last updated 11 March 2010
Who is this Dave DuBois?
Dave was born in New Mexico and raised in the heart of southern New
This was a great place to grow up with lots of open space (for NJ) and
dirt. This part of New Jersey is very different from northern New Jersey
that most people are familiar with. Yes, there are still
areas in New Jersey. Did you know that the prickly
pear cactus is native to South Jersey? I am also part of the Navajo
Nation (Kinyaa' áanii or Towering House Clan) from my mother's side.
here to see a map of the Navajo reservation if you are not familiar
with the area. Some of my greatest memories have been living on the rez
in the summer. Click here for a picture of my greatgrandmother
and grandparents taken around 1979.
to see a photo taken during the last major Nilchee family reunion at my parent's
place not far from Tijeras, NM.
After high school, I attended Rutgers
University where I completed my undergraduate studies in 1988 majoring
in Physics. At this point in my life, Jesus Christ became my Lord
and Savior. I enjoyed being a part of the Navigators
campus ministry at Rutgers. I then decided that five years of college wasn't
enough so I went back to school at
State University and studied more physics! At NMSU I studied single
micron sized droplet laser spectroscopy with Dr.
Robert Armstrong. After finishing my Master's degree in 1991 a job
seemed very appealing. I landed a job with SciTec
Inc. in Princeton, NJ. I then got married in 1992 and moved not far
from the Jersey shore. After about four years
with SciTec we decided that I still didn't get enough education. So we
moved to Reno, Nevada and I attended the University
of Nevada. I completed my Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science in August 2003.
I did my research in the field of air quality studying atmospheric aerosols
under the supervision of Dr.
John Watson. Currently I am the New Mexico State Climatologist based out of New Mexico
State University. If you need to see my professional qualifications
email me for a current C.V. If you want more detail on what research
I'm doing right now, see my research page.
My professional interests
Applying GIS to environmental problems
Spatial data analysis applied to the evaluation of climate and air quality
Numerical weather prediction and air quality modeling
Dust storms, dust devils, and just blowing dust (and I admit, making dust)
Atmospheric optics and spectroscopy
Remote sensing techniques to measure atmospheric aerosols and trace gases
Data visualization techniques
Some of my favorites
Worshiping God at Green Valley Baptist
Church, Henderson, Nevada
Using Tobasco! and
NM green chile
Eating fry bread (in moderation of course)
Going to pow wows
Living in New Mexico
Visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Watching lightning (from a distance!)
Exploring the outdoors
Driving and hiking in the backcountry roads
Here's a picture taken during a trip with my
friends to Death Valley in December 1998. We posed for this picture after
passing through our first little obstacle on the road. Notice the heavy
Fresh & saltwater fishing
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