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.
|Title of host publication
|Chemistry and Physics of Terrestrial Planets
|Number of pages
|Published - 1986
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
- Environmental Science(all)