EPSC 2021 – Session TP4 on Impact Processes in the Solar System

Dear impact science colleagues,

We would like to announce the following exciting co-organized session at the EPSC 2021 virtual meeting September 13–24, 2021:

TP4: Impact Processes in the Solar System 

Conveners: Elena Martellato, Chrysa Avdellidou, Robert Luther

Co-conveners: Christopher Hamann, Isabel Herreros, Jens Ormö

Impact processes shaped the solar system and modify planetary surfaces and small bodies until today. Impacts also have a technical application for planetary defense, exemplified by the joint ESA/NASA Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment (AIDA) collaboration. This session aims at understanding impact processes at all scales in terms of shock metamorphism, dynamical aspects, geochemical consequences, environmental effects and biotic response, and cratering chronology. Naturally, advancing our understanding of impact phenomena requires a multidisciplinary approach, which includes (but is not limited to) observations of craters, strewn field or airbursts, numerical modeling, laboratory experiments, geologic and structural mapping, remote sensing, as well as petrographic and geochemical analysis of impact products.

We welcome presentations across this broad range of studies about natural or artificial impact collision phenomena on planetary and small bodies. In particular, we encourage work that bridges the gap between the investigative methods employed in studying planetary impact processes at all scales.

Please use the following link for more information: https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EPSC2021/session/41622

The deadline for the abstract submission is May 26, 2021, 13:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time).

Due to the persistence of the global Covid-19 outbreak and its aim of ensure the safety of our communities, the Europlanet Science Conference will take place as a virtual meeting this year, through a hybrid format of live sessions and asynchronous scientific presentations that can provide a flexible platform where establishing proficuous scientific discussions and networking.

We look forward to seeing you — all around the world.

Kindest regards,

Elena, Chrysa, Robert, Isabel, Christopher, Jens