AGU SESSION P2116 – MERCURY: RESULTS FROM MESSENGER’S LOW-ALTITUDE CAMPAIGN

We invite contributions to a special session on Mercury at the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, CA, December 15–19, 2014.

NASA’s MESSENGER mission, now nearing the fourth and final year of orbital operations at Mercury, is well into a low-altitude campaign that is returning images and measurements of the planetary surface and near-surface that are unprecedented in their resolution. This session will highlight the latest results from MESSENGER observations and their implications for Mercury’s geological evolution, the interaction of the planet’s exosphere and magnetosphere with the solar wind and interplanetary magnetic field, and the planet’s geophysical and geochemical characteristics. We also welcome contributed papers on future mission opportunities, complementary ground-based observations, laboratory measurements, and theoretical developments relevant to planetary processes at Mercury.

Invited Speakers:
Brian Anderson (JHU/APL)
Daniel Baker (CU Boulder)
Rosemary Killen (NASA GSFC)
Erwan Mazarico (MIT/GSFC)

Please consider submitting an abstract for this session. For more information, visit:

https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm14/webprogrampreliminary/Session2116.html

The submission deadline is August 6, 2014.

Conveners:

Paul Byrne (Lunar and Planetary Institute)
Larry Nittler (Carnegie Institution of Washington)
Sean Solomon (Columbia University)

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