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The quest for water

Yves Marrocchi and Pierre Beck
The quest for water
Elements (June 2022) 18 (3): 149-153


Water played a key role in shaping the Solar System-from the formation of early solids to the processes of planetary and moon formation. The presence of water in molecular clouds influences the initial abundance and distribution of water in the circumsolar disk, which, in turn, affected the water budget of the terrestrial planets and, therefore, their geological activity and habitability. On Earth, surficial and deep-water cycles have largely governed the planet's geodynamical and geochemical evolution. This issue focuses on the past and present distribution of water within the Solar System and how this important molecule affects astrophysical and geological processes.

ISSN: 1811-5209
EISSN: 1811-5217
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 18
Serial Issue: 3
Title: The quest for water
Affiliation: CNRS, Centre de Recherches Petrographiques et Geochimiques, Nancy, France
Pages: 149-153
Published: 202206
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 31
Accession Number: 2023-001944
Categories: Extraterrestrial geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Secondary Affiliation: Universite de Grenoble Alpes, FRA, France
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2023, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 2023
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