AOGS - planetary environments session - abstract submission
Annonce transmise par Dominique Delcourt (LPC2E)
Please consider submitting an abstract to the session below.
Section(s) : PS - Planetary Sciences (Primary), ST - Solar and Terrestrial Sciences
Session Title : Aeronomy and Plasma Physics of Planetary Environments
Conveners : Dr Yuki Harada (Kyoto University, Japan) firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof Jun Cui (National Astronomical Observatories of China, China) email@example.com
Dr Dominique Delcourt (French National Centre for Scientific Research, France) firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof Varun Sheel (Physical Research Laboratory, India) email@example.com
Dr Shaosui Xu (University of California, Berkeley, United States) firstname.lastname@example.org
Session Description : This session focuses on the near-space neutral and ionized environments of solar system objects except Earth. Thermospheres, exospheres, ionospheres and magnetospheres are affected by the source regions at low altitudes and by their interaction with the solar wind. A variety of past and present missions are dedicated to analysis of such planetary environments. This wealth of data as well as increasingly sophisticated modeling capabilities have driven great advances over the last two decades in our understanding of the structure, variability, composition and dynamics of these environments. For example, we are starting to elucidate the complex two-way coupling between surfaces and surface-bound exospheres, between thermospheres and ionospheres, between photochemically-dominated collisional ionospheres and transport-dominated upper ionospheres, and between all these regions and the highly variable solar wind. We invite contributions concerning airless bodies such as Mercury (MESSENGER), Earth’s moon (ARTEMIS, Kaguya, Chang’e, Chandrayaan), the Jovian moons (Galileo), Kuiper Belt Objects (New Horizons) and asteroids (Dawn) as well as bodies with substantial atmospheres such as Venus (PVO, VEx, Parker Solar Probe), Mars (MGS, MEx, MAVEN, InSight), Titan (Cassini), comets (Rosetta) and the giant planets (Cassini, Galileo, Juno). Both data-focused and modeling studies (and those which combine the two) are encouraged. Comparative studies are particularly welcome as are presentations on planned future missions which address the goal of understanding and characterizing planetary near-space environments. Both solicited and contributed talks will be included.