Dr. Penelope (Penny) L. King
Senior Research Scientist III
Institute of Meteoritics
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Adjunct Research Professor – University of Western Ontario (UWO) – Canada
Email: penking /at/ unm /dot/ edu
B.Sc. Australian National University, 1993
Ph.D. Arizona State University, 1999
Research interests: Origin and evolution of planetary interiors and surfaces. Role of volatiles, pH and oxygen fugacity on minerals and melts at high and low temperature. Parameters that affect spectroscopic features of glasses, sulfates and meteorites. Analysis of astromaterials - especially novel techniques for analyzing light elements, multivalent elements and trace elements- so that we can better constrain genetic processes. Field analogs for Mars, Europa, Callisto, and Ganymede.
Lane, M. D., Bishop, J. L., Dyar, M. D., King, P. L., Parente, M. and Hyde, B. C. (2008) Mineralogy of the Paso Robles Soils on Mars. American Mineralogist, in press.
Byrnes, J. M, Ramsey, M. S., King, P. L. and Lee, R. J. (2007) Thermal infrared reflectance and emission spectroscopy of quartzofeldspathic glasses. Geophysical Research Letters, 34:L01306, doi:10.1029/2006GL027893.
Dalby, K. N. and King, P. L. (2006) A new approach to determine and quantify structural units in silicate glasses using micro Fourier-Transform infrared spectroscopy. American Mineralogist, 91:1783-1793.
King, P. L. and McSween Jr., H. Y. (2005) Effects of H2O, pH and oxidation state on the stability of Fe-minerals on Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research, 110:E12S10, doi:10.1029/2005JE002482.
King, P. L., Lescinsky, D. T., and Nesbitt, H. W. (2004) The composition and evolution of primordial solutions on Mars, with application to other planetary bodies. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 68:4993-5008.