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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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The First 1 Ga of Impact Records: Evidence from Lunar Samples and Meteorites, July 25-26, Berkeley, CA
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Second International Planetary Caves Conference, October 20-23, Flagstaff, AZ
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Sonzogni Y., and Treiman A. (2015) Small melt inclusions can record bulk magma compositions: A planetary example from the Martian basalt (shergottite) Tissint. Meteoritics and Planetary Science

Stern S.A., Bagenal F., Ennico K., Gladstone G.R., Grundy W.M., McKinnon W.B., Moore J.M., Olkin C.B., Spencer J.R., Weaver H.A., Young L.A., Andert T., Andrews J., Banks M., Bauer B., Bauman J., Barnouin O.S., Bedini P., Beisser K., Beyer R.A., Bhaskaran S., Binzel R.P., Birath E., Bird M., Bogan D.J., Bowman A., Bray V.J., Brozovic M., Bryan C., Buckley M.R., Buie M.W., Buratti B.J., Bushman S.S., Calloway A., Carcich B., Cheng A.F., Conard S., Conrad C.A., Cook J.C., Cruikshank D.P., Custodio O.S., Dalle Ore C.M., Deboy C., Dischner Z.J.B., Dumont P., Earle A.M., Elliott H.A., Ercol J., Ernst C.M., Finley T., Flanigan S.H., Fountain G., Freeze M.J., Greathouse T., Green J.L., Guo Y., Hahn M., Hamilton D.P., Hamilton S.A., Hanley J., Harch A., Hart H.M., Hersman C.B., Hill A., Hill M.E., Hinson D.P., Holdridge M.E., Horanyi M., Howett C.J.A., Jackman C., Jacobson R.A., Jennings D.E., Kammer J.A., Kang H.K., Kaufmann D.E., Kollmann P., Krimigis S.M., Kusnierkiewicz D., Lauer T.R., Lee J.E., Lindstrom K.L., Linscott I.R., Lisse C.M., Lunsford A.W., Mallder V.A., Martin N., McComas D.J., McNutt, Jr. R.L., Mehoke D., Mehoke T., Melin E.D., Mutchler M., Nelson D., Nimmo F., Nunez J.I., Ocampo A., Owen W.M., Paetzold M., Page B., Parker A.H., Parker J.W., Pelletier F., Peterson J., Pinkine N., Piquette M., Porter S.B., Protopapa S., Redfern J., Reitsema H.J., Reuter D.C., Roberts J.H., Robbins S.J., Rogers G., Rose D., Runyon K., Retherford K.D., Ryschkewitsch M.G., Schenk P., Schindhelm E., Sepan B., Showalter M. R., Singer K. N., Soluri M., Stanbrdge D., Steffl A. J., Strobel D. F., Stryk T., Summers M. E., Szalay J. R., Tapley M., Taylor A., Taylor H., Throop H. B., Tsang C. C. C., Tyler G. L., Umurhan O. M., Verbiscer A. J., Versteeg M. H., Vincent M., Webbert R., Weidner S., Weigle II G. E., White O. L., Whittenburg K., Williams B. G., Williams K., Williams S., Woods W. W., Zangari A. M., Zirnstein E., and Howard A.D. (2015) The Pluto system: Initial results from its exploration by New Horizons. Science 350, 292-302, 10.1126/science.aad1815

Boyce J. W., Treiman A. H., Guan Y., Ma Chi, Eiler J. M., Gross J., Greenwood J. P., and Stolper E. M. (2015) The chlorine isotope fingerprint of the lunar magma ocean. Science Advances

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First Landing Site/Exploration Zone Workshop for Human Missions to the Surface of Mars, October 27-30, Houston, TX
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Workshop on Space Weathering of Airless Bodies, November 2-4, Houston, TX
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McCubbin F.M., Vander Kaaden K.E., Tartèse R., Klima R.L., Liu Y., Mortimer J., Barnes J.J., Shearer C.K., Treiman A.H., Lawrence D.J., Elardo S.M., Hurley D.M., Boyce J.W., and Anand M. (2015) Magmatic volatiles (H, C, N, F, S, Cl) in the lunar mantle, crust, and regolith: Abundances, distributions, processes, and reservoirs. American Mineralogist 100, 1668-1707, DOI:10.2138/am-2015-4934ccbyncnd

(2015) Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution V
Edited by Osinski G.R., and Kring D.A.

Neumann G.A., Zuber M.T., Wieczorek M.A., Head J.W., Baker D.M.H., Solomon S.C., Smith D.E., Lemoine F.G., Mazarico E., Sabaka T.J., Goossens S., Melosh H.J., Phillips R.J., Asmar S.W., Konopliv A.S., Williams J.G., Sori M.M., Soderblom J.M., Miljković K., Andrews-Hanna J.C., Nimmo F., and Kiefer W.S. (2015) Lunar impact basins revealed by Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory measurements. Science Advances 1

Banks M.E., Xiao Z., Watters T.R., Strom R.G., Braden S.E., Chapman C.R., Solomon S.C., Klimczak C., and Byrne P.K. (2015) Duration of activity on lobate-scarp thrust faults on Mercury. Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets (accepted)

Weider S.Z., Nittler L.R., Starr R.D., Crapster-Pregont E.J., Peplowski P.N., Denevi B.W., Head J.W., Byrne P.K., Hauck II S.A., Ebel D.S., and Solomon S.C. (2015) Evidence for geochemical terranes on Mercury: Global mapping of major elements with MESSENGER's X-Ray Spectrometer. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 416, 109-120, DOI:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.01.023

Klimczak C., Byrne P.K., and Solomon S.C. (2015) A rock-mechanical assessment of Mercury's global tectonic fabric. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 416, 82-90, DOI:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.02.003

Johnson C.L., Phillips R.J., Purucker M.E., Anderson B.J., Byrne P.K., Denevi B.W., Feinberg J.M., Hauck II S.A., Head III J.W., Korth H., James P.B., Mazarico E., Neumann G.A., Philpott L.C., Siegler M.A., Tsyganenko N.A., and Solomon S.C. (2015) Low-altitude magnetic field measurements by MESSENGER reveal Mercury's ancient crustal field. Science 348, 892-895, DOI:10.1126/science.aaa8720

LPI Department of Education and Public Outreach (2014) Mars Through Time. Lunar and Planetary Institute.

Byrne P., Klimczak C., McGovern P.J., Mazarico E., James P.B., Neumann G.A., Zuber M.T., and Solomon S.C. (2015) Deep-seated thrust faults bound the Mare Crisium lunar mascon. Earth and Planetary Science 427, 183-190, DOI:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.06.022

LPI Department of Education and Public Outreach (2013) Lunar Workshop for Educators. Lunar and Planetary Institute.

Han J., Brearley A.J., and Keller L.P. (2015) Microstructural evidence for a disequilibrium condensation origin for hibonite-spinel inclusions in the ALHA77307 CO3.0 chondrite. Meteoritics and Planetary Science (accepted)

Norman M., Taylor L.A., Shih C.-Y., and Nyquist L.E. (2015) Crystal accumulation in a 4.2 Ga lunar impact melt. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta (in press)

Kramer G.Y., Jaiswal B., Hawke B.R., Ohman T., Giguere T.A., and Johnson K. (2015) The basalts of Mare Frigoris. Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets 120

Chadwick J., McGovern P., Simpson M., and Reeves A. (2015) Late Amazonian subsidence and magmatism of Olympus Mons, Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets (accepted)

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Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group, October 20-22, Columbia, MD
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Bystricky M., Lawlis J., Mackwell S., Heidelbach F., and Raterron P. (2015) High-temperature deformation of enstatite aggregates. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth (accepted)

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Bridging the Gap III: Impact Cratering in Nature, Experiments, and Modeling, September 21-26, Frieburg, Germany
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Lillis R.J., Dufek J., Kiefer W.S., Black B.A., Manga M., Richardson J.A., and Bleacher J.E. (2015) The Syrtis Major volcano, Mars: A multidisciplinary approach to interpreting its magmatic evolution and structural development. Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets 120, 1476-1496, DOI:10.1002/2014JE004774

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Papers Presented at the 31st Annual Summer Intern Conference, August 6-, Houston, TX
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Muirhead J.D., Kattenhorn S.A., and Le Corvec N. (2015) Varying styles of magmatic strain accommodation across the East African Rift. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 16

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Public Libraries and STEM: A national conference on current trends and future directions, August 20-22, Denver, CO
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78th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, July 27-1, Berkeley, California
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Criswell D.R.
Abstracts of papers presented at a special session of the Seventh Annual Lunar Science Conference on utilization of lunar materials and expertise for large scale operations in space, 16 March 1976

Hurwitz D., and Kring D.A. (2015) Potential sample sites for South Pole-Aitken Basin impact melt within the Schrödinger basin. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 427, 31-36, DOI:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.06.055

Bristow T.F., Bish D.L., Vaniman D.T., Morris R.V., Blake D.F., Grotzinger J.P., Rampe E.B., Crisp J.A., Achilles C.N., Ming D.W., Ehlmann B.L., King P.L., Bridges J.C., Eigenbrode J.L., Sumner D.Y., Chipera S.J., Moorokian J.M., Treiman A.H., Morrison S.M., Downs R.T., Farmer J.D., Des Marais D., Sarrazin P., Floyd M.M., Mischna M.A., and McAdam A.C. (2015) The origin and implications of clay minerals from Yellowknife Bay, Gale crater, Mars. 100, 824-836, DOI:10.2138/am-2015-5077CCBYNCND

Shaner A., Koenig M., and Williams M. (2015) Interpreting the Moon through a global celebration: International Observe the Moon Night. Legacy 26, 12-14.

Ciarletti V., Le Gall A., Clifford S.M., Corbel C., Dolon F., Ney R., and Berthelier J.J. (2015) Bistatic sounding of the deep subsurface with a Ground Penetrating Radar - Experimental validation. Planetary and Space Science (in press)

Stevenson D, Cutts J., Mimoun D., Arrowsmith S., Banerdt B., Blom P., Brageot E., Brissaud Q., Chin G., Gao P., Garcia R., Hall J., Hunter G., Jackson J., Kerzhanovich V., Kiefer W., Komjathy A., Lee C., Logonne P., Lorenz R., Majid W., Mojarradi M., Nolet G., O'Rourke J., Roland L., Shubert G., Simons M., Sotin C., Spilker T., and Tsai V. Probing the interior structure of Venus. Keck Institute of Space Studies.

Woods S., and Mackwell S. (2015) Kinetics of hydrogen diffusion in xenolithic orthopyroxene. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals (in process)

Mackwell S, Hirth G., and Kohlstedt D. Water weakening of olivine single crystals. Journal of Geophysical Research (in process)

Le Corvec N., McGovern P.J., Grosfils E.B., and Galgana G. (2015) Effects of crustal-scale mechanical layering on magma chamber failure and magma propagation within the Venusian lithosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research-Planets 120, 1279-1297, DOI:10.1002/2015JE004814

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Second Planetary Data Workshop, June 8-11, Flagstaff AZ
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LPI Editorial Board
Planetary Protection Knowledge Gaps for Human Extraterrestrial Missions, March 24-26, Moffett Field, CA
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Filiberto J., Beaty D., and Kiefer W. (2015) Volatiles in Mars: Constraints, questions, and future directions. EOS, Transactions 96

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The Fourth International Planetary Dunes Workshop: Integrating Models, Remote Sensing, and Field Data, May 19-22, Boise, ID
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Astrobiology Science Conference, June 15-19, Chicago, IL
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Workshop on Issues in Crater Studies and the Dating of Planetary Surfaces, May 19-22, Laurel, MD
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Pommier A., Leinenweber K., Kohlstedt D.L., Qi C., Garnero E.J., Mackwell S.J., and Tyburczy J.A. (2015) Experimental constraints on the electrical anisotropy of the lithosphere-asthenosphere system. Nature 522, 202-206, DOI:10.1038/nature14502

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Comparative Tectonic and Geodynamics of Venus, Earth and Rocky Exoplanets, May 4-6, Pasadena, CA
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Venus Science Priorities for Laboratory Measurements and Instrument Definition Workshop, April 7-8, Hampton, VA
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Joy K.H., Visscher C., Zolensky M.E., Mikouchi T., Hagiya K., Ohsumi K., and Kring D.A. (2015) Identification of magnetite in lunar regolith breccia 60016: Evidence for oxidized conditions at the lunar surface. Meteoritics and Planetary Science 50, 1157-1172, DOI:10.1111/maps.12462

Giesting P.A., Schwenzer S.P., Filiberto J., Starkey N.A., Franchi I.A., Treiman A.H., Tindle A.G., and Grady M.M. (2015) Igneous and shock processes affecting chassignite amphibole evaluated using chlorine/water partitioning and hydrogen isotopes. Meteoritics and Planetary Science

Liu J., Sharp M., Ash R.D., Kring D.A., and Walker R.J. (2015) Diverse impactors in Apollo 15 and 16 impact melt rocks: Evidence from osmium isotopes and highly siderophile elements. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 155, 122-153, DOI:10.1016/j.gca.2015.02.004

Kring D.A. (2015) Human and robotic missions: To the Moon again and beyond. EOS, Transactions 96

Kring D.A. (2015) How robotic probes helped humans explore the Moon - and may again. EOS, Transactions 96

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Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XLVI, March 16-20, The Woodlands, TX
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Potter R.W.K., Kring D.A., and Collins G.S. (2015) Scaling of basin-sized impacts and the influence of target temperature. Geological Society of America Special Paper (accepted)

Kiefer W.S., Filiberto J., Sandu C., and Li Q. (2015) The effects of mantle composition on the peridotite solidus: Implications for the magmatic history of Mars. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 162, 247-258, DOI:10.1016/j.gca.2015.02.010