Roger Davies received the B.Sc degree with honors in physics from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in 1970 and the Ph.D. in meteorology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1976. He is currently Professor of Climate Physics at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He was previously employed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and was formerly on the faculties of the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona; Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana; and McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He has been associated with MISR since 1988, with special interest in its ability to measure cloud heights, cloud-tracked winds, top-of-atmosphere albedos and scene classification.
Dr. Davies’ main areas of current research are the interaction of cloud heterogeneity with atmospheric radiation and the theory of climate physics. He is a past member of the International Radiation Commission, and held the Buckley-Glavish Chair in climate physics from 2006 to 2018.