Evolutions, Interactions, and Origins of Outer Planet Satellites I

Thursday, 18 December 2014: 10:20 AM-12:20 PM
Chairs:  Amanda R Hendrix, Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States and Krishan K Khurana, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Primary Conveners:  Amanda R Hendrix, Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States
Co-conveners:  Krishan K Khurana, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Amanda R Hendrix, Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Tucson, AZ, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

10:20 AM
Maintenance of Surface Current Balance by Field-Aligned Thermoelectric Currents at Astronomical Bodies: Cassini at Rhea
Benjamin D Teolis, Southwest Research Institute San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States
10:35 AM
Cassini ENA Observations of an Asymmetric Europa Torus with Indications of Dynamics
Pontus C. Brandt1, Joseph H Westlake2, Donald G Mitchell3, Barry Mauk4 and Howard Todd Smith4, (1)Johns Hopkins Univ/APL, Laurel, MD, United States, (2)JHUAPL, Laurel, MD, United States, (3)JHU/APL, Laurel, MD, United States, (4)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States
10:50 AM
The State of the Plasma Sheet and Atmosphere at Europa
Donald E Shemansky1, Yuk L Yung2, Xianming Liu3, Jean Yoshii3, Candice J Hansen4, Amanda Hendrix4 and Larry W Esposito5, (1)Space Environment Technologies, Pacific Palisades, CA, United States, (2)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)Space Environment Technologies, Hawthorne, CA, United States, (4)Planetary Science Institute Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (5)Univ of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States
11:05 AM
Helene: A Plastic Model
Jeffrey M Moore, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, Orkan M Umurhan, SETI Institute Mountain View, Mountain View, CA, United States, Alan D Howard, University of Virginia Main Campus, Charlottesville, VA, United States, Paul Schenk, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, TX, United States and Oliver L White, NASA Ames Research Center, MS 245-3, Moffett Field, CA, United States
11:20 AM
Analysis of very-high-resolution Galileo images of Europa: Implications for small-scale structure and surface evolution
Erin Janelle Leonard1,2, Robert T Pappalardo2, An Yin1, Louise M Prockter3 and D Alex Patthoff2, (1)University of California Los Angeles, Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (2)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD, United States
11:35 AM
Specular Reflections from Titan’s Equatorial Region: Solving the Decade Old Mystery
Jason Daniel Hofgartner1, Donald B Campbell1, Alexander Hayes2 and Jonathan I Lunine1, (1)Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States, (2)Cornell University, Department of Astronomy, Ithaca, NY, United States
11:50 AM
Rheology and Thermal State of Titan’s Crust: Potential Role of Methane Clathrates
Debajyoti Basu Sarkar and Megan Elwood Madden, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, United States
12:05 PM
Magnetospheric Interaction at Jupiter’s Galilean Moons Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto: Galileo in-Situ Measurements Compared with Simulation Results
Norbert Krupp1, Xianzhe Jia2, Elias Roussos1 and Markus Fraenz1, (1)Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany, (2)University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
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