JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

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

[P-PS02] [EE] Small Bodies: Exploration of the Asteroid Belt and the Solar System at Large

Sun. May 21, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 103 (International Conference Hall 1F)

convener:eleonora ammannito(University of California Los Angeles), Taishi Nakamoto(Tokyo Institute of Technology), Masanao Abe(Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Christopher T Russell(University of California Los Angeles), Sei-ichiro WATANABE(Division of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University), Chairperson:Taishi Nakamoto(Tokyo Institute of Technology)

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

[PPS02-02] Dust growth and planetesimal formation near the snow line in protoplanetary disks

★Invited papers

*Satoshi Okuzumi1 (1.Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology)

The growth of micron-sized dust particles into kilometer-sized planetesimals is the first step of planet formation in protoplanetary disks. The details of planetesimal formation are still poorly understood because a number of barriers have been identified that could hinder dust growth. In recent years, much attention has been paid to the roles of the snow line in dust growth. The snow line is the location where water ice sublimates and condenses, and recent models have shown that the sublimation, condensation, and other related processes like sintering greatly change the size distribution of icy dust particles near the snow line. In my talk, I will review how these processes could affect planetesimal formation near the snow line as well as the observational appearance of protoplanetary disks.