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David Halpern
Senior Research Scientist

Education
  • B.Sc., Geology and Physics (Honors), McGill University (1964)
  • Ph.D., Physical Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1969)

Research Interests
  • Science and public policy
  • Interactions of the atmosphere and ocean

Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena (1986-Present)
    • Senior Research Scientist (1988-Present)
    • Manager, Climate Variability Program (1989-2002)
    • Manager, Oceanic Remote Sensing Library (1988-2002)
    • Manager, NASA Ocean Data System (1988-1990)
  • Senior Policy Analyst, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington (2002-2006)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of California, Los Angeles (1989-2002)
  • Visiting Professor, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (1989-1990)
  • Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle (1969-1985)
    • Supervisory Oceanographer (1974-1985)
    • Research Oceanographer (1969-1974)
  • University of Washington, Seattle (1970-1986)
    • Affiliate Professor (1982-1988)
    • Affiliate Associate Professor (1975-1982)
    • Affiliate Assistant Professor (1970-1975)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate,Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (1969)

Selected Awards
  • Fellow
    • International Academy of Astronautics (2003)
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science (2001)
    • American Geophysical Union (1997)
    • California Academy of Sciences (1994)
    • American Meteorological Society (1993)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    • Exceptional Service Medal (2007)
    • Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal (2003)
    • Outstanding Leadership Medal (2000)
    • Special Service Award (1999)
  • Silver Medal, U.S. Department of Commerce (1981)
  • Eleven awards from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (1975-1985)
  • Bureau of International Exposition Medal, Portugal (1998)

Selected Publications

85 Refereed Publications (more than 300 total publications)

  1. Halpern, D., Offshore Ekman transport and Ekman pumping off Peru during the 1997-1998 El Nino. Geophys. Res. Letts., 21, 10.1029/2001GL014097 (2002)
  2. Halpern, D. and P. Woiceshyn, Somali Jet in the Arabian Sea, El Nino, and India rainfall. J. Climate, 14, 434-441 (2001)
  3. Halpern, D. and C.-W. Hung, Satellite observations of the southeast Pacific convergence zone during 1993-1998. J. Geophys. Res., 106, 28107-28112 (2001)
  4. Halpern, D., Visiting TOGA's past. Bull., Amer. Meteor. Soc., 77, 233-242 (1996)
  5. Halpern, D. and G.C. Feldman, Annual and interannual variations of phytoplankton pigment concentration and upwelling along the Pacific equator. J. Geophys. Res., 99, 7347-7354 (1994)
  6. Halpern, D., Observations of annual and El Nino thermal and flow variations along the equator at 0 degrees, 110 degrees W and 0 degrees, 95 degrees W during 1980-1985. J. Geophys. Res., 92, 8197-8212 (1987)
  7. Knox, R.A. and D. Halpern, Long range Kelvin wave propagation of transport variations in Pacific Ocean equatorial currents. J. Mar. Res., 40 Suppl., 329-339 (1982)
  8. Halpern, D., Structure of a coastal upwelling event observed off Oregon during July 1973. Deep-Sea Res., 23, 495-508 (1976)
  9. Halpern, D., Observations of the deepening of the wind-mixed layer in the northeast Pacific Ocean. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 4, 454-466 (1974)
  10. Halpern, D., Observations of short-period internal waves in Massachusetts Bay. J. Mar. Res., 29, 116-132 (1971)

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