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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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Gross J., Isaacson P.J., Treiman A.H., Le L., and Gorman J.K. (2014) Spinel-rich lithologies in the lunar highland crust: Linking lunar samples with crystallization experiments and remote sensing. American Mineralogist 99 (in press)

Williams J.G., Konopliv A.S., Boggs D.H., Park R.S., Yuan D.-N., Lemoine F.G., Goossens S., Mazarico E., Nimmo F., Weber R.C., Asmar S.W., Melosh H.J., Neumann G.A., Phillips R.J., Smith D.E., Solomon S.C., Watkins M.M., Wieczorek M.A., Andrews-Hanna J.C., Head J.W., Kiefer W.S., Matsuyama I., McGovern P.J., Taylor G.J., and Zuber M.T. (2014) Lunar interior properties from the GRAIL mission. Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets 119

LPI Editorial Board
77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, September 8-12, Casablanca, Morocco
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Lemelin M., Blair D. M., Roberts C. E., Runyon K. D., Nowka D., and Kring D. A. High-priority lunar landing sites for in situ and sample return studies of polar volatiles. Planetary and Space Science (accepted)

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Workshop on the Study of Ice Giant Planets, July 28-30, Laurel, MD
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Filiberto J., Treiman A.H., Giesting P.A., Goodrich C.A., and Gross J. (2014) High-temperature chlorine-rich fluid in the martian crust: A precursor to habitability. Earth and Planetary Science Letters (accepted)

Norman M.D., and Nemchin A.A. (2014) A 4.2 billion year old impact basin on the Moon: U-Pb dating of zirconite and apatite in lunar melt rock 67955. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 388, 387-398, DOI:10.1016/j.epsl.2013.11.040

LPI Editorial Board
11th International Planetary Probe Workshop, June 16-20, Pasadena, CA
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Schenk P. (2012) Why we explore: Celebrating 50 years in the solar system. The Planetary Report 32, 13-18.

White O.L., Schenk P.M., Nimmo F., and Hoogenboom T. (2014) A new stereo topographic map of Io: Implications for geology from global to local scales. Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets (accepted)

Buczkowski D.L., Wyrick D.Y., Iyer K.A., Kahn E.G., Scully J.E.C., Nathues A., Gaskell R.W., Roatsch T., Preusker F., Schenk P.M., Le Corre L., Reddy V., Yingst R.A., Mest S., Williams D.A., Garry W.B., Barnouin O.S., Jaumann R., Raymond C.A., and Russell C.T. (2012) Large-scale troughs on Vesta: A signature of planetary tectonics. Geophysical Research Letters 39, L18205

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Eighth International Conference on Mars, July 14-18, Pasadena, CA
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Clifford S.M., Farmer J., Carr M.H., Des Marais D., Bibring J.-P., Craddock R., and Newsom H. (2014) Introduction to the early Mars III special section and key questions from the third international conference on early Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets (accepted)

Hurwitz D.M., and Kring D.A. (2014) Differentiation of the South Pole-Aitken basin impact melt sheet: Implications for lunar exploration. Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets 119, 1110-1133, DOI:10.1002/2013JE004530

Ohman T., Kramer G.Y., and Kring D.A. (2014) Characterization of melt and ejecta deposits of Kepler crater from remote sensing data. Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets 119, 1238-1258, DOI:10.1002/2013JE004501

Boyce J.W., Tomlinson S.M., McCubbin F.M., Greenwood J.P., and Treiman A.H. (2014) The lunar apatite paradox. Science 344, 400-402, DOI:10.1126/science.1250398

Treiman A., Boyce J., Gross J., Guan Y., Eiler J., and Stolper E. (2014) Phosphate-halogen metasomatism of lunar granulite 79215: Impact-induced fractionation of volatiles and incompatible elements. American Mineralogist (accepted)

Treiman A.H. (2014) Ferrian saponite from the Santa Monica Mountains (California, USA, Earth): Characterization as an analog for clay minerals on Mars with application to Yellowknife Bay in Gale Crater. American Mineralogist (accepted)

LPI Editorial Board
11th International GeoRaman Conference, June 15-19, St. Louis, MO
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Jawin E.R., Kiefer W.S., Fassett C.I., Bussey D.B.J., Cahill J.T.S., Dyar M.D., Lawrence S.J., and Spudis P.D. (2014) The relationship between radar scattering and surface roughness of lunar volcanic features. Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets (accepted)

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Venus Exploration Targets Workshop
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Weller M.B., McGovern P.J., Fournier T., and Morgan J.K. (2014) Eastern Olympus Mons basal scarp: Structural and mechanical evidence for large scale slope instability. Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets (accepted)

Fagan A.L., Joy K.H., Bogard D.D., and Kring D.A. (2014) Ages of globally distributed lunar paleoregoliths and soils from 3.9 Ga to the present. Earth, Moon, and Planets

Fairen A.G., Stokes C.R., Davies N.S., Schulze-Makuch D., Rodriguez J.A.P., Davila A.F., Uceda E.R., Dohm J.M., Baker V.R., Clifford S.M., McKay C.P., and Squyres S.W. (2014) A cold hydrological system in Gale crater, Mars. Planetary and Space Science 93-94, 101-118, DOI:10.1016/j.pss.2014.03.002

LPI Editorial Board
Lunar and Planetary Science XLV, March 17-21, The Woodlands, TX
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Ohman T., and McGovern P.J. (2014) Circumferential graben and the structural evolution of Alba Mons, Mars. Icarus 233, 114-125, DOI:10.1016/j.icarus.2014.01.043

Filiberto J., Dasgupta R., Gross J., and Treiman A.H. (2014) Effect of chlorine on near-liquidus phase equilibria of an Fe-Mg-rich tholeiitic basalt. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 168

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Workshop on the Habitability of Icy Worlds
Lunar and Planetary Institute