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Integrating Analytical and Remote Sensing Techniques to Investigate the Petrology of Planetary Surfaces


Abstract Interpreting the petrogenesis of materials exposed on the surface of planets and asteroids is fundamental to understanding the origins and evolution of the inner Solar System. Temperature, pressure, fO2, and bulk composition directly influence the petrogenetic history of planetary surfaces and constraining these variables with remote sensing techniques is challenging. The integration of remote sensing data with analytical investigations of natural samples, lab-based spectroscopy, and thermodynamic modelling improves our ability to interpret the petrogenesis of planetary materials.

A suite of naturally heated carbonaceous chondrite material was studied with lab-based spectroscopic techniques, including visible near-infrared and Fourier tra... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Haberle, Christopher William (Author) / Christensen, Philip R. (Advisor) / Garvie, Laurence A. J. (Committee member) / Bell, James F. (Committee member) / Ruff, Steven W. (Committee member) / Hervig, Richard L. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geology / Carbonaceous Chondrite / Mars / Planetary Petrology / Remote Sensing / Sutter's Mill / Thermal Emission Spectroscopy
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 153 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Geological Sciences 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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