Sammy Griffin

Office: 414A Gregory Building

Email: s.griffin.3@research.gla.ac.uk

Research Title

The provenance of volatiles in asteroidal and planetary meteorites

Research Summary

My research focusses on petrographically and geochemically assessing the similarities and differences between the nakhlite meteorites to understand the evolution of their source volcano on Mars.

Publications

Griffin, S.; Daly, L.; Lee, M.R.; Cohen, B.E. 2018. Characterising shock deformation of the martian crust by Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) analysis of the nakhlite meteorites Governador Valadares and NWA 998. Microbeam Analysis in the Earth Sciences, Bristol, UK.

Lee, M.R.; Daly, L.; Cohen, B.E.; Hallis, L.J.; Griffin, S.; Trimby, P.; Boyce, A.; Mark, D.F. 2018 Aqueous alteration of the martian meteorite Northwest Africa 817: Probing fluid-rock interaction at the nakhlite launch site. Meteoritics and Planetary Science (accepted for publication).

Griffin, S.; Cohen, B.E.; Lee, M.R.; Kirby, S. 2017. Reassessing the geochemical evolution of the Nahklite meteorites as multiple martian lava flows. Meteorites, Paris, France.

Cohen, B.E.; Mark, D.F.; Lee, M.R.; Cassata, W.S.; Griffin, S.; Smith, C.L.; Tomkinson, T. 2018. The Nakhlites Sample Multiple Igneous Units: Evidence From 40Ar/39Ar Chronology And Geochemistry. 49th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference 2018, The Woodlands, Texas.

Griffin, S.; Cohen, B.E.; Lee, M.R.; Kirby, S. 2017. Reassessing the geochemical evolution of the Nahklite meteorites as multiple martian lava flows. 1st British Planetary Science Congress, Glasgow, UK.

Griffin, S.; Horton, T.W., Oze, C. (2017) Origin of warm springs in Banks Peninsula, New Zealand. Applied Geochemistry 84, 1-12.

Conference

Microbeam Analysis in the Earth Sciences 2018, Bristol, U.K.

Meteorites 2018, Paris, France.

United Kingdom Planetary Forum Early Careers Meeting 2017, Glasgow, U.K.

Britsh Planetary Sciences Conference 2017, Glasgow, U.K.

Geological Survey of New Zealand Conference 2015, Wellington, New Zealand.