We are pleased to announce a session focussed on planetary thermophysics at the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco (December 12-16, 2016) entitled “Advances in Planetary Thermophysics”.
Remote and in-situ surface temperature measurements have been acquired on planetary bodies throughout the Solar System for decades, and have helped address a wide range of scientific questions related to geothermal heat flows, presence and stability of volatiles, regolith
physical properties, and subsurface heterogeneities. Recent laboratory and modeling advances used in conjunction with ever-improving datasets have promoted a host of new scientific investigations and enabled exciting results, shedding light on various processes shaping planetary surfaces. This session aims at both sharing these new results applied (but not limited to) Mercury, Mars, the Moon, Galilean and Saturnian satellites, minor bodies, and fostering communication throughout the diverse thermal communities.
Deadline to submitting abstracts: Wednesday, 3 August 23:59 EDT.
Conveners: Sylvain Piqueux (JPL), Jean-Pierre Williams (UCLA), Jamie Molaro (JPL).