AGU 2016 SESSION P009: EXPERIMENTAL PLANETARY GEOCHEMISTRY: SIMULATING PLANETARY PROCESSES ON THE MOON, MARS AND OTHER ROCKY BODIES IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM

Session ID: 13053
Session Details:
Experimentation has been a vital tool in the geosciences for many years, helping to advance the fields of petrology, mineralogy, and geochemistry. Thanks to successful remote sensing and in situ surface investigations, our understanding of the composition of planetary bodies has increased immensely. However, the origin and evolution of materials in the Solar Nebula, the
geochemical processes affecting the formation and alteration of rocky bodies, and interactions between planetary surfaces, atmospheres, and interiors all remain in question. The study of planets, moons, asteroids, and meteorites can benefit from experimentation, provided
that the laboratory conditions (temperature, pressure, volatile load, etc.) are relevant to conditions on these bodies. For this session we seek researchers interested in sharing their approach to laboratory investigations in the planetary sciences which are aimed at constraining the processes driving planetary compositional evolution.

Submit an abstract to this session.

Final submission deadline is 3 August 11:59 PM EDT.

Conveners:
Nicholas DiFrancesco (Department of Geosciences, Stony Brook University) Gokce Ustunisik (American Museum of Natural History/South Dakota School of Mines and Technology) Erwin Dehouck (Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planetologie, Universite Toulouse III РPaul Sabatier)

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