Planetary Astronomy Late-morning Seminar for 2018-10-01

Series: Planetary Astronomy Late-morning Seminar
Date: Monday 1-Oct-2018
Time: 11:15-12:15
Location: Atlantic 1250
Speaker: Jennifer Whitten (Smithsonian)
Title: Echoes of the Marian Climate: Radar Sounding of Ice Sheets

The south polar region of Mars is one of the largest reservoirs of water ice on the planet. Both the Amazonian south polar layered deposits (SPLD) and the Hesperian Dorsa Argentea Formation (DAF) are proposed to contain substantial amounts of water ice. The age of these two units, the SPLD and DAF, suggest that a long-lived climate record may be preserved in these icy deposits in the south polar region of Mars. Using radar sounder data from the SHARAD and MARSIS instruments Dr. Whitten has investigated the internal structure and composition of the SPLD and the DAF to further constrain the climate record in this region of Mars.

For further information contact PALS coordinator Dr. Matthew Knight at or (301)-405-2629.


Special accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be made by calling (301) 405-3001. It would be appreciated if we are notified at least one week in advance.


Directions and information about parking can be found here.

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