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Lunar and Planetary Institute Contribution Series

To document the activities of the visiting and staff scientists and other work supported by the Institute, this formal series, called "Lunar and Planetary Institute Contributions," was initiated in September 1969 while the Institute was under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences. Two additional series, Basaltic Volcanism and the Terrestrial Planets (BV) and the Technical Reports (TR) series, were active between 1977 and 1998. Both the BV and the TR series have been included on this site for a more complete view of Institute-related work. The Lunar and Planetary Institute Contribution series continues today, documenting the scientific research, meeting-related publications, educational materials, outreach products, and other activities of the Institute. The LPI is operated by USRA under a cooperative agreement with the Science Mission Directorate of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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Zuber M.T., Smith D.E., Neumann G.A., Goossens S., Andrews-Hanna J.C., Head J.W., Kiefer W.S., Asmar S.W., Konopliv A.S., Lemoine F.G., Matsuyama I., Melosh H.J., McGovern P.J., Nimmo F., Phillips R.J., Solomon S.C., Taylor G.J., Watkins M.M., Wieczorek M.A., Williams J.G., Jansen J.C., Johnson B.C., Keane J.T., Mazarico E., Miljkoviée K., Park R.S., Soderblom J.M., and Yuan D.-N. (2016) Gravity field of the Orientale basin from the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory Mission. Science 354, 438-441, DOI:10.1126/science.aag0519

Bamford R.A., Alves E.P., Cruz F., Kellett B.J., Fonseca R.A., Silva L.O., Trines M.G.M., Halekas J.S., Kramer G., Harnett E., Cairns R.A., and Bingham R. (2016) 3D PIC Simulations of collisionless shocks at lunar magnetic anomalies and their role in forming lunar swirls. Astrophysical Journal 830

Kiefer W.S. (2016) The effects of martian crustal structure on mantle convection and lithospheric heat flow. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets (accepted)

Han Jangmi, and Brearley A.J. (2016) Microstructures and formation history of melilite-rich calcium-aluminum-rich inclusions from the ALHA77307 CO3.0 chondrite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (accepted)

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3rd International Workshop on Instrumentation for Planetary Missions, October 24-27, Pasadena, CA
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Yokoyama T., Misawa K., Okano O., Shih C., Nyquist L.E., Simon J.I., Tappa M.J., and Yoneda S. (2016) Extreme early solar system chemical fractionation recorded by alkali-rich clasts contained in ordinary chondrite breccias. Earth and Planetary Science Letters (accepted)

Joy K.H., Crawford I.A., Curran N.A., Zolensky M.E., Fagan A.L., and Kring D.A. (2016) The Moon as an archive of small body migration in the solar system. Earth Moon and Planets

Jackson A. (2016) Three interstellar ram jets. Proceedings of the Fourth Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop (accepted)

Schenk P. (2010) A virtual tour of the Galilean Satellites. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union 6, 254-268, DOI:10.1017/S1743921310007519

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Chondrules as Astrophysical Objects, May 9-11, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Li J.-Y., Reddy V., Nathues A., Le Corre L., Izawa M.R.M., Cloutis E.A., Sykes M.V., Carsenty U., Castillo-Rogez J.C., Hoffmann M., Jaumann R., Krohn K., Mottola S., Prettyman T.H., Schaefer M., Schenk P., Schröder S.E., Williams D.A., Smith D.E., Zuber M.T., Konopliv A.S., Park R.S., Raymond C.A., and Russell C.T. (2016) Surface albedo and spectral variability of Ceres. Astrophysical journal letters 817, L22

O'Brien D.P., Marchi S., Morbidelli A., Bottke W.F., Schenk P.M., Russell C.T., and Raymond C.A. (2014) Constraining the cratering chronology of Vesta. Planetary and Space Science 103, 131-142, DOI:10.1016/j.pss.2014.05.013

Rivera-Valentin E.G., Barr A.C., Lopez Garcia E.J., Kirchoff M.F., and Schenk P.M. (2014) Constraints on planetesimal disk mass from the cratering record and equatorial ridge on Iapetus. Astrophysical Journal 72

Bitner M.A., Richter M.J., Lacy J.H., Greathouse T.K., Jaffe D.T., and Blake G.A. (2007) TEXES observations of pure rotational H2 emission from AB Aurigae. Astrophysical Journal 661, L69-L72, DOI:10.1086/518717

Lacy J.H., Jaffe D.T., Zhu Q., Richter M.J., Bitner M.A., Greathouse T.K., Volk K., Geballe T.R., and Mehringer D.M. (2007) W51 IRS 2: A massive jet emerging from a molecular cloud into an H II region. Astrophysical Journal 658, L45-L49, DOI:10.1086/513693

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Exploring the Solar System: A Professional Development Training
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Gross J., Treiman A.H., and Harlow G. (2016) Reported sulfate mineral in lunar meteorite PCA 02007 is impact glass. Meteoritics and Planetary Science (accepted)

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XVIIIth International Conference on the Origin of Life, July 16-21, San Diego, CA
Lunar and Planetary Institute

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Dust in the Atmosphere of Mars and Its Impact on the Human Exploration of Mars, June 13-15, Houston, TX
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Astrobiology Science Conference 2017, April 24-28, Tempe, AZ
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Lunar and Planetary Science XLVIII, March 20-24, The Woodlands, TX
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Workshop on Chondrules and the Protoplanetary Disk, February 27-28, London, United Kingdom
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Eighth Huntsville Gamma-Ray Burst Symposium, October 24-28, Huntsville, AL
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5th International Planetary Dunes Workshop, May 16-19, St. George, UT
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Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group, November 1-3, Columbia, MD
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Lavoie T., and Spudis P.D. (2016) An affordable architecture for establishing a resource processing outpost on the Moon. AIAA Space 2016 Conference, 13-16 September 2016, Long Beach, CA

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Papers Presented at the Thirty-Second Annual Summer Intern Conference, August 11-, Houston, TX
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Treiman A.
ALTA reflectance spectrometer: Introduction and classroom lessons

Treiman A.
ALTA II reflectance spectrometer

Treiman A.
ALTA reflectance spectrometer

Matsuyama I., Nimmo F., Keane J.T., Chan N.H., Taylor G.J., Wieczorek M.A., Kiefer W.S., and Williams J.G. (2016) GRAIL, LLR, and LOLA constraints on the interior structure of the Moon. Geophysical Research Letters 43, 8365-8375, DOI:10.1002/2016GL069952

Treiman A., Harrington E., and Sharpton V. (2016) Venus' radar-bright highlands: Different signatures and materials on Ovda Regio and on Maxwell Montes. Icarus 280, 172-182, DOI:10.1016/j.icarus.2016.07.001

Kring D.A., Kramer G.Y., Collins G.S., Potter R.W.K., and Chandnani M. (2016) Peak-ring structure and kinematics from a multi-disciplinary study of the Schrödinger impact basin. Nature Communications

Galgana G.A. (2015) Volcanic cone. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 2261-2268. Springer.

Hoogenboom Hagen T. (2015) Secondary-crater chain. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 1898-1900. Springer.

Grosfils E.B., Ernst R., and Galgana G.A. (2015) Radiating lineament system. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 1704-1711. Springer.

Hoogenboom Hagen T. (2015) Pit crater chain, pit chain. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 1575-1579. Springer.

Hargitai H., and Schenk P.M. (2015) Mountain (Io, tectonic). Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 1400-1404. Springer.

Kramer G. (2015) Lunar swirl. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 1285-1290. Springer.

Massironi M., Byrne P.K., and van der Bogert C.H. (2015) Lobate scarp. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 1255-1262. Springer.

Ryan A.J., and Fagan A. (2015) Lava polygon (small). Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 1178-1181. Springer.

Fagan A. (2015) Lava polygon (large). Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 1175-1177. Springer.

Werner S.C., and Galgana G.A. (2015) Large shield volcano. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 1125-1132. Springer.

Potter R., Hargitai H., and Ohman T. (2015) Impact basin. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 963-972. Springer.

Massironi M., and Byrne P.K. (2015) High-relief ridge. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 932-934. Springer.

Hoogenboom Hagen T. (2015) Graben. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 871-875. Springer.

Hargitai H., Byrne P.K., and Korteniemi J. (2015) Fracture. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 794-801. Springer.

Schenk P.M. (2015) Equatorial great circle (Rhea). Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 704-705. Springer.

Potter R. (2015) Degraded basin. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 548-550. Springer.

Hargitai H., and Byrne P.K. (2015) Crustal plateau. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 475-477. Springer.

Hoogenboom Hagen T. (2015) Crater chain (type). Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 411-413. Springer.

Richardson D.C., and Hoogenboom Hagen T. (2015) Crater chain (impact, primary). Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 408-411. Springer.

Galgana G.A., and Kostama V.-P. (2015) Corona-nova. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 392-397. Springer.

Kereszturi A., Hoogenboom Hagen T., Bleamaster III L.F., and Hargitai H. (2015) Corona (Venus). Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 383-391. Springer.

Galgana G.A. (2015) Caldera. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 197-209. Springer.

Morris R.V., Vaniman D.T., Blake D.F., Gellert R., Chipera S.J., Rampe E.B., Ming D.W., Morrison S.M., Downs R.T., Treiman A.H., Yen A.S., Grotzinger J.P., Achilles C.N., Bristow T.F., Crisp J.A., Des Marais D.J., Farmer J.D., Fendrich K.V., Frydenvang J., Graff T.G., Morookian J.-M., Stolper E.M., and Schwenzer S.P. (2016) Silicic volcanism on Mars evidenced by tridymite in high-SiO2 sedimentary rock at Gale crater. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113, 7071-7076, DOI:10.1073/pnas.1607098113

Schwenzer S.P., Bridges J.C., Wiens R.C., Conrad P.G., Kelley S.P., Leveille R., Mangold N., Martin-Torres J., McAdam A., Newsom H., Zorzano M.P., Rapin W., Spray J., Treiman A.H., Westall F., Fairen A.G., and Meslin P.-Y. (2016) Fluids during diagenesis and sulfate vein formation in sediments at Gale crater, Mars. Meteoritics and Planetary Science

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Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn, July 26-29, Boulder. CO
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Sixth International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration, September 5-9, Reykjavik, Iceland
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Kiefer W.S., and Li Q. (2016) Water under-saturated mantle plume volcanism on present-day Mars. Meteoritics and Planetary Science (in press)

Moore J.M., McKinnon W.B., Spencer J.R., Howard A.D., Schenk P.M., Beyer R.A., Nimmo F., Singer K.N., Umurhan O.M., White O.L., Stern S.A., Ennico K., Olkin C.B., Weaver H.A., Young L.A., Binzel R.P., Buie M.W., Buratti B.J., Cheng A.F., Cruikshank D.P., Grundy W.M., Linscott I.R., Reitsema H.J., Reuter D.C., Showalter M.R., Bray V.J., Chavez C.L., Howett C.J.A, Lauer T.R., Lisse C.M., Parker A.H., Porter S.B., Robbins S.J., Runyon K., Stryk T., Throop H.B., Tsang C.C.C., Verbiscer A.J., Zangari A.M., Chaikin A.L., Wilhelms D.E., and the New Horizons Science Team (2016) The geology of Pluto and Charon through the eyes of New Horizons. Science 351, 1284-1293, DOI:10.1126/science.aad7055

Grundy W.M., Binzel R.P., Buratti B.J., Cook J.C., Cruikshank D.P., Dalle Ore C.M., Earle A.M., Ennico K., Howett C.J.A., Lunsford A.W., Olkin C.B., Parker A.H., Philippe S., Protopapa S., Quirico E., Reuter D.C., Schmitt B., Singer K.N., Verbiscer A.J., Beyer R.A., Buie M.W., Cheng A.F., Jennings D.E., Linscott I.R., Parker J.W., Schenk P.M., Spencer J.R., Stansberry J.A., Stern S.A., Throop H.B., Tsang C.C.C., Weaver H.A., Weigle II G.E., Young L.A., and the New Horizons Science Team (2016) Surface compositions across Pluto and Charon. Science 351

Weaver H.A., Buie M.W., Buratti B.J., Grundy W.M., Lauer T.R., Olkin C.B., Parker A.H., Porter S.B., Showalter M.R., Spencer J.R., Stern S.A., Verbiscer A.J., McKinnon W.B., Moore J.M., Robbins S.J., Schenk P., Singer K.N., Barnouin O.S., Cheng A.F., Ernst C.M., Lisse C.M., Jennings D.E., Lunsford A.W., Reuter D.C., Hamilton D.P., Kaufmann D.E., Ennico K., Young L.A., Beyer R.A., Binzel R.P., Bray V.J., Chaikin A.L., Cook J.C., Cruikshank D.P., Dalle Ore C.M., Earle A.M., Gladstone G.R., Howett C.J.A., Linscott I.R., Nimmo F., Parker J.W., Philippe S., Protopapa S., Reitsema H.J., Schmitt B., Stryk T., Summers M.E., Tsang C.C.C., Throop H.H.B., White O.L., and Zangari A.M. (2016) The small satellites of Pluto as observed by New Horizons. Science 351

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79th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, August 7-12, Berlin, Germany
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Annual Planetary Geologic Mappers Meeting, June 13-15, Flagstaff, AZ
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Schenk P., and Nimmo F. (2016) New Horizons at Pluto. Nature Geoscience 9, 411-412, DOI:10.1038/ngeo2729

McKinnon W.B., Nimmo F., Wong T., Schenk P.M., White O.L., Roberts J.H., Moore J.M., Spencer J.R., Howard A.D., Umurhan O.M., Stern S.A., Weaver H.A., Olkin C.B., Young L.A., Smith K.E., and New Horizons Geology, Geophysics and Imaging Team (2016) Convection in a volatile nitrogen-ice-rich layer drives Pluto's geological vigour. Nature 534, 82-85, DOI:10.1038/nature18289

Hui H., Peslier A.H., Rudnick R.L., Simonetti A., and Neal C.R. (2015) Plume-cratonic lithosphere interaction recorded by water and other trace elements in peridotite xenoliths from the Labait volcano, Tanzania. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 16, 1687-1710, DOI:10.1002/2015GC005779

Needham A.W., Messenger S., Han J., and Keller L.P. (2016) Corundum-hibonite inclusions and the environments of high temperature processing in the early solar system. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 196, 18-25, DOI:10.1016/j.gca.2016.04.022

Steenstra E.S., Martin D.J.P., McDonald F.E., Paisarnsombat S., Venturino C., O'Hara S., Calzada-Diaz A., Bottoms S., Leader M.K., Klaus K.K., van Westrenen W., Needham D.H., and Kring D.A. (2016) Analyses of robotic traverses and sample sites in the Schrödinger basin for the HERACLES human-assisted sample return mission concept. Advances in Space Research 58, 1050-1065, DOI:10.1016/j.asr.2016.05.041

Filiberto J., Baratoux D., Beaty D., Breuer D., Farcy B.J., Grott M., Jones J.H., Kiefer W.S., Mane P., McCubbin F.M., and Schwenzer S.P. (2016) A review of volatiles in the martian interior. Meteoritics and Planetary Science (in press)

Treiman A.H., Boyce J.W., Greenwood J.P., Eiler J.M., Gross J., Guan Y., Ma C., and Stolper E.M. (2016) D-poor hydrogen in lunar mare basalts assimilated from lunar regolith. American Mineralogist 101, 1596-1603, DOI:10.2138/am-2016-5582

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Biosignature Preservation and Detection in Mars Analog Environments, May 16-18, Lake Tahoe, NV
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New Views of the Moon 2, May 24-26, Houston, TX
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Gong S., Wieczorek M.A., Nimmo F., Kiefer W.S., Head J.W., Huang C., Smith D.E., and Zuber M.T. (2016) Thicknesses of mare basalts on the Moon from gravity and topography. Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets 121

Barnes J.J., Kring D.A., Tartèse R., Franchi I.A., Anand M., and Russell S.S. (2016) An asteroidal origin for water in the Moon. Nature Communications 7

LPI Department of Education and Public Outreach
Explore! Jupiter’s Family Secrets
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Schmieder M., Kring D.A., Swindle T.D., Bond J.C., and Moore C.B. (2016) The Gao-Guenie impact melt breccia - Sampling a rapidly cooled impact melt dike on an H-chondrite asteroid?. Meteoritics and Planetary Science

McGovern P. J., Kirchoff M. R., White O. L., and Schenk P. M. (2016) Magma ascent pathways associated with large mountains on Io. Icarus 272, 246-257, DOI:10.1016/j.icarus.2016.02.035

Schmieder M., Schwarz W.H., Trieloff M., Buchner E., Hopp J., Tohver E., Pesonen L.J., Lehtinen M., Moilanen J., Werner S.C., and Öhman T. (2016) The two Suvasvesi impact structures, Finland: Argon isotopic evidence for a "false" impact crater doublet. Meteoritics and Planetary Science

Jackson A.A. (2015) Black hole beacon: Gravitational lensing. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society 68, 342-346.

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Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XLVII, March 21-25, The Woodlands, TX
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Sori M.M., Zuber M.T., Head J.W., and Kiefer W.S. (2016) Gravitational search for cryptovolcanism on the Moon: Evidence for large volumes of early igneous activity. Icarus 273, 284-295, DOI:10.1016/j.icarus.2016.02.009

Kumar P.S., Sruthi U., Krishna N., Lakshmi K.J.P., Menon R., Amitabh , Krishna B.G., Kring D.A., Head J.W., Goswami J.N., and Kumar A.S.K. (2016) Recent shallow moonquake and impact-triggered boulder falls on the Moon: New insights from the Schrödinger basin. Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets 121

Mazzarini F., Le Corvec N., Isola I., and Favalli M. (2016) Volcanic field elongation, vent distribution, and tectonic evolution of a continental rift: The Main Ethiopian Rift example. Geosphere 12, 706-720, DOI:10.1130/GES01193.1

Shupla C. (2016) Planetary exploration in science education. The Universe in the Classroom 90, 1-6.

LPI Department of Education and Public Outreach
Explore! Marvel Moon, February 25-25, Houston, TX
Lunar and Planetary Institute

LPI Department of Education and Public Outreach
NASA Space Science Training: Explore Mars, April 9-10, Houston TX
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Hurwitz D., and Kring D.A. (2015) Identifying the geologic context of Apollo 17 impact melt breccias. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 436, 64-70, DOI:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.12.032