Linda Martel
Planetary Geology, Remote Sensing, Educational Outreach
M.S., Arizona State University, 1984
+1 808 956 8760


Since 1993 I have worked at HIGP on a variety of NASA research, educational, and public outreach projects related to meteorites and the exploration of the Moon, Mars, and asteroids.

Team member on projects covering:

  • The petrologic evolution of the Moon (quantitative X-ray diffraction analyses of lunar regolith)
  • Differentiation and resource potential of the Moon (lab and remote sensing data)
  • Geochemical mapping of the surfaces of the Moon and Mars using orbital remote sensing data (image processing and multivariate classification mapping)

Education and Public Outreach:

  • Cofounder of Planetary Science Research Discoveries educational web journal
  • Writer and web coder/designer for HIGP, the Hawaii Space Grant Consortium, and other NASA-funded programs in remote sensing and cosmochemistry
  • NASA Publication Exploring the Moon: A Teacher’s Guide with Activities for Earth and Space Sciences (EG-1997-10-116-HQ)
  • Hawaiʻi teacher-training workshops in planetary geology.
  • Outreach projects to help advance the public’s understanding of planetary science and space resource utilization.
  • Recipient of 2018 Service Award of the Meteoritical Society.
Mailing Address
Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
1680 East-West Road, POST Building, Office 602
Honolulu, HI 96822
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