Dr. James L. Davis

Pronouns: He/him

Lamont Research Professor, Seismology, Geology and Tectonophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), Columbia Climate School

Instructor, M.S. in Sustainability Science

School of Professional Studies

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Seismology 213
61 Route 9W
Palisades, NY 10964-1000


Space Geodesy Group Leader at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory for over 20 years before moving to the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in 2010.  Associate Director for the Seismology, Geology, and Tectonophysics Division since 2019.  Over one hundred refereed papers.


Only select projects listed below
Name Start Date End Date
Advancing Tidal Tomography for Study of Earth's Interior 1/9/17 1/8/21
Bayesian integration of multiple geodetic data types for investigation of the coupled impact of climate 8/13/14 8/12/18
Collaborative Research: Combined Seismological and Geodetic Constraints on 3-D Mantle Structure 6/30/10 6/30/13
Collaborative Research: Dynamics of Crust-Mantle Coupling through Combined Analysis and Modeling of EarthScope seismic, Geodetic, and geologic data 8/15/11 7/31/14
Collaborative Research: The impact of time-dependent mantle rheology and 3-D structure on models and observations of Glacial Isostatic 6/15/13 5/31/16
Development of a Self-Consistent Model for Spatial and Temporal Variation of Sea Level Integrating Data on Cryospheric Mass Change, Ocean Dynamics, and Solid-Earth Loading 1/28/11 1/27/15
Integration of Ocean and Earth Dynamics of Measurement and Prediction of Sea-Level Change 7/20/11 7/19/12
Measuring and Modeling the Response of the Solid Earth to Changes in the Cryosphere and the Earthquake 5/31/16 5/30/19
Rigorous Combination of GRACE and Other Data Types for Simultaneous Estimation of Temporally and Spatially Variable Melting and Glacial Isostatic Adjustment 2/7/12 2/6/17
Analysis of Multi-decadal Fennoscandian Geodetic Data Sets in an Environment of Present-Day Mass Loss: Implications for Earth Structure and Sea-level Change 8/19/21 8/18/24
Operation of the LDEO Oceanbottom Seismometer Institutional Instrument Center: Alaska Recovery Cruise 4/1/19 3/31/21