Mr. Stephen M. Elardo

M. S. Candidate

Institute of Meteoritics

MSC03 2050

1 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001


Fax: 505-277-3577

Email: selardo /at/ unm /dot/ edu

B.S. Geology, Stony Brook University, 2008

B.A. Earth and Space Sciences, Stony Brook University, 2008

Research Interests: Experimental igneous petrology in planetary settings, specifically lunar magma ocean crystallization, Martian crustal diversity and igneous processes, and Martian meteorite igneous history and relationships to observed surface lithologies and compositions.


Recent Publications

Elardo, S. M. and Draper, D. S. (2009) Crystallization of a lunar magma ocean: Preliminary experimental results. XL Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, abstract #1181. Click for PDF

Nekvasil, H., McCubbin, F. M., Harrington, A. D., Elardo, S. M., and Lindsley, D. H. (submitted) Linking the Chassigny meteorite and the Martian surface rock Backstay: Insights into igneous crustal differentiation processes on Mars. Meteoritics and Planetary Science

McCubbin, F. M., Nekvasil, H., Harrington, A. D., Elardo, S. M., and Lindsley, D. H. (2008) Compositional diversity and stratification of the Martian crust: Inferences from crystallization experiments on the picrobasalt Humphrey from Gusev Crater, Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research 113, E11013, doi:10.1029/2008JE003165 Click for PDF reprint

Elardo, S., Harrington, A., Nekvasil, H., McCubbin, F. M., and Lindsley, D. H. (2008) Constraints on the water contents of Martian magmas: Inferences from the Chassigny meteorite and experiments on Backstay. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXIX, Abstract # 1802

Harrington, A. D., McCubbin, F. M., Elardo, S. M., Nekvasil, H., Lindsley, D. H. (2008) Irvine: A parent to Backstay? Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXIX, Abstract # 2219