Oral Program TP2

Mercury after Six Months of MESSENGER Orbital Observations
Convener: S. C. Solomon 
Co-Conveners: J. Benkhoff  and R. L. McNutt, Jr. 
Session DetailsPoster Program


Wednesday, 05 Oct 2011
Room: Jupiter Auditorium
Chairperson: R. L. McNutt, Jr
MESSENGER

08:30–08:50
EPSC-DPS2011-430
Mercury after Six Months of MESSENGER Orbital Observations (invited)
S.C. Solomon, R.L. McNutt,Jr., B.J. Anderson, D.T. Blewett, L.G. Evans, R.E. Gold, S.M. Krimigis, S.L. Murchie, L.R. Nittler, R.J. Phillips, L.M. Prockter, J.A. Slavin, and M.T. Zuber
Figure and Gravity Field

08:50–09:00
EPSC-DPS2011-278
Orbital Observations of Mercury with the Mercury Laser Altimeter
M.T. Zuber, D.E. Smith, R.J. Phillips, S.C. Solomon, G.A. Neumann, J.W. Head, M.H. Torrence, F.G. Lemoine, E. Mazarico, S.A. Hauck, O.S. Barnouin, M.E. Perry, J. Oberst, D. Yang, and C.M. Ernst
09:00–09:10
EPSC-DPS2011-139
Mercury's Gravity Field from MESSENGER after Six Months in Orbit
F.G. Lemoine, D.E. Smith, S.J. Peale, R.J. Phillips, S.C. Solomon, M.T. Zuber, J-L. Margot, G.A. Neumann, M.H. Torrence, and M.E. Perry
Exosphere

09:10–09:20
EPSC-DPS2011-266
Insights into the Nature of Mercury's Exosphere: Early Results from the MESSENGER Orbital Mission Phase
W.E. McClintock, M.H. Burger, R.M. Killen, A.W. Merkel, M. Sarantos, A.L. Sprague, S.C. Solomon, and R.J. Vervack,Jr.
09:20–09:30
EPSC-DPS2011-710
Resonance lines radiative transfer for non-maxwellian velocity distribution functions
J.-Y. Chaufray and F. Leblanc
09:30–09:40
EPSC-DPS2011-1107
Insights into physical processes promoting atomic species into Mercury's exosphere
R.M. Killen and M.H. Burger
09:40–09:50
EPSC-DPS2011-1131
Early MESSENGER Results for Less Abundant or Weakly Emitting Species in Mercury's Exosphere
R.J. Vervack,Jr., R.M. Killen, A.L. Sprague, M.H. Burger, A.W. Merkel, and M. Sarantos
09:50–10:00
EPSC-DPS2011-100
Escape rates and variability constraints for high energy sodium sources at Mercury
C. Schmidt, J. Baumgardner, M. Mendillo, and J. Wilson
Coffee Break
Chairperson: S. C. Solomon
Magnetosphere

13:30–13:40
EPSC-DPS2011-515
MESSENGER Observations of Showers of Flux Transfer Events at Mercury
J.A. Slavin, S.M. Imber, S.A, Boardsen, B.J. Anderson, H. Korth, T.H. Zurbuchen, J.M. Raines, and S.C. Solomon
13:40–13:50
EPSC-DPS2011-321
Formation and Transport of Flux Transfer Events at Mercury
S.M. Imber, S.A. Boardsen, H. Korth, and S.C. Solomon
13:50–14:00
EPSC-DPS2011-272
Explosive Energetic Electron Events at Mercury
G.C. Ho, S.M. Krimigis, R.L. McNutt,Jr., J.A. Slavin, D.N. Baker, B.J. Anderson, H. Korth, R.D. Starr, and S.C. Solomon
14:00–14:10
EPSC-DPS2011-1157
Energetic electron detection in Mercury's magnetosphere with the MESSENGER Gamma-Ray Spectrometer
R.L. McNutt,Jr., D.J. Lawrence, R.D. Starr, G.C. Ho, P.N. Peplowski, B.J. Anderson, H. Korth, E.A. Rhodes, S.M. Krimigis, R.E. Gold, and S.C. Solomon
14:10–14:20
EPSC-DPS2011-239
MESSENGER observations of ULF waves in Mercury's inner magnetosphere
S.A. Boardsen, B.J. Anderson, J.A. Slavin, H. Korth, D. Schriver, and S.C. Solomon
14:20–14:30
EPSC-DPS2011-1162
The Feedback Dynamo of Mercury
D. Heyner, J. Wicht, N. Gomez-Perez, D. Schmitt, H.-U. Auster, and K.-H. Glassmeier
14:30–14:40
EPSC-DPS2011-844
MESSENGER observations of large-amplitude Kelvin-Helmholtz waves at Mercury's magnetopause
T. Sundberg, S.A. Boardsen, J.A. Slavin, B.J. Anderson, H. Korth, T.H. Zurbuchen, J.M. Raines, and S.C. Solomon
14:40–14:50
EPSC-DPS2011-9
On the Effect of IMF Turning on Ion Dynamics
D.C. Delcourt, T.E. Moore, and M.-C. Fok
Polar Deposits

14:50–15:00
EPSC-DPS2011-273
Illumination conditions near Mercury's south pole
N.L. Chabot, D.T. Blewett, B.W. Denevi, C.M. Ernst, and S.L. Murchie
Coffee Break
Chairperson: J. Benkhoff
Geology and Surface Composition

15:30–15:40
EPSC-DPS2011-948
Origin and Significance of Plains on Mercury
B.W. Denevi, M.S. Robinson, S.L. Murchie, D.T. Blewett, N.L. Chabot, C.M. Ernst, S.C. Solomon, and J.W. Head
15:40–15:50
EPSC-DPS2011-1497
Small Craters (Secondaries) on Mercury's Northern Plains
C.R. Chapman, W.J. Merline, L.R. Ostrach, Z. Xiao, S.C. Solomon, and J.W. Head
15:50–16:00
EPSC-DPS2011-863
Mercury's Surface Composition: Early Results from the MESSENGER X-Ray Spectrometer
R.D. Starr, S.Z. Weider, L.R. Nittler, W.V. Boynton, L.G. Evans, J.O. Goldsten, T.J. McCoy, R.L. McNutt,Jr., S.C. Solomon, and A.L. Sprague
16:00–16:10
EPSC-DPS2011-1170
Potassium and thorium on the surface of Mercury: Early results from the MESSENGER Gamma-Ray Spectrometer
P.N. Peplowski, D.K. Hamara, L.G. Evans, T.J. McCoy, W.V. Boynton, D.J. Lawrence, L.R. Nittler, E.A. Rhodes, S.C. Solomon, and A.L. Sprague
16:10–16:20
EPSC-DPS2011-860
Surface Reflectance of Mercury from MESSENGER Orbital Observations
N.R. Izenberg, G.M. Holsclaw, D.L. Domingue, W.E. McClintock, D.T. Blewett, M.C. Kochte, J. Helbert, A.L. Sprague, F. Vilas, and S.C. Solomon
16:20–16:30
EPSC-DPS2011-1737
Reflectance of Mercury and the Moon
S.E. Braden, M.S. Robinson, B.W. Denevi, and S.C. Solomon
16:30–16:40
EPSC-DPS2011-764
Bridging from MESSENGER to BepiColombo - surface composition from visual and near-infrared observations and simulation of thermal infrared data
J. Helbert, M. D'Amore, A. Maturilli, A.L. Sprague, N.R. Izenberg, G.M. Holsclaw, D.L. Domingue, W.E. McClintock, H. Hiesinger, and S.C. Solomon
16:40–16:50
EPSC-DPS2011-1444
Resolved ultraviolet surface reflectance spectroscopy of Mercury from MESSENGER
G.M. Holsclaw, W.E. McClintock, N.R. Izenberg, and F. Vilas
16:50–17:00
EPSC-DPS2011-989
Search for Absorption Features in Mercury's Ultraviolet and Visible Reflectance Properties
F. Vilas, D.L. Domingue, E.A. Jensen, A.L. Sprague, N.R. Izenberg, J. Helbert, M. D'Amore, and S.C. Solomon