Lunar and Planetary Institute

Dr. Ross Potter

Dr. Ross Potter

Postdoctoral Fellow
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. Previously, my research focused on understanding the formation of large (basin)-scale asteroid impact craters using numerical modeling. Now, my research specifically focuses on numerically modeling lunar cratering processes; I am particularly interested in the formation of the large lunar basins.

The goal of my work is to understand the formation and structure of impact craters on the Moon, especially the large basins. Using observational datasets (i.e. spectroscopic and gravity data) as constraints for my models, I hope to gain insight into many aspects of the lunar cratering process, including impact-generated melt volumes, the extent of material/crater excavation and lunar thermal conditions during the formation of the large lunar basins.


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August 2, 2013