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Microsymposium48 poster

The 48th Vernadsky-Brown Microsymposium on Comparative Planetology

V.I. Vernadsky Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry
Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
October 20-22, 2008

Organizers: Vernadsky Institute and Brown University


Monday October 20

9:45 - 10:00  Introductory Remarks: E.M. Galimov and J.W. Head

Morning Session: Mars

10:00 - 10:30
Kuzmin, R.O., Zabalueva, E.V., Christensen, P. Mapping of water ice content in the surface layer of Martian soil at the periphery of retreating north polar cap. 

10:30 - 11:00
Head, J.W. Results of the latest work on latitude-dependent climate change evidence on Mars.

11:00 - 11:30
Kadish, S.J., Head, J.W., Barlow, N.G. Determining the ages of mid-latitude pedestal craters.

11:30 - 12:00
Kerber, L.A., Head, J.W. The distribution of ash from ancient explosive volcanoes on Mars.

12:00 - 12:30
Kostama, V.-P., Ivanov, M.A., Raitala, J., Tormanen, T., Korteniemi, J., Neukum, G. Levels of ice depositions on the north-eastern rim of Hellas Basin, Mars.

12:30  - 13:30
Lunch break

Afternoon Session: Mars, Venus, Distant Worlds

13:30 - 14:00
Evdokimova, N.A., Kuzmin, R.O., Rodin, A.V., Fedorova, A.A., Korablev, O.I., Bibring, J.P. Soil hydration of the north circumpolar region of Mars retrieved from 1.91 µm absorption based on Omega data.

14:00 - 14:30
Zharkov, V.N., Gudkova, T.V. On determination of the moment of inertia of a liquid Martian core.

14:30 - 15: 00
Ivanov, M.A. Embayed craters on Venus: How do they correspond to the catastrophic and equilibrium resurfacing models?

15:00 - 15:30
Guseva, E.N. Morphological analysis the rift zones of Venus.

15:30 - 16:00
Rodin, A.V., Skorov, Yu.V., Evdokimova, N.A., Keller, H.U., Tomasko, M.G. Formation of monomers and large clusters in Titan tholin haze.

16:00 - 16:15
Coffee break

16:15 - 18:00
Poster session (see list of posters below)

18:00 - 20:00
American buffet and slide session

Tuesday, October 21

Morning Session: Mercury, the Moon, Phobos

9:30 - 10:00
Head, J.W. A review of the MESSENGER Mercury Flyby 1 results.

10:00 - 10:30
Starukhina, L.V., Shkuratov, Yu.G. Optical spectrum of Mercury: How much iron can be hidden?

10:30 - 11:00
Kronrod, V.A., Kuskov, O.L. Geochemical constraints on the seismic properties of the lunar mantle.

11:00 - 11:15
Coffee break

11:15 - 11:45
Pugacheva, S.G., Chikmachev, V.I., Shevchenko, V.V. The major chemical elements of the lunar rock in the South pole-Aitken basin.

11:45 - 12:15
Wyatt, M.B. Mapping silicate variations on the Moon with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter DIVINER instrument and cross-comparisons with other compositional approaches.

12:15 - 12:45
Basilevsky, A.T., Neukum, G., Michael, G., Dumke, A., Roatsch, T., Hoffmann, H., Shingareva, T.V., Akim, E.A., Tuchin, A.G., Fedotov, V.P., Ruzskiy, E.G., Zakharov, A.V., Duxbury, T.C. New MEX HRSC/SRC images of Phobos and the Fobos-Grunt landing sites.

12:45  - 13:45
Lunch break

Afternoon Session: Other Worlds, Titan, Callisto, Comets, Impacts, Meteorites

13:45 - 14:15
Franck, S., Kossacki, K.J., von Bloh, W., Bounama, C. Diurnal habitability of frozen worlds.

14:15 - 14:45
Wagner, R.J., Neukum, G. A look back and a look ahead on the geology of Jupiter's satellite Callisto: Galileo SSI results, open questions, and requirements for camera data in a future mission to Jupiter.

14:45 - 15:15
Gerasimov, M.V., Yakovlev, O.I., Dikov, Yu.P., Impact-induced vaporization: Domination of molecular clusters.

15:15 - 15:45
Ohman, T., Aittola, M., Kostama, V.-P., Korteniemi, J., Raitala, J. Target rock influences the impact crater morphology.

15:45 - 16:00
Coffee break

16:00 - 16:30
Kezirian, M.T., Russell, D.A. Modeling space environments in the Boeing radiation effects laboratory: Lessons learned from JIMO and MISSE programs.

16:30 - 17:00
Alexeev, V.A. Fossil meteorites in Ordovician: Numerous meteorite falls or single meteorite shower?

17:00 17:30
Shiryaev, A.A., Fisenko, A.V., Krivobok, V., Semenova, L.V. Structure and defects of meteoritic nanodiamond and associated carbonaceous phases from Efremovka CV3 chondrite.

17:30 18:00
Ustinova, G.K. On possible origin of Xe-HL in meteoritic nanodiamonds.

18:00 - 22:00
Russian hosts invite foreign guests for home dinner

Wednesday, October 22

8:30 - 13:00
Excursion to Museum of Energia Corporation, Korolev, Moscow region. For registered foreign guests.

13:00 - 17:00
Free person-to-person discussions at Vernadsky Institute

18:00 - 23:00
Circus at Vernadsky Prospect. For registered foreign guests.


to be given at poster session on Monday October 20, 16:45 - 18:00 

1. Abdrakhimov, A.M., Shashkina, V.P. Lunokhod 2 site: Panoramas digitizing and new geochemical remote data.

2. Barkin, Yu.V., Cyclic variations of activity of Titan natural processes; distribution of seas on surface; free and forced librations.

3. Barkin, Yu.V. Ordered structures on planets and satellites and mechanism of their origin.

4. Berezhnoy, A.A. Nitrogen on early Titan.

5. Busarev, V.V., Volovetskij, M.V., Taran, M.N., Feldman, V.I., Hiroi, T., Krivokoneva, G.K. Results of reflectance spectral, Moessbauer, x-ray and electron microprobe investigations of terrestrial serpentine samples.

6. Fisenko, A.V., Verchovsky, A.B., Semjonova, L.F. Heterogeneity of meteoritic nanodiamonds from the data for their grain-size fractions separated from Orgueil CI.

7. Gudkova, T.V., Zharkov, V.N. On the flattening of the Martian core-mantle boundary.

8. Ivliev, A.I., Lukanin, O.A., Kuyunko, N.S. Application of a thermoluminescence method for comparative studying impact glasses.

9. Ivliev, A.I., Kashkarov, L.L., Safonov, A.V. Age estimation of an unknown origin stones by the thermoluminescece method.

10. Kaydash, V., Shkuratov, Yu.G., Pieters, C.M. Modeling determination of soil maturity with the M3 imager in Chandrayaan-1 mission to the Moon.

11. Kochemasov, G.G. Tunguska-1908 phenomenon in relation to the wave planetology octahedron structure of Earth.

12. Kochemasov, G.G. Tectonics of rotating celestial globes.

13. Kozlova, E.A. Possibility of existence of water ice in "low-latitude" areas of Mercury.

14. Lorenz, C.A. Two possible sources of potassium-bearing inclusions in the NWA 1664 howardite.

15. Makalkin, A.B., Dorofeeva, V.A. Formation of the regular satellites of Jupiter and Saturn in accretion disks: Comparative modeling.

16. Mardon, A.A., Zeoli, A. The potential existence of anologue Pleistocene meteorite placers in formerly glaciated regions of Russia when compared to Antarctic meteorite placers.

17. Neukum, G., Basilevsky, A.T., Chapman, M.G. Michael, G., van Gasselt, S., Hoffmann, H., Jaumann, R. Episodicity in the geological evolution of Mars: Analysis of ages from crater counts on image data and correlation with radiometric ages of Martian meteorites.

18. Schibler, P., Heggy, E., Lognonn, P., Anglade, A., Gabsi, T., Pot, O. Mars environmental and soil simulating facility for geophysical and exobiological studies.

19. Shevchenko, V.V., Shingareva, K.B., Lazarev, E.N., Rodionova, J.F. Automated creation of the lunar hypsometric map: Techniques of compiling.

20. Shpekin, M.I., Sitdikova, R.A., Hairullina, A.I. Orbital photogrammetry and laser altimetry of the far side of the Moon in the Aitken crater region.

21. Sidorenko, V.V. Dynamics of cometary nuclei and related physics.

22. Slyuta, E.N. The effective tensile strength of cometary nuclei and the cometary population.

23. Slyuta, E.N., Nikitin, C.M., Korochantsev, A.V., Lorents, C.A., Skripnik, A.Ya. Preliminary data on physical and mechanical properties of Tsarev.

24. Velikodsky, Yu.I., Opanasenko, N.V., Akimov, L.A., Korokhin, V.V., Shkuratov, Yu.G. Absolute photometry of the lunar surface.

25. Zabalueva, E.V., Shingareva, T.V., Basilevsky, A.T., Fedotov, V.P., Ruzskiy, E.G. Models of surface roughness for Phobos.