Richardson, Kai Wu, Daniel P. Sarmiento, R. Michael Hardesty, Timothy A. Bonin, W. Alan, 2017. Brewer and Kevin R. Gurney, 2017, Toward reduced transport errors in a high resolution urban CO2 inversion system.  Elem Sci Anth: In press.
  • Gaudet Brian J, Thomas Lauvaux, Aijun Deng, Kenneth J. Davis, 2017. Exploration of the impact of nearby sources on urban atmospheric inversions using large eddy simulation.  Elem Sci Anth: In press.
  • Heimberger, Alexie M. F., Paul B. Shepson, Brian H. Stirm, Chloe Susdorf, Jocelyn Turnbull, Maria O. L. Cambaliza, Olivia E. Salmon, Anna-Elodie M. Kerlo, Tegan N. Lavoie, Rebecca M. Harvey, Kenneth J. Davis, Thomas Lauvaux, Anna Karion, Colm Sweeney, W. Allen Brewer, R. Michael Hardesty, Kevin R. Gurney, James Whetstone, 2017.  Precision Assessment for the Aircraft Mass Balance Method for Measurement of Urban Greenhouse Gas Emission Rates.  Elem Sci Anth: In press.
  • Miles, Natasha L., Scott J. Richardson, Thomas Lauvaux, Kenneth J. Davis, Aijun Deng, Jocelyn Turnbull, Anna Karion, Colm Sweeney, Kevin R. Gurney, Risa Patarasuk, Igor Razlivanov, Maria O. Cambaliza and Paul B. Shepson, 2017. Quantification of urban atmospheric boundary layer greenhouse gas dry mole fraction enhancements:  Results from the Indianapolis Flux Experiment (INFLUX), Elem Sci Anth. 2017;5:27. DOI:
  • Richardson, Scott J., Natasha L. Miles, Kenneth J. Davis, Thomas Lauvaux, Douglas K. Martins, Jocelyn C. Turnbull, Kathryn McKain, Colm Sweeney and Maria O. L. Cambaliza, 2017. CO2, CO, and CH4 surface in situ measurement network in support of the Indianapolis FLUX (INFLUX) Experiment.  Elem Sci Anth: In press.
  • Sarmiento, Daniel P., Kenneth J. Davis, Aijun Deng, Thomas Lauvaux, Alan Brewer, Michael Hardesty, 2017. A comprehensive assessment of land surface-atmosphere interactions in a WRF/Urban modeling system for Indianapolis, IN, Elem Sci Anth: In press.
  • Wu, Kai, Thomas Lauvaux, Kenneth J. Davis, Aijun Deng, Israel Lopez Coto, Kevin R. Gurney and Risa Patarasuk, 2017. Joint inverse estimation of fossil fuel and biogenic CO2 fluxes in an urban environment: An observing system simulation experiment.  Elem Sci Anth: In press.
  • Stidworthy, Alison G., Kenneth J. Davis & Jeff Leavey, 2016. Radon emissions from natural gas power plants at The Pennsylvania State University, Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 66:11, 1141-1150, DOI: 10.1080/10962247.2016.1202157
  • Lamb, Brian K., Maria O. L. Cambaliza, Kenneth J. Davis, Steven Edburg, Thomas Ferrara, Cody Floerchinger, Alexie M. F. Heimburger, Scott Herndon, Thomas Lauvaux, Tegan Lavoie, David Lyon, Natasha Miles, Kuldeep R. Prasad, Scott Richardson, Joseph Robert Roscioli, Olivia E. Salmon, Paul B. Shepson, Brian H. Stirm, and James Whetstone, 2016. Direct and Indirect Measurements and Modeling of Methane  Emissions in Indianapolis, Indiana. Environ. Sci. and Technol., 50 (16), 8910-8917, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b01198.
  • Lauvaux, T., N.L. Miles, A. Deng, S.J. Richardson, M.O. Cambaliza, K.J. Davis, B. Gaudet, K.R. Gurney, J. Huang, D. O’Keeffe, Y. Song, A. Karion, T. Oda, R. Patarasuk, D. Sarmiento, P. Shepson, C. Sweeney, J. Turnbull, and K. Wu, 2016.  High resolution atmospheric inversion of urban CO2 emissions during the dormant season of the Indianapolis Flux Experiment (INFLUX), J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, doi:10.1002/2015JD024473.
  • Brantley, S. L., R. DiBiase, T. Russo, Y. Shi, H. Lin, K. J. Davis, M. Kaye, L. Hill, J. Kaye, A. L. Neal, D. Eissenstat, B. Hoagland, and A. Dere, Designing a suite of measurements to understand the critical zone, 2016. Earth Surf. Dynam., 4, 211–235,, doi:10.5194/esurf-4-211-2016.
  • Zavala-Araiza, Daniel, David R. Lyon, Ramón A. Alvarez, Kenneth J. Davis, Robert Harriss, Scott C. Herndon, Anna Karion, Eric Adam Kort, Brian K. Lamb, Xin Lan, Anthony J. Marchese, Stephen W. Pacala, Allen L. Robinson, Paul B. Shepson, Colm Sweeney, Robert Talbot, Amy Townsend-Small, Tara I. Yacovitch, Daniel J. Zimmerle, Steven P. Hamburg, 2015. Reconciling divergent estimates of oil and gas methane emissions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(51), 15597–15602, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1522126112.
  • Karion, A., C. Sweeney, E. Kort, P. Shepson, A. Brewer, M. Cambaliza, S. Conley, K. Davis, M. Hardesty, S. Herndon, T. Lauvaux, T. Lavoie, D. Lyon, T. Newberger, G. Pétron, C. Rella, M. Smith, S. Wolter, T. Yacovitch and P. Tans, 2015. Estimate of methane emissions from the Barnett shale, Environmental Science and Technology, 49, 8124−8131, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b00217.
  • Haszpra, L., Z. Barcza, T. Haszpra, Zs. Pátkai and K. J. Davis, How well do tall tower measurements characterize the CO2 mole fraction distribution in the planetary boundary layer? 2015. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 8, 1657–1671, doi:10.5194/amt-8-1657-2015.
  • Shi, Y., D. C. Baldwin, K. J. Davis, X. Yu, C. J. Duffy, and H. Lin, 2015: Simulating high resolution soil moisture patterns in the Shale Hills catchment using a land surface hydrologic model. Hydrological Processes, 29, 4624—4637,doi:10.1002/hyp.10593.
  • Shi, Y., K. J. Davis, F. Zhang and C. J. Duffy, and X. Yu, 2015: Parameter estimation of a physically-based land surface hydrologic model using an ensemble Kalman filter: A multivariate real-data experiment. Advances in Water Resources, 83, 421—427,doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2015.06.009.
  • Ogle, S. M., K. Davis, T. Lauvaux, A. Schuh, D. Cooley, T. O. West, L. S. Heath, N. L. Miles, S. Richardson, F. J. Breidt, J. E. Smith, J. L McCarty, K. R. Gurney, P. Tans and A. S. Denning, 2015. An approach for verifying biogenic greenhouse gas emissions inventories with atmospheric CO2 concentration data, Environ. Res. Lett. 10 034012 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/3/034012
  • King, A. W., Andres, R. J., Davis, K. J., Hafer, M., Hayes, D. J., Huntzinger, D. N., de Jong, B., Kurz, W. A., McGuire, A. D., Vargas, R., Wei, Y., West, T. O., and Woodall, C. W., 2015. North America's net terrestrial CO2 exchange with the atmosphere 1990–2009, Biogeosciences, 12, 399-414, doi:10.5194/bg-12-399-2015.
  • Refaat, Tamer F., Upendra N. Singh, Jirong Yu, Mulugeta Petros, Syed Ismail, Michael J. Kavaya and Kenneth J. Davis, 2015. Evaluation of an airborne triple-pulsed 2 mm IPDA lidar for simultaneous and independent atmospheric water vapor and carbon dioxide measurements, Applied Optics, 54, 1387-1398,
  • Cambaliza, M. O. L., P. B. Shepson, J. Bogner, D. R. Caulton, B. Stirm, C. Sweeney, S. A. Montzka, K. R. Gurney, K. Spokas, O. E. Salmon, T. N. Lavoie, A. Hendricks, K. Mays, J. Turnbull, B. R. Miller, T. Lauvaux, K. Davis, A. Karion, B. Moser, C. Miller, C. Obermeyer, J. Whetstone, K. Prasad, N. Miles and S. Richardson, 2015. Quantification and source apportionment of the methane emission flux from the city of Indianapolis, Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 3: 000037, doi:10.12952/journal.elementa.000037.
  • Turnbull, Jocelyn C., Colm Sweeney, Anna Karion, Timothy Newberger, Scott Lehman, Pieter P. Tans, Kenneth J. Davis, Thomas Lauvaux, Natasha L. Miles, Scott J. Richardson, Maria Obiminda Cambaliza, Paul B. Shepson, Kevin Gurney, Rita Patarasuk and Igor Razlivanov, 2015. Toward quantification and source sector identification of fossil fuel CO2 emissions from an urban area:  Results from the INFLUX experiment. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, doi:10.1002/2014JG022555.
  • Xiao, J., S. V. Ollinger, S. Frolking, G. C. Hurtt, D. Y. Hollinger, K. J. Davis, Y. Pan, X. Zhang, F. Deng, J. Chen, D. D. Baldocchi, B. E. Law, M. A. Arain, A. R. Desai, A. D. Richardson, G. Sun, B. Amiro, H. Margolis, L. Gu, R. L. Scott, P. D. Blanken, and A. E. Suyker. 2014. Data-driven diagnostics of terrestrial carbon dynamics over North America. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 197:142-157.
  • Duffy, C., Shi, Y., Davis, K., Slingerland, R., Li, L., Sullivan, P. L., Godderis, Y., Brantley, S. L., 2014. Designing a Suite of Models to Explore Critical Zone Function. Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, 10, 7-15.
  • Díaz Isaac, Liza I., Thomas Lauvaux, Kenneth J. Davis, Natasha L. Miles, Scott J. Richardson, Andrew R. Jacobson, Arlyn E. Andrews, 2014. Model-data comparison of MCI field campaign atmospheric CO2 mole fractions.  Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres, 119, 10,536-10,551, doi:10.1002/2014JD021593.
  • Belmecheri, Soumaya, R. Stockton Maxwell, Alan H. Taylor, Kenneth J. Davis, Katherine H. Freeman, William J. Munger, 2014. Tree-ring δ13C tracks flux tower ecosystem productivity estimates in a NE temperate forest. Environ. Res. Lett. 9 074011 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/7/074011.
  • Shi, Yuning, Kenneth J. Davis, Fuqing Zhang and Christopher J. Duffy, 2014. Evaluation of the parameter sensitivities of a coupled land surface hydrologic model. J. Hydrometeorology, 15, 279-299, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-12-0177.1.
  • Shi, Yuning, Kenneth J. Davis, Fuqing Zhang, Christopher J. Duffy, and Xuan Yu, 2014. Parameter Estimation of a Physically-Based Land Surface Hydrologic Model Using the Ensemble Kalman Filter: A Synthetic Experiment. Water Resources Research, 50, 706 - 724.
  • Lauvaux, T., and K. J. Davis (2014), Planetary boundary layer errors in mesoscale inversions of column-integrated CO2 measurements, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos.,119, 490–508, doi:10.1002/2013JD020175
  • Cambaliza, M.O., P.B. Shepson, D. Caulton, B. Stirm, D. Samarov, K. Gurney, J. Turnbull, K.J. Davis, A. Possolo, A. Karion, C. Sweeney, B. Moser, A. Hendricks, T. Lauvaux, K. Mays, J. Whetstone, J. Huang, I. Razlivanov, N. Miles, and S.J. Richardson, 2014:  Assessment of uncertainties of an aircraft-based mass-balance approach for quantifying urban greenhouse gas emissions.  Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 9029 – 9050,
  • Xiao, J.F., Davis, K.J., Urban, N.M., Keller, K., 2014. Uncertainty in model parameters and regional carbon fluxes: A model-data fusion approach. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 189-190, 175-186.
  • Hilton, T. W., Davis, K. J., and Keller, K., 2014. Evaluating terrestrial CO2 flux diagnoses and uncertainties from a simple land surface model and its residuals, Biogeosciences, 11, 217-235, doi:10.5194/bg-11-217-2014.
  • Reen, Brian P., David R. Stauffer and Kenneth J. Davis, 2014. Land-surface heterogeneity effects in the planetary boundary layer. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 150, 1–31, DOI 10.1007/s10546-013-9860-8.
  • Hilton, T. W., Davis, K. J., Keller, K., and Urban, N. M., 2013. Improving North American terrestrial CO2 flux diagnosis using spatial structure in land surface model residuals, Biogeosciences, 10, 4607-4625, doi:10.5194/bg-10-4607-2013.
  • Raczka, Brett M., Kenneth J. Davis, Deborah Huntzinger, Ronald P. Nielson, Benjamin Poulter, Andrew D. Richardson, Jingfeng Xiao, Ian Baker, Philippe Ciais, Trevor Keenan, Beverly Law, Wilfred M. Post, Daniel Ricciuto, Kevin Schaefer, Hanqin Tian, Enrico Tomellieri, Hans Verbeeck, 2013. Evaluation of Continental Carbon Cycle Simulations with North American Flux Tower Observations, Ecological Monographs, 83, 531-556, doi: 10.1890/12-0893.1
  • Wu, Lin, Marc Bocquet, Frederic Chevallier, Thomas Lauvaux and Kenneth Davis, 2013. Hyperparameter Estimation for Uncertainty Quantification in Mesoscale Carbon Dioxide Inversions. Tellus B, 65, 20894,
  • Shi, Yuning, Kenneth J. Davis, Christopher J. Duffy, Xuan Yu, 2013: Development of a Coupled Land Surface Hydrologic Model and Evaluation at a Critical Zone Observatory. J. Hydrometeor, 14, 1401–1420.
  • Lauvaux, Thomas, Natasha L. Miles, Scott J. Richardson, Aijun Deng, Dave Stauffer, Kenneth J. Davis, Gloria Jacobson, Chris Rella, Gian-Paul Calonder and Philip L. DeCola, 2013, Urban emissions of CO2 from Davos, Switzerland: the first real-time monitoring system using an atmospheric inversion technique, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 52, 2654-2668,
  • Schuh, Andrew E., Thomas Lauvaux, Tris West, A. Scott Denning, Kenneth J. Davis, Natasha Miles, Scott Richardson, Marek Uliasz, Erandathie Lokupitiya, Daniel Cooley, Arlyn Andrews, and Stephen Ogle, 2013. Evaluating atmospheric CO2 inversions at multiple scales over a highly-inventoried agricultural landscape. Global Change Biology. 9, 1424-1439, doi: 10.1111/gcb.12141
  • Miles, N. L., S. J. Richardson, K. J. Davis, T. Lauvaux, A. E. Andrews, T. O. West, V. Bandaru, and E. R. Crosson, 2012. Large amplitude spatial and temporal gradients in atmospheric boundary layer CO2 mole fractions detected with a tower-based network in the U.S. upper Midwest, J. Geophys. Res., 117, G01019, doi:10.1029/2011JG001781.
  • Lauvaux, T., A. E. Schuh, M. Uliasz, S. Richardson, N. Miles, A. E. Andrews, C. Sweeney, L. I. Diaz, D. Martins, P. B. Shepson, and K. J. Davis, 2012. Constraining the CO2 budget of the corn belt: exploring uncertainties from the assumptions in a mesoscale inverse system, Atmos. Chem. Phys.. 12, 337-354.
  • Stephens, B. B., N. L. Miles, S. J. Richardson, A. S. Watt, and K. J. Davis, 2011. Atmospheric CO2 monitoring with single-cell NDIR-based analyzers". Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (1867-8548), 4 (12), p. 2737. DOI: 10.5194/amt-4-2737-2011.
  • Xiao, J., K. J. Davis, N. M. Urban, K. Keller, and N. Z. Saliendra, 2011. Upscaling carbon fluxes from towers to the regional scale: Influence of parameter variability and land cover representation on regional flux estimates, J. Geophys. Res., 116, G00J06, doi:10.1029/2010JG001568.
  • Gibert, Fabien, Grady J. Koch, Jeffrey Y. Beyon, Timothy W. Hilton, Kenneth J. Davis, Arlyn Andrews, Pierre H. Flamant and Upendra N. Singh, 2011. Can CO2 turbulent flux measurements be made by lidar? A preliminary study, J. Oceanic and Atmos. Technology, 28, 365-377, doi 10.1175/2010JTECHA1446.1
  • Butler, M.P., K. J. Davis, A. S. Denning, and S. R. Kawa, Using continental observations in global atmospheric inversions of CO2: 2010. 1. North American carbon sources and sinks. Tellus B, doi:10.1111/j.1600-0889.2010.00501.x.
  • Corbin, K.D., A.S. Denning, E.Y. Lokupitiya, A.E. Schuh, N.L. Miles, K.J. Davis, S. Richardson, I.T. Baker, 2010. Assessing the impact of crops on regional CO2 fluxes and atmospheric concentrations, Tellus,.62B, 521–532, DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0889.2010.00485.x
  • Grabon, Jeffrey S., Kenneth J. Davis, Christoph Kiemle and Gerhard Ehret, 2010. Airborne Lidar Observations of the Transition Zone Between the Convective Boundary Layer and Free Atmosphere During the International H2O Project (IHOP) in 2002. Boundary-Layer Meteorol,134, 61–83, DOI 10.1007/s10546-009-9431-1
  • Hollinger, D.Y., S.V. Ollinger, A.D. Richardson, T.P. Meyers, D.B. Dail, M.E. Martin, N.A. Scott, T.J. Arkebauer, D.D. Baldocchi, K.L. Clark, P.S. Curtis, K.J. Davis, A.R. Desai, D. Dragoni, M.L. Goulden, L. Gu, G.G. Katul, S.G. Pallardy, K.T. Paw U, H.P. Schmid, P.C. Stoy, A.E. Suyker, and S.B. Verma, 2010. Albedo estimates for land surface models and support for a new paradigm based on foliage nitrogen concentration. Global Change Biology. 16, 696–710, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.02028.x
  • Schienke, Erich W., Seth D. Baum, Nancy Tuana, Kenneth J. Davis, and Klaus Keller, 2010. Intrinsic Ethics Regarding Integrated Assessment Models for Climate Management, Science and Engineering Ethics. 1353-3452, 1-21,
  • Schwalm, Christopher R., Christopher A. Williams, Kevin Schaefer, Ryan Anderson, M. Altaf Arain, Ian Baker, Alan Barr, T. Andrew Black, Guangsheng Chen, Jing Ming Chen, Philippe Ciais, Kenneth J. Davis, Ankur Desai, Michael Dietze, Danilo Dragoni, Marc L. Fischer, Lawrence B. Flanagan, Robert Grant, Lianhong Gu, David Hollinger, R. César Izaurralde, Chris Kucharik, Peter Lafleur, Beverly E. Law, Longhui Li, Zhengpeng Li, Shuguang Liu, Erandathie Lokupitiya, Yiqi Luo, Siyan Ma, Hank Margolis, Roser Matamala, Harry McCaughey, Russell K. Monson, Walter C. Oechel, Changhui Peng, Benjamin Poulter, David T. Price, Dan M. Riciutto, William Riley, Alok Kumar Sahoo, Michael Sprintsin, Jianfeng Sun, Hanqin Tian, Christina Tonitto, Hans Verbeeck, and Shashi B. Verma, 2010. A model‐data intercomparison of CO2 exchange across North America: Results from the North American Carbon Program site synthesis, J. Geophys. Res., 115, G00H05, doi:10.1029/2009JG001229.
  • Birdsey, Richard, Behrenfeld, Mike, Davis, Kenneth, Doney, Scott, Feely, Richard A., Hansell, Dennis A., Heath, Linda S., Kasischke, Eric, Law, Beverly E., Lee, Cindy, McGuire, A. David, Raymond, Peter, Tucker, Compton J., 2009. Carbon Cycle Observations: Gaps Threaten Climate Mitigation Policies. EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 90, 292.
  • Cook, Bruce D., Paul V. Bolstad, Erik Næsset, Ryan S. Anderson, Sebastian Garrigues, Jeffrey T. Morisette, Jaime Nickeson, Kenneth J. Davis, 2009. Using LiDAR and quickbird data to model plant production and quantify uncertainties associated with wetland detection and land cover generalizations. Remote Sensing of Environment, 113, 2366–2379.
  • Gibert, Fabien, Irène Xuéref, Lilian Joly, Martina Schmidt, Kenneth J. Davis, Michel Ramonet, Pierre H. Flamant, Bertrand Parvitte, Virginie Zéninari, 2008. A case study of CO2, CO and particles content evolution in the suburban atmospheric boundary layer using a 2-µm Doppler DIAL, a 1-µm backscatter lidar and an array of in-situ sensors. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 128, 381–401, DOI 10.1007/s10546-008-9296-8.
  • Davis, K.J., Integrating Field Measurements with Flux Tower and Remote Sensing Data.  In Field Measurements for Landscape-Scale Forest Carbon Monitoring, Hoover, Coeli M (Ed.) 2008, XVIII, 242 p. 20 illus., Hardcover. ISBN: 978-1-4020-8505-5.
  • Kang S.-L., K.J. Davis, 2008. The effects of mesoscale surface heterogeneity on the fair-weather convective atmospheric boundary layer, J. Atmos. Sci., 65, 3197-3213, doi: 10.1175/2008JAS2390.1.
  •  Ricciuto, D. M., K. J. Davis, and K. Keller, 2008.  A Bayesian calibration of a simple carbon cycle model: The role of observations in estimating and reducing uncertainty, Global Biogeochem. Cycles,  doi:10.1029/2006GB002908, in press.
  •  Desai, A.R., A. Noormets, P. V. Bolstad, J. Chen, B. D. Cook, K. J. Davis, E. S. Euskirchen, C. Gough, J. M. Martin, D. M. Ricciuto, H. P. Schmid, J. Tang, and W. Wang, 2008. Influence of vegetation and seasonal forcing on carbon dioxide fluxes across the Upper Midwest, USA: Implications for regional scaling. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 148, 288-308, doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2007.08.001.
  •  Ricciuto, D. M., M. P. Butler, K. J. Davis, B. D. Cook, P. S. Bakwin, A. E. Andrews, and R. M. Teclaw, 2008.  Causes of interannual variability in ecosystem-atmosphere CO2 exchange in a northern Wisconsin forest using a Bayesian synthesis inversion. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology,  148, 309-327, doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2007.08.007
  •  Desai, A. R., P. R. Moorcroft, P. V. Bolstad, and K. J. Davis, 2007. Regional carbon fluxes from an observationally constrained dynamic ecosystem model: Impacts of disturbance, CO2 fertilization, and heterogeneous land cover, J. Geophys. Res., 112, G01017, doi:10.1029/2006JG000264.
  •  Kang, S., K.J. Davis and M.A. LeMone, 2007. Observations of the ABL structures over a heterogeneous land surface during IHOP_2002. J. Hydrometeorology, 8, 221-244, DOI: 10.1175/JHM567.1
  •  Wang, W., K. J. Davis, C. Yi, E. G. Patton, M. P. Butler, D. M. Ricciuto and P. S. Bakwin, 2007. A note on top-down and bottom-up gradient functions over a forested site. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 124, 305–314, doi 10.1007/s10546-007-9162-0.
  •  Wang, W., K. J. Davis, B. D. Cook, C. Yi, M P. Butler, D. M. Ricciuto, and P. S. Bakwin 2007. Estimating daytime CO2 fluxes over a mixed forest from tall tower mixing ratio measurements, J. Geophys. Res., 112, D10308, doi:10.1029/2006JD007770.
  •  Wang, W., K.J. Davis, D.M. Ricciuto and M.P. Butler, 2006.  An approximate footprint model for flux measurements in the convective boundary layer.  Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 23, 1384-1394.
  •  Wang, W., K. J. Davis, B. D. Cook, M. P. Butler, D. M. Ricciuto, 2006. Decomposing CO2 fluxes measured over a mixed ecosystem at a tall tower and extending to a region: A case study, Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences, 111(G2), G02005, doi:10.1029/2005JG000093.
  •  Desai, A.R., Davis, K.J., Senff, C., Ismail, S., Browell, E.V., Stauffer, D.R. and Reen, B.P., 2005. A case study on the effects of heterogeneous soil moisture on mesoscale boundary layer structure in the southern Great Plains, USA. Part I: Simple prognostic model.  Boundary Layer Meteorology, doi:10.1007/s10546-005-9024-6.
  •  Wang, W., K. J. Davis, B. D. Cook, P. S. Bakwin, C. Yi, M. P. Butler, and D. M. Ricciuto, 2005. Surface layer CO2 budget and advective contributions to measurements of net ecosystem-atmosphere exchange of CO2. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 135, 202-214.
  •  Desai, A.R., Bolstad, P., Cook, B.D., Davis, K.J. and Carey, E.V. 2005. Comparing net ecosystem exchange of carbon dioxide between an old-growth and mature forest in the upper Midwest, USA, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 128(1-2): 33-55 (doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2004.09.005)
  •  Cook, B.D., K.J. Davis, W. Wang, A. Desai, B.W. Berger, R. M. Teclaw, J. G. Martin, P.V. Bolstad, P.S. Bakwin, C. Yi and W. Heilman, 2004. Carbon exchange and venting anomalies in an upland deciduous forest in northern Wisconsin, USA. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 126, 271-295.
  •  Yi, C., K. J. Davis, P. S. Bakwin, A.S. Denning, N. Zhang, A. Desai, J.Ch.-H. Lin, and C. Gerbig, 2004, The observed covariance between ecosystem carbon exchange and atmospheric boundary layer dynamics in North Wisconsin, Journal of Geophysical Research, 109(D08302): doi10.1029/2003JD004164.
  •  Hurwitz, M.D., D.M. Ricciuto, K.J. Davis, W. Wang, C. Yi, M.P. Butler, P.S. Bakwin. Advection of carbon dioxide in the presence of storm systems over a northern Wisconsin forest, 2004. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 61, 607-618.
  •  Davis, K.J., P.S. Bakwin, B.W. Berger, C. Yi, C. Zhao, R.M. Teclaw and J.G. Isebrands, 2003. The annual cycle of CO2 and H2O exchange over a northern mixed forest as observed from a very tall tower. Global Change Biology, 9, 1278-1293.
  •  Werner, C., K. J. Davis, P. S. Bakwin, C. Yi, D. Hurst, and L. Lock, 2003. Interannual variability of methane exchange over a temperate-boreal lowland and wetland forest. Global Change Biology, 9, 1251-1261.
  •  Patton, E.G., P.P. Sullivan and K.J. Davis, 2003. The influence of a forest canopy on top-down and bottom-up diffusion in the planetary boundary layer.  Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 129, 1415-1434.
  •  Yi, C., K.J. Davis, P.S. Bakwin, and B.W. Berger, 2001.  Long-term observations of the evolution of the planetary boundary layer.  Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 58, 1288-1299.
  • Berger, B.W., K.J. Davis, P.S. Bakwin, C. Yi and C. Zhao, 2001. Long-term carbon dioxide fluxes from a very tall tower in a northern forest:  Flux measurement methodology. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 18, 529-542.
  •  Patton, E.G., K.J. Davis, M.C. Barth, C.-H. Moeng and P.P. Sullivan, 2001. Decaying scalars emitted by a forest canopy:  A numerical study. Boundary-Layer Meteorology, 100, 91-129.
  •  Davis, K.J., N. Gamage, C. Hagelberg, D.H. Lenschow, C. Kiemle and P.P. Sullivan, 2000. An objective method for determining atmospheric structure from airborne lidar observations. J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech., 17, 1455-1468.
  •  Yi, C., K.J. Davis, P.S. Bakwin, B.W. Berger, and L. C. Marr,  2000. The influence of advection on measurements of the net ecosystem-atmosphere exchange of CO2 observed from a very tall tower, J. Geophys. Res. 105, 9991-9999.
  •  Davis, K. J., D. H. Lenschow, S. P. Oncley, C. Kiemle, G. Ehret and A. Giez, 1997: The role of entrainment in surface-atmosphere interactions over the boreal forest. J. Geophys. Res., 102, 29219-29230.
  •  Davis, K. J., D. H. Lenschow and P. R. Zimmerman, 1994: Biogenic non-methane hydrocarbon emissions estimated from tethered balloon observations. J. Geophys. Res., 99, 25587-25598.
  •  Davis, K. J., Surface Fluxes of Trace Gases Derived from Convective-Layer Profiles, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Colorado, 1992. NCAR Cooperative Thesis 139.