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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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White O. L., and Schenk P. M. Topographic mapping of paterae and layered plains on Io using photoclinometry. Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets (accepted)

Treiman A.H., and Filiberto J. (2014) Geochemical diversity of shergottite basalts: Mixing and fractionation, and their relation to Mars surface basalts. Meteoritics and Planetary Science ()

LPI Editorial Board
Workshop on Early Solar System Impact Bombardment III, February 4-5, Houston, TX
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Bish D., Blake D., Vaniman D., Sarrazin P., Bristow T., Achilles C., Dera P., Chipera S., Crisp J., Downs R.T., Farmer J., Gailhanou M., Ming D., Morookian J.M., Morris R., Morrison S., Rampe E., Treiman A., and Yen A. (2014) The first X-ray diffraction measurements on Mars. International Union of Crystallography Journal 1, 514-522, DOI:10.1107/S2052252514021150 ()

Treiman A.H., and Gross J. A rock fragment related to the magnesian suite in lunar meteorite Allan Hills (ALHA) 81005†. American Mineralogist (in press)

Schenk P. (2014) Blue pearls for Rhea: Color-mapping Saturn's icy moons. Planetary Report 34, 8-13.

Marchi S., Bottke W.F., O'Brien D.P., Schenk P., Mottola S., De Sanctis M.C., Kring D.A., Williams D.A., Raymond C.A., and Russell C.T. (2014) Small crater populations on Vesta. Planetary and Space Science 103, 96-103, DOI:10.1016/j.pss.2013.05.005

LPI Editorial Board
Workshop on the Modern Analytical Methods Applied to Earth and Planetary Sciences, November 1-, Sopron, Hungary
Lunar and Planetary Institute

LPI Editorial Board
Annual Meeting of the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group, October 22-24, Laurel, MD
Lunar and Planetary Institute

LPI Editorial Board
Workshop on Volatiles in the Martian Interior, November 3-5, Houston, TX
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Potts N.J., Gullikson A.L., Curran N.M., Dhaliwal J.K., Leader M.K., Rege R.N., and Kring D.A. (2014) Robotic traverse and sample return strategies for a lunar farside mission to the Schrödinger basin. Planetary and Space Science (in press)

Lopez Garcia E.J., Rivera-Valentin E.G., Schenk P.M., Hammond N.P., and Barr A.C. (2014) Topographic constraints on the origin of the equatorial ridge on Iapetus. Icarus 237, 419-421, DOI:10.1016/j.icarus.2014.04.025

Bray V.J., Collins G.S., Morgan J.V., Melosh H.J., and Schenk P.M. (2014) Hydrocode simulation of Ganymede and Europa cratering trends - How thick is Europa's crust?. Icarus 231, 394-406, DOI:10.1016/j.icarus.2013.12.009

Kring D.A., and Boslough M. (2014) Chelyabinsk: Portrait of an asteroid airburst. Physics Today 67, 32-37, DOI:10.1063/PT.3.2515

Plescia J.B., and Spudis P.D. (2014) Impact melt flows at Lowell crater. Planetary and Space Science 103, 219-227, DOI:10.1016/j.pss.2014.08.003

Platz T., Byrne P.K., Massironi M., and Hiesinger H. (2014) Volcanism and tectonism across the inner solar system: An overview. Geological Society of London Special Publication on Volcanism and Tectonism Across the Inner Solar System 401

Ferrari S., Massironi M., Marchi S., Byrne P.K., Klimczak C., Martellato E., and Cremonese G. (2014) Age relationships of the Rembrandt basin and Enterprise Rupes, Mercury. Geological Society of London Special Publication on Volcanism and Tectonism Across the Inner Solar System 401

Byrne P.K., Holohan E.P., Kervyn M., Van Wyk De Vries B., and Troll V.R. (2014) Analogue modelling of volcano flank terrace formation on Mars. Geological Society of London Special Publication on Volcanism and Tectonism Across the Inner Solar System 401

Byrne P.K., Klimczak C., Celal Sengor A.M., Solomon S.C., Watters T.R., and Hauck II S.A. (2014) Mercury's global contraction much greater than earlier estimates. Nature Geoscience 7, 301-307, DOI:10.1038/NGEO2097

Germa A., Connor L.J., Canon-Tapia E., and Le Corvec N. (2013) Tectonic and magmatic controls on the location of post-subduction monogenetic volcanoes in Baja California, Mexico, revealed through spatial analysis of eruptive vents. Bulletin of Volcanology 75, 782

Le Corvec N., Walter T.R., Ruch J., Bonforte A., and Puglisi G. (2014) Experimental study of the interplay between magmatic rift intrusion and flank instability with application to the 2001 Mount Etna eruption. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth 119, 5356-5368, DOI:10.1002/2014JB011224

Besserer J., Nimmo F., Wieczorek M.A., Weber R.C., Kiefer W.S., McGovern P.J., Andrews-Hanna J.C., Smith D.E., and Zuber M.T. (2014) GRAIL gravity constraints on the vertical and lateral density structure of the lunar crust. Geophysical Research Letters 41, 5771-5777, DOI:10.1002/2014GL060240

Andrews-Hanna J.C., Besserer J., Head III J.W., Howett C.J.A., Kiefer W.S., Lucey P.J., McGovern P.J., Melosh H.J., Neumann G.A., Phillips R.J., Schenk P.M., Smith D.E., Solomon S.C., and Zuber M.T. (2014) Structure and evolution of the lunar Procellarum region as revealed by GRAIL gravity data. Nature 514, 68-71, DOI:10.1038/nature13697

Joy K.H., Nemchin A., Grange M., Lapen T.J., Peslier A.H., Ross D.K., Zolensky M.E., and Kring D.A. (2014) Petrography, geochronology and source terrain characteristics of lunar meteorites Dhofar 925, 961 and Sayh al Uhaymir 449. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 144, 299-325, DOI:10.1016/j.gca.2014.08.013

Ryan S., and Christiansen E.L. (2010) Micrometeoroid and Orbital Debris (MMOD) Shield Ballistic Limit Analysis Program. NASA.

Garcia T.D. , Ming D.W. , and Tuck L.K.
Field Trip Guidebook on Environmental Impact of Clays Along the Upper Texas Coast
Lunar and Planetary Institute

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, 1849-1859, DOI:10.2138/am-2014-4780

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, 1546-1578, DOI:10.1002/2013JE004559

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

Kring D.A., Lemelin M., Blair D.M., Roberts C.E., Runyon K.D., and Nowka D. (2014) High-priority lunar landing sites for in situ and sample return studies of polar volatiles. Planetary and Space Science 101, 149-161, DOI:10.1016/j.pss.2014.07.002

LPI Editorial Board
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 401, 110-115, DOI:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.06.003

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 119, 1276-1301, DOI:10.1002/2013JE004591

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

LPI Editorial Board
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 119

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

Marchi S., Bottke W.F., Elkins-Tanton L.T., Bierhaus M., Wuennemann K., Morbidelli A., and Kring D.A. (2014) Widespread mixing and burial of Earth's Hadean crust by asteroid impacts. Nature 511, 578-582, DOI:10.1038/nature13539

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.H., Boyce J.W., Gross J., Guan Y., Eiler J.M., and Stolper E.M. (2014) Phosphate-halogen metasomatism of lunar granulite 79215: Impact-induced fractionation of volatiles and incompatible elements. American Mineralogist 99, 1860-1870, DOI:10.2138/am-2014-4822

Treiman A.H., Morris R.V., Agresti D.G., Graff T.G., Achilles C.N., Rampe E.B., Bristow T.F., Ming D.W., Blake D.F., Vaniman D.T., Bish D.L., Chipera S.J., Morrison S.M., and Downs R.T. (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 99, 2234-2250, DOI:10.2138/am-2014-4763

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 119

LPI Editorial Board
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 119, 1089-1109, DOI:10.1002/2013JE004524

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 112, 59-71, DOI:10.1007/s11038-014-9437-7

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

LPI Editorial Board
Workshop on the Habitability of Icy Worlds
Lunar and Planetary Institute