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Rochechouart hydrothermal overprint: disentangling the timing of events through Ar-Ar dating

Kelley, S. P.; Lambert, P. and Schwenzer, S. P. (2015). Rochechouart hydrothermal overprint: disentangling the timing of events through Ar-Ar dating. In: 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 16-20 Mar 2015, The Woodlands, TX, USA.

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Abstract

There is a growing interest in the thermal evolution and fluid behavior of impact structures in the context of their possible influence on emergence of life both in the Early Earth and on other Planetary Bodies. This is largely related to hydrothermal mechanisms at work during the cooling of the hot materials produced and deposited in impact craters. Yet most of the research in this field is focused on theoretical approaches and mathematical models. Ground truth data of terrestrial craters are limited, despite the fact that they are by far the most accessible reservoir for testing models. Even on Earth, few of the 185 impact sites are sufficiently well preserved to yield material that can constrain the key processes of temperature evolution and water availability. The Rochechouart impact crater in the Massif Central region of France exposes rocks that recorded the hydrothermal system. Target rocks immediately below the crater floor are widely exposed within the ~24 km Rochechouart impact structure overlaid by the complete sequence of crater fill deposits in an inner zone ~15 km.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 The Authors
Keywords: impact cratering; Rochechouart; thermal evolution
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Space
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Item ID: 42495
Depositing User: Susanne Schwenzer
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2015 09:48
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2018 11:25
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/42495
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