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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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2016

LPI-001957
Treiman Allan
ALTA reflectance spectrometer : introduction and classroom lessons

LPI-001956
Treiman Allan
ALTA reflectance spectrometer : introduction and classroom lessons

LPI-001955
Treiman Allan
ALTA reflectance spectrometer

LPI-001954
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 (accepted)

LPI-001953
Treiman A., Harrington E., and Sharpton V. (2016) Venus' radar-bright highlands: Different signatures and materials on Ovda Regio and on Maxwell Montes. Icarus (in press)

LPI-001951
Galgana G.A. (2015) Volcanic Cone. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 2261-2268. Springer.

LPI-001950
Hoogenboom Hagen T. (2015) Secondary-Crater Chain. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 1898-1900. Springer.

LPI-001949
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.

LPI-001948
Hoogenboom Hagen T. (2015) Pit Crater Chain, Pit Chain. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 1575-1579. Springer.

LPI-001947
Hargitai H., and Schenk P.M. (2015) Mountain (Io, Tectonic). Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 1400-1404. Springer.

LPI-001946
Kramer G. (2015) Lunar Swirl. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 1285-1290. Springer.

LPI-001945
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.

LPI-001944
Ryan A.J., and Fagan A. (2015) Lava Polygon (Small). Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 1178-1181. Springer.

LPI-001943
Fagan A. (2015) Lava Polygon (Large). Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 1175-1177. Springer.

LPI-001942
Werner S.C., and Galgana G.A. (2015) Large Shield Volcano. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 1125-1132. Springer.

LPI-001941
Potter R., Hargitai H., and Ohman T. (2015) Impact Basin. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 963-972. Springer.

LPI-001940
Massironi M., and Byrne P.K. (2015) High-Relief Ridge. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 932-934. Springer.

LPI-001939
Hoogenboom Hagen T. (2015) Graben. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 871-875. Springer.

LPI-001938
Hargitai H., Byrne P.K., and Korteniemi J. (2015) Fracture. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 794-801. Springer.

LPI-001937
Schenk P.M. (2015) Equatorial Great Circle (Rhea). Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 704-705. Springer.

LPI-001936
Potter R. (2015) Degraded Basin. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 548-550. Springer.

LPI-001935
Hargitai H., and Byrne P.K. (2015) Crustal Plateau. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 475-477. Springer.

LPI-001934
Hoogenboom Hagen T. (2015) Crater Chain (Type). Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 411-413. Springer.

LPI-001933
Richardson D.C., and Hoogenboom Hagen T. (2015) Crater Chain (Impact, Primary). Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 408-411. Springer.

LPI-001932
Galgana G.A., and Kostama V.-P. (2015) Corona-Nova. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 392-397. Springer.

LPI-001931
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.

LPI-001930
Galgana G.A. (2015) Caldera. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 197-209. Springer.

LPI-001929
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

LPI-001928
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

LPI-001927
LPI Editorial Board
Enceladus and the Icy Moons of Saturn, July 26-29, Boulder. CO
Lunar and Planetary Institute

LPI-001926
LPI Editorial Board
Sixth International Conference on Mars Polar Science and Exploration, September 5-9, Reykjavik, Iceland
Lunar and Planetary Institute

LPI-001925
Kiefer W.S., and Li Q. (2016) Water under-saturated mantle plume volcanism on present-day Mars. Meteoritics and Planetary Science (accepted)

LPI-001924
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

LPI-001923
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

LPI-001922
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

LPI-001921
LPI Editorial Board
79th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, August 7-12, Berlin, Germany
Lunar and Planetary Institute

LPI-001920
LPI Editorial Board
Annual Planetary Geologic Mappers Meeting, June 13-15, Flagstaff, AZ
Lunar and Planetary Institute

LPI-001919
Schenk P., and Nimmo F. (2016) New Horizons at Pluto. Nature Geoscience 9, 411-412, DOI:10.1038/ngeo2729

LPI-001918
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

LPI-001917
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

LPI-001916
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 (accepted)

LPI-001915
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 (in press)

LPI-001914
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)

LPI-001913
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

LPI-001912
LPI Editorial Board
Biosignature Preservation and Detection in Mars Analog Environments, May 16-18, Lake Tahoe, NV
Lunar and Planetary Institute

LPI-001911
LPI Editorial Board
New Views of the Moon 2, May 24-26, Houston, TX
Lunar and Planetary Institute

LPI-001910
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

LPI-001909
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-001908
LPI Department of Education and Public Outreach
Explore! Jupiter’s Family Secrets
Lunar and Planetary Institute
(published)

LPI-001907
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

LPI-001906
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

LPI-001905
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

LPI-001904
Jackson A.A. (2015) Black hole beacon: Gravitational lensing. Journal of the British Interplanetary Society 68, 342-346.

LPI-001903
LPI Editorial Board
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XLVII, March 21-25, The Woodlands, TX
Lunar and Planetary Institute

LPI-001902
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

LPI-001901
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

LPI-001900
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

LPI-001899
Shupla C. (2016) Planetary exploration in science education. The Universe in the Classroom 90, 1-6.

LPI-001898
LPI Department of Education and Public Outreach
Explore! Marvel Moon, February 25-25, Houston, TX
Lunar and Planetary Institute

LPI-001897
LPI Department of Education and Public Outreach
NASA Space Science Training: Explore Mars, April 9-10, Houston TX
Lunar and Planetary Institute

LPI-001896
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

LI-001945
Massironi M., and Byrne P.K. (2015) Lobate Scarp. Encyclopedia of Planetary Landforms. (Hargitai H., Kereszturi A. ), pp. 1255-1262. Springer.