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 listings 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 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:  The files should be downloaded in BINARY mode.

If you prefer to download the files using your Web browser, you can click on the file names, which are linked to the ftp site. A left click will launch the Acrobat Reader and pull up the file via your browser (this may take a while depending on the size of the file), and you can then save the file on your machine for later viewing. A right click will give you the option to save the file on your machine without launching the Reader (this will be much faster). (A right click on the Mac is accomplished by holding down the command key and then clicking.)

Monday Morning, 8:30 a.m.
Room A      The Tagish Lake Carbonaceous Chondrite    sess01.pdf
Room B      Moon:  New Views of Lunar Internal Processes and Evolution   sess02.pdf
Room C      Mars Volcanism:  Kablooie, Rumble, and Whoosh   sess03.pdf
Room D      Origins of Planetary Systems   sess04.pdf

Monday Afternoon, 1:30 p.m.
Room C      PLENARY SESSION   sess05.pdf
                   Presentations to the 2000 GSA Stephen E. Dwornik
                   U.S. Citizen Student Paper Award Winners
                       followed by
                   Harold Masursky Lecture by Sean Solomon

Monday Afternoon, 2:45 p.m.
Room A      Chondrules   sess06.pdf
Room B      Venus:  Texture, Time, and Tectonics   sess07.pdf
Room C      Frozen Mars:  Polar, Glacial, and Cold Things   sess08.pdf
Room D      Outer Body Experiences   sess09.pdf

Tuesday Morning, 8:30 a.m.
Room A      Chondrites:  Nebular and Parent Body   sess10.pdf
Room B      Impact Ejecta and More   sess11.pdf
Room C      Mars:  Geophysics and Interior Evolution   sess12.pdf
                   Session dedicated to the memory of William M. Kaula
Room D      Lunar Impacts:  Processes and Effects   sess13.pdf

Tuesday Afternoon, 1:30 p.m.
Room A      Refractory Inclusions   sess14.pdf
Room B      Mars:  Magnets, Faults, and Revealed Impacts   sess15.pdf
Room C      A Year NEAR Eros   sess16.pdf
Room D      Impact Cratering   sess17.pdf

Tuesday Evening, 7:00–9:30 p.m.
UHCL         Poster Session I
                   Mars:  Wrinkled and Ridged   sess18.pdf
                   Mars Channels, Lakes, and Oceans   sess19.pdf
                   Mars:  Small-Scale Surface Features   sess20.pdf
                   Mars Polar   sess21.pdf
                   Mars Volcanism   sess22.pdf
                   Mars Data Calibration and Archiving   sess23.pdf
                   Mars Mapping   sess24.pdf
                   Outer Body Experiences   sess25.pdf
                   Venus Geology and Geophysics   sess26.pdf
                   Lunar Mare Basalts:  Observations and Analyses   sess27.pdf
                   Lunar Surface Processes:  Implants, Facelifts, and Extractions   sess28.pdf
                   Lunar Jambalaya:  Petrology, Geochemistry, and Geophysics   sess29.pdf
                   Origins of Planetary Systems   sess30.pdf
                   Modeling Impact Crater Processes   sess31.pdf
                   Environmental Effects of Impact Cratering   sess32.pdf
                   Impact Cratering on Mars   sess33.pdf
                   Martian Meteorites   sess34.pdf
                   Chondrules   sess35.pdf
                   The Tagish Lake Carbonaceous Chondrite   sess36.pdf
                   Refractory Inclusions   sess37.pdf
                   Angrites, Eucrites, and Other Achondrites   sess38.pdf
                   Asteroid-Meteorite Connections   sess39.pdf
                   A Year NEAR Eros   sess40.pdf
                   Mercury — Micro Session   sess41.pdf
                   Space Science Education   sess42.pdf

Wednesday Morning, 8:30 a.m.
Room A      Carbonaceous Chondrites   sess43.pdf
Room B      Io:  Inside and Out   sess44.pdf
Room C      Mars Surface Drainage:  Oceans, Valley Networks, and Gullies   sess45.pdf
Room D      Planetary Formation and Early Evolution I   sess46.pdf

Wednesday Afternoon, 1:30 p.m.
Room A      Presolar Grains   sess47.pdf
                   Session dedicated to the memory of John Reynolds
Room B      Small Bodies:  Shake, Bake, Microwave, Let Stand   sess48.pdf
Room C      Deposition and Erosion in Martian Canyons, Channels, and Other Terrains   sess49.pdf
Room D      Angrites, Eucrites, and Other Achondrites   sess50.pdf
                   Session dedicated to the memory of Marti Prinz

Thursday Morning, 8:30 a.m.
Room A      Astrobiology I:  Thinking Big to the Nitty Gritty   sess51.pdf
Room B      Moon:  New Views of Composition and Maturity   sess52.pdf
Room C      Mars:  Subsurface Ice to Surface History   sess53.pdf
Room D      Planetary Formation and Early Evolution II   sess54.pdf

Thursday Afternoon, 1:30 p.m.
Room A      SPECIAL SESSION:  Europa Surface-Subsurface Material Interchange,
                       Burial, and Resurfacing Processes   sess55.pdf
Room B      Moon:  Remote Sensing Perspectives   sess56.pdf
Room C      Martian Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy   sess57.pdf
Room D      Cosmic Dust   sess58.pdf

Thursday Evening, 7:00–9:30 p.m.
UHCL         Poster Session II
                   Mars Surface Properties I   sess59.pdf
                   Mars Surface Properties II   sess60.pdf
                   Mars Atmosphere and Dust   sess61.pdf
                   Mars Missions   sess62.pdf
                   Missions, Instrumentation, and Sample Collection/Curation   sess63.pdf
                   Fire and ICE (Io, Callisto, Europa)   sess64.pdf
                   Europa Surface-Subsurface Material Interchange, Burial
                       and Resurfacing Processes   sess65.pdf
                   Remote Views of the Moon:  Past, Present, and Future   sess66.pdf
                   Cosmic Dust   sess67.pdf
                   Impact Crater Geology   sess68.pdf
                   Meteoroids   sess69.pdf
                   Impact Crater Geophysics   sess70.pdf
                   Carbonaceous Chondrites   sess71.pdf
                   Meteorites:  Isotopic and Elemental Variations and New Analytic Techniques   sess72.pdf
                   New Meteorites   sess73.pdf
                   Ordinary and Enstatite Chondrites   sess74.pdf
                   Shock Processes in Meteorites   sess75.pdf
                   Iron Meteorites   sess76.pdf
                   Planetary Formation and Early Evolution   sess77.pdf
                   Astrobiology II:  Melting Pot   sess78.pdf
                   Small-Body Goulash   sess79.pdf

Friday Morning, 8:30 a.m.
Room A      Astrobiology III:  Feet on the Ground   sess80.pdf
Room B      Meteorites:  Composition, Chronology, and Cosmogenic Nuclides   sess81.pdf
Room C      Martian Meteorites   sess82.pdf
Room D      Mars:  Looking Down, Blown Around, and on the Ground   sess83.pdf