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PGD Sessions–2013 GSA Annual Meeting

Denver, Colorado (Oct 27-30)



Technical Sessions

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» GSA 2013—Meeting Website



Oct 27: Sunday AM
Expand  T1. Curiosity at Gale—Past and Present Environments of Mars

Chairs: Kenneth S. Edgett, Juergen S. Schieber, Linda C. Kah
Sunday, 27 October 2013: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, CCC Room 201

Mars exploration is revealing a wealth of information regarding the early evolution of the terrestrial planets. We encourage contributions focused on geology in Gale crater via data collected by the Curiosity Rover and orbiting spacecraft.

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Planetary Geology | Sediments, Clastic | Geomorphology

Oct 27: Sunday PM
Expand  T7. Lunar Water from Surface to the Interior: Origin and Distribution

Chairs: Y. Liu, Francis McCubbin, Lawrence A. Taylor
Sunday, 27 October 2013: 1:00-5:00 PM, CCC Room 201

This session seeks to bring together diverse aspects of lunar water research and promote discussion of resent results of lunar water studies from surface to the interior.

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Planetary Geology | Geochemistry | Remote Sensing/Geographic Info System

Oct 27: Sunday AM/PM
Expand  T11. Topics in Planetary Geology (Posters)

Chairs: Simon A. Kattenhorn, Robert C. Anderson
Sunday, 27 October 2013: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, CCC Hall D

The wide diversity of solar system bodies encompasses a broad range of geological processes and histories. We encourage submissions of poster abstracts on topics of current interest in the field of planetary geology.

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Planetary Geology

Oct 28: Monday AM
Expand  T192. Volcanic/Tectonic Processes and Their Interactions on Rocky Planets and Moons

Chairs: Simon A. Kattenhorn, Danielle Wyrick
Monday, 28 October 2013: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, CCC Room 201

We invite abstracts on the mapping or modeling of volcanic and tectonic features on rocky solar system bodies, including terrestrial analogs, emphasizing volcanic/tectonic interaction and resultant structural and geomorphological evolution of rocky planets and moons.

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Tectonics | Volcanology | Planetary Geology

Oct 28: Monday PM
Expand  T4. Geologic Mapping of Planetary Bodies across the Solar System

Chairs: Debra L. Buczkowski and Danielle Y. Wyrick
Monday, 28 October 2013: 1:00-5:00 PM, CCC Room 201

We encourage abstract submissions related to the description of the geologic mapping (and subsequent analysis) of solid solar system bodies, including the terrestrial planets, moons, and asteroids.

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Planetary Geology | Geomorphology | Stratigraphy

Oct 28: Monday AM/PM
Expand  T2. From the Sahara to Mars and Beyond: The History and Future of Aeolian Research (Posters)

Chairs: Nicholas Lancaster, Alan F. Halfen
Monday, 28 October 2013: 9:00 AM-6:30 PM, CCC Hall D

Ralph A. Bagnold explored the deserts of Libya more than 75 years ago and effectively created the field of modern aeolian science, which today extends millions of miles beyond the dunes of the Sahara to Mars. This session will explore the history of aeolian research and highlight current advances and future research avenues within the field through a mixture of presentations by internationally renowned career scientists, early-career scientists, and students.

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Quaternary Geology | Sediments, Clastic | Planetary Geology

Expand  T65. Lakes and Lake Deposits on Earth and Mars (Posters)

Chairs: Johan Varekamp, Nathalie Cabrol
Monday, 28 October 2013: 9:00 AM-6:30 PM, CCC Hall D

Remote sensing and observer data indicate that lake deposits are common on Mars. We invite papers on comparative paleolimnology between Mars and Earth: sediment mineralogy, lake water geochemistry, and modern terrestrial analogs for Mars lakes.

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Limnogeology | Planetary Geology | Remote Sensing/Geographic Info System

Oct 29: Tuesday AM
Expand  P13. PARDEE SYMPOSIUM: "Water, Water, Everywhere..." In the Solar System

Chairs: Devon M. Burr, Robert C. Anderson
Tuesday, 29 October 2013: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

This session will provide an overview of ongoing discovery of water throughout the Solar System and its potential for in-situ resource utilization and supporting life.

Planetary Geology

Expand  T5. Impact Cratering in the Solar System: Fire to Ice—Vacuum to Atmospheres

Chairs: Jeffrey B. Plescia, Christian Koeberl and Mark B. Boslough
Tuesday, 29 October 2013: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, CCC Room 201

This session focuses on the nature of impacts, with terrestrial craters providing ground-truth for the interpretation of planetary craters. Contributions regarding morphology, shock processes, materials, modeling, impactor evolution, and airburst phenomena are solicited. Comparisons of cratering among planets are encouraged.

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Planetary Geology | Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology | Geochemistry

Oct 29: Tuesday PM
Expand  T6. Landscape Evolution on the Terrestrial Planets: The G.K. Gilbert Award Session

Chair: Robert C. Anderson
Tuesday, 29 October 2013: 1:00-5:00 PM, CCC Room 201

We encourage abstracts on the description and evolution of planetary landscapes related to fluvial geomorphic processes, meteorite bombardment, and sublimation, including modeling and terrestrial analogs. Oral presentations will be given by the awardee, colleagues, and former students.

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Planetary Geology | Geomorphology

Oct 29: Tuesday AM/PM
Expand  T5. Impact Cratering in the Solar System: Fire to Ice—Vacuum to Atmospheres (Posters)

Chairs: Jeffrey B. Plescia, Christian Koeberl, Mark B. Boslough
Tuesday, 29 October 2013: 9:00 AM-6:30 PM, CCC Hall D

This session focuses on the nature of impacts, with terrestrial craters providing ground-truth for the interpretation of planetary craters. Contributions regarding morphology, shock processes, materials, modeling, impactor evolution, and airburst phenomena are solicited. Comparisons of cratering among planets are encouraged.

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Planetary Geology | Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology | Geochemistry

Oct 29: Tuesday 6:30-9:30 PM — PGD Annual Banquet / Gilbert Awards (* ticketed event) | Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown Element Ballroom

Oct 30: Wednesday AM
Expand  T12. Voyager to New Horizons: Exploring Surface and Interior Processes of Icy Worlds

Chairs: Emily S. Martin, D. Alex Patthoff, Simon A. Kattenhorn
Wednesday, 30 October 2013: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, CCC Room 201

We invite abstracts relating to surface processes, structural and tectonic processes, interiors, and thermal evolution of icy satellites, KBOs, and planetary analogs. This includes experimental, observational, and theoretical modeling approaches.

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Planetary Geology | Structural Geology | Tectonics

Oct 30: Wednesday PM
Expand  T10. The Surprising Innermost Planet

Chairs: Carolyn M. Ernst, Brett W. Denevi
Wednesday, 30 October 2013: 1:00-5:00 PM, CCC Room 201

Orbital observations by the MESSENGER spacecraft have shown that Mercury is unusual among the terrestrial planets in many respects. This session will showcase findings from recent geological, geochemical, and geophysical investigations of Mercury's surface and interior.

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Planetary Geology