Daniel Kirk-Davidoff

Adjunct Associate Professor

Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science

University of Maryland, College Park

Peer-reviewed publications

Li, Y., E. Kalnay, S. Motesharrei, F. Kucharski, D. Kirk-Davidoff, 2018: Climate model shows large-scale wind and solar farms in the Sahara increase rain and vegetation. Science, doi: 10.1126/science.aar5629 Available online

Wielicki B.A., et al., 2013: Achieving Climate Change Absolute Accuracy in Orbit. BAMS, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00149.1 Available online.

Zeng, N., A.W. King, B. Zaitchik, S.D. Wullschleger, J. Gregg, S. Wang, D. Kirk-Davidoff, 2012: Carbon sequestration via wood harvest and storage: an assessment of its harvest potential. Climatic Change, doi:10.1007/s10584-012-0624-0. Available online.

Barrie, D., D.B. Kirk-Davidof, 2010: Weather response to a large wind turbine array. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 769-775. Available online.

Murphy, L.N., D.B. Kirk-Davidoff, N. Mahowald, B. Otto-Bliesner, 2009. A Numerical Study of the Climate Response to Lowered Mediterranean Sea Level During the Messinian Salinity Crisis. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 279:41-49. PDF

Kirk-Davidoff, D.B., 2009: On the Diagnosis of Climate Sensitivity Using Observations of Fluctuations. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics , 9:813-822. available online

Kirk-Davidoff, D.B., J.-F. Lamarque, 2008: Maintenance of polar stratospheric clouds in a moist stratosphere. Climate of the Past,4:69-78. PDF.

Kirk-Davidoff, D.B., and D.W. Keith, 2008: On the climate impact of surface roughness anomalies. PDF. J. Atmos. Sci, 65:2215-2234.

Varotsos C. and D.B. Kirk-Davidoff, 2006: Long-memory processes in global ozone and temperature variations. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6:4093-4100. HTML

Kirk-Davidoff, D.B., R.M. Goody, and J.G. Anderson, 2005: Analysis of sampling errors for climate monitoring satellites. J. Climate. 18:810-822. PDF.

Anderson, J.G., J.A. Dykema, R.M. Goody, H. Hu, D.B. Kirk-Davidoff, 2004: Absolute Spectrally Resolved Radiance: A Benchmark for Climate Monitoring from Space. J.Q.R.S.T. 85:367-383. PDF.

Kirk-Davidoff, D.B., D.P. Schrag, and J.G. Anderson, 2002: On the Feedback of Stratospheric Clouds on Polar Climate.  Geophys. Res. Let.. 29(11), 10.1029/2002GL014659. PDF.

Weinstock, E.M., E.J. Hintsa, D.B. Kirk-Davidoff, J.G. Anderson, A.E. Andrews, R.L. Herman, R.D. May, C.R. Webster, and T.P. Bui, 2001: Evaluation of the seasonal cycle of water vapor in the stratosphere derived from tropical tropopause temperatures using a CO photochemical clock. J. Geophys. Res. 106:22,707-22,724. PDF.

Kirk-Davidoff, D.B., and R.S. Lindzen, 2000: An Energy Balance Model Based on Potential Vorticity Homogenization.   Journal of Climate. 13:431-448. Postscript or PDF.

Kirk-Davidoff, D.B., J.G. Anderson, E.J. Hintsa, and D.W. Keith, 1999: The effect of climate change on ozone depletion through changes in stratospheric water vapour. Nature. 402:399-401. Postscript or PDF.

Lindzen, R.S.,  B. Kirtman, D. Kirk-Davidoff,  and E.K. Schneider, 1995:  Seasonal Surrogate for Climate.  Journal of Climate.  8:1681-1684. PDF

Other publications

Kirk-Davidoff, D.B., 2017: The Greenhouse Effect, Aerosols, and Climate Change. In B. Török and T. Dransfield, Green Chemistry, An Inclusize Approach. Elsevier.

Kirk-Davidoff, D.B., 2013: Alternative energy: Plenty of wind. Nature Climate Change, 3:99-100. doi:10.1038/nclimate1809. Available online.

Kirk-Davidoff, D.B., 2012: Wind Power Forecasting. Wind Systems. Available online.

Kirk-Davidoff, D.B., 2008: Review of Climate Change: A Multidisciplinary Approach, by W.J. Burroughs. EOS. 89:(27)248. PDF.

Battisti, D., W.E. Easterling, C. Field, I. Fung, J.E. Hansen, J. Harte, E. Kalnay, D. Kirk-Davidoff, P.A. Matson, J.C. McWilliams, M.J. Molina, J.T. Overpeck, F.S. Rowland, J. Russell, S.R. Saleska, E. Sarachick, J.M. Wallace, S.C. Wofsy, 2006: Brief of Amici Curiae Climate Scientists, No. 05-1120 in the Supreme Court of the United States, Commonwealth of Massachusetts et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency et al. PDF.

Kirk-Davidoff, Daniel, 2006: The Science and Ethics of Global Warming. The Faculty Voice. 19:(4)4. PDF.


Paleoclimate: An Introduction (ppt).


Kirk-Davidoff, D.B., 2004: Maintenance of polar stratospheric clouds in a moister stratosphere: What are the limits? Presented at the 2004 SPARC meeting in Victoria, B.C. JPEG.

Kirk-Davidoff, D.B., D.P. Schrag, and J.G. Anderson, 2000: Polar stratospheric clouds as a feedback on the meridional temperature gradient: applications to the Eocene climate problem. Presented at the Fall 2000 meeting of the AGU. Postscript (4 MB) or PDF (14 MB).