GEOL 2810 Planetary Science Seminar

 

“The Crater to Basin Transition on the Moon and Mercury”

 

M 3:00-5:20 • Spring, 2015 • Lincoln Field 105

 

 

Background: Stöffler et al. (2006) - New Views of the Moon, Chapter 5

 

Class 1: January 26:  Introduction to the class, including questions/topics to be addressed and recent spacecraft data available for the Moon and Mercury.

 

Class 2: February 2:  Using craters and basins as probes into a planetary body.

 

Papers:

            1. Wieczorek and Phillips (1999)Lauren's Summary

            2. Donaldson Hanna et al. (2014)Kevin's Summary

            3. Ernst et al. (2010)James' Summary

           

Class 3: February 9 (held on February 10): Crater and basin populations on the Moon and Mercury

 

Papers:

            1. Baker and Head (2013)Hannah's Summary

            2. Fassett et al. (2012)Erica's Summary

            3. Pike and Spudis (1987)Dan's Summary

 

Holiday (Long Weekend): February 16:  No Class

 

Class 4: February 23:  Crater to basin transition on Earth

 

Papers:

            1. Grieve et al. (2008)Mike's Summary

            2. Wünnemann et al (2005) - David's Summary

            3. Gulick et al. (2013)Vivian' Summary

            Bill Bottke's NAI Director's Seminar Series talk recorded and found here.

            Others (Not Required): Osinski et al. (2005) – Haughton impact structure

 

Class 5: March 2: Impact melting and scaling

*Research paper topics due!* Please come prepared to briefly describe your proposed research topic to the class.

 

Papers:

            1. Cintala and Grieve (1998)Kevin' Summary

            2. Pierazzo and Melosh (2000)David's Summary

            3. Vaughan et al. (2013)James' Summary

            Others (Not Required): Vaughan and Head (2014) and Hurwitz and Kring (2014) – SPA melt sheet

 

Class 6: March 9: Type examples on the Moon and Mercury: Complex craters and peak-ring basins

 

Papers:

            1. Dhingra et al. (2013)Erica's Summary

            2. Kramer et al. (2013) - Connor's Summary

            3. Prockter et al. (2010)Lauren's Summary

 

LPSC 46: March 16: No Class

 

Spring Recess: Week of March 23: No Class

 

Class 7: March 30: Type examples on the Moon and Mercury: Multi-ring basins

 

Papers:

            1. Nahm et al. (2013)Dan's Summary

            2. Garrick-Bethell and Zuber (2009)Hannah's Summary

            3. Ernst et al. (2015)Vivian's Summary

 

Class 8: April 6: Hydrocode Modeling 1: Intro to the models and examples

 

Papers:

            1. Pierazzo and Collins (2004) - Kevin's Summary

            2. Pierazzo et al. (2008) - James' Summary

            3. Melosh and Ivanov (1999) - David's Summary

 

Class 9: April 13: Hydrocode Modeling 2: SPA examples

 

Papers:

            Collins and Melosh (2004) and Hammond et al. (2009) - Mike's Summary

            Schultz and Crawford (2011) - Lauren's Summary

            Wieczorek et al. (2012) - Erica's Summary

            Useful comparison paper: Potter et al. (2012) SPA

 

Class 10: April 20: Gravity structure of craters and basins: New models for the formation of Mascon Basins

 

Papers:

            Collins (2014) - James' Summary

            Freed et al. (2014) - Dan's Summary

            Mohit and Phillips (2006) - David's Summary

            Others (not required): Melosh et al. (2013)

 

Class 11: April 27: Mega-scale impact basins

 

Papers:

Andrews-Hanna et al. (2014) - Lauren's Summary

Marinova et al. (2008) - Mike's Summary

Nimmo et al. (2008) - Kevin's Summary

Useful companion paper: Andrews-Hanna et al. (2008)

Martian southern hemisphere giant impact!?!?!: Leone et al. (2014)

           

Class 12: May 4:  Report on GRL-style term papers.