Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Session information

International Session (Oral)

Symbol P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-PS Planetary Sciences

[P-PS02] Mars

Mon. May 23, 2016 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM 104 (1F)

Convener:*Takehiko Satoh(Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Masaki Ishiwatari(Department of Cosmosciences, Graduate school of Science, Hokkaido University), Sho Sasaki(Department of Earth and Space Sciences, School of Science, Osaka University), Yoshiyuki O. Takahashi(Graduate School of Science, Kobe University), Ayako Matsuoka(Research Division for Space Plasma, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Hideaki Miyamoto(The University Museum, The University of Tokyo), Sushil Atreya(University of Michigan Ann Arbor), Chair:Yoshiyuki O. Takahashi(Graduate School of Science, Kobe University)

The study of Mars is rapidly adding new chapters with the US, European, Russian, AND Asian missions. A total of seven active missions (5 in orbit: Odyssey, MRO, MAVEN, Mars Express, and Mangalyaan, and 2 on the surface: MSL-Curiosity and MER-Opportunity) is the largest number ever at a given time at Mars, which demonstrates humanity's strong commitment to Mars exploration and its scientific significance. Synergetic investigations with on-going or already completed missions together with theoretical and numerical studies and earth-based remote sensing observations are gradually revealing the nature of Earth's most closely resembling but reddish planet. Morphology and variable phenomena seen on the surface (RSLs, for example) indicate the red planet may possibly be still active, and require a clear understanding of its current geologic and atmospheric state, climate evolution and habitability.
> Thus, this session is planned to discuss recent results from a broad spectrum of Mars studies (the surface, atmosphere, interior, surrounding plasma environment, and the system's evolution history). Abstracts on instrumentation and future mission plans are also encouraged for this session, as both the presenters and the listeners would greatly benefit from discussions and feedbacks.

1:45 PM - 2:10 PM

*Hiromu Nakagawa1, Alexander S Medvedev3, Chris Mockel3, Erdal Yigit3, Takeshi Kuroda1, Paul Hartogh3, Kaori Terada1, Naoki Terada1, Kanako Seki2, Nichlas M Schneider4, Sonal Jain4, Scott Evans5, Justin I Deighan4, William McClintock4, Daniel Lo6 (1.Planetary Atmosphere Physics Laboratory, Department of Geophysics, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, 2.Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, 3.Max Plank Institute for Solar System Reserach, Gottingen, Germany, 4.Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado Boulder, 5.Computational Physics, Inc., 6.Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona)