Microsymposium 39 Final Program
"Geological Evidence for Climate Change in Mars History
Models for Climate Evolution"
The Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, Texas
March 13-14, 2004
Saturday, March 13th
1:00 PM Geological Evidence for Climate Change: Amazonian:
Jim Head and Jack Mustard
Geological Evidence for Climate Change and Recent Ice Ages on Mars.
Carlton Allen and Lisa Kanner
Prospecting for Ice from Martian Orbit Correlation Between Shallow Ice and Evidence for Polygons and Thermokarst in MOC images.
Evidence for Recent Reactivation and Formation of Fluvial Features in the Meridiani Region of Mars and Evidence for Episodic Climate Change.
Periods of Active Permafrost Formation in the Recent Geological History of Mars.
Bill Hartmann and D. C. Berman
Chronologic Studies of Ice-related Features in the Context of Obliquity-related Climate Cycles.
Layered Deposit Sequences in the North Polar Cap of Mars: Identification of a Fundamental Climatic Signal.
Gully Landforms and "Recent" Water.
Sasha Basilevsky et al.
Mars: The Terra Arabia Low Epithermal Neutron Flux Anomaly.
3:00 PM Mars Glaciers
Martian glaciers: Environmental Indications of the Similarities and Differences with Respect to Terrestrial Alpine Glaciers.
Tharsis Montes Cold-based Glaciers: Observations and Constraints for Modelling and Preliminary Results.
Ice Sheet Modelling: Terrestrial Background and Application to Arsia Mons Lobate Deposit, Mars.
Robert Haberle et al.
GCM Simulations of Tropical Ice Accumulation: Implications for Cold-based Glaciers.
Ice Deposits in the Martian Tropics.
Fluvial Processes on Mars: Implications for the Development of Early Valley Networks.
Interpretation of Small Impact Craters for Age Constraints on Young Martian Surfaces.
4:45 PM Climate Modelling:
Results from Mars Odyssey Gamma Ray Spectrometer Relevant to Martian Climate.
Multiple Climate Equilibria in Moist Atmospheres.
GCM Simulations: Indications of Aerosol Accumulation Locations and/or Water/Dust Cycle Interactions.
Numerical Model of CO2 Atmosphere and the Role of Geophysical Observations in the Evolution of the Present Mars.
The Case for a "Standard" Mars: Ames GCM Predictions and Sources of Uncertainties.
6:00 PM Short Presentations:
Evolution of Ice Deposits in the Local Environment of Martian Circum-Polar Craters and Implications for Polar Cap History.
Origin of Martian North Polar Basal Unit and Implications for Polar Geologic History.
Formation of Martian Valley Networks: Melting of Low to Mid-latitude Snowpacks During Periods of High Obliquity.
Paleohydrologic History of Mars: New Evidence.
6:30 PM Posters and Refreshments: Great Hall
Snowmelt and the Formation of Valley Networks on Martian Volcanoes.
Jim Head and Misha Kreslavsky
Medusae Fossae Formation: Ice-Rich Airborne Dust Deposited During Periods of High Obliquity.
Antarctic Dry Valleys: Modification of Rocks and Soils and Implications for Mars.
Ascraeus Mons, Mars: Characterization of the Fan-shaped Deposit on its Western Flank.
7:30 PM Adjourn
Sunday, March 14th:
Episodic Paleoenvironmental Change on Mars: The MEGAOUTFLO Hypothesis
History and Progress of GCM Simulations on Recent Mars Climate Change.
Interpreting Martian Paleoclimate with a Mars General Circulation Model.
The Role of Water Ice Clouds in Martian Climate Change.
Atmosphere-regolith Water Transport and the Formation of Mid- and Low-latitude Subsurface Ice Deposits.
Microclimate Zones in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica: Implications for Landscape Evolution and Climate Change on Mars.
Alan Howard and Jeff Moore
Changing Style of Erosion during the Noachian-Hesperian Transition and a Possible Climatic Optimum.
Summary and Synthesis: Jim Head and Bob Haberle
12:30 PM Adjourn