Space Science Reviews

, Volume 106, Issue 1–4, pp 377–410

Isotopic Signatures of Volatiles in Terrestrial Planets - Working Group Report

  • R.H. Becker
  • R.N. Clayton
  • E.M. Galimov
  • H. Lammer
  • B. Marty
  • R.O. Pepin
  • R. Wieler


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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Authors and Affiliations

  • R.H. Becker
    • 1
  • R.N. Clayton
    • 2
  • E.M. Galimov
    • 3
  • H. Lammer
    • 4
  • B. Marty
    • 5
  • R.O. Pepin
    • 1
  • R. Wieler
    • 6
  1. 1.School of Physics and Astronomy, University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of the Geophysical SciencesUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  3. 3.V.I. Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry, Russian Academy of SciencesMoscow, 19Russia
  4. 4.Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of SciencesGrazAustria
  5. 5.Centre de Recherches Pétrographiques et GéochimiquesCNRS UPR, 9046Vandoevre-lesNancy-Cedex
  6. 6.Isotopengeologie, ETH ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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