Community Announcement: IAVCEI 2017 session on Planetary Volcanology

IAVCEI session I.1 Planetary Volcanology

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to submit an abstract to our Planetary Volcanology session at the IAVCEI 2017 Scientific Assembly in Portland, OR on August 14–18, 2014.

Volcanic activity is a hallmark of almost every large solid-surface body in the Solar System. Giant volcanoes dominate the surfaces of Venus, Mars, enormous calderas are abundant on Io, and large igneous provinces are major physiographic features of Mercury and the Moon. Each of these bodies also boasts evidence of pyroclastic activity, and evidence of the interplay of volcanic and tectonic processes is widespread. In the outer Solar System, numerous icy satellites (and a dwarf planet) display evidence indicative of cryovolcanic activity. These types of landforms and processes can be examined like never before thanks to a variety of new data returned by spacecraft from Mercury to Pluto. In this session, we solicit contributions exploring the myriad styles of volcanic landforms and processes on Solar System bodies (planets, moons, or asteroids) using field observations, remotely sensed data, laboratory or numerical simulations, or some combination thereof. We especially welcome submissions of comparative analyses between volcanism on Earth and on other worlds, or between other planetary bodies.

Please submit your abstract here:

The submission deadline is March 17, 2017.


Paul K. Byrne (North Carolina State University)
DelWayne R. Bohnenstiehl (North Carolina State University)
Patrick J. McGovern (Lunar and Planetary Institute)

We look forward to seeing you in Portland!