Born to Henry Fairfax Davis and Enid L. Davis in San Francisco, CA.
Earns a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of California Berkeley.
Earns a Master of Science in chemical engineering from Stanford University.
Earns a Doctor of Philosophy in chemical engineering from Stanford University.
Is an assistant research geophysicist for Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, CA.
Teaches as a professor of oceanography for Scripps Institution of Oceanography until 2000.
Is chairman of the ocean research division within Scripps Institution of Oceanography until 1983.
Receives the A.G. Huntsman Award from the Bedford Institute of Oceanography.
Is a research oceanographer within Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, CA, and presently remains in this role.
Receives the Henry Stommel Medal.
Receives the Maurice Ewing Medal from the American Geophysical Union.
Is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union of the American Meteorology Society.
Maintains membership with the National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Science.