Weathering of Martian surface rocks.

Y. I. Sidorov, Mikhail Zolotov

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After a description of the chemistry and mineralogy of Martian soil, the composition of the Martian regolith is considered (minerals of igneous rocks in the regolith, clay minerals, iron oxides and hydroxides, salts and water). Ancient and present-day weathering is discussed, and the chapter concludes with thermodynamic calculations of the mineral composition of the Martian regolith.-J.M.H.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChemistry and Physics of Terrestrial Planets
EditorsS.K. Saxena
Number of pages33
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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