Space Science Reviews

, Volume 106, Issue 1, pp 377–410

Isotopic Signatures of Volatiles in Terrestrial Planets - Working Group Report


  • R.H. Becker
    • School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota
  • R.N. Clayton
    • Dept. of the Geophysical SciencesUniversity of Chicago
  • E.M. Galimov
    • V.I. Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • H. Lammer
    • Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • B. Marty
    • Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et GéochimiquesCNRS UPR, 9046
  • R.O. Pepin
    • School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota
  • R. Wieler
    • Isotopengeologie, ETH Zürich

DOI: 10.1023/A:1024610325914

Cite this article as:
Becker, R., Clayton, R., Galimov, E. et al. Space Science Reviews (2003) 106: 377. doi:10.1023/A:1024610325914


Variations in the isotopic ratios of volatile elements in different reservoirs on the terrestrial planets carry information about processes that operated on the planets since their formation. Comparisons between primordial planetary compositions, to the extent they can be determined, may help us understand the planetary formation process. This working group report summarizes our knowledge of terrestrial planet volatile inventories.

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