Lunar and Planetary Institute

Dr. Patrick McGovern

Dr. Patrick J. McGovern

Staff Scientist
Phone: 281-486-2187
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Patrick McGovern’s research focuses 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. His analysis of topography, gravity, and image data from planetary missions, is used to examine global thermal history, volcano morphology, and lithospheric strain. His work involves modeling of stresses and deformation in growing volcanic edifices and the lithosphere.


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