How to Access the Downloadable Files

In response to numerous requests from the community, we have made downloadable files available for each session. These files contain the program listing and all abstracts for each session, and are available via anonymous FTP from the LPI. (Remember that the titles in the program listing are NOT linked to the individual abstracts as they are in the online version.) Instructions for accessing the FTP site are provided below. The file names are shown in red to the right of each session (e.g., "sess01.pdf"). If you have any questions regarding these files, please contact Renee Dotson at 281-486-2188 or

To access the LPI's FTP site, ftp to

User Name:  anonymous
Password:  your e-mail address

Change the directory to


and then retrieve the file(s) you are interested in (see listing below). Note: We strongly recommend that you download these files in BINARY mode.

Monday Morning, 8:30 a.m.
Room A      Presolar Grains   sess01.pdf
Room B      Lunar Volcanos: From the Inside Out   sess02.pdf
Room C      Mars Lander Science   sess03.pdf
Room D      Impacts I   sess04.pdf

Monday Afternoon, 1:30 p.m.
Room C      Plenary Session   sess05.pdf

Presentations to the 1998 GSA Stephen E. Dwornik Student Paper Award Winners
followed by Harold Masursky Lectures

Monday Afternoon, 3:00 p.m.
Room A      Venus Geology and Geophysics   sess06.pdf
Room B      Planetary Interior Processes   sess07.pdf
Room C      Mars Surface Chemistry   sess08.pdf
Room D      SPECIAL SESSION -- NEAR at Eros   sess09.pdf

Tuesday Morning, 8:30 a.m.
Room A      Early Solar System Processes and Timescales   sess15.pdf
Room B      SPECIAL SESSION -- New Moon I: Hot Spots, Gravity, and Magnetism   sess11.pdf
Room C      SPECIAL SESSION -- Mars Global Surveyor (MGS): A New Chapter   sess12.pdf
Room D      Icy Satellites   sess13.pdf

Tuesday Noontime, 12:15 p.m.
Room C      SPECIAL SESSION -- Future Planetary Missions   sess14.pdf

Tuesday Afternoon, 1:30 p.m.
Room A      Calcium-Aluminum-rich Inclusions (CAIs)   sess10.pdf
Room B      SPECIAL SESSION -- New Moon II: Major Lunar Terrains   sess16.pdf
Room C      Mars Global Surveyor (MGS): Oceans, Basins, and More   sess17.pdf
Room D      Cosmic Dust   sess18.pdf

Tuesday Evening, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
UHCL Bayou Bldg.      Poster Session I:

Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) and Pathfinder   sess19.pdf
Lunar Volcanos from the Inside Out   sess20.pdf
New Moon Views   sess21.pdf
Venus Geology and Geophysics   sess22.pdf
Europa   sess23.pdf
Small Bodies   sess24.pdf
Origins of Planetary Systems   sess25.pdf
Presolar Grains   sess26.pdf
Calcium-Aluminum-rich Inclusions (CAIs) and Chondrules   sess27.pdf
Chondrites   sess28.pdf
Astrobiology: Precursors, Origins, and Martians   sess29.pdf
Cosmic Dust   sess30.pdf
Planetary Interior Processes   sess31.pdf
Impacts I   sess32.pdf
Special Session -- Future Missions: Science and Technology   sess33.pdf

Wednesday Morning, 8:30 a.m.
Room A      Martian Meteorites I: The Newest and the Oldest   sess34.pdf
Room B      Impacts II   sess35.pdf
Room C      Mars Global Surveyor (MGS): Volcanics and Surfaces   sess36.pdf
Room D      Origins of Planetary Systems   sess37.pdf

Wednesday Afternoon, 1:30 p.m.
Room A      Chondrules   sess38.pdf
Room B      Lunar Structure, Evolution, and Highlands   sess39.pdf
Room C      Mars Tectonics, Volcanism, and Interior   sess40.pdf
Room D      Small Bodies   sess41.pdf

Thursday Morning, 8:30 a.m.
Room A      Martian Meteorites II: Shergottites, Nakhlites, and Chassigny   sess42.pdf
Room B      Chondrites I: Alteration and Processing   sess43.pdf
Room C      Mars Climate, Polar Caps, and Hydrology   sess44.pdf
Room D      Lunar Poles and Regolith   sess45.pdf

Thursday Afternoon, 1:30 p.m.
Room A      Astrobiology: Precursors, Origins, and Martians   sess46.pdf
Room B      Achondrites and Anomalous Meteorites   sess47.pdf
Room C      Io   sess48.pdf
Room D      Planetary Surface Processes   sess49.pdf

Thursday Evening, 7:30-10:00 p.m.
UHCL Bayou Bldg.      Poster Session II:

Education: Fun in the Classroom   sess50.pdf
Outer Planet Satellites   sess51.pdf
Small Icy Bodies   sess52.pdf
Achondrites   sess53.pdf
Iron Meteorites   sess54.pdf
Meteorite Melange   sess55.pdf
Cosmogenic Nuclides   sess56.pdf
Martian Meteorites   sess57.pdf
Mars: General Science   sess58.pdf
Future Mars Missions   sess59.pdf
Recipes for Lunar Rocks   sess60.pdf
Lunar Missions and Data   sess61.pdf
Lunar Poles and Regolith   sess62.pdf
Mercury   sess63.pdf
Impacts II   sess64.pdf
Planetary Surface Processes   sess65.pdf
New Instruments and Techniques   sess66.pdf
Digital Datasets   sess67.pdf

Friday Morning, 8:30 a.m.
Room A      Near-Future Mars Missions   sess68.pdf
Room B      Iron Meteorites and Platinum-Group Elements   sess69.pdf
Room C      Europa   sess70.pdf
Room D      Chondrites II: Portales Valley and Others   sess71.pdf

Print-Only Presentations:

Future Planetary Missions   sess72.pdf
Impacts   sess73.pdf
Interplanetary Dust Particles (IDPs)   sess74.pdf
Mars   sess75.pdf
Meteorites   sess76.pdf
Moon   sess77.pdf
New Instruments and Techniques   sess78.pdf
Origins of Planetary Systems   sess79.pdf
Outer Planets and Satellites   sess80.pdf
Planetary Surface Processes   sess81.pdf
Small Bodies   sess82.pdf
Venus   sess83.pdf