Richard Davy

Senior Researcher

Richard Davy is a climatologist. He obtained his PhD in Physics from York University (Canada) in 2009 focusing on the atmospheric boundary layer and water cycle of Mars through his work on the NASA Phoenix mission. He created models and used observations from the Phoenix lander to demonstrate that it snows on Mars.

Davy has extensive knowledge on climate processes related to boundary layer meteorology and the interactions between ocean, sea ice, and atmosphere. The boundary layer is the lowermost level of the atmosphere that extends from the ground up to a few kilometers in the air. Since this is the part of the atmosphere we all live and breathe every day it is crucial to understand the process that control the conditions in the boundary layer. His work has demonstrated how boundary layer processes determine the strength of climate warming and variability as well as air pollution.

  • Climate