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Origin and Evolution of Water in the Moon’s Interior

Hauri, Erik H.; Saal, Alberto E.; Nakajima, Miki; Anand, Mahesh; Rutherford, Malcolm J.; Van Orman, James A. and Le Voyer, Marion (2017). Origin and Evolution of Water in the Moon’s Interior. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 45 pp. 89–111.

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Nearly forty years after the return of the first lunar samples to Earth, improvements in laboratory detection limits made possible the first definitive discovery of magmatic water in lunar volcanic samples. The intervening decade has seen an exponential increase in the amount of data on the abundance of magmatic water, and its hydrogen isotope composition, in various rock types recovered from the Moon. Here we review these data and describe how the abundance of water in the lunar interior places important constraints on models for the high-temperature origin and evolution of the Moon.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 Annual Reviews
ISSN: 1545-4495
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Astronomy and Planetary Sciences at the Open UniversityST/L000776/1STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council)
Not SetST/I001298/1STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council)
Keywords: Moon; water; volcanism; pyroclastic; hydrogen; deuterium
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Space
Item ID: 50321
Depositing User: Mahesh Anand
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2017 09:52
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 10:54
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