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Volcanically Induced Transient Atmospheres on the Moon: Assessment of Duration, Significance, and Contributions to Polar Volatile Traps

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Volcanically Induced Transient Atmospheres on the Moon : Assessment of Duration, Significance, and Contributions to Polar Volatile Traps. / Head, J.W.; Wilson, L.; Deutsch, A.N. et al.

In: Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 47, No. 18, 28.09.2020.

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Head JW, Wilson L, Deutsch AN, Rutherford MJ, Saal AE. Volcanically Induced Transient Atmospheres on the Moon: Assessment of Duration, Significance, and Contributions to Polar Volatile Traps. Geophysical Research Letters. 2020 Sep 28;47(18). Epub 2020 Sep 17. doi: 10.1029/2020GL089509

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title = "Volcanically Induced Transient Atmospheres on the Moon: Assessment of Duration, Significance, and Contributions to Polar Volatile Traps",
abstract = "A transient lunar atmosphere formed during a peak period of volcanic outgassing and lasting up to about ~70 Ma was recently proposed. We utilize forward-modeling of individual lunar basaltic eruptions and the observed geologic record to predict eruption frequency, magma volumes, and rates of volcanic volatile release. Typical lunar mare basalt eruptions have volumes of ~102–103 km3, last less than a year, and have a rapidly decreasing volatile release rate. The total volume of lunar mare basalts erupted is small, and the repose period between individual eruptions is predicted to range from 20,000 to 60,000 years. Only under very exceptional circumstances could sufficient volatiles be released in a single eruption to create a transient atmosphere with a pressure as large as ~0.5 Pa. The frequency of eruptions was likely too low to sustain any such atmosphere for more than a few thousand years. Transient, volcanically induced atmospheres were probably inefficient sources for volatile delivery to permanently shadowed lunar polar regions. {\textcopyright}2020. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.",
keywords = "cold traps, lunar atmosphere, lunar volcanism, permanently shadowed craters, volatile release, Basalt, Volcanoes, Basaltic eruptions, Eruption frequency, Forward modeling, Lunar atmospheres, Lunar polar regions, Volatile delivery, Volatile release, Volcanic outgassing, Moon, assessment method, basalt, forward modeling, lunar phase, mare basalt, trap (geological structure), volatile substance, volcanic eruption",
author = "J.W. Head and L. Wilson and A.N. Deutsch and M.J. Rutherford and A.E. Saal",
note = "Accepted for publication in Geophysical Research Letters. Copyright 2020 American Geophysical Union. Further reproduction or electronic distribution is not permitted.",
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language = "English",
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journal = "Geophysical Research Letters",
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T2 - Assessment of Duration, Significance, and Contributions to Polar Volatile Traps

AU - Head, J.W.

AU - Wilson, L.

AU - Deutsch, A.N.

AU - Rutherford, M.J.

AU - Saal, A.E.

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N2 - A transient lunar atmosphere formed during a peak period of volcanic outgassing and lasting up to about ~70 Ma was recently proposed. We utilize forward-modeling of individual lunar basaltic eruptions and the observed geologic record to predict eruption frequency, magma volumes, and rates of volcanic volatile release. Typical lunar mare basalt eruptions have volumes of ~102–103 km3, last less than a year, and have a rapidly decreasing volatile release rate. The total volume of lunar mare basalts erupted is small, and the repose period between individual eruptions is predicted to range from 20,000 to 60,000 years. Only under very exceptional circumstances could sufficient volatiles be released in a single eruption to create a transient atmosphere with a pressure as large as ~0.5 Pa. The frequency of eruptions was likely too low to sustain any such atmosphere for more than a few thousand years. Transient, volcanically induced atmospheres were probably inefficient sources for volatile delivery to permanently shadowed lunar polar regions. ©2020. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.

AB - A transient lunar atmosphere formed during a peak period of volcanic outgassing and lasting up to about ~70 Ma was recently proposed. We utilize forward-modeling of individual lunar basaltic eruptions and the observed geologic record to predict eruption frequency, magma volumes, and rates of volcanic volatile release. Typical lunar mare basalt eruptions have volumes of ~102–103 km3, last less than a year, and have a rapidly decreasing volatile release rate. The total volume of lunar mare basalts erupted is small, and the repose period between individual eruptions is predicted to range from 20,000 to 60,000 years. Only under very exceptional circumstances could sufficient volatiles be released in a single eruption to create a transient atmosphere with a pressure as large as ~0.5 Pa. The frequency of eruptions was likely too low to sustain any such atmosphere for more than a few thousand years. Transient, volcanically induced atmospheres were probably inefficient sources for volatile delivery to permanently shadowed lunar polar regions. ©2020. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.

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KW - Eruption frequency

KW - Forward modeling

KW - Lunar atmospheres

KW - Lunar polar regions

KW - Volatile delivery

KW - Volatile release

KW - Volcanic outgassing

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KW - assessment method

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