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A review of volatiles in the Martian interior

Filiberto, Justin; Baratoux, David; Beaty, David; Breuer, Doris; Farcy, Benjamin J.; Grott, Matthias; Jones, John H.; Kiefer, Walter S.; Mane, Prajkta; McCubbin, Francis M. and Schwenzer, Susanne P. (2016). A review of volatiles in the Martian interior. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 51(11) 1935 -1958.

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Multiple observations from missions to Mars have revealed compelling evidence for a volatile-rich Martian crust. A leading theory contends that eruption of basaltic magmas was the ultimate mechanism of transfer of volatiles from the mantle toward the surface after an initial outgassing related to the crystallization of a magma ocean. However, the concentrations of volatile species in ascending magmas and in their mantle source regions are highly uncertain. This work and this special issue of Meteoritics & Planetary Science summarize the key findings of the workshop on Volatiles in the Martian Interior (Nov. 3–4, 2014), the primary open questions related to volatiles in Martian magmas and their source regions, and the suggestions of the community at the workshop to address these open questions.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Meteoritical Society
ISSN: 1086-9379
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Mars Fundamental Research ProgramNNX13AG35GNASA
Mars Fundamental Research ProgramNNX13AG44GNASA
Mars Fundamental Research ProgramNNX14AJ94GNASA
Mars Fundamental Research ProgramNNX14AG41GNASA
Cosmochemistry ProgramNNX11AK75GNASA
Keywords: Mars; planetary crust; volatiles; halogens; noble gases
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Space
Item ID: 47799
Depositing User: Susanne Schwenzer
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2017 09:58
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 11:20
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