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Daniel Winterhalter
Principal Research Scientist

  • Facharbeiterbrief, Elektromechaniker, Industrie und Handelskammer Mannheim, Germany (1967)
  • A.A., Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California (1971)
  • B.A., Physics, California State University, Fullerton (1974)
  • M.A., Physics, University of California, Irvine (1978)
  • M.S., Geophysics and Space Physics, University of California, Los Angeles (1982)
  • Ph.D., Geophysics and Space Physics, University of California, Los Angeles (1987)

Research Interests
  • The detection of low frequency radio emissions from extrasolar planets
  • Spatial evolution of the solar wind
  • Solar wind interaction with planetary environments, particularly with Mars and the Moons

Professional Experience
  • Employed at JPL since 1978.
    • Current Positions:
      • Chief Scientist, Exploration Systems & Technology Office (ESTO). I am providing advise in JPL's effort to partake in NASA's Vision for Space Exploration.
      • Chief Scientist, NASA Engineering and Safety Center (NESC). The NESC is an independent organization based at NASA Langley charted to serve as an Agency-wide technical resource focused on engineering excellence.
      • JPL Lunar Program Scientist. I am coordinating the lunar science research efforts across JPL, and work with the JPL Chief Scientist and with Science Division management to strengthen lunar science at JPL.
      • Member (Special Government Employee) of the NASA Advisory Council Heliophysics Subcommittee. The NAC-HPS is serving the NASA Administrator in strategic and technical matters. It also supports the advisory needs of the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD).
  • Investigation Scientist/Science Experiment Representative:
    • Ulysses (Radio Science)
    • Mars Orbiter (Magnetometer)
    • Mars Global Surveyor (Magnetometer)
    • Cassini (Radio Science)
  • Study Scientist
    • Mercury Orbiter (1996)
    • Mars Science Orbiter (2007- 08)

Selected Awards
  • Achievement Awards for participation on the Voyagers 1 & 2, Pioneer 11, Mars Observer, Mars Global Surveyor, and Cassini interplanetary probes
  • Certificate of Recognition for Technology Innovation for the design of a science instrument (1993)

Selected Publications
  1. Winterhalter, D., W.A. Majid, I. Chandra, W. Gonzalez, T.B.H. Kuiper, J. Lazio, R. Treumann, P. Zarka, Search for Radio Emissions from extrasolar planets: The observation campaign, in "Planetary Radio Emissions 6", ed. Rucker, H.O., W.S Kurth, and G. Mann, Östreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, 2006.
  2. Hartmann, W. K., D. Winterhalter, and J. Geiss, Chronology and physical evolution of planet Mars, in The Solar System and Beyond - Ten Years of ISSI, ESA Publication, 2005.
  3. Solar Wind Eight, edited by D. Winterhalter, J.T. Gosling, S.R. Habbal, W.S. Kurth, and M. Neugebauer, American Institute of Physics, New York (1996)
  4. The Interaction Of The Solar Wind With Mars: Comparison Of Mars Global Surveyor And Phobos Results, edited by D. Winterhalter, M. Acuna, and A. Zakharov, in Space Science Series of ISSI, Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht/Boston/London (2004)
  5. Acuna, M.H., J.E.P. Connerney, P. Wasilewski, R.P. Lin, K.A. Anderson, C.W. Carlson, J. McFadden, D.W. Curtis, D. Mitchell, H. Reme, C. Mazelle, J.A. Sauvaud, C. d'Uston, A. Cros, J.L. Medale, S.J. Bauer, P. Cloutier, M. Mayhew, D. Winterhalter, and N.F. Ness, Magnetic field and plasma observations at Mars: Initial results of the Mars Global Surveyor mission, Science, 279: (5357), 1676-1680 (1998)
  6. Nagy, A.F., D. Winterhalter, T.E. Cravens, K. Sauer, and S. Zhakarov, The plasma environment of Mars: bowshock, magnetosheath and ionosphere, Space Science Reviews, 111,1-2 (2004)
  7. Neugebauer, M., B.E. Goldstein, D. Winterhalter, E.J. Smith, R.J. MacDowall, and S.P. Gary, Ion distributions in large magnetic holes in the fast solar wind, J. Geophys. Res., 106 (A4), 5635-5648 (2001)
  8. Winterhalter, D., E.J. Smith, J.H. Wolfe, and J.A. Slavin, Spatial gradients in the heliospheric magnetic field: Pioneer 11 observations between 1 AU and 24 AU, during solar cycle 21, J. Geophys. Res., 95 (A1), 1-11 (1990)
  9. Winterhalter, D., E.J. Smith, and R.J. Marquedant, The compact electric and magnetic sensor, in Small Instruments for Space Physics, edited by B.T. Tsurutani, pp. 2-33, Pasadena, California (1993)
  10. Winterhalter, D., E.J. Smith, M.E. Burton, N. Murphy, and D.J. McComas, The heliospheric plasma sheet, J. Geophys. Res., 99, 6667 (1994)
  11. Winterhalter, D., M. Neugebauer, B.E. Goldstein, E.J. Smith, S.J. Bame, and A. Balogh, Ulysses field and plasma observations of magnetic holes in the solar wind and their relation to mirror-mode structures, J. Geophys. Res., 99, 23371 (1994)
  12. Winterhalter, D., E.J. Smith, M. Neugebauer, B.E. Goldstein, and B.T. Tsurutani, The latitudinal distribution of solar wind magnetic holes, Geophys. Res. Lett., 27 (11), 1615-1618 (2000)

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