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Hydrogen Isotopic Systematics of Nominally Anhydrous Phases in Martian Meteorites


Abstract Hydrogen isotope compositions of the martian atmosphere and crustal materials can provide unique insights into the hydrological and geological evolution of Mars. While the present-day deuterium-to-hydrogen ratio (D/H) of the Mars atmosphere is well constrained (~6 times that of terrestrial ocean water), that of its deep silicate interior (specifically, the mantle) is less so. In fact, the hydrogen isotope composition of the primordial martian mantle is of great interest since it has implications for the origin and abundance of water on that planet. Martian meteorites could provide key constraints in this regard, since they crystallized from melts originating from the martian mantle and contain phases that potentially record the evolution of... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Tucker, Kera (Author) / Wadhwa, Meenakshi (Advisor) / Hervig, Richard (Committee member) / Till, Christy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geology / Geochemistry / Planetology / hydrogen isotope / magmatic water / mantle / martian / meteorite / water
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 57 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Geological Sciences 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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