Formation of early water oceans on rocky planets

@article{ElkinsTanton2011FormationOE,
  title={Formation of early water oceans on rocky planets},
  author={L. Elkins-Tanton},
  journal={Astrophysics and Space Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={332},
  pages={359-364}
}
  • L. Elkins-Tanton
  • Published 2011
  • Physics, Geology
  • Astrophysics and Space Science
  • Terrestrial planets, with silicate mantles and metallic cores, are likely to obtain water and carbon compounds during accretion. Here I examine the conditions that allow early formation of a surface water ocean (simultaneous with cooling to clement surface conditions), and the timeline of degassing the planetary interior into the atmosphere. The greatest fraction of a planet’s initial volatile budget is degassed into the atmosphere during the end of magma ocean solidification, leaving only a… CONTINUE READING
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