The study of landforms and surfaces in satellite data from planetary bodies has been facilitated by centuries of terrestrial geomorphology studies. Planetary geomorphology seeks to use terrestrial analogues and experience to understand planetary landforms and the processes that created them.
Planetary geomorphology is advancing at an unprecedented rate due to the ever growing stock of publicly available remote-sensing and in-situ data planetary data. In this session we aim to bring together both terrestrial geomorphologists and planetary scientists to share their knowledge for the benefit of all.
Research themes for this session include:
- remote sensing studies of solid body planetary landforms and processes
- “in-situ” studies of planetary landforms and processes from landing craft data, especially new observations from the Mars Phoenix Lander
- terrestrial field and laboratory studies of landforms and processes with application to other planetary bodies.
- new techniques in fields such as remote sensing, GIS, and computing that can advance the study of planetary geomorphology.
- studies of planetary surfaces that have can tell us more about geomorphological processes on our own planet.
Presentations discussing landforms and processes on Mars, Titan, Venus, Mercury, the Moon, asteroids and other solid bodies will all be welcome.