SETI Institute Scientists Attend Lunar Planetary Science Conference 2016

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The 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, The Woodlands, Texas, March 21–25, 2016.

This conference brings together international specialists in petrology, geochemistry, geophysics, geology, and astronomy to present the latest results of research in planetary science. The five-day conference will be organized by topical symposia and problem-oriented sessions.

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Below are the abstracts of the presentations and poster sessions from SETI Institute scientist who will be attending the event.

Using a Reverse Osmosis Reactor to Model the Crystallization of Secondary Minerals in Mars During Long-Term Evaporation Processes
E. Losa-Adams, C. Gil-Lozano, A. G. Fairen, V. Chevrier, A. F. Davila, L. Gago-Duport
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #3063 
... CSIC-INTA), Madrid 28850, Spain., Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR 72701, SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Introduction: In this study we explored the sequences of crystallization of secondary minerals resulting from basalt ... 
Photometric Properties of Pluto
M. W. Buie, S. A. Stern, L. A. Young, C. B. Olkin, H. A. Weaver, K. Ennico, W. M. Grundy, J. M. Moore, R. A. Beyer, P. Schenk, New Horizons Science Team
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #2927 
... Beyer, P. Schenk and the New Horizons Sceince Team. Southwest Research Institute (buie@boulder.swri.edu), Johns Hopkins APL, NASA Ames Research Center, Lowell Observatory, Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute, LPI Introduction: From the first lightcurves taken of Pluto in 1954, it was ... 
Theoretical Development on Hydrodynamic Activity in Protoplanetary Disk Dead Zones
O. M. Umurhan, R. R. Estrada, J. N. Cuzzi
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #2887 
... DISK DEAD ZONES., O. M. Umurhan, P. R. Estrada, J. N. Cuzzi1, NASA Ames Research Center, MS 245-3, Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000, SETI, Carl Sagan Institute, Mountain View, CA 94043, (orkan.m.umurhan@nasa.gov) Abstract: Theoretical advances on the dynamical nature of protoplanetary disk ... 
The Map-X µ-XRF Imaging Spectrometer
P. Sarrazin, D. Blake, K. Thompson, M. Gailhanou, J. Chen, T. Bristow
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #2883 
THE MAP-X µ-XRF IMAGING SPECTROMETER. P. Sarrazin1, D. Blake, K. Thompson1, M. Gailhanou, J. Chen and T. Bristow, SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA 94043 (psarrazin@seti.org), Exobiology Branch, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035, CNRS, IMNP UMR, Marseille, France, Baja ... 
Fractal Growth and Radial Migration of Solids: The Role of Porosity and Compaction in an Evolving Nebula
P. R. Estrada, J. N. Cuzzi
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #2854 
... RADIAL MIGRATION OF SOLIDS: THE ROLE OF POROSITY AND COMPACTION IN AN EVOLVING NEBULA. P. R. Estrada1 and J. N. Cuzzi, Carl Sagan Center, SETI Institute, Mountain View CA 94043, USA, (Paul.R.Estrada@nasa.gov), NASA Ames Research Center, MS 245-3, Moffett Field, CA 94043, USA.. Introduction: The ... 
Building a Biosignature Rock Sample Library and Developing Automated Classifiers
V. C. Gulick, S. T. Ishikawa, P. M. Freeman, T. Johnsen, J. Angell, P. Morkner, J. Bello
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #2825 
... C. Gulick, Sascha T. Ishikawa, Patrick M. Freeman, Timothy Johnsen, Jason Angell , Paige Morkner, and Job Bello. NASA Ames/SETI Institute (NASA Ames Research Center, MS 239-20, Moffett Field, CA 94035, Virginia.C.Gulick@nasa.gov),UC- Santa Cruz, UC-Irvine, CalPoly-San Luis Obispo ... 
Tectonics of Charon
R. A. Beyer, F. Nimmo, W. McKinnon, J. Moore, P. Schenk, K. Singer, J. Spencer, H. Weaver, L. Young, K. Ennico, C. Olkin, S. A. Stern, New Horizons Science Team
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #2714 
... Spencer, Hal Weaver, Leslie Young, Kimberly Ennico, Cathy Olkin, Alan Stern, and the New Horizons Science Team. Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute, NASAAmes Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, USA (Ross.A.Beyer@nasa.gov),UCSC, WUStL, LPI, SwRI, JHUAPL Charon, Pluto’s large companion ... 
Cartography at the Edge of the Solar System
R. A. Beyer, P. Schenk, S. Sides, K. Edmundson, K. Berry, J. Moore, H. Weaver, L. Young, K. Ennico, C. Olkin, S. A. Stern, New Horizons Science Team
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #2690 
... Moore, Hal Weaver, Leslie Young, Kimberly Ennico, Cathy Olkin, Alan Stern, and the New Horizons Science Team Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute,NASAAmes Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, USA (Ross.A.Beyer@nasa.gov),LPI, USGS, JHUAPL, SwRI Prior to the New Horizons flyby of the Pluto ... 
Ionizing Radiation on the Surface of Europa: Implications for the Search for Evidence of Life
L. F. A. Teodoro, A. F. Davila, C. P. McKay, L. R. Dartnell, R. C. Elphic
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #2601 
... Moffett Field, CA (luis.f.teodoro@nasa.gov); Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leicester, UK (lewis@lewisdartnell.com), Bay Area Environmental Research Institute Introduction: Europa’s subsurface ocean is a possible abode for life, but ... 
Tidal Evolution of the Moon from a Fast-Spinning High-Obliquity Earth
M. Cuk, S. T. Stewart, S. J. Lock, D. P. Hamilton
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #2489 
... MOON FROM A FAST-SPINNING HIGH-OBLIQUITY EARTH. M. Ćuk, S. T. Stewart, S. J. Lock3 and D. P. Hamilton, SETI Institute, 189 N. Bernardo Ave., Mountain View, CA 94043 (mcuk@seti.org), University of California Davis, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Davis, CA, 3Harvard University ... 
The Albedo of Martian Dunes: Insights into Dune Migration and Wind Regimes
K. A. Bennett, L. Fenton, J. F. Bell III
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #2389 
... III, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University (primary contact: Kristen.A.Bennett@asu.edu), Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute. Introduction: Aeolian activity is the primary geologic agent currently influencing the surface of Mars. Now that high resolution cameras have ... 
The Observing Working Group for the Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment (AIDA)
A. S. Rivkin, P. Pravec, N. Moskovitz, A. Thirouin, P. Scheirich, D. Oszkiewicz, D. C. Richardson, D. Polishook, W. H. Ryan, C. A. Thomas, M. W. Busch, A. F. Cheng, P. Michel, AIDA Observing Working Group
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #2386 
... Michel and the AIDA Observing Working Group JHU/APL (andy.rivkin@jhuapl.edu), Ondrejov Obs. Lowell Observatory, U. of Maryland, Weizmann Institute, Magdalena Ridge Observatory, PSI, 8SETI, 9Obs. Côte d’Azur, CNRS 10Various Introduction: The Asteroid Impact & Deflection Assessment (AIDA ... 
The Titan Wind Tunnel: Illustrating the Importance of Planetary Wind Tunnels for Understanding Aeolian Processes
D. M. Burr, N. T. Bridges, J. K. Smith, J. R. Marshall
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #2356 
... gov), J. R. Marshall (jmarshall@seti.org), 1University of Tennessee Knoxville, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, NASA Ames Research Center Planetary Aeolian Laboratory, Mountain View, CA,. SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA. Introduction: The ... 
Aeolian Transport in Olympia Undae, Mars, Based on a Field Study at White Sands National Monument, New Mexico, USA
L. K. Fenton, J. L. Bishop, S. King, B. Lafuente
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #2183 
... WHITE SANDS NATIONAL MONUMENT, NEW MEXICO, USA. L. K. Fenton1, J. L. Bishop1, S. King, B. Lafuente, SETI Institute, 189 Bernardo Ave. Suite 100, Mountain View, CA, 94043, USA, lfenton@seti.org, Calif. St. Univ., Sacrament. CA, USA, Univ. of Ariz., Tucson, AZ, USA. Introduction: Olympia Undae is ... 
A Serpentinization Origin for Jezero Crater Carbonates
A. J. Brown, C. E. Viviano-Beck, J. L. Bishop, N. A. Cabrol, D. Andersen, P. Sobron, J. Moersch, A. S. Templeton, M. J. Russell
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #2165 
... J.L. Bishop, N.A. Cabrol, D. Andersen1, P. Sobron, J.Moersch, A.S. Templeton, M.J. Russell5. SETI Institute , 189 N. Bernardo Ave, Mountain View, CA (abrown@seti.org)Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Tennessee, University of Colorado, Boulder, Jet Propulsion ... 
Charon’s Near IR Ice Signature as Seen by New Horizons
C. M. Dalle Ore, J. C. Cook, D. P. Cruikshank, K. Ennico, W. M. Grundy, C. B. Olkin, S. Protopapa, S. A. Stern, H. A. Weaver, L. A. Young, New Horizons Composition Team
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #2122 
... A. Weaver , Leslie A. Young and the New Horizons Surface Composition Theme Team. SETI Institute, 189 Bernardo Ave, Mountain View, CA 95043; NASA Ames Research Center, Southwest Research Institute; Lowell Observatory; University of Maryland; John Hopkins University, Applied Physics ... 
Aeolian Dune Sediment Flux Heterogeneity in Meridiani Planum, Mars
M. Chojnacki, A. C. Urso, T. I. Michaels, L. K. Fenton
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #2091 
... and L. K. Fenton. Lunar and Planetary Lab, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 85721(chojan1@pirl.lpl.arizona.edu); Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA, 94043. Introduction and Motivation: It is now known unambiguously that wind-driven bedform activity is occurring at ... 
Longevity of Martian Aeolian Sand: Attrition May Be More Benign than on Earth
J. R. Marshall
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #1807 
LONGEVITY OF MARTIAN AEOLIAN SAND: ATTRITION MAY BE MORE BENIGN THAN ON EARTH. J. Marshall, SETI Institute, N. Bernardo, Mountain View, CA 94043. jmarshall@seti.org Context: Because martian winds have to be much higher than terrestrial winds in order to entrain sand, it has been suggested that ... 
A Consensus Crater Catalog of Pluto, Charon, and Nix
S. J. Robbins, K. N. Singer, V. J. Bray, P. Schenk, W. B. McKinnon, K. Runyon, H. A. Weaver, A. Zangari, L. A. Young, R. A. Beyer, S. Porter, T. R. Lauer, J. M. Moore, C. B. Olkin, K. Ennico, S. A. Stern, New Horizons GGI Theme Team, New Horizons Pluto Encounter Team, New Horizons LORRI Instrument Team, New Horizons MVIC Instrument Team
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #1756 
... Institute, 1050 Walnut Street, Suite 300, Boulder, CO 80302. Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. 3Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX. 4Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. 5The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. 6Sagan Center at the SETI ... 
The Martian North Polar Water Cycle
A. J. Brown, W. M. Calvin, P. Becerra, S. Byrne
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #1753 
THE MARTIAN NORTH POLAR WATER CYCLE. A. J. Brown1 and W.M. Calvin , P. Becerra, S. Byrne, SETI Institute, 189 N. Bernardo Ave, Mountain View, CA (abrown@seti.org),Geological Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson. Introduction: We ... 
Exploring Europa with Raman and LIBS
P. Sobron
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #1745 
EXPLORING EUROPA WITH RAMAN AND LIBS. P. Sobron, Carl Sagan Center, SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA & MalaUva Labs, St. Louis, MO (psobron@seti.org). Past and Present Exploration of Europa: Remote sensing has provided a wealth of sometimescontradictory information on Europa’s surface composition ... 
Morphological Analysis of the Southwestern Drainage System of Hadriacus Mons, Mars
H. I. Hargitai, V. C. Gulick
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #1670 
... C. Gulick, NASA Ames Research Center/ NPP, MS 239-20, Moffett Field, CA 94035, USA, henrik.i.hargitai@nasa.gov, NASA Ames Research Center/ SETI Institute, MS 239-20, Moffett Field, CA 94035, USA, virginia.c.gulick@nasa.gov Introduction: The Navua Valles and an unnamed channel we describe here ... 
Dehydration-Rehydration Experiments with Cl Salts Mixed into Mars Analog Materials and the Effects on their VNIR Spectral Properties
J. L. Bishop, A. Davila, J. Hanley, T. L. Roush
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #1645 
... MATERIALS AND THE EFFECTS ON THEIR VNIR SPECTRAL PROPERTIES. J. L. Bishop, A. Davila, J. Hanley, and T. L. Roush, SETI Institute (Mountain View, CA; jbishop@seti.org), NASA Ames Research Center (Moffett Field, CA), Lowell Observatory (Flagstaff, AZ). Summary: Chloride (Cl) bearing salts ... 
Bradbury Crater, Mars: Morphology, Morphometry, Mineralogy, and Chronostratigraphy
G. Erkeling, M. A. Ivanov, D. Tirsch, D. Reiss, J. L. Bishop, L. L. Tornabene, H. Hiesinger, R. Jaumann
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #1451 
... 49-251-8336376).2Vernadsky Inst. RAS, Moscow, Russia. Institute of Planetary Research, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Berlin, Germ, SETI Institute, Mountain View, California, USA. University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Cana.da Introduction: The last decades of Mars research have revealed ... 
Geologic Context of Lacustrine Mineral Deposits at Bradbury Crater, Mars
D. Tirsch, G. Erleking, J. L. Bishop, L. L. Tornabene, H. Hiesinger, R. Jaumann
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #1444 
... Berlin, Germandyan(iela.tirsch@dlr.de). Institut für Planetologie, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany. Carl Sagan Center, SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA, USA. Dept. of Earth Sciences, Centre for PlanetaryieSncce and Exploration, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada ... 
Mineralogy of Layered Outcrops at Mawrth Vallis and Implications for Early Aqueous Geochemistry on Mars
J. L. Bishop, C. Gross, E. B. Rampe, J. J. Wray, M. Parente, B. Horgan, D. Loizeau, C. E. Viviano-Beck, F. P. Seelos, B. L. Ehlmann, R. N. Clark
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #1332 
... M. Parente, B. Horgan, D. Loizeau, C. E. Viviano-Beck, R. N. Clark, F. P. Seelos, B. L. Ehlmann & S. L. Murchie, SETI Institute (Mountain View, CA; jbishop@seti.org), Freie Univ. Berlin (Berlin, Germany), Jacobs Jets, NASA-JSC (Houston, TX), GeorgiaTech (Atlanta, GA), Univ. of Mass ... 
THEO Mission Concept: Testing the Habitability of Enceladus’ Ocean
K. K. John, J. J. Wynne, K. E. Powell, S. M. MacKenzie, T. Caswell, E. N. Stavros, M. Crismani, K. DeBruin, J. Dhaliwal, J. Hofgartner, A. Krishnamurthy, C. Phillips-Lander, C. Leung, J. O’Rourke, E. Petro, S. Phan, C. Steuer, V. Sun, C. Budney, K. Mitchell
47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2016), Abstract #1277 
... john@nasa.gov; The SETI Institute, Carl Sagan Center, Mountain View, CA & Dept. Biological Sciences , Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ; Washington University in St. Louis; University of Idaho; Brown University; NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology ...