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April 2013


44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC 2013)

Was held on March 18 –22, 2013, the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in The Woodlands, Texas.

D. Bogard presented a poster titled “Analysis of thermal conditions required to reset Ar-Ar ages”
G. Kramer presented a poster titled "The Basalts of Mare Frigoris"
P. Schenk J. B. Vincent, S. Marchi, D. P. O'Brien, D. P., R. Gaskell presented a poster titled "Impact Crater Morphologies on Vesta in Solar System Context
O. White, P. Schenk presented a poster titled "A New Global Topographic Map of Io Using Galileo Stereo and Limb

W. S. Kiefer, P.  J. McGovern, J. C. Andrews-Hanna, J. W. Head, J. G. Williams, and M. T. Zuber, "GRAIL Gravity Observations of Lunar Volcanic Complexes (abstract 2030).

W. S. Kiefer, "Making Ishtar Terra, Venus: Mobile Lid Tectonics, Continental Crust, and Implications for Liquid Water and Planetary Evolution" (abstract 2541).

Submitted Proposal

G. Kramer submitted LASER proposal as PI.


Potter, R. W. K. and Collins, G. S. (2013) "Numerical modeling of asteroid survivability and possible scenarios for the Morokweng crater-forming impact", Meteoritics and Planetary Science, doi:10.1111/maps.12098.

G. Kramer, D. Kring, Nahm, and Pieters, "Spectral and photogeologic mapping of Schrödinger Basin and implications for post-South Pole-Aitken impact deep subsurface stratigraphy", Icarus.


G. Kramer Lunar Volatiles Virtual Workshop co-chair (with Dana Hurley). This is sponsored by the NASA Lunar Science Institutes. The workshop will take place May 23-25.