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Astrid Oetting

WWU Münster - Planetology

Doctoral Student

My current research focuses on crater size-frequency distributions (CSFD) to improve the lunar production- and chronology functions. This allows a determination of the relative age of geological units on the Moon, which are then calibrated with absolute ages of lunar samples. By refitting existing CSFD data, a self-consistent dataset shall be created. My bachelor thesis at the DLR gave me first insights into planetary geology and sparked my fascination for this research field. I am pleased to pursue this interest through the TRR 170 project and I’m eager to deal with diverse planetary and geological issues. Besides that, I’m interested in polar science, glaciology and the geology and morphology below ice shelves, which was strengthened by my master thesis at AWI.