Dr. Penelope (Penny) L. King

Senior Research Scientist III

Institute of Meteoritics

MSC03 2050

1 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Adjunct Research Professor – University of Western Ontario (UWO) – Canada


Phone: 505-277-1643

Fax: 505-277-3577

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.


Recent Publications

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.


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