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Dr. Patrick J. McGovern


Planetary Geophysics

Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston, TX 77058


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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