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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.




2017

LPI-002032
Stopar J.D. (2017) Relative depths of simple craters and the nature of the lunar regolith. Icarus
(In press)

LPI-002031
Stopar J.D., Jolliff B.L., Speyerer E.J., Asphaug E.I., and Robinson M.S. (2017) Potential impact-induced water-solid reactions on the Moon. Planetary and Space Science
(In press)

LPI-002030
New Moons: Towing asteroids into Earth orbits for exploration and exploitation; Transcripts of the presentations at the special session of the Eighth Lunar Science Conference held March 16, 1977
Lunar and Planetary Institute

LPI-002029
Burns J.O., Fong T., Kring D.A., Pratt W.D., and Cocjam T. (2017) Science and exploration at the Moon and Mars enabled by surface telerobotics.

LPI-002028
Yen A.S., Ming D.W., Vaniman D.T., Gellert R., Blake D.F., Morris R.V., Morison S.M., Bristow T.F., Chipera S.J., Edgett K.S., Treiman A.H., Clark B.C., Downs R.T., Farmer J.D., Grotzinger J.P., Rampe E.B., Schmidt M.E., Sutter B., Thompson L.M., and MSL Science Team (2017) Multiple stages of aqueous alteration along fractures in mudstone and sandstone strata in Gale Crater, Mars. Earth and Planetary Science Letters
(in press)

LPI-002027
Rampe E.B., Ming D.W., Blake D.F., Bristow T.F., Chipera S.J., Grotzinger J.P., Morris R.V., Morrison S.M., Vaniman D.T., Yen A.S., Achilles C.N., Craig P.I., Des Marais D.J., Downs R.T., Farmer J.D., Fendrich K.V., Gellert R., Hazen R.M., Kah L.C., Morookian J.M., Peretyazhko T.S., Sarrazin P., Treiman A.H., Berger J.A., Eigenbrode J., Fairen A.G., Forni O., Gupta S., Hurowitz J.A., Lanza N.L., Schmidt M.E., Siebach K., Sutter B., and Thompson L.M. (2017) Mineralogy of an ancient lacustrine mudstone succession from the Murray formation, Gale crater, Mars. Earth and Planetary Science Letters
(In press)

LPI-002026
Rice M.S., Gupta S., Treiman A.H., Stack K.M., Calef F., Edgar L.A., Grotzinger J., Lanza N., Le Deit L., Lasue J., Siebach K.L., Vasavada A., Wiens R.C., and Williams J. (2017) Geologic overview of the Mars Science Laboratory rover mission at the Kimberley, Gale crater, Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets 122, 2-20, DOI:10.1002/2016JE005200

LPI-002025
Scipioni F., Schenk P., Tosi F., D'Aversa E., Clark R., Combe J.-Ph., and Dalle Ore C.M. (2017) Deciphering sub-micron ice particles on Enceladus surface. Icarus 290, 183-200, DOI:10.1016/j.icarus.2017.02.012

LPI-002024
Tajeddine R., Soderlund K.M., Thomas P.C., Helfenstein P., Hedman M.M., Burns J.A., and Schenk P.M. (2017) True polar wander of Enceladus from topographic data. Icarus
(In press)

LPI-002023
Hinson D.P., Linscott I.R., Young L.A., Tyler G.L., Stern S.A., Beyer R.A., Bird M.K., Ennico K., Gladstone G.R., Olkin C.B., Patzold M., Schenk P.M., Strobel D.F., Summers M.E., Weaver H.A., Woods W.W., The New Horizons ATM Theme Team , and The New Horizons Science Team (2017) Radio occultation measurements of Pluto's neutral atmosphere with New Horizons. Icarus 290, 96-111, DOI:10.1016/j.icaurs.2017.02.031

LPI-002022
LPI Editorial Board
Venus Modeling Workshop, May 9-11, 2017, Cleveland, Ohio
Lunar and Planetary Institute

LPI-002021
LPI Editorial Board
Workshop on Modern Analytical Methods Applied to Earth, Planetary, and Material Sciences II, November 11-12, 2017, Budapest, Hungary
Lunar and Planetary Institute

LPI-002020
Mouginis-Mark P.J., Sharpton V.L., Boyce J.M., and Garbeil H. Determination of Mars crater geometric data: Insights from high resolution digital elevation models. Meteoritics and Planetary Science
(Accepted)

LPI-002019
Jansen J.C., Andrews-Hanna J.C., Li Y., Lucey P.G., Taylor G.J., Goossens S., Lemoine F.G., Mazarico E., Head III J.W., Milbury C., Kiefer W.S., Soderblom J.M., and Zuber M.T. (2017) Small-scale density variations in the lunar crust revealed by GRAIL. Icarus 291, 107-123, DOI:10.1016/j.icarus.2017.03.017

LPI-002018
Frank E.A., Potter R.W.K., Abramov O., James P.B., Klima R.L., Mojzsis S.J., and Nittler L.R. (2017) Evaluating an impact origin for Mercury's high-magnesium region. Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets 122

LPI-002017
Schmieder M., Shaulis B.J., Lapen T.J., and Kring D.A. (2017) U-Th-Pb systematics in zircon and apatite from the Chicxulub impact crater, Yucat√°n, Mexico. Geological Magazine

LPI-002016
LPI Editorial Board
Uses of Solar System Resources Workshop, December 12-13, 1996, Houston, TX
Lunar and Planetary Institute

LPI-002014
LPI Editorial Board
Fourth Conference on Early Mars: Geologic, Hydrologic, and Climatic Evolution and the Implications for Life, October 2-6, 2017, Sedona/Flagstaff, AZ
Lunar and Planetary Institute

LPI-002013
Ruesch O., Platz T., Schenk P., McFadden L.A., Castillo-Rogez J.C., Quick L.C., Byrne S., Preusker F., O'Brien D.P., Schmedemann N., Williams D.A., Li J.-Y., Bland M.T., Hiesinger H., Kneissl T., Neesemann A., Schaefer M., Pasckert J.H., Schmidt B.E., Buczkowski D.L., Sykes M.V., Nathues A., Roatsch T., Hoffmann M., Raymond C.A., and Russell C.T. (2016) Cryovolcanism of Ceres. Science 353, aaf4286-1-aaf4286-8, DOI:10.1126/science.aaf4286

LPI-002012
Ammannito E., DeSanctis M.C., Ciarniello M., Frigeri A., Carrozzo F.G., Combe J.-Ph., Ehlmann B.L., Marchi S., McSheen H.Y., Raponi A., Toplis M.J., Tosi F., Castillo-Rogez J.C., Capaccioni F., Capria M.T., Fonte S., Giardino M., Jaumann R., Longobardo A., Joy S.P., Magni G., McCord T.B., McFadden L.A., Palomba E., Pieters C.M., Polanskey C.A., Rayman M.D., Raymond C.A., Schenk P.M., Zambon F., and Russell C.T. (2016) Distribution of phyllosilicates on the surface of Ceres. Science 353, aaf4279-1-aaf4279-5, DOI:10.1126/science.aaf4279

LPI-002011
Buczkowski D.L., Schmidt B.E., Williams D.A., Mest S.C., Scully J.E.C., Ermakov A.I., Preusker F., Schenk P., Otto K.A., Hiesinger H., O'Brien D., Marchi S., Sizemore H., Hughson K., Chilton H., Bland M., Byrne S., Schorghofer N., Platz T., Jaumann R., Roatsch T., Sykes M.V., Nathues A., De Sanctis M.C., Raymond C.A., and Russell C.T. (2016) The geomorphology of Ceres. Science 353, aaf4332-1-aaf4332-8, DOI:10.1126/science.aaf4332

LPI-002010
Hiesinger H., Marchi S., Schmedemann N., Schenk P., Pasckert J.H., Neesemann A., O'Brien D.P., Kneissi T., Ermakov A.I., Fu R.R., Bland T., Nathues A., Platz T., Williams D.A., Jaumann R., Castillo-Rogez J.C., Ruesch O., Schmidt B., Park R.S., Preusker F., Buczkowski D.L., Russell C.T., and Raymond C.A. (2016) Cratering on Ceres: Implications for its crust and evolution. Science 353, aaf4759-1-aaf4759-8, DOI:10.1126/science.aaf4759

LPI-002009
Nimmo F., Hamilton D.P., McKinnon W.B., Schenk P.M., Binzel R.P., Bierson C.J., Beyer R.A., Moore J.M., Stern S.A., Weaver H.A., Olkin C.B., Young L.A., Smith K.E., and the New Horizons Geology, Geophysics & Imaging Theme Team (2016) Reorientation of Sputnik Planitia implies on subsurface ocean on Pluto. Nature 540, 94-96, DOI:10.1038/nature20148

LPI-002008
Hamilton D.P., Stern S.A., Moore J.M., Young L.A., Binzel R.P., Buie M.W., Buratti B.J., Cheng A.F., Ennico K., Grundy W.M., Linscott I.R., McKinnon W.B., Olkin C.B., Reitsema H.J., Reuter D.C., Schenk P., Showalter M.R., Spencer J.R., Tyler G.L., and Weaver H.A. (2016) The rapid information of Sputnik Planitia early in Pluto's history. Nature 540, 97-99, DOI:10.1038/nature20586

LPI-002007
Grundy W.M., Cruikshank D.P., Gladstone G.R., Howett C.J.A., Lauer T.R., Spencer J.R., Summers M.E., Buie M.W., Earle A.M., Ennico K., Parker J.Wm., Porter S.B., Singer K.N., Stern S.A., Verbiscer A.J., Beyer R.A., Binzel R.P., Buratti B.J., Cook J.C., Dalle Ore C.M., Olkin C.B., Parker A.H., Protopapa S., Quirico E., Retherford K.D., Robbins S.J., Schmitt B., Stansberry J.A., Umurhan O.M., Weaver H.A., Young L.A., Zangari A.M., Bray V.J., Cheng A.F., McKinnon W.B., McNutt, Jr. R.L., Moore J.M., Nimmo F., Reuter D.C., Schenk P.M., and The New Horizons Science Team (2016) The formation of Charon's red poles from seasonally cold-trapped volatiles. Nature 539, 65-68, DOI:10.1038/nature19340

LPI-002006
De Sanctis M.C., Raponi A., Ammannito E., Ciarniello M., Toplis M.J., McSween H.Y., Castillo-Rogez J.C., Ehlmann B.L., Carrozzo F.G., Marchi S., Tosi F., Zambon F., Capaccioni F., Capria M.T., Fonte S., Formisano M., Frigeri A., Giardino M., Longobardo A., Magni G., Palomba E., McFadden L.A., Pieters C.M., Jaumann R., Schenk P., Mugnuolo R., Raymond C.A., and Russell C.T. (2016) Bright carbonate deposits as evidence of aqueous alteration (1) Ceres. Nature 536, 54-57, DOI:10.1038/nature18290

LPI-002005
LPI Editorial Board
Lunar and Planetary Science XVII, supplement : Seventeenth Lunar and Planetary Science Conference March 17, 1986, March 17-21, 1986

LPI-002004
Spudis P.D., and Sliz M.U. (2017) Impact melt of the lunar Crisium multiring basin. Geophysical Research Letters 44

LPI-002003
White O.L., Schenk P.M., Bellagamba A.W., Grimm A.M., Dombard A.J., and Bray V.J. (2017) Impact crater relaxation on Dione and Tethys and relation to past heat flow. Icarus 288, 37-52, DOI:10.1016/j.icarus.2017.01.025

LPI-002002
Sonzogni Y., Treiman A.H., and Schwenzer S.P. (2017) Serpentinite with and without brucite: A reaction pathway analysis of a natural serpentinite in the Josephine ophiolite, California. Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences
(Accepted)

LPI-002001
Sutton S.R., Goodrich C.A., and Wirick S. (2017) Titanium, vanadium and chromium valences in silicates of ungrouped achondrite NWA 7325 and ureilite Y-791538 record highly-reduced origins. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 204, 313-330, DOI:10.1016/j.gca.2017.01.036

LPI-002000
Mackwell S.J. (2012) Melt inclusions in olivine: Reliable witnesses to Earth's interior?. Geology 40, 959-960, DOI:10.1130/focus102012.1

LPI-001999
Bolfan-Casanova N., McCammon C.C., and Mackwell S.J. (2006) Water in transition zone and lower mantle minerals. Chapter in Earth's Deep Water Cycle. (Jacobsen S.D., van der Lee S. ), pp. 57-68. American Geophysical Union.

LPI-001998
Goodrich C.A., Kita N.T., Sutton S.R., Wirick S., and Gross J. (2017) The Miller Range 090340 and 090206 meteorites: Identification of new brachinite-like achondrites with implications for the diversity and petrogenesis of the brachinite clan. Meteoritics and Planetary Science
(In press)

LPI-001997
Howarth G.H., Day J.M.D., Pernet-Fisher J.F., Goodrich C.A., Pearson D.G., Luo Y., Ryabov V.V., and Taylor L.A. (2017) Precious metal enrichment at low-redox in terrestrial native Fe-bearing basalts investigated using laser-ablation ICP-MS. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 343-363

LPI-001996
Goodrich C.A., Kita N.T., Yin Q-Z., Sanborn M.E., Williams C.D., Nakashima D., Lane M.D., and Boyle S. (2017) Petrogenesis and provenance of ungrouped achondrite Northwest Africa 7325 from petrology, trace elements, oxygen, chromium and titanium isotopes, and mid-IR spectroscopy. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 203, 381-403, DOI:10.1016/j.gca.2016.12.021

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