Lunar and Planetary Institute






Dr. Patrick J. McGovern

 

Dr. Patrick J. McGovern

Planetary Geophysics
E-mail:mcgovern@lpi.usra.edu

Research on the evolution of terrestrial planet surfaces, lithospheres, and interiors, with emphasis on growth and development of large volcano-tectonic structures on Mars, Venus, and Earth. Analysis of topography, gravity, and image data from planetary missions, to examine global thermal history, volcano morphology, and lithospheric strain. Modeling of stresses and deformation in growing volcanic edifices and the lithosphere.


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February 15, 2007