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NASA GSFC Solar System Exploration Data Services Office


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Dave Williams

Solar System Exploration Division Services Offce
NASA/GSFC, Code 690.1
Greenbelt, MD 20771

Phone: (301) 286-1258

FAX: (301) 286-1771

Email: David.R.Williams@nasa.gov


Education

B.S., Geophysics, 1980,  State University of New York at Binghamton
Ph.D., Geophysics and Space Physics, 1987, University of California at Los Angeles

Current Position

Planetary Curation Scientist, National Space Science  Data Center, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Planetary Scientist, Planetary Data System Management Office
Data Scientist, Lunar Data Node, Planetary Data System

Research Interests

Archiving of lunar and planetary data.  Restoration of Apollo-era lunar data .  Science-on-a-sphere educational outreach efforts.  Planetary and lunar geophysics, formation and evolution of asteroids, and the size distribution of asteroid populations

Selected Publications

Schultz, A., D.R. Williams, and E.A. Guinness, Restoration of Apollo data by the Lunar Data Project  PDS Lunar Data Node,  Abstract, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 39,  2085, 2008.

Chi, P.J., C.T. Russell, R.J. Walker, and D. Williams, Restoration of apollo magnetic field data,  Abstract, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 39,  1758, 2008.

Williams, D.R. and A. Schultz, Lunar Data Project – Interim report on restoration of Apollo data,  Abstract, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 38, 1357, 2007.

Williams, D.R. and E.J. Grayzeck, The Lunar Data Project - Restoration of Apollo data for future lunar exploration,  Abstract, Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 37, 1187, 2006.

Williams, D.R., and G.W. Wetherill, Size distribution of collisionally evolved asteroidal populations: Analytical solution for self-similar collision cascades, Icarus, 107, 117, 1994.

Williams, D.R., and V. Pan, Internally heated mantle convection and the thermal and degassing history of the Earth, J. Geophys. Res., 97, 8937, 1992.

Williams, D.R., and L. Gaddis, Stress analysis of Tellus Regio, Venus based on gravity and topography: Comparison with Venera 15/16 radar images, J. Geophys. Res., 96, 18841, 1991.

Data Sets

Carroll, J.M., F.S. Johnson,  and D.R. Williams,   Apollo 14 ALSEP/CCIG reduced atmospheric density plots,V1.0,  A14A-L-CCIG-3-ATMOS-DENSITY-PLOTS-V1.0, NASA Planetary Data System,  2008.

Carroll, J.M., F.S. Johnson,  and D.R. Williams,   Apollo 15 ALSEP/CCIG reduced atmospheric density plots,V1.0,  A15A-L-CCIG-3-ATMOS-DENSITY-PLOTS-V1.0, NASA Planetary Data System,  2008.

Snyder, C.W., Neugebauer, M.M, D.R. Clay, D.R. Williams, and H.K. Hills. Apollo 12 ALSEP/SWS solar wind 28-sec resolution tables V1.0,  A12A-L-SWS-3-SOLAR-WIND-28S-RES-V1.0, NASA Planetary Data System,  2008. (+ 3 other SWS data sets)

Adler, I., P. Gorenstein,  J.I. Trombka, H, Gursky, A.E. Metzger, and D. Williams,  Apollo 15 XFRS lunar surface X-ray counts, A15C-L-XRFS-2-SURFACE-XRAY-COUNTS-V1.0, NASA Planetary Data System, in lien resolution, 2008.

Adler, I., P. Gorenstein,  J.I. Trombka, H, Gursky, A.E. Metzger, and D. Williams,  Apollo 16 XFRS lunar surface X-ray counts, A16C-L-XRFS-2-SURFACE-XRAY-COUNTS-V1.0, NASA Planetary Data System, in lien resolution, 2008. 

Levin, G. V., P. A. Straat, E. A. Guinness, P. G. Valko, J. H. King, and D. R. Williams, "Viking Lander Labeled Release Data Archive", NASA Planetary Data System, VL1/VL2-M-LR-2-EDR-V1.0, 2001.


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