Space and Planetary Sciences(P)
Session Sub-categoryPlanetary Sciences
Session IDP-PS07
TitleMars and Mars system: results from a broad spectrum of Mars studies and aspects for future missions
Short TitleMars and Mars system
Main ConvenerNameHideaki Miyamoto
AffiliationUniversity of Tokyo
Co-Convener 1NameTomohiro Usui
AffiliationEarth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Co-Convener 2NameAyako Matsuoka
AffiliationResearch Division for Space Plasma, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Co-Convener 3NameSushil K Atreya
AffiliationUniversity of Michigan Ann Arbor
Session LanguageEJ
ScopeUnprecedented progress in being made in our understanding of the planet Mars, especially because of new data from the US, European, Russian, and Asian missions to Mars. Eight spacecraft are currently operating at Mars, with six in orbit (Odyssey, MRO, MAVEN, Mars Express, Mangalyaan and TGO) and two on the surface (MSL-Curiosity and MER-Opportunity), the largest number ever at any given time. In addition InSight Lander is on track for launch in 2018, and Mars 2020, ExoMars and the Emirates Mars Mission in 2020. All this is a clear demonstration of public's strong fascination with and commitment to Mars exploration and the resulting scientific bonanza. Synergistic investigations with ongoing or already completed missions along with modeling studies and earth-based observations are gradually revealing the nature of Earth's most closely resembling planet that took on a different evolutionary track. Morphology and variable phenomena seen on the surface (RSLs, for example) indicate the red planet may possibly be still active, and require a clear understanding of its current geologic and atmospheric state, climate evolution and habitability. Thus, this session is planned to discuss recent results from a broad spectrum of Mars studies encompassing the interior, surface, atmosphere, plasma environment, and the Mars system including its two satellites. Abstracts on instrumentation and future mission plans are also encouraged for this session, as both the presenters and the audience would greatly benefit from ensuing discussions and feedbacks.
Presentation FormatOral and Poster presentation
Invited Authors
  • Takeshi Kuroda (National Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Dep. Geophysics, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University)
  • Reid Parsons (University of Tokyo, Fitchburg State University)
  • Ramses M Ramirez (Earth-life Science Institute)
Time Presentation No Title Presenter Abstract
Oral Presentation May 20 AM1
09:00 - 09:15 PPS07-01A coupled atmosphere–hydrosphere global climate model of early Mars: “cool and wet” scenario for the formation of water channelsTakeshi Kuroda Abstract
09:15 - 09:30 PPS07-02The effect of radiative cooling on the hydrodynamic escape of a Martian proto-atmosphereYoshida Tatsuya Abstract
09:30 - 09:45 PPS07-03Wavenumber-frequency spectra in the Mars atmosphere: the 2 sols waves in low latitudesKazunori Ogohara Abstract
09:45 - 10:00 PPS07-04Observation of secondary ions emitted from Phobos by the mass spectrum analyzer on Martian Moons eXploration (MMX)Shoichiro Yokota Abstract
10:00 - 10:15 PPS07-05Capture of satellite precursors and their orbital evolution by a rotating Martian proto-atmosphereRyo Matsuoka Abstract
10:15 - 10:30 PPS07-06High-resolution digital elevation models of Phobos derived from HiRISE stereo imagesRyodo Hemmi Abstract
Oral Presentation May 20 AM2
10:45 - 11:00 PPS07-07Water history in the Mars’ interior inferred from elastic thicknessIkuo Katayama Abstract
11:00 - 11:15 PPS07-08Radar sounder for exploration of ices below the surface of the MarsAtsushi Kumamoto Abstract
11:15 - 11:30 PPS07-09Predicted Flow Rates for Martian Mid-latitude Ice DepositsReid Parsons Abstract
11:30 - 11:45 PPS07-10The Climatological and Geological Evidence in Support of a Warmer and Wetter Early MarsRamses M Ramirez Abstract
11:45 - 12:00 PPS07-11The role of salt precipitation for brine flow mechanism on Mars.Shoko Imamura Abstract
12:00 - 12:15 PPS07-12Scientific significance of searching living cells on Mars surface by Life Detection Microscope (LDM )Yoshitaka Yoshimura Abstract
Presentation No Title Presenter Abstract
Poster Presentation May 20 Core Time
PPS07-P01 Modification of the retrieval tool JACOSPAR for the Martian limb observations Masashi Toyooka Abstract
PPS07-P02 Quantitative evaluation of the cumulus convection schemes for the implementation into the Paleo Martian Global Climate Model Katsushige Toriumi Abstract
PPS07-P03 Zonal correlation among dust, water ice clouds and temperature in the Marian atmosphere observed by MRO-MCS Katsuyuki Noguchi Abstract
PPS07-P04 Construction of CRISM Database for Mars web-GIS Hironori Fukuchi Abstract
PPS07-P05 Reconstructing paleoenvironments in Robert Sharp Crater, Mars: Evidence for a fluvio-lacustrine system Jeremy Florian Brossier Abstract
PPS07-P06 Formation mechanism of Fe-oxide concretions on Earth and its implication for alteration history in early Mars Hitoshi Hasegawa Abstract
PPS07-P07 Preliminary Report on U-Th-Pb Isotopic Systematics of NWA 7034: Implications for Geochemical Evolution of the Martian Crust Minato Tobita Abstract
PPS07-P08 A simulation for Phobos gravity field recovery from a quasi-satellite orbit Xuan Yang Abstract
PPS07-P09 The gravity field and geological features on the surface of Phobos Hiroshi Kikuchi Abstract
PPS07-P10 On the Navigation of the Lunar Probe with the Starlight Angle Obs. Erhu WEI Abstract