Publications

Published – Submitted – (Peer-Reviewed)

Goderis S., Yesiltas M., Pourkhorsandi H., Shirai N., Poudelet M., Leitl M., Yamaguchi A., Debaille V., and P. Claeys. (Submitted) Detailed record of the BELARE 2019-2020 meteorite recovery expedition on the Nansen Ice Field, East Antarctica. Antarctic Record.

Pourkhorsandi H., Gattacceca J., Rochette P., Smith T., Bonal L., D’Orazio M., Devouard B., Sonzogni C., and Debaille V. (Submitted) The Famenin fall and ordinary chondrites intermediate between H and L groups. Meteoritics and Planetary Science.

Pourkhorsandi H., Debaille V., Armytage R. M. G., van Ginneken M., Rochette P., and Gattacceca J. (Revision submitted) The effects of terrestrial weathering on samarium-neodymium isotopic composition of ordinary chondrites. Chemical Geology.

Ponel P., Djamali M., Bordat P., Jäch M., Keith D., Lahijani H., Magnien P., Matocq A., Naderi Beni A., Platia G., and Pourkhorsandi H. (Accepted) On the footsteps of Théodore Monod: biogeographical and ecological implications of an insect assemblage from the hottest spot on earth (expedition of March-April 2014 in central Lut Desert, SE Iran). Biodiversity Journal.

Pourkhorsandi H., Gattacceca J., Rochette P., D’Orazio M., Kamali H., de Avillez R., Letichovsky S., Djamali M., Mirnejad H., Debaille V., and Jull A. J. T. (2019) Meteorites from Lut desert (Iran). Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 54, 1737-1768.

Pourkhorsandi H., Gattaccea J., Devouard B., D’Orazio M., Rochette P., Beck P., Sonzogni C., and Valenzuela M. (2017) The ungrouped chondrite El Médano 301 and its comparison with other reduced ordinary chondrites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 218, 98-113.

Pourkhorsandi H., D’Orazio M., Rochette P., Valenzuela M., Gattaccea J., Mirnejad H., Sutter B., Hutzler A., and Aboulahris M. (2017) Modification of REE distribution of ordinary chondrites from Atacama (Chile) and Lut (Iran) hot deserts: insights into the chemical weathering of meteorites. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 52, 1843-1858.

Zadsaleh M. and Pourkhorsandi H. (2016) Quantitative textural investigation of trachyandesites of Damavand volcano (N Iran): insights into the magmatic processes. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 120, 238-247.

Pourkhorsandi H., Mirnejad H., Rochette P., and Hassanzadeh J. (2016) Lut 009, an H4(S2,W4) ordinary chondrite meteorite from Lut desert of Iran. Journal of Earth and Space Physics, 41, 4, 125-130.

Pourkhorsandi H., Mirnejad H., Raeisi D. and Hassanzadeh J. (2015) Crystal size and shape distribution systematics of plagioclase and the determination of crystal residence times in micromonzogabbro of Qisir Dagh, SE of Sabalan volcano, NW Iran. Geologica Carpathica, 66, 4, 257-268.

In preparation

Pourkhorsandi H., Debaille V., de Jong J., and Armytage R. M. G. Cerium stable isotope analysis of synthetic and terrestrial rock reference materials by MC-ICPMS. To be submitted to Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry.

Pourkhorsandi H., Debaille V., Gattacceca J., and Leduc T. Tintigny meteorite: The first Belgian achondrite. To be submitted to Meteoritics and Planetary Science.

Pourkhorsandi H., Gattacceca J., Dehais T., and Debaille V. Taqtaq-e Rasoul: A new H chondrite fall from Iran. To be submitted to Geopersia.

Conference Abstracts

Pourkhorsandi H., Debaille V., and de Jong J. (2020) High precision 142Ce/140Ce stable isotope measurements of ordinary chondrites: probing the effects of nebular fO2. The Biennial European Astrobiology Conference (BEACON), La Palma.

Debaille V., Hublet G., Roland J., Pourkhorsandi H., and Steven G. (2019) Asuka 12325: A new depleted shergottite. The 10th Symposium on Polar Science, Tokyo.

Debaille V., Armytage R. M. G., Wainwright A. N., Pourkhorsandi H., and Hublet G. (2019) Neodymium Nucleosynthetic Anomalies in Chondrites, the End of the Story? Goldschmidt2019, Barcelona.

Maeda R., Goderis S., Debaille, V., Hublet G., Pourkhorsandi H., and Claeys P. (2019) Rare Earth Element Distribution and Lu-Hf and Sm-Nd Isotope Systematics of Antarctic H Chondrites. Goldschmidt2019, Barcelona.

Pourkhorsandi H., Debaille V., Armytage R. M. G., van Ginneken M., Rochette P., and Gattacceca J. (2019) The Effects of Terrestrial Weathering on Samarium-Neodymium Isotopic Composition of Chondrites. 82th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Sapporo, [6274].

Debaille V., Armytage R. M. G., Wainwright A. N., Pourkhorsandi H., and Hublet G. (2019) Comparing Neodymium Nucleosynthetic Anomalies in Ordinary and Enstatite Chondrites. . 82th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Sapporo, [6132].

Maeda R., Goderis S., Debaille, V., Hublet G., Pourkhorsandi H., and Claeys P. (2019) Rare Earth Element Distribution and Lu-Hf and Sm-Nd Isotope Systematics of Antarctic H Chondrites. 82th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, Sapporo, [6289].

Pourkhorsandi H., D’Orazio M., Rochette P., Valenzuela M., Debaille V., and Gattacceca J. (2018) Tracing meteorite terrestrial weathering effects on rare earth elements (REEs) distribution: implications for meteorite weathering related to climate. Goldschmidt2018, Boston.

Wainwright A. N., Debaille V., Pourkhorsandi H., Zincone S.A., Mole D.R., Barnes S.J., Maas R, and Guice G.L. (2018) Tracing Early Earth Differentiation with 142Nd. Goldschmidt2018, Boston.

Pourkhorsandi H., Gattacceca J., Devouard B., D’Orazio M., Bonal L., Rochette P., Beck P., Sonzogni C., and Debaille V. (2018) Ordinary chondrites: more than three groups. METEORITES – Understanding the origin of planetodiversity, Paris.

Debaille V., Gattacceca J., Rochette P., Pourkhorsandi H., van Ginneken M., Leduc Th., de Ceukelaire M., Goderis S., and Claeys P. (2017) Classification of Antarctic meteorites by magnetic susceptibility. The Eighth Symposium on Polar Science, Tokyo.

Pourkhorsandi H., Rochette P., and Gattacceca J. (2017) Meteorites from the Lut Desert: commencing a new field of study in Iran. TRIGGER International Conference, Tehran.

Pourkhorsandi H., Rochette P., and Gattacceca J. (2017) Lut Desert (Iran) meteorites: classification, weathering and distribution. Congrès annuel de l’Ecole Doctorale Sciences de l’Environnement, Aix-en-Provence.

Pourkhorsandi H., Gattacceca J., Devouard B., D’Orazio M., Rochette P., Beck P., Valenzuela M., and Sonzogni C. (2016) El Médano 301: a new Forsterite chondrite. 79th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, [6176].

Pourkhorsandi H., Rochette P., Gattacceca J., D’Orazio M., and Mirnejad H. (2016) Lut Desert (Iran) meteorites: distribution, classification and weathering. 77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, [6195].

Dos Santos E., Scorzelli R.B., de Avillez R.R., Pourkhorsandi H., Rochette P., and Gattaccea J. (2015) Weathering effects on ordinary chondrites from the Lut Desert (Iran) studied by 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy. 78th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, [5076].

Pourkhorsandi H., Rochette P., Gattaccea J., Mirnejad H., and D’Orazio M. (2015) Terrestrial weathering of meteorites from the Lut Desert (Iran): a multimethod approach. 78th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, [5055].

Pourkhorsandi H. and Mirnejad H. (2014) Mineralogical characteristics of specimens of a pseudometeorite “fall” from NW Iran. 77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, [5006].

Pourkhorsandi H. and Mirnejad H. (2014) 2D size distribution of chondrules and chondritic fragments of an ordinary chondrite from Lut Desert (Iran). 77th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, [5005].

Pourkhorsandi H. and Mirnejad H. (2014) Petrography and geochemistry of sub-volcanics of Qisir Dagh, SE of Sabalan, NW Iran. 21st Symposium of Crystallography and Mineralogy of Iran.

Pourkhorsandi H. (2013) Search for impact craters in Iran: citizen science as a useful method. Large Meteorite Impacts and Planetary Evolution V, [3038].

Pourkhorsandi H. and Mirnejad H. (2013) Lut Desert (Iran): a high-potential area for finding meteorites. 76th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society, [5003].

Pourkhorsandi H. and Mirnejad H. (2013) Lut Desert (Iran): a high-potential area for finding meteorites. 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, [1096].

Unpublished Works

Pourkhorsandi H. and Mirnejad H. (2014) Mineralogical characteristics of specimens of a meteor-wrong “fall” from NW Iran. Preprint arXiv:1401.7299.

Pourkhorsandi H. (2014) Geochemistry of subvolcanic rocks from Qisir Dagh, south-east of Savalan Volcano, (North-West) Iran. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Tehran, 145pp.

Pourkhorsandi H., et al. (2011) Report on the geology of Kondroud area, NE of Tabriz (1:25000 geology map). B.Sc. mapping project, Geological Survey of Iran – Tabriz, 38pp.

Articles in Nojum magazine (in Persian)

Nojum (astronomy in Persian) is an Iranian monthly popular astronomy magazine. Started as the only astronomy magazine in the Middle East (from October 1991 until now), Nojum has been a major popularizer of astronomy in the country. A group of science journalists, astronomy educators, amateur and professional astronomers contribute to the magazine editorial board. The list of the articles until 2014:

Pourkhorsandi H. (2014) Meteorites of Iran. Nojum, 240, 20-25.

Pourkhorsandi H. (2012) And now impact, Chelyabinsk event. Nojum, 226, 48-52.

Pourkhorsandi H. (2012) Mars, a cold red desert. Nojum, 220, 14-17.

Pourkhorsandi H. (2012) Divulging Earth’s age. Nojum, 218, 20-23.

Pourkhorsandi H. (2011) What Draconids did? Results of Draconid meteor shower. Nojum, 211, 38-39.

Pourkhorsandi H. (2011) Cosmic messengers, on the origin of meteorites. Nojum, 209, 50-53.

Pourkhorsandi H. (2011) A storm of Draconid meteors. Nojum, 209, 38-39.

Pourkhorsandi H. and Altafi A. (2011) Waiting for the “extinct moon”, all about Lunar Eclipses. Nojum, 207, 72-75.

Pourkhorsandi H. (2011) Quadrantid meteor shower observing report. Nojum, 205, 58-59.

Pourkhorsandi H. (2011) A guide to observing southern star clusters of winter sky. Nojum, 204, 48-51.

Pourkhorsandi H. (2010) A brief report on observing Orion nebula and sundog in cold weather of NW Iran. Nojum, 203, 54.

Pourkhorsandi H. (2010) And a star disappears, observing asteroid occultations. Nojum, 202, 50-53.

Pourkhorsandi H. (2010) A telescopic guide to observing distant worlds, stars of extrasolar planets. Nojum, 201, 48-50.

Pourkhorsandi H. (2010) Comet McNaught, but this time another type. Nojum, 199, 48-50.

Pourkhorsandi H. (2010) Rendezvous with wonders of summer sky’s Milky Way. Nojum, 197, 48-49.

Pourkhorsandi H. (2010) A telescopic travel to spring’s deep sky. Nojum, 196, 40-41.

Pourkhorsandi H. and Kookaram K. (2010) Curious and familiar shapes in spring sky. Nojum, 195, 42-43.

Pourkhorsandi H. (2009) Red rubies of sky, a telescopic guide to observing Carbon stars. Nojum, 190, 40-43.

Pourkhorsandi H. and Aghaei F. (2009) Dragon is still awake. Nojum, 188, 30-31.

Pourkhorsandi H. and Aghaei F. (2009) Observing guide of Gemini constellation. Nojum, 184, 35-37.

Pourkhorsandi H. and Aghaei F. (2008) Observing guide of Coma Berenices. Nojum, 180, 68-69