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Robert E. Davis

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Environmental Sciences
Office location and address
Clark Hall 386-B
291 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1988
AS-ENVS Hondula Fellowship
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Epa)
September 01, 2011 – August 31, 2014
VSGC D. Hondula
Source: Virginia Space Grant Consortium
June 01, 2011 – May 31, 2013
EVSC 1300: Earth's Weather and Climate
Credits: 3
An overview of the atmospheric sciences primarily for non-science majors. Topics include weather forecasting, the greenhouse effect and global warming, ozone depletion, El Niño, air pollution, atmospheric optical effects, global climate, and the impacts of weather on human health. Three lectures per week. No science/math background is required.
EVSC 3300: Atmosphere and Weather
Credits: 3
Introduces the physical laws governing atmospheric behavior and examines atmospheric variables and their role in the fluid environment of the earth. Prerequisite: MATH 1190 or MATH 1210 or MATH 1220 or MATH 1310 or MATH 1320 or MATH 2310 or APMA 1090 or APMA 1110 or APMA 2120.
EVSC 3301: Atmosphere and Weather Laboratory
Credits: 1
Studies the principles of measurements, instrumentation for measuring atmospheric parameters, and methods of observing and calculating atmospheric variables. Corequisite: EVSC 3300.
EVSC 4340: Human Biometeorology: Weather, Climate and Human Health
Credits: 3
We will explore how weather and climate impact human health from the individual to the societal level. Topics will include how the human body responds to heat and cold, weather and physiological stress and strain, impacts of poor air quality on human morbidity and mortality, and the role of weather and climate in disease transmission.We will likewise examine extreme weather events at the macro-level & the role of human adaptation to climate. Prerequisites include an introductory course in atmospheric science (EVSC 1300, EVSC 3300, or the equivalent).
EVSC 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Specialized topics in ecology, atmosphere, hydrology, environmental geology, or environmental systems not normally covered in formal classes under the direction of the faculty. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EVSC 4995: Supervised Research
Credits: 1–6
Original research usually involving a field or laboratory problem in the environmental sciences under the direction of one or more faculty members. The results may form the basis of an undergraduate thesis which is required to partially fulfill the Distinguished Majors Program in environmental sciences. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EVSC 4999: Thesis Research
Credits: 3
Provides credit for doing work in pursuit of the undergraduate thesis option for majors in Environmental Science
EVAT 5300: Introduction to Climatology
Credits: 3
Examination of the fundamental radiative, thermodynamic, and fluid dynamic processes in Earth's atmosphere with an emphasis on climatic time and space scales. Topics include atmospheric composition and radiative transfer, synoptic climatology, atmospheric general circulation, climate change, El Niño, and teleconnections. Prerequisites include EVSC 3300 or an undergraduate science degree.
EVAT 7999: Independent Study: Atmospheric Sciences
Credits: 1–6
Individual or group study in developing or special areas of atmospheric sciences and interrelated areas.
EVSC 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EVSC 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EVSC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
EVSC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.