David Carlson
Chief Editor, Earth System Science Data

Dr. Carlson holds a PhD in Oceanography and led successful research on upper ocean physics and chemistry, oceanic microbiology and carbon cycling, and marine chemical ecology at Oregon State University. He has devoted more than 15 years to international science: in 1990-94 as the Director of the International Project Office for the Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere programme (TOGA); and after that as the Director of Atmospheric Technology for the US National Center for Atmospheric Research, supporting climate, atmospheric chemistry and meteorology research around the world. Dr. Carlson is currently serving as Chief Editor for Earth System Science Data, a journal he founded with Dr. Han Pfeiffenberger.