Burney, D., Neal, C. 2020. Moderately Volatile Elements in Mare Basalts, Version 1.0. Interdisciplinary Earth Data Alliance (IEDA). https://doi.org/10.26022/IEDA/111510.
Moderately Volatile Elements in Mare Basalts
Moderately volatile elements (MVEs) are more robust than their highly volatile counterparts. The quantification of highly volatile elements in some lunar material has spurred questions on the retention or loss of volatiles. The MVEs are a geologic tracer of high-temperature degassing events and have shown that the late-stage lunar magama ocean lost volatiles. This event has been interpreted to be a crustal breaching impact.
Coverage Scope: Space/Planetary
Burney,D., Neal, C.R., (2020) "The Moderately Volatile Contents of Mare Basalts" Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Under Review.
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moderately volatile elements, volatiles, whole-rock, geochemistry
National Aeronautics and Space Administration: NNA14AB07A to David A. Kring at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston and USRA subcontract 02235-05 to Clive R. Neal
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