AGU SESSION PS3107 – THE MARTIAN CRUST: SYNERGISM OF METEORITES AND MISSIONS

AGU Fall Meeting
December 15-19, 2014
San Francisco, CA

Abstract submission deadline: August 6, 2014

Northwest Africa 7034 (and pairings) is the first martian meteorite with chemical compositions matching the average martian crust determined from mission data. This new unique meteorite is a water-rich breccia of Noachian age materials that is providing us an
unprecedented view of the martian crust. This comes at a time when the most advanced Mars rover, Curiosity, is also gathering substantial in situ data on martian crustal components. Additionally, more advanced techniques are shining new light on our understanding of other martian meteorites, while long running missions such as MER continue collecting data. We are now poised to greatly expand our knowledge of the martian
crust and surface processes by combining these new and expanding datasets from Earth based samples and Mars based missions. This session welcomes abstracts containing new insights regarding the martian crust, its history and surface processes, that were determined using data from missions and/or meteorite studies.

AGU Fall Meeting

Conveners: Alison Santos, Carl Agee, Univ New Mexico
Roger Wiens, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Mariek Schmidt, Brock University

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