Lunar and Planetary Institute

Dr. Ross Potter

Dr. Ross Potter

Visiting Scientist
Center for Lunar Science and Exploration
USRA - Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Blvd.
Houston TX 77058

I was a NASA Lunar Science Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, working in the Center for Lunar Science and Exploration at LPI. My research focused on understanding impact cratering processes on the Moon, particularly the formation of the large lunar basins, using numerical modeling.

I am now a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Brown University, within the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences. I am continuing my impact cratering research. I remain a visiting scientist at LPI.

The goal of my work remains to investigate the formation and structure of impact craters within the Solar System, 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 the effect pre-impact target thermal conditions have on the formation of impact basins.


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March 24, 2015