FALL AGU SPECIAL SESSION: BALLOONS IN EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES: RESEARCH, APPLICATIONS, AND EMERGING CONCEPTS / SECTION: PLANETARY SCIENCES

Scientific balloons have greatly expanded our capabilities to investigate geophysical phenomena on the Earth and beyond. In Earth science, they can fill the gap between Earth and space-based observations, offer large coverage areas, and enable an aerial perspective at a fraction of the cost of a satellite mission. In planetary exploration, they offer opportunities for remote sensing of atmospheric and surface process from a close range.  Programs such as the NASA High Altitude Student Platform have also been instrumental in increasing student involvement in the sciences. This session will be dedicated to discussing current and planned scientific ballooning initiatives in the Earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences.

We invite presentations on balloon platforms experiments. Topics can include but are not limited to research from atmospheric sciences (including atmospheric chemistry), geomagnetism, planetary sciences, and seismology. Presentations may report results from past experiments, conceptual design, or future experiments.

For queries, contact Siddharth Krishnamoorthy at Siddharth.Krishnamoorthy@jpl.nasa.gov

Abstract submission deadline: August 1, 2018

 

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