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Session programme

PS4

PS – Planetary & Solar System Sciences

Programme group chair: Stephanie C. Werner

PS4 – Terrestrial Planets Systems - The planets in detail

Programme group scientific officers: Jessica Flahaut, Gregor Golabek

PS4.1

InSight landed on Mars on November 26th, 2018, bringing the first geophysical observatory to the surface of Mars. It attempts to constrain the interior structure of the planet and identify key physical processes that have shaped its evolution. At the time of the meeting, the instruments have been operating at full capacity for 14 months, or about half a Martian year. This session invites contributions from numerical modeling, experimental studies and data processing from various disciplines such as but not limited to geophysics, geology and geochemistry that aim to evaluate, interpret and complement the seismic and heat flow measurements, as well as rotational state, magnetic and atmospheric data of the InSight mission.
This interdisciplinary session will gather together results welcoming all research, whether part of the mission team or not.

Public information:
Additionally, a webcast will be held on Monday, May 4, 20:00 CEST (11:00 PST) to present the current status and scientific results of the InSight mission.

Join the webcast at
https://ethz.zoom.us/j/99691510985
Meeting-ID: 996 9151 0985

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Co-organized by EMRP2/G6/GD11/SM1
Convener: Simon C. StählerECSECS | Co-conveners: Brigitte Knapmeyer-Endrun, Ana-Catalina Plesa
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| Attendance Mon, 04 May, 16:15–18:00 (CEST)
PS4.2

With three rover launches scheduled in 2020, another giant leap in Mars exploration is expected in the next decade. In this session, we welcome contributions about lessons learned from past/current missions, terrestrial analog studies, laboratory experiments and modelling as well as future exploration and prospects.

Public information:
Proposed schedule with sub-topics for PS4.2 chat session:

Sub-topic 1 - 8h30 - 9h, Chairs: Long and Jessy
From Mars Express to TGO, over a decade of science around Mars (7 abstracts, 30 minutes)
Titov
Gondet (cancelled)
Svedhem
Malakhov
Golovin
Viscardy
Neary

Sub-topic 2: 9h - 9h45, Chairs: Long and Arianna
Mars atmosphere and surface processes (10 abstracts, 45 minutes)
Rossi
Wang (cancelled)
Ari-Matti (cancelled)
Tao/Muller
Fueten
Head
Seidel
Lisov
Krzesinska
Flahaut
Bultel

Sub-topic 3: 9h45- 10h15, Chairs: Long and Agata
Current and future instrumentation and missions (7 abstracts, 30 minutes)
Nikiforov
Van Bommel (cancelled)
Yan
Liu
Rodionov
Sefton-Nash
Khaksarighiri

Sub-topic 4 - 10h45-11h20, Chairs: Agata and Jessy
Recent observations at Mars (8 abstracts, 35 minutes)
de Oliveira
Majeed
Baland
Vandaele
Picccialli
Lomakin
del Rio-Gaztelurrutia
Ravanis

Sub-topic 5 - 11h20-11H55, Chairs: Arianna and Agata
Current and future instrumentation, missions, and database (8 abstracts, 35 minutes)
Zhang
Lopez-Reyes
Veneranda
Dehant
Plettermeier
Gellert
Hieta
Werner

Sub-topic 6 - 11h55-12H30, Chairs: Arianna and Jessy
Mars atmosphere and surface processes (9 abstracts, 35 minutes)
Hauber
Zalewska/Czechowski
Luzzi
Djachkova
Rossi
Cianfarra
Kozakiewicz
Pla-Garcia
Senel

Please join us from fruitful discussions on Mars science and exploration !

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Co-organized by GM11
Convener: Jessica Flahaut | Co-conveners: Benjamin Bultel, Xiao Long, Arianna Piccialli, Agata KrzesinskaECSECS
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| Attendance Mon, 04 May, 08:30–12:30 (CEST)
GM11.1

Planetary Geomorphology aims to bring together geomorphologists who study the Earth with those who work on other bodies such as Mars, Venus, Mercury, the Moon, icy satellites of the outer solar system, comets, and/or asteroids. Studies applicable to landscapes on any scale on any solid body are welcome. We particularly encourage those who use Earth analogues or laboratory/numerical simulation to submit their work. Considered processes could include aeolian, volcanic, tectonic, fluvial, glacial, periglacial, or "undetermined" ones. We especially welcome contributions from early-career scientists and geomorphologists who are new to planetary science. This year our invited speaker Michelle Koutnik will talk about the general theme of ice preservation and landscape erosion during glacial retreat on Earth and Mars.

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Co-organized by PS4, co-sponsored by IAG
Convener: Susan Conway | Co-conveners: Stephen BroughECSECS, Frances E. G. ButcherECSECS, Tjalling de Haas, Nikolaus J. Kuhn
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| Attendance Wed, 06 May, 14:00–15:45 (CEST)
PS4.4

The Open Session on Moon, Mars, Mercury, Venus as terrestrial planets systems aims at presenting highlights of relevant recent results through observations, modelling, laboratory and theory. Key research questions concerning the surface, subsurface, interior and their evolution will be discussed, as well as instruments and techniques from Earth and space.

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Co-organized by GD11/GI6/ST1
Convener: Joe Zender | Co-conveners: Johannes Benkhoff, Alireza HosseiniaraniECSECS, Joana S. Oliveira, Francesca Zambon
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| Attendance Tue, 05 May, 08:30–10:15 (CEST)
GM2.1

Geomorphometry and geomorphological mapping are important tools used for understanding landscape processes and dynamics on Earth and other planetary bodies. Recent rapid growth of technology and advances in data collection methods has made available vast quantities of geospatial data for such morphometric analysis and mapping, with the geospatial data offering unprecedented spatio-temporal range, density, and resolution. This explosion in the availability of geospatial data opens up considerable possibilities for morphometric analysis and mapping (e.g. for recognising new landforms and processes), but it also presents new challenges in terms of data processing and analysis.

This inter-disciplinary session on geomorphometry and landform mapping aims to bridge the gap between process-focused research fields and the technical domain where geospatial products and analytical methods are developed. The increasing availability of a wide range of geospatial datasets requires the continued development of new tools and analytical approaches as well as landform/landscape classifications. However, a potential lack of communication across disciplines results in efforts to be mainly focused on problems within individual fields. We aim to foster collaboration and the sharing of ideas across subject-boundaries, between technique developers and users, enabling us as a community to fully exploit the wealth of geospatial data that is now available.

We welcome perspectives on geomorphometry and landform mapping from ANY discipline (e.g. geomorphology, planetary science, natural hazard assessment, computer science, remote sensing). This session aims to showcase both technical and applied studies, and we welcome contributions that present (a) new techniques for collecting or deriving geospatial data products, (b) novel tools for analysing geospatial data and extracting innovative geomorphometric variables, (c) mapping and/or morphometric analysis of specific landforms as well as whole landscapes, and (d) mapping and/or morphometric analysis of newly available geospatial datasets. Contributions that demonstrate multi-method or inter-disciplinary approaches are particularly encouraged. We also actively encourage contributors to present tools/methods that are “in development”.

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Co-organized by ESSI2/NH3/PS4
Convener: Giulia Sofia | Co-conveners: Benjamin ChandlerECSECS, Frances E. G. ButcherECSECS, Susan Conway, Marek Ewertowski, Stuart GrieveECSECS, John K. HillierECSECS, Aleksandra Tomczyk
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| Attendance Mon, 04 May, 14:00–15:45 (CEST)