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Venus Surface Mineralogy: Observational and Theoretical Constraints

Show simple item record Fegley, Bruce Treiman, Allan H. Sharpton, Virgil L.
dc.coverage.spatial Venus 2020-06-04T21:56:20Z 2020-06-04T21:56:20Z 1992
dc.description.abstract We utilize Earth-based, Earth-orbital, and spacecraft observations of the atmosphere and surface of Venus, thermodynamic models of atmosphere-lithosphere interactions, and where available kinetic data on relevant gas-solid reactions to place constraints on the mineralogy of the surface of Venus. We discuss which minerals and mineral assemblages are stable on the surface of Venus and which, if any, of these minerals are involved in controlling the abundances of reactive gases in the atmosphere of Venus. We conclude by identifying key facing us today about the mineralogy and geochemistry of the surface of Venus and suggest experimental, observational, and theoretical studies that can improve our knowledge of these important questions. en
dc.format.extent Pages 3-19
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Lunar and Planetary Institute en
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of Lunar and Planetary Science, volume 22
dc.relation.ispartofseries LPI contribution ; no. 776
dc.subject Venus (Planet)--Atmosphere en
dc.subject Venus (Planet)--Surface en
dc.title Venus Surface Mineralogy: Observational and Theoretical Constraints en
dc.type Book chapter en

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