High Priority Investigations for Venus Exploration-Special Session at Fall AGU Meeting

2014 will mark 25 years since NASA last launched a mission to Venus. The next call for NASA Discovery Mission proposals is quickly approaching and Venus is well suited as a target for this class of Mission. This special session will frame the current state of Venus science in terms of outstanding questions and how they can be addressed through future missions. Submissions should summarize new results, the state of knowledge, and investigations that address areas such as: origin and evolution of the Venus interior; surface processes including volcanism, tectonics, and impact cratering; and processes governing the atmosphere’s thermal structure, composition, and dynamics. Contributions should address the themes of the Planetary Science Decadal Survey.

Conveners: Ellen Stofan, Robbie Herrick, Lori Glaze, David Crisp

Abstract Deadline – Tuesday, 6 August 2013 @ http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2013/

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