P045:
The Uranus and Neptune Systems, and their Relation to Other Planets





Session ID#: 23867

Session Description:
This session encompasses all aspects of ice-giant systems: the magnetospheres, satellites, rings, atmospheres, and interiors of Uranus and Neptune; their formation and evolution; and their relation to other planets in and beyond our solar system.  Uranus and Neptune present us with several mysteries, including how they form, how their magnetic fields are generated, the energy balance of their atmospheres, and the nature of their rings and satellites, particularly those seen to be active (Triton) or with young surfaces (Miranda, Ariel).  Radial migration of the ice giants may have had significant impact on the rest of the solar system. Looking beyond our system, the Kepler planet-finding spacecraft has shown that ice giants are common in our galaxy: most planets known today are thought to be ice giants.  Observations, modeling, and theory related to the ice giants will inform the design of missions to Uranus and Neptune which are currently under consideration.
Primary Convener:  Kunio M Sayanagi, Hampton University, Hampton, VA, United States
Conveners:  Elizabeth P Turtle, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States, Krista M Soderlund, Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States and Mark D Hofstadter, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • EP - Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
  • GP - Geomagnetism, Paleomagnetism and Electromagnetism
  • SM - SPA-Magnetospheric Physics
Index Terms:

6207 Comparative planetology [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS]
6255 Neptune [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS]
6293 Uranus [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS]
6297 Instruments and techniques [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Patricia M Beauchamp, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, Thomas R Spilker, Retired, JPL-Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States and Aerocapture Assessment Team
Robert Ormal Chancia, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, United States, Matthew M Hedman, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States and Richard G French, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, United States
Kartik Kumar, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands, Imke De Pater, Univ California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States and Mark Showalter, SETI Institute Mountain View, Mountain View, CA, United States
Andrew James Friedson, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Laurent Lamy, Observatoire de Paris, LESIA, Meudon, France and the HST teams #13012 and #14036
Xin Cao, Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Atlanta, GA, United States and Carol S Paty, Georgia Inst. of Technology, Atlanta, GA, United States
Imke De Pater, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, Robert J. Sault, Univ. Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, Bryan Butler, NRAO, Socorro, United States, David deBoer, University of California, Berkeley, CA, United States and Michael H Wong, U. Berkeley, Berkeley, United States
Nadine Nettelmann1, Ludwig Scheibe1 and Ronald Redmer2, (1)University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany, (2)University of Rostock, Physics, Rostock, Germany
Insoo Jun1, Henry Berry Garrett1 and Robin Evans2, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Bastion Technologies, Pasadena, United States
Mark D Hofstadter, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, Virgil Adumitroaie, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, Sushil K Atreya, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States and Bryan Butler, NRAO, Socorro, United States
George B Hospodarsky, University of Iowa, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa City, IA, United States, Adam Masters, Imperial College London, London, SW7, United Kingdom, Krista M Soderlund, University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States and Kathleen E. Mandt, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States
Krista M Soderlund, Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States, Nicholas Andrew Featherstone, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, Moritz H Heimpel, University of Alberta, Department of Physics, Edmonton, AB, Canada and Jonathan M Aurnou, Univ California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Kunio M Sayanagi1, Robert A. Dillman2, David H Atkinson3, Jing Li4, Sarag Saikia5, Amy A Simon6, Thomas R Spilker7, Michael H Wong8 and Drew Hope2, (1)Hampton University, Hampton, VA, United States, (2)NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, United States, (3)JPL/NASA/Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (5)Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States, (6)NASA, Greenbelt, United States, (7)Retired, JPL-Caltech, Pasadena, CA, United States, (8)U. Berkeley, Berkeley, United States
Michael H Wong, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States
Kathleen Mandt, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States, Adrienn Luspay-Kuti, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX, United States and Olivier Mousis, Aix Marseille Université, CNRS, LAM (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille), Marseille, France
Yuya Ishizawa, Takanori Sasaki and Natsuki Hosono, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Abigail M Rymer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States
Edward Mischel Molter1, Imke De Pater2, Carlos Alvarez3, Joshua Tollefson1 and Statia Luszcz-Cook4,5, (1)University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Univ California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, (3)Keck Observatory, Kamuela, HI, United States, (4)Columbia University, New York, NY, United States, (5)American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, United States
Raymond Paul LeBeau Jr1, Nikko Koutas1, Csaba J Palotai2, Sahkee Bhure2, Nathan Hadland2 and Ramanakumar Sankar2, (1)Saint Louis University Main Campus, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Saint Louis, MO, United States, (2)Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, United States
Matthew M Hedman, University of Idaho, Physics, Moscow, ID, United States and . Ice Giant Science Definition Team, Various, Various, United States

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