LUNAR GOLDSCHMIDT SESSION

The Moon-session at the 27th Goldschmidt Conference that will take place in Paris, France, between the 13th and the 18th August, 2017 (the week after MetSoc). This session is version II of the very successful Moon-session at the meeting held at Yokohama in the past summer.

We would like to encourage all angles of research (geochemistry, modelling, remote, sensing, chronology) to participate in the session “Heterogeneous Moon: Endogenous and Exogenous Processes in Lunar Evolution.”

The aim of this session is to combine lunar geochemistry, geochronology, geophysics, and impact cratering on the Moon. Linking chemical and physical models for the lunar evolution to temporal constraints allows defining times and rates for its evolution. We invite studies on the chemical and thermal evolution of the Moon from geochemical and geophysical models and sample analyses in an effort to converge efforts for an interdisciplinary approach to the research.

Processes such as impact cratering not only caused chemical heterogeneities but also modified the surface morphology. Contributions to challenge the current calibration of the lunar cratering rate are welcome.

Session 2c under

Abstract submission opened on 1st January 2017 and runs until the 1st April 2017.

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