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35 Seasons of U.S. Antarctic Meteorites (1976-2010)


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Preface v

Contributors vii

1 The Origin and Early History of the U.S. Antarctic Search for Meteorites Program (ANSMET) 1
Ursula B. Marvin

2 Fieldwork Methods of the U.S. Antarctic Search for Meteorites Program 23
Ralph P. Harvey, John Schutt, and Jim Karner

3 Curation and Allocation of Samples in the U.S. Antarctic Meteorite Collection 43
Kevin Righter, Cecilia E. Satterwhite, Kathleen M. McBride, Catherine M. Corrigan, and Linda C. Welzenbach Pictorial Guide to Selected Meteorites

4 Primitive Asteroids: Expanding the Range of Known Primitive Materials 65
Michael K. Weisberg and Kevin Righter

5 Achondrites and Irons: Products of Magmatism on Strongly Heated Asteroids 79
David W. Mittlefehldt and Timothy J. McCoy

6 ANSMET Meteorites from the Moon 101
Randy L. Korotev and Ryan A. Zeigler

7 Meteorites from Mars, via Antarctica 131
Harry Y. McSween, Jr., Ralph P. Harvey, and Catherine M. Corrigan

8 Meteorite Misfits: Fuzzy Clues to Solar System Processes 145
Timothy J. McCoy

9 Cosmogenic Nuclides in Antarctic Meteorites 153
Gregory F. Herzog, Marc W. Caffee, and A. J. Timothy Jull

10 A Statistical Look at the U.S. Antarctic Meteorite Collection 173
Catherine M. Corrigan, Linda C. Welzenbach, Kevin Righter, Kathleen M. McBride, Timothy J. McCoy, Ralph P. Harvey, and Cecilia E. Satterwhite

Index 189

About the Author

Kevin Righter is a planetary scientist in the Astromaterials Research Office at NASA. His research focuses on Petrology and Geochemistry, particularly emphasizing on igneous petrology that includes applications of experimental petrology and geochemical analysis to understand both terrestrial and planetary materials. He is the author of several prestigious journal articles in geoscience, some of which are published in PNAS, Nature Geoscience and Earth & Planetary Science Letters.Catherine (Cari) Corrigan is a Geologist in the Division of Meteorites of Mineral Sciences Department at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.Timothy McCoy is the Department Chair, Geologist and Curator-in-Charge of the Meteorite Collection in the Mineral Sciences division of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. His research focuses on using meteorites as a tool to understand the origin and evolution of their parent bodies, namely asteroids and Mars. He has published in many planetary journals including the JGR Planets, Science, and Meteoritics and Planetary Science.Ralph P. Harvey is an Associate Professor of Planetary Materials in the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. His research focuses on Martian meteorites, micrometeorites and planetary remote sensing. He has published extensively in prestigious Earth Science journals including Nature.

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