The Moon: The First Billion Years of Crustal Evolution
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center
Montgomery Ballroom A and B
1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Texas, USA
March 5-6, 2011
Sponsored by: Brown University, The Vernadsky Institute, Brown/MIT NLSI
Saturday, March 5th, 2011
1. Accretion and Early Bombardment History: Alexander Basilevsky, Chair
Erik Galimov: "Non-Impact Model of the Origin of the Earth-Moon System"
Qing-Zhu Yin: "Timescale of the Giant Impact and Formation of the Moon"
Bill Bottke: "Lunar Late-Stage Accretion and Late Heavy Bombardment"
Caleb Fassett: "Impactor Populations in Early Lunar History and Basin Chronology"
2. Magma Ocean Formation and Evolution: Jim Head, Chair
Larry Taylor: "Lunar Basalts as Tiny Magma Oceans"
Paul Warren: "The Extent, Products and Consequences of the Moon's Primordial Magmasphere"
Makiko Ohtake: "Character and Distribution of Pure Anorthosite on the Moon"
Yan Liang and Marc Parmentier: "Formation of Pure Anorthosite During Lunar Magma Ocean Solidification: Implications for the Melt-Solid Solidification Process"
Carle Pieters: "Compositional Structure of the Lower Lunar Crust: Initial Constraints from Basin Mineralogy"
Lindy Elkins-Tanton: "Reconciling Lunar Magma Ocean Solidification Models with the Geochronology of the Lunar Crust"
6:00 PM Reception: Poster Viewing
Sunday, March 6th, 2011
3. Large Impact Basins in Early Lunar History: William Hartmann, Chair
Jim Head: "Lunar Orientale Basin and the Basin-Forming Process"
Sarah Stewart: "Mechanics of Impact Basin Formation: Implications for Excavation of the Crust and Thermal Perturbations to the Mantle"
Brad Joliff: "South Pole-Aitken Basin as an Anchor to the Flux of Basin-sized Impactors on the Moon"
Mark Wieczorek: "Lunar Magnetism: A By-product of Basin Forming Impacts?"
4. Acquisition, Behavior and Significance of Water: Carle Pieters, Chair
Alberto Saal: "Origin of Lunar Water: The Volatile Content and D/H ratios of the lunar picritic glasses"
Jeff Taylor: "Origin and Evolution of Water in the Lunar Interior: A Review"
5. Outstanding Questions and Future Missions: Jim Head, Chair
Maria Zuber: "Crust and Upper Mantle Structure of the Moon: The GRAIL Mission"
Discussion and Further Contributions on Outstanding Questions and National and International Missions.
12:30 PM Adjourn
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