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.


Bickel V.T., Honniball C.I., Martinez S.N., Rogaski A., Sargeant H.M., Bell S.K., Czaplinski E.C., Farrant B.E., Harrington E.M., Tolometti G.D., and Kring D.A. (2019) Analysis of lunar boulder tracks: Implications for trafficability of pyroclastic deposits. Journal of Geophysical Research--Planets
(In press)

Lepaulard C., Gattacceca J., Uehara M., Rochette P., Quesnel Y., Macke R.J., and Kiefer W. (2019) A survey of the natural remanent magnetization and magnetic susceptibility of Apollo whole rocks. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors 290, 36-43, DOI:10.1016/j.pepi.2019.03.004

Kring D.A. (2017) Field Guide: Petrified Forest with Notes about the Impact-Mass Extinction Hypothesis.

Stopar J.D., Lawrence S.J., Graham L., Hamilton J., Denevi B., John K.K., Meyer H.M., Gruener J.E., Nunez J., Draper D.S., Mass B.J., and Greenberg J.M. (2019) Ina, Moon: geologic setting, scientific rationale, and site characterization for a small planetary lander concept. Planetary and Space Sciences

Urrutia-Fucugauchi J., Pérez-Cruz L., Morgan J., Gulick S., Wittmann A., Lofi J., and IODP-ICDP Expedition 364 Science Party, including D.A. Kring (2019) Peering inside the peak ring of the Chicxulub Impact Crater–its nature and formation mechanism. Geology Today 35, 68-72, DOI:10.1111/gto.12261

Knafelc J., Filiberto J., Ferré E.C., Conder J.A., Costello L., Crandall J.R., Dyar M.D., Friedman S.A., Hummer D.R., and Schwenzer S.P. (2019) The effect of oxidation on the mineralogy and magnetic properties of olivine. American Mineralogist 104

Erickson T.M., Timms N.E., Pearce M.A., Cayron C., Deutsch A., Keller L.P., and Kring D.A. (2019) Shock-produced high-pressure (La, Ce, Th)PO4 polymorph revealed by microstructural phase heritage of monazite. Geology
(In press)

Cavosie A.J., Timms N.E., Erickson T.M., and Koeberl C. (2018) New clues from Earth's most elusive impact crater: Evidence of reidite in Australasia tektites from Thailand. Geology 46, 203-206, DOI:10.1130/G39711.1

LPI Editorial Board
82nd Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society (MetSoc2019), July 7-12, 2019, Sapporo, Japan
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Treiman A.H., Kulis M.J., and Glazner A.F. (2019) Spinel-anorthosites on the Moon: Impact melt origins suggested by enthalpy constraints. American Mineralogist 104, 370-384, DOI:10.2138/am-2019-6652

Semprich J., Schwenzer S.P., Treiman A.H., and Filiberto J. (2019) Phase equilibria modeling of low-grade metamorphic Martian rocks. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 124

LPI Editorial Board
2019 Annual Meeting of Planetary Geologic Mappers (PGM2019), June 12-14, 2019, Flagstaff, Arizona
Lunar and Planetary Institute

Treiman A.H., and Harrington E. (2018) Radar backscatter from Venus' highlands: Confirmation of a ferroelectric substance, likely chlorapatite. Proceedings of the VENERA-D. Venus Modeling Workshop, October 5-7, 2017, Moscow, Russia, 144-147

LPI Editorial Board
Developing a New Space Economy Through Lunar Resources and Their Utilization: A Stepped Approach to Establishing Cislunar Commerce Through Science and Exploration, July 15-17, 2019, Columbia, Maryland
Lunar and Planetatry Institute

LPI Editorial Board
Lunar Dust Workshop 2020, February 11-13, 2020, Houston, Texas
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