Anyways, if you are going to the conference and you start getting sick and tired of same ol' Mars and Moon talks and posters, and you start asking yourself, "Is there nothing here that's cool and different, and not covered in hematite concretions?", here is your Io itinerary:
Tuesday evening, March 2, 6:30–9:30 pm: Poster Session I
Mission Plans and Concepts
- Science Rationale for an Io Volcano Observer (IVO) Mission by Alfred McEwen et al. My summary.
- 4:15 pm - Modeling the Sublimation-Driven Atmosphere of Io with DSMC by Andrew Walker et al. My summary.
- 4:30 pm - Io's UV-V Eclipse Emission: Implications for Pele-type plumes by Chris Moore et al. My summary.
Satellites and their Planets
- Volcanism on Io: Results from Global Geologic Mapping by Dave Williams et al. My summary.
- Paterae on Io: Insights from Slope Stability Analysis by Laszlo Keszthelyi et al. My summary.
- Io: The Dark Paterae Component of Heat Flow by Glenn Veeder et al. My summary.
- Distribution and Comparison of Io's Paterae: Areas, Effective Diameters, and Active Volcanism by Brandon Barth et al. My summary.
- The Thermal Signature of Volcanic Eruptions on Io and Earth - Implications for a Future Mission to Io by Ashley Davies et al. My summary.
- The Geothermal Gradient of Io: Consequences for Lithosphere Structure and Volcanic Eruptive activity by Giovanni Leone et al. My summary.
Link: 41st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference [www.lpi.usra.edu]