Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Anthony B. Davis holds a BSc in Physics/Astrophysics from U. Pierre & Marie Curie (1977), a MS in Physics/Astronomy from U. de Montréal (1981), and a PhD in Physics from McGill U. (1992). He has been working for over 25 years on innovative methods in cloud remote sensing from ground-, aircraft- and space-based platforms, as well as on the related problem of how clouds impact the Earth’s energy and hydrological cycles. He has held positions successively at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, DOE’s Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, and now at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Ca. He specializes in the challenges posed by the 3D shapes and internal structures of real clouds to which he brings to bear his expertise in theoretical and computational radiative transfer in application to physics-based modeling and exploitation of the spatial, directional, spectral and/or polarimetric signals from clouds. Recently, his interests have grown to include remote sensing of aerosol/surface properties, particularly in the vicinity of clouds, or other spatially complex situations, using multi-pixel/multi-angle spectral data, potentially with polarization diversity.