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Lindy Elkins-Tanton

Lindy Elkins-Tanton

Foundation Professor and Director, School of Earth and Space Exploration, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

ltelkins@asu.edu

480-727-2451

School of Earth and Space Exploration
Arizona State University
PO Box 876004
Tempe, AZ 85287-6004

Titles

  • Distinguished Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Foundation Professor and Director, School of Earth and Space Exploration, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Affiliated Faculty, Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Biography

Lindy Elkins-Tanton is a planetary scientist who focuses on the evolution of terrestrial planets, and the relationships between Earth and life on Earth. One research emphasis concerns the relationships between large volcanic provinces and global extinction events, focusing on the Siberian flood basalts and the end-Permian extinction. A second research effort addresses the chemistry and physics of the formation of terrestrial planets, with projects focusing on planetesimals, the Moon, Mercury, the Earth, rocky exoplanets, and on processes such as degassing the earliest atmospheres.

Education

  • PhD, Geology and Geophysics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002
  • BS, Geology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987
  • MS, Geochemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987

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Journal Articles

2018

Black, B. A., R. R. Neely, J. Lamarque, L. T. Elkins-Tanton, J. T. Kiehl, C. A. Shields, M. J. Mills and C. Bardeen. 2018. Systemic swings in end-Permian climate from Siberian Traps carbon and sulfur outgassing. Nature Geoscience 11(Dec):949-954. (link )

Elkins-Tanton, L. T. 2018. Planetary Science: Rapid formation of Mars. Nature 558(Jun):522-523. (link )

Ikoma, M., L. Elkins-Tanton, K. Hamano and J. Suckale. 2018. Water partitioning in planetary embryos and protoplanets with magma oceans. Space Science Reviews 214:76. DOI: 10.1007/s11214-018-0508-3. (link )

Morbidelli, A., S. Karato, M. Ikoma, Y. Alibert, M. Blanc, L. Elkins-Tanton, P. Estrada, K. Hamano, H. Lammer, S. Raymond and M. Schonbachler. 2018. Editorial: Topical collection on the delivery of water to proto-planets, planets and satellites. Space Science Reviews 214:110. DOI: 10.1007/s11214-018-0545-y. (link )

Morbidelli, A., D. Nesvorny, V. Laurenz, S. Marchi, D. C. Rubie, L. Elkins-Tanton, M. Wieczorek and S. Jacobson. 2018. The timeline of the lunar bombardment: Revisited. Icarus 405(May):262-276. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2017.12.046. (link )

Perera, V., A. P. Jackson, L. T. Elkins-Tanton and E. Asphaug. 2018. Effect of reimpacting debris on the solidification of the lunar magma ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 123(5):116-1191. DOI: 10.1029/2017JE005512. (link )

Schaefer, L. and L. T. Elkins-Tanton. 2018. Magma oceans as a critical stage in the tectonic development of rocky planets. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 376(2132):20180109.. DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2018.0109. (link )

Scheinberg, A. L., K. M. Soderlund and L. T. Elkins-Tanton. 2018. A basal magma ocean dynamo to explain the early lunar magnetic field. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 492(Jun):144-151. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.04.015. (link )

Wu, J., S. J. Desch, L. Schaefer, L. T. Elkins-Tanton, K. Pahlevan and P. R. Buseck. 2018. Origin of earth's water: Chondritic inheritance plus nebular ingassing and storage of hydrogen in the core. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 123(10):2691-2712. DOI: 10.1029/2018JE005698. (link )

2017

Blackburn, T., C. M. Alexander, R. Carlson and L. T. Elkins-Tanton. 2017. The accretion and impact history of the ordinary chondrite parent bodies. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 200(Mar):201-217. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.11.038. (link )

Saxena, P., L. Elkins-Tanton, N. Petro and A. Mandell. 2017. A model of the primordial lunar atmosphere. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 474(Sep):198-205. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.06.031. (link )

Tian, Z., J. Wisdom and L. Elkins-Tanton. 2017. Coupled orbital-thermal evolution of the early Earth-Moon system with a fast-spinning Earth. Icarus 281(Jan):90-102. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.08.030. (link )

Tikoo, S. M. and L. T. Elkins-Tanton. 2017. The fate of water within Earth and super-Earths and implications for plate tectonics. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 375(2094):20150394. DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2015.0394. (link )

2016

Ehlmann, B. L., F. S. Anderson, J. Andrews-Hanna, D. C. Catling, P. R. Christensen, B. A. Cohen, C. D. Dressing, C. S. Edwards, L. T. Elkins-Tanton, K. A. Farley, C. I. Fassett, W. W. Fischer, A. A. Fraeman, M. P. Golombek, V. E. Hamilton, A. G. Hayes, C. D. Herd, B. Horgan, R. Hu, B. M. Jakosky, J. R. Johnson, J. F. Kasting, L. Kerber, K. M. Kinch, E. S. Kite, H. A. Knutson, J. I. Lunine, P. R. Mahaffy, N. Mangold, F. M. McCubbin, J. F. Mustard, P. B. Niles, C. Quantin-Nataf, M. S. Rice, K. M. Stack, D. J. Stevenson, S. T. Stewart, M. J. Toplis, T. Usui, B. P. Weiss, S. C. Werner, R. D. Wordsworth, J. J. Wray, R. A. Yingst, Y. L. Yang and K. J. Zahnle. 2016. The sustainability of habitability on terrestrial planets: Insights, questions, and needed measurements from Mars for understanding the evolution of Earth‐like worlds. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets(1927-1961):121. DOI: 10.1002/2016JE005134. (link )

Furman, T., W. R. Nelson and L. T. Elkins-Tanton. 2016. Evolution of the East African rift: Drip magmatism, lithospheric thinning and mafic volcanism. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 185(Jul):418-434. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.03.024. (link )

Lichtenegger, H. I., K. G. Kislyakova, P. Odert, N. V. Erkaev, H. Lammer, H. Groller, C. P. Johnstone, L. T. Elkins-Tanton, L. Tu, M. Gudel and M. Holstrom. 2016. Solar XUV and ENA-driven water loss from early Venus' magma ocean outgassed steam atmosphere. Journal of Geophysical Research: Space Physics 121(5):4718-4732. DOI: 10.1002/2015JA022226. (link )

Marchi, S., B. A. Black, L. T. Elkins-Tanton and W. F. Bottke. 2016. Massive impact-induced release of carbon and sulfur gases in the early Earth's atmosphere. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 449(Sep):96-104. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.05.032. (link )

2015

Black, B. A., B. P. Weiss, L. T. Elkins-Tanton and R. V. Veselovskly. 2015. Siberian Traps volcaniclastic rocks and the role of magma-water interactions. GSA Bulletin 127(9-10):1437-1452. DOI: 10.1130/B31108.1. (link )

2014

Black, B. A., E. H. Hauri, L. T. Elkins-Tanton and S. M. Brown. 2014. Sulfur isotopic evidence for sources of volatiles in Siberian Traps magmas. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 194(May):58-69. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.02.057. (link )

Black, B. A., J. Lamarque, C. A. Shields, L. T. Elkins-Tanton and J. T. Kiehl. 2014. Acid rain and ozone depletion from pulsed Siberian Traps magmatism. Geology 42(1):67-70. DOI: 10.1130/G34875.1. (link )

Brown, S. M., L. T. Elkins-Tanton and R. J. Walker. 2014. Effects of magma ocean crystallization and overturn on the development of 142Nd and 182W isotopic heterogeneities in the primordial mantle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 408(Dec):319-330. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2014.10.025. (link )

Elkins-Tanton, L. T. and D. Bercovici. 2014. Contraction or expansion of the Moon’s crust duringmagma ocean freezing?. Philiosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences 372(2024):20130240. DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2013.0240. (link )

Erkaev, N. V., H. Lammer, L. T. Elkins-Tanton, A. Stokl, P. Odert, E. Marcq, E. A. Dorfi, K. G. Kislyakova, Y. N. Kulikov, M. Leitzinger and M. Gudel. 2014. Escape of the martian protoatmosphere. Planetary and Space Science 98(Aug):106-119. DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2013.09.008. (link )

Foley, B. J., D. Bercovici and L. T. Elkins-Tanton. 2014. Initiation of plate tectonics from post-magma ocean thermochemical convecrion. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 119(11):8538-8561. DOI: 10.1002/2014JB011121. (link )

Fu, R. R. and L. T. Elkins-Tanton. 2014. The fate of magmas in planetesimals and the retention of primitive chondritic crusts. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 390(Mar):128-137. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2013.12.047. (link )

Marchi, S., W. F. Bottke, L. T. Elkins-Tanton, M. Bierhaus, K. Wuennemann, A. Morbidelli and D. A. Kring. 2014. Widespread mixing and burial of Earth’s Hadean crust by asteroid impacts. Nature 511(Jul):578-582. DOI: 10.1038/nature13539. (link )

Piskorz, D., L. T. Elkins-Tanton and S. E. Smrekar. 2014. Coronae formation on Venus via extension and lithospheric instability. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 119(12):2568-2582. DOI: 10.1002/2014JE004636. (link )

Scheinberg, A., L. T. Elkins-Tanton and S. J. Zhong. 2014. Timescale and morphology of Martian mantle overturn immediately following magma ocean solidification. Journal of Geophiysical Research: Planets 119(3):454-467. DOI: 10.1002/2013JE004496. (link )

2013

Elkins-Tanton, L. T. 2013. Evolutionary dichotomy for rocky planets. Nature 497(May):570-572. (link )

Elkins-Tanton, L. T. 2013. Occam’s origin of the Moon. Nature Geoscience 6(Dec):996-998. (link )

Elkins-Tanton, L. T. 2013. What makes a planet habitable?. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union 94(16):149-150. DOI: 10.1002/2013EO160001. (link )

Lammer, H., M. Blanc, W. Benz, M. Fridlund, V. Coude du Foresto, M. Gudel, H. Rauer, S. Udry, R. Bonnet, M. Falanga, D. Charbonneau, R. Helled, W. Kley, J. Linsky, L. T. Elkins-Tanton, Y. Alibert, E. Chassefiere, T. Encrenaz, A. P. Hatzes, D. Lin, R. Liseau, W. Lorenzen and S. N. Raymond. 2013. The science of exoplanets and their systems. Astrobiology 13(9):793-813. DOI: 10.1089/ast.2013.0997. (link )

Mandler, B. E. and L. T. Elkins-Tanton. 2013. The origin of eucrites, diogenites, and olivine diogenites: Magma ocean crystallization and shallow magma chamber processes on Vesta. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 48(11):2333-2349. DOI: 10.1111/maps.12135. (link )

Vilim, R., S. Stanley and L. Elkins-Tanton. 2013. The effect of lower mantle metallization on magnetic field generation in rocky exoplanets. The Astrophysical Journal Letters 768(2):L30. DOI: 10.1088/2041-8205/768/2/L30. (link )

Weiss, B. P. and L. T. Elkins-Tanton. 2013. Differentiated planetismals and the parent bodies of chondrites. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 41:529-560. DOI: /10.1146/annurev-earth-040610-133520. (link )

2012

Black, B. A., L. T. Elkins-Tanton, M. C. Rowe and I. Ukstins Peate. 2012. Magnitude and consequences of volatile release from the Siberian Traps. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 317-318(Feb):363-373. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.12.001. (link )

Elkins-Tanton, L. T. 2012. Magma oceans in the inner solar system. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 40:113-139. DOI: 10.1146/annurev-earth-042711-105503. (link )

Johnson, B. C., C. M. Lisse, C. H. Chen, H. J. Melosh, M. C. Wyatt, P. Thebault, W. G. Henning, E. Gaidos, L. T. Elkins-Tanton, J. C. Bridges and A. Morlok. 2012. A self-consistent model of the circumstellar debris created by a giant hypervelocity impact in the HD 172555 system. The Astrophysical Journal 761(1):Art 45. DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/761/1/45. (link )

Suckale, J., L. T. Elkins-Tanton and J. A. Sethian. 2012. Crystals stirred up: 2. Numerical insights into the formation of the earliest crust on the moon. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 117(E8):E08005. DOI: 10.1029/2012JE004067. (link )

Suckale, J., J. A. Sethian, J. Yu and L. T. Elkins-Tanton. 2012. Crystals stirred up: 1. Direct numerical simulations of crystal settling in nondilute magmatic suspensions. 117(E8):E08004. DOI: 10.1029/2012JE004066. (link )

Weiss, B. P., L. T. Elkins-Tanton, M. A. Barucci, H. Sierks, C. Snodgrass, J. Vincent, S. Marchi, P. R. Weissman, M. Patzold, I. Richter, M. Fulchignoni, R. P. Binzel and R. Schulz. 2012. Possible evidence for partial differentiation of asteroid Lutetia from Rosetta. Planetary and Space Science 66(1):137-146. DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2011.09.012. (link )

2011

Carporzen, L., B. P. Weiss, L. T. Elkins-Tanton, D. L. Shuster, D. Ebel and J. Gattacceca. 2011. Magnetic evidence for a partially differentiated carbonaceous chondrite parent body. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108(16):6386-6389. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1017165108. (link )

Elkins-Tanton, L. T. 2011. Formation of early water oceans on rocky planets. Astrophysics and Space Science 332(2):359-364. DOI: 10.1007/s10509-010-0535-3. (link )

Elkins-Tanton, L. T., S. Burgess and Q. Yin. 2011. The lunar magma ocean: Reconciling the solidification process with lunar petrology and geochronology. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 304(3-4):326-336. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.02.004. (link )

Elkins-Tanton, L. T. and T. L. Grove. 2011. Water (hydrogen) in the lunar mantle: Results from petrology and magma ocean modeling. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 307(1-2):173-179. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.04.027. (link )

Elkins-Tanton, L. T., B. P. Weiss and M. T. Zuber. 2011. Chondrites as samples of differentiated planetesimals. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 305(1-2):1-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.03.010. (link )

Gelman, S. E., L. T. Elkins-Tanton and S. Seager. 2011. Effects of stellar flux on tidally locked terrestrial planets: Degree-1 mantle convection and local magma ponds. The Astrophysical Journal 735:Art. 72. DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/735/2/72. (link )

Suckale, J., B. H. Hager, L. T. Elkins-Tanton and J. Nave. 2011. Reply to the comment by Mike R. James et al. on “It takes three to tango: 2. Bubble dynamics in basaltic volcanoes and ramifications for modeling normal Strombolian activity”. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 116(86):B06208. DOI: 10.1029/2011JB008351. (link )

Zuber, M. T., H. Y. McSween Jr, R. P. Binzel, L. T. Elkins-Tanton, A. S. Lonopliv, C. M. Pieters and D. E. Smith. 2011. Origin, internal structure and evolution of 4 Vesta. Space Science Reviews 163(1-4):77-63. DOI: 10.1007/s11214-011-9806-8. (link )

2010

Bottke, W. F., R. J. Walker, J. M. Day, D. Nesvorny and L. T. Elkins-Tanton. 2010. Stochastic late accretion to Earth, the Moon, and Mars. Science 330(6010):1527-1530. DOI: 10.1126/science.1196874. (link )

Ford, H., K. M. Fischer, D. L. Abt, C. A. Rychert and L. T. Elkins-Tanton. 2010. The lithosphere–asthenosphere boundary and cratonic lithospheric layering beneath Australia from Sp wave imaging. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 300(3-4):299-310. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2010.10.007. (link )

Meyer, J., L. T. Elkins-Tanton and J. Wisdom. 2010. Coupled thermal–orbital evolution of the early Moon. Icarus 208(1):1-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2010.01.029. (link )

Smrekar, S. E., E. R. Stofan, N. Mueller, A. Treiman, L. T. Elkins-Tanton, J. Helbert, G. Piccioni and P. Drossart. 2010. Recent hotspot volcanism on Venus from VIRTIS emissivity data. Science 328(5978):605-608. DOI: 10.1126/science.1186785. (link )

Suckale, J., B. H. Hager, L. T. Elkins-Tanton and J. Nave. 2010. It takes three to tango: 2. Bubble dynamics in basaltic volcanoes and ramifications for modeling normal Strombolian activity. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 115(B7):B07409. DOI: 10.1029/2009JB006917. (link )

Till, C. B., L. T. Elkins-Tanton and K. M. Fischer. 2010. A mechanism for low‐extent melts at the lithosphere‐asthenosphere boundary. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 11(10):Q10015. DOI: 10.1029/2010GC003234. (link )

2009

Brown, S. M. and L. T. Elkins-Tanton. 2009. Compositions of Mercury's earliest crust from magma ocean models. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 286(3-4):446-455. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2009.07.010. (link )

McCanta, M. C., L. T. Elkins-Tanton and M. J. Rutherford. 2009. Expanding the application of the Eu‐oxybarometer to the lherzolitic shergottites and nakhlites: Implications for the oxidation state heterogeneity of the Martian interior. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 44(5):725-745. DOI: 10.1111/j.1945-5100.2009.tb00765.x. (link )

Miller-Ricci, E., M. R. Meyer, S. Seager and L. T. Elkins-Tanton. 2009. On the emergent spectra of hot protoplanet collision afterglows. The Astrophysical Journal 704(1):770–780. DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/704/1/770. (link )

West, J. D., M. J. Fouch, J. B. Roth and L. T. Elkins-Tanton. 2009. Vertical mantle flow associated with a lithospheric drip beneath the Great Basin. Nature Geosciences 2:439-444. (link )

2008

Adams, E. R., S. Seager and L. T. Elkins-Tanton. 2008. Ocean planet or thick atmosphere: On the mass-radius relationship for solid exoplanets with massive atmospheres. The Astrophysical Journal 673(2):1160-1164. DOI: 10.1086/524925. (link )

Elkins-Tanton, L. T. 2008. Linked magma ocean solidification and atmospheric growth for Earth and Mars. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 271(1-4):181-191. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2008.03.062. (link )

Elkins-Tanton, L. T. and S. Seager. 2008. Coreless terrestrial exoplanets. The Astrophysical Journal 688(1):628-635. DOI: 10.1086/592316. (link )

Elkins-Tanton, L. T. and S. Seager. 2008. Ranges of atmospheric mass and composition for super-Earth exoplanets. The Astrophysical Journal 685(2)::1237-1246. DOI: 10.1086/591433. (link )

Farmer, G. L., T. Bailley and L. T. Elkins-Tanton. 2008. Mantle source volumes and the origin of the mid-Tertiary ignimbrite flare-up in the southern Rocky Mountains, western U.S. Lithos 102(1-2):279-294. DOI: 10.1016/j.lithos.2007.08.014. (link )

Stanley, S., L. T. Elkins-Tanton, M. T. Zuber and E. M. Parmentier. 2008. Mars’ paleomagnetic field as the result of a single-hemisphere dynamo. Science 321(5897):1822-1825. DOI: 10.1126/science.1161119. (link )

Weiss, B. P., J. S. Berdahl, L. T. Elkins-Tanton, S. Stanley, E. A. Lima and L. Carporzen. 2008. Magnetism on the angrite parent body and the early differentiation of planetesimals. Science 322(5902):713-716. DOI: 10.1126/science.1162459. (link )

2007

Barr, J., T. L. Grove and L. T. Elkins-Tanton. 2007. High-magnesian andesite from Mount Shasta: A product of magma mixing and contamination, not a primitive melt: Comment and reply: Comment. Geology 35(1):e147. DOI: 10.1130/G24058C.1. (link )

Cagnioncle, A., E. M. Parmentier and L. T. Elkins-Tanton. 2007. Effect of solid flow above a subducting slab on water distribution and melting at convergent plate boundaries. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 112(B9):B09402. DOI: 10.1029/2007JB004934. (link )

Elkins-Tanton, L. T. 2007. Continental magmatism, volatile recycling, and a heterogeneous mantle caused by lithospheric gravitational instabilities. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 112(B3):B03405. DOI: 10.1029/2005JB004072. (link )

Elkins-Tanton, L. T., D. S. Draper, C. B. Agee, J. Jewell, A. Thorpe and P. C. Hess. 2007. The last lavas erupted during the main phase of the Siberian flood basalts: Results from experimental petrology. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 153(2):191-209. DOI: 10.1007/s00410-006-0140-1. (link )

Elkins-Tanton, L. T., S. E. Smrekar, P. C. Hess and E. M. Parmentier. 2007. Volcanism and volatile recycling on a one-plate planet: Applications to Venus. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 112(E4):E04S06. DOI: 10.1029/2006JE002793. (link )

2006

Shearer, C. K., P. C. Hess, M. Wieczorek, M. E. Pritchard, E. M. Parmentier, L. E. Borg, J. Longhi, L. T. Elkins-Tanton, C. R. Neal, I. Antonenko, R. M. Canup, A. N. Halliday, T. L. Grove, B. H. Hager, D. Lee and U. Wiechert. 2006. Thermal and magmatic evolution of the Moon. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry 60(1):365-518. DOI: 10.2138/rmg.2006.60.4. (link )

2005

Elkins-Tanton, L. T. and B. H. Hager. 2005. Giant meteoroid impacts can cause volcanism. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 239(1-4):219-232. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2005.07.029. (link )

Elkins-Tanton, L. T., P. C. Hess and E. M. Parmentier. 2005. Possible formation of ancient crust on Mars through magma ocean processes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets 110(E12):E12S01. DOI: 10.1029/2005JE002480. (link )

Elkins-Tanton, L. T., S. E. Zaranek, E. M. Parmentier and P. C. Hess. 2005. , Early magnetic field and magmatic activity on Mars from magma ocean cumulate overturn. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 236(1-2):1-12. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2005.04.044. (link )

Grove, T. L., M. B. Baker, R. C. Price, S. W. Parman, L. T. Elkins-Tanton, N. Chatterjee and O. Muntener. 2005. Magnesian andesite and dacite lavas from Mt. Shasta, northern California: Products of fractional crystallization of H2O-rich mantle melts. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 148(5):542-565. DOI: 10.1007/s00410-004-0619-6. (link )

2004

Elkins-Tanton, L. T., B. H. Hager and T. L. Grove. 2004. Magmatic effects of the lunar late heavy bombardment. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 222(1):17-37. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2004.02.017. (link )

Kelly, D. C. and L. T. Elkins-Tanton. 2004. Bottle-green microtektites from the South Tasman Rise: Deep-sea evidence for an impact event near the Miocene/Pliocene boundary. Meteritics & Planetary Science 39(12):1921-1929. (link )

2003

Elkins-Tanton, L. T., P. Aussillous, J. Bico, D. Quere and J. W. Bush. 2003. A laboratory model of splash-form tektites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 38(9):1331-1340. DOI: 10.1111/j.1945-5100.2003.tb00317.x. (link )

Elkins-Tanton, L. T., N. Chatterjee and T. L. Grove. 2003. Experimental and petrological constraints on lunar differentiation from the Apollo 15 green picritic glasses. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 38(4):515-527. DOI: 10.1111/j.1945-5100.2003.tb00024.x. (link )

Elkins-Tanton, L. T., N. Chatterjee and T. L. Grove. 2003. Magmatic processes that produced lunar fire fountains. Geophysical Research Letters 30(10):1513. DOI: 10.1029/2003GL017082. (link )

Elkins-Tanton, L. T. and T. L. Grove. 2003. Evidence for deep melting of hydrous metasomatized mantle: Pliocene high‐potassium magmas from the Sierra Nevadas. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth 108(B7):2350. DOI: 10.1029/2002JB002168. (link )

Elkins-Tanton, L. T., E. M. Parmentier and P. C. Hess. 2003. Magma ocean fractional crystallization and cumulate overturn in terrestrial planets: Implications for Mars. Meteoritics & Planetary Science 38(12):1753-1771. DOI: 10.1111/j.1945-5100.2003.tb00013.x. (link )

Grove, T. L., L. T. Elkins-Tanton, S. W. Parman, N. Chatterjee, O. Muntener and G. A. Gaetani. 2003. Fractional crystallization and mantle-melting controls on calc-alkaline differentiation trends. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 145(5):515-533. DOI: 10.1007/s00410-003-0448-z. (link )

2002

Elkins-Tanton, L. T., J. A. Van Orman, B. H. Hager and T. L. Grove. 2002. Re-examination of the lunar magma ocean cumulate overturn hypothesis: Melting or mixing is required. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 196(3-4):239-249. DOI: 10.1016/S0012-821X(01)00613-6. (link )

2001

Elkins-Tanton, L. T., T. L. Grove and J. Donnelly-Nolan. 2001. Hot, shallow melting under the Cascades volcanic arc. Geolgoy 29(7):631-634. DOI: 10.1130/0091-7613(2001)029<0631:HSMMUT>2.0.CO;2. (link )

2000

Elkins-Tanton, L. T., J. W. Delano and T. L. Grove. 2000. Origin of lunar ultramafic green glasses: Constraints from phase equilibrium studies. Geochmica et Cosmochimica Acta 64(13):2339-2350. DOI: 10.1016/S0016-7037(00)00365-3. (link )

Elkins-Tanton, L. T. and B. H. Hager. 2000. , Melt intrusion as a trigger for lithospheric foundering and the eruption of the Siberian flood basalt. Geophysical Research Letters 27(23):3937-3940. DOI: 10.1029/2000GL011751. (link )

1990

Elkins-Tanton, L. T. and T. L. Grove. 1990. Ternary feldspar experiments and thermodynamic models. American Mineralogist 75(5-6):544-559.. (link )

Books

2017

Cohen, J. J. and L. T. Elkins-Tanton. 2017. Earth. Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN: 9781501317934.

Elkins-Tanton, L. T. and B. P. Weiss eds. 2017. Planetesimals: Early Differentiation and Consequences for Planets. Cambridge University Press. DOI: 10.1017/9781316339794. ISBN: 9781316339794. (link )

2015

Schmidt, A., K. E. Fristad and L. T. Elkins-Tanton eds. 2015. Volcanism and Global Environmental Change. Cambrdige University Press. Cambridge, UK. ISBN: 978-1107058378.

2006

Elkins-Tanton, L. T. 2006. The Solar System. Facts on File. ISBN: 978-0816051922.

Book Chapters

2017

Elkins-Tanton, L. T. 2017. 17 - The taxonomy of planetesimals: Consequences for planets. Pp. 365-275 In: Elkins-Tanton, L. T. and B. P. Weiss eds., Planetesimals: Early Differentiation and Consequences for Planets. Cambridge University Press. DOI: 10.1017/9781316339794.017. (link )

Fu, R. R., E. D. Young, R. C. Greenwood and L. T. Elkins-Tanton. 2017. 6 - Silicate melting and volatile loss during differentiation in planetesimals. Pp. 115-135 In: Elkins-Tanton, L. T. and B. P. Weiss eds., Planetesimals: Early Differentiation and Consequences for Planets. Cambridge University Press. DOI: 10.1017/9781316339794.006. (link )

Scheinberg, A. L., R. R. Fu, L. T. Elkins-Tanton, B. P. Weiss and S. Stanley. 2017. 9 - Magnetic fields on asteroids and planetesimals. Pp. 180-203 In: Elkins-Tanton, L. T. and B. P. Weiss eds., Planetesimals: Early Differentiation and Consequences for Planets. Cambridge University Press. DOI: 10.1017/9781316339794.009. (link )

2015

Black, B. A., J. Lamarque, C. Shields, L. T. Elkins-Tanton and J. T. Kiehl. 2015. Environmental effects of large igneous province magmatism: A Siberian perspective. Pp. 307-320 In: Schmidt, A., K. E. Fristad and L. T. Elkins-Tanton eds., Volcanism and Global Environmental Change. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, UK. ISBN: 978-1107058378.

Elkins-Tanton, L. T., A. Schmidt and K. E. Fristad. 2015. Preface. Pp. xiii-xvi In: Schmidt, A., K. E. Fristad and L. T. Elkins-Tanton eds., Volcanism and Global Environmental Change. Cambrdige University Press. Cambridge, UK. ISBN: 978-1107058378.

Pavlov, V., F. Fluteau, R. V. Veselovskly, A. Fetisova, A. Latyshev, L. T. Elkins-Tanton, A. V. Sobolev and N. A. Krivolutskaya. 2015. Volcanic pulses in the Siberian Traps as inferred from Permo-Triassic geomagnetic secular variations. Pp. 63-82 In: Schmidt, A., K. E. Fristad and L. T. Elkins-Tanton eds., Volcanism and Global Environmental Change. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge,UK. ISBN: 978-1107058378.

Scheinberg, A. L., R. R. Fu, L. T. Elkins-Tanton and B. P. Weiss. 2015. Asteroid differentiation: Melting and large-scale structure. In: Michel, P., F. E. Demeo and W. F. Bottke eds., Asteroids IV. University of Arizona Press in collaboration with the Lunar and Planetary Institute. ISBN: 978-0-8165-3218-6.

Ukstins Peate, I. and L. T. Elkins-Tanton. 2015. Large igneous provinces and explosive basaltic volcanism. Pp. 3-15 In: Schmidt, A., K. E. Fristad and L. T. Elkins-Tanton eds., Volcanism and Global Environmental Change. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, UK. ISBN: 978-1107058378.

2007

Smrekar, S. E., L. T. Elkins-Tanton, J. J. Leitner, A. Lenardic, S. Mackwell, L. Moresi and E. R. Stofan. 2007. Tectonic and thermal evolution of Venus and the role of volatiles: Implications for understanding the terrestrial planets. (Sotin, C., Trans.) In: Esposito, L. W., E. R. Stofan and T. E. Cravens eds., Exploring Venus as a Terrestrial Planet. Vol 176. DOI: 10.1029/176GM05. ISBN: 9781118666227. (link )

2005

Elkins-Tanton, L. T. 2005. Continental magmatism caused by lithospheric delamination. Pp. 449-461 In: Foulger, G. R., J. H. Natland, D. C. Presnall and D. L. Anderson eds., Plates, Plumes, and Paradigms. Geological Society of America. DOI: : 10.1130/2005.2388(27). ISBN: 9780813723884. (link )

Conference Papers

2018

Hart, W., G. M. Brown, S. M. Collins, M. De Soria-Santacruz Pich, P. Fieseler, D. Gochel, D. Marsh, D. Y. Oh, S. Snyder, N. Warner, G. Whiffen, L. T. Elkins-Tanton, D. J. Lawrence and P. Lord. 2018. Overview of the spacecraft design for the Psyche mission concept. Proceedings of 2018 IEEE Aerospace Conference. 2018 IEEE Aerospace Conference, March 3-10, 2018. Big Sky, MT. (link )

2017

Lord, P., S. Tilley, D. Y. Oh, D. Goebel, C. Polanskey, S. Snyder, G. Carr, S. M. Collins, G. Lantoine, D. Landau and L. Elkins-Tanton. 2017. Psyche: Journey to a metal world. Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference. 2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference, March 4-11, 2017. Big Sky, MT. (link )

2016

Oh, D. Y., D. Goebel, C. Polanskey, S. Snyder, G. Carr, S. M. Collins, G. Lantoine, D. Landau, L. T. Elkins-Tanton, P. Lord and S. Tilley. 2016. Psyche: Journey to a metal world. Proceedings of the 52nd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference. 52nd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum. Salt Lake City, UT. (link )