GSA Session T119: Sedimentary Landscapes Across the Solar System: Planets, Moons, and Terrestrial Analogues

We are inviting abstracts to our multidisciplinary session sponsored by the Planetary Geology, Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology, and Sedimentary Geology divisions of the Geological Society of America (GSA).

This session proposes to bring about a collection of state-of-the-art contributions in the topics of planetary sedimentology and geomorphology. Topic of interest include: (i) Sedimentology and geomorphology of extraterrestrial landscapes investigated through rovers, with a particular focus on Mars; (ii) Orbiter-based studies of extraterrestrial landforms, with a particular focus on moons such as Titan; (iii) Theoretical and physics-based modelling of sediment fluxes and (bio?)geochemical fluxes on extraterrestrial planetary bodies; (iv) Sedimentology and geomorphology of desert landscapes on Earth, with a particular focus on how they may serve as partial analogs to extraterrestrial systems; and (v) Sedimentology and stratigraphy of pre-vegetation fluvial and aeolian rocks on Earth, and how parallels may be established between early Earth and Mars.

The abstract submission deadline is August 4 ( More information about the meeting can be found here:

Best wishes,

Alessandro Ielpi, Earth Sciences, Laurentian University

Mathieu G. A. Lapôtre, Stanford University