Dr. Teemu Öhman
Center for Lunar Science and Exploration
USRA - Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston TX 77058
I’m a NASA Lunar Science Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, and work in the Center for Lunar Science and Exploration here at LPI. My current research focuses on photogeologic studies of impact melt distribution in lunar complex craters of Copernican age. I mainly utilize the new Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera imagery, with additional input from e.g. Clementine, Lunar Orbiter and Apollo missions.
The goal of all my work is to gain further understanding about impact craters and the cratering process itself. Previously I studied how pre-existing crustal structures like faults and joint sets affect the morphology and formation of impact craters on the terrestrial planets, particularly on Mars and Venus. I approached this question the other way round as well: what can we learn about e.g. the fracture zones surrounding impact basins or volcano-tectonic features by studying impact craters?
My other research interests lie in geologic studies of terrestrial impact structures, particularly those in Finland and the surrounding parts of the Fennoscandian (Baltic) Shield. In addition, I’m involved with studies of petrophysical properties of the various rock types found in impact structures.
Dr. Öhman's CV and publications
August 19, 2011