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.
Burns J.O., Kring D.A., Hopkins J.B., Norris S., Lazio T.J.W., and Kasper J. (2013) A lunar L2-Farside exploration and science missionconcept with the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and a teleoperated lander/rover. Advances in Space Research 52, 306-320, DOI:10.1016/j.asr.2012.11.016
Clifford S., Yoshikawa K., Byrne S., Durham W., Fisher D., Forget F., Hecht M., Smith P., Tamppari L., Titus T., and Zurek R. (2013) Introduction to the fifth Mars Polar Science special issue: Key questions, needed observations, and recommended investigations. Icarus (accepted)
Shipp S., Shaner A., Blackwell J., and Kring D.A.
Exploring the Moon in Big Sky Country
Bussey B., and Spudis P. (2012) The Clementine Atlas of the Moon: Revised and Updated Edition. Cambridge University Press.
Potter R.W.K., Kring D.A., Collins G.S., Kiefer W.S., and McGovern P.J. (2013) Numerical modeling of the formation and structure of the Orientale impact basin. Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets (accepted)
Galgana G.A., Grosfils E.B., and McGovern P.J. (2013) Radial dike formation on Venus: Insights from models of uplift, flexure and magmatism. Icarus (accepted)
Hood L.L, Richmond N.C., and Spudis P.D. (2013) Origin of strong lunar magnetic anomalies: Further mapping and examinations of LROC imagery in regions antipodal to young large impact basins. Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets (accepted)
Potter R.W.K., and Collins G.S. (2013) Numerical modeling of asteroid survivability and possible scenarios for the Morokweng crater-forming impact. Meteoritics and Planetary Science
Marchi S., Bottke W.F., Cohen B.A., Wünnemann K., Kring D.A., McSween H.Y., De Sanctis M.C., O'Brien D.P., Schenk P., Raymond C.A., and Russell C.T. (2013) High-velocity collisions from the lunar cataclysm recorded in asteroidal meteorites. Nature Geoscience
Ohman T., and Preeden U. (2013) Shock metamorphic features in quartz grains from the Saarijärvi and Söderfjärden impact structures, Finland. Meteoritics and Planetary Science
Niihara T., Joy K.H., and Kring D.A. (2013) Manual of ImageJ macros for mineral false color maps.
Rumpf M.E., Fagents S.A., Crawford I.A., and Joy K.H. (2013) Numerical modeling of lava-regolith heat transfer on the Moon and implications for the preservation of implanted volatiles. Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets 118
Lawrence S.J., Stopar J.D., Hawke B.R., Greenhagen B.T., Cahill J.T.S., Bandfield J.L., Jolliff B.L., Denevi B.W., Robinson M.S., Glotch T.D., Bussey D.B.J., Spudis P.D., Giguere T.A., and Garry W.B. (2013) LRO observations of morphology and surface roughness of volcanic cones and lobate lava flows in the Marius Hills. Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets 118
Spudis P.D., McGovern P.J., and Kiefer W.S. (2013) Large shield volcanoes on the Moon. Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets (accepted)
LPI Editorial Board
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XLIV, March 18-22, The Woodlands, TX
Lunar and Planetary Institute
McSween, Jr. H.Y, Ammannito E., Reddy V., Prettyman T.H., Beck A.W., De Sanctis M.C., Nathues A., Le Corre L., O'Brien D.P., Yamashita N., McCoy T.J., Mittlefehldt D.W., Toplis M.J., Schenk P., Palomba E., Turrini D., Tosi F., Zambon F., Longobardo A., Capaccioni F., Raymond C.A., and Russell C.T. (2013) Composition of the Rheasilvia basin, a window into Vesta's interior. Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets 118, 335-346, DOI:10.1002/jgre.20057
Yokoyama T., Misawa K., Okano O., Shih C., Nyquist L.E., Simon J.I., Tappa M.J., and Yoneda S. (2013) Rb-Sr isotopic systematics of alkali-rich fragments in the Yamato-74442 LL-chondritic breccia. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 366, 38-48, DOI:10.1016/j.epsl.2013.01.037
LPI Department of Education and Public Outreach
Explore! Life on Mars?
Lunar and Planetary Institute
Kumar P.S., Keerthi V., Kumar A.S., Mustard J., Krishna B.G., Amitabh , Ostrach L.R., Kring D.A., Kumar A.S.K., and Goswami J.N. (2013) Gullies and landslides on the Moon: Evidence for dry-granular flows. Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets 118, 206-223, DOI:10.1002/jgre.20043
Sharpton V.L., Krochuk R.V., and Herrick R.R. (2013) Characterization and morphological reconstruction of the Terny impact structure, central Ukraine. Meteoritics and Planetary Science
Pommier A., Evans R., Key K., Tyburczy J.A., Mackwell S., and Elsenbeck J. (2013) Prediction of silicate melt viscosity from electrical conductivity: A model and its geophysical implications. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (accepted)