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Trace element mobility in cold desert alteration systems

Steer, E. D.; Schwenzer, S. P.; Wright, I. P. and Grady, M. M. (2015). Trace element mobility in cold desert alteration systems. In: 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, article no. 1820.

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Introduction: Alteration of rocks is a fundamental process that occurs in all environments across the solar system in different forms. Understanding the patterns of alteration, the formation of different products, the liberation of certain elements from minerals can inform us about environments billions of years old. They can give us information about quantities of water, temperatures, atmospheres and biology. This study focuses on cold desert environments and the geochemical fingerprints processes leave in some of the most abundant minerals in the solar system.
Specifically, this study looks at how trace elements move in cold weathering systems, using Antarctic ordinary chondrites as an analogue, and how weathering features of cold environments combine with little water to interact with rocks.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 The Authors
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PhDNot SetSTFC/Open University
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Research Group: Space
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Item ID: 42481
Depositing User: Elisabeth Steer
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 09:55
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2018 11:15
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