P043:
The nature of soil across Earth and Mars

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Session ID#: 26778

Session Description:
Soil science is a mature field on Earth. However, it remains an emerging discipline elsewhere, despite ad-hoc use of pedological terms in planetary literature. Furthermore, soils at extreme climate locales on Earth can provide geochemical analogs to unconsolidated sediment on Mars. Human explorers will invariably encounter martian soil, also as the most accessible in situ resource. Analyses of soil processes on Mars at in situ and regional scales highlight the need for a consistent system of understanding extraterrestrial soil. This includes assessing the extent to which terrestrial soil processes may also arise on planetary surfaces. We welcome examining these topics to take us forward in the exploration of soil as a key repository of geologic process at the interface between planetary crusts and atmospheres. We also welcome abstracts examining how soil archives the record of weathering, atmospheric processes, and volcanic exhalations over geologic time.
Primary Convener:  Suniti Karunatillake, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Conveners:  James J Wray, Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Atlanta, GA, United States, Agnes Cousin, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (IRAP), Toulouse, France and Tara Nicole Jonell, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • EP - Earth and Planetary Surface Processes
  • V - Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology
Index Terms:

1094 Instruments and techniques [GEOCHEMISTRY]
5415 Erosion and weathering [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS]
5470 Surface materials and properties [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLID SURFACE PLANETS]
6225 Mars [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Abbey Mara Van Alstyne, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, United States, Margaret A Tolbert, Univ Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States, Raina V Gough, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, United States and Katherine Primm, University of Colorado at Boulder, Chemistry and Biochemistry-CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States
Albert S Yen, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and MER and MSL Science Teams
Bethany L Ehlmann1, Kenneth S Edgett2, Brad Sutter3, Cherie Achilles4, Maxim L Litvak5, Mathieu Gaetan Andre Lapotre1, Robert J Sullivan Jr6, Abigail A Fraeman7, Raymond E Arvidson8, David Frederick Blake9, Nathan Thomas Bridges10, Pamela Gales Conrad11, Agnes Cousin12, Robert T Downs13, Travis S. J. Gabriel14, Ralf Gellert15, Victoria E Hamilton16, Craig J Hardgrove14, Jeffrey Roy Johnson17, Stephen Kuhn18, Paul R Mahaffy19, Sylvestre Maurice12, Pierre-Yves Meslin12, Michael McHenry18, Douglas W Ming20, Michelle Elaine Minitti21, John Morookian7, Richard V Morris22, Catherine O'Connell-Cooper23, Patrick Claude Pinet12, Scott Kaniela Rowland24, Susanne Schröder25, Kirsten L Siebach1, Nathaniel Stein26, Lucy M Thompson27, David Vaniman28, Ashwin R Vasavada7, Danika F Wellington14, Roger C Wiens29 and Albert Yen7, (1)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego, CA, United States, (3)Jacobs Technology, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States, (4)University of Arizona, Geosciences, Tucson, AZ, United States, (5)Space Research Institute RAS, Moscow, Russia, (6)Cornell University, CCAPS, Ithaca, NY, United States, (7)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (8)USGS Astrogeology Science Center, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (9)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (10)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (11)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (12)Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (IRAP), Toulouse, France, (13)University of Arizona, Department of Geosciences, Tucson, AZ, United States, (14)Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States, (15)University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada, (16)Southwest Research Institute Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (17)Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States, (18)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (19)NASA Goddard SFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (20)NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States, (21)Framework, Laurel, United States, (22)NASA Johnson Space Center, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Division, Houston, TX, United States, (23)University of New Brunswick, Earth Sciences, Fredericton, NB, Canada, (24)Univ Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, United States, (25)German Aerospace Center, Berlin, Germany, (26)California Institute of Technology, Geological and Planetary Sciences, Pasadena, CA, United States, (27)University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada, (28)Planetary Science Institute Tucson, Simi Valley, CA, United States, (29)CNRS, Paris Cedex 16, France
Elisabeth Hausrath, Christopher T Adcock, Toluwalope Bamisile, Julie L Baumeister, Seth Gainey, Stephanie Julian Ralston, Michael Steiner and Valerie Tu, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, United States
Rebecca Smith1, Elizabeth B Rampe2, Briony H. N. Horgan1, Erwin Dehouck3 and Richard V Morris4, (1)Purdue University, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, West Lafayette, IN, United States, (2)NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States, (3)Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (IRAP), Toulouse, France, (4)NASA Johnson Space Center, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science Division, Houston, TX, United States
Paul B Niles, NASA Johnson SFC, Houston, TX, United States, D. C. Golden, Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. Houston, Houston, TX, United States, Joseph R Michalski, University of Hong Kong, Department of Earth Sciences, Hong Kong, China and Douglas W Ming, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States
Allison C Fox1, Jennifer L Eigenbrode2, Alexander Pavlov2 and James Lewis2, (1)Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States, (2)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States
Caleb Fassett, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, Debra Hurwitz Needham, NASA MSFC, Huntsville, AL, United States and Wesley Andres Watters, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, United States
Agnes Cousin1, Erwin Dehouck2, Pierre-Yves Meslin2, Amy J Williams3, Nathan Stein4, Olivier Gasnault2, Nathan Bridges5, Bethany L Ehlmann4, Susanne Schröder6, Valerie Payre7, William Rapin8, Patrick Claude Pinet2, Violaine Sautter9, Nina Lanza10, Jeremie Lasue2, Sylvestre Maurice2 and Roger C Wiens11, (1)IRAP, Toulouse, France, (2)Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (IRAP), Toulouse, France, (3)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (4)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (5)American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States, (6)German Aerospace Center, Berlin, Germany, (7)Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France, (8)Universite de Toulouse, Toulouse Cedex 4, France, (9)MNHN, CNRS, Paris Cedex 16, France, (10)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (11)CNRS, Paris Cedex 16, France
Brandi L Carrier and David W Beaty, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
Ronald Amundson, University of California Berkeley, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Berkeley, CA, United States
Catherine O'Connell-Cooper1, Lucy M Thompson1, John G Spray1, Ralf Gellert2, Nick I Boyd2 and Elstan Desouza2, (1)University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada, (2)University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
Pierre-Yves Meslin1,2, Agnes Cousin2, Erwin Dehouck2, Gaël David2, William Rapin3, Susanne Schröder4, Olivier Forni2, Olivier Gasnault2, Amy J Williams5, Jeremie Lasue2, Nathan Stein3, Bethany L Ehlmann3, Valerie Payre6, Ryan B Anderson7, Diana L Blaney8, Nathan Thomas Bridges9, Benton C Clark10, Jens Frydenvang11, Patrick James Gasda12, Jeffrey Roy Johnson13, Nina Lanza12, Jonas l'Haridon14, Nicolas Mangold14, Sylvestre Maurice2, Horton E Newsom15, Ann Ollila12, Patrick Claude Pinet2, Violaine Sautter16, Nancy H Thomas3 and Roger C Wiens12, (1)Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France, (2)Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (IRAP), Toulouse, France, (3)California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, (4)German Aerospace Center (DLR), Berlin, Germany, (5)Towson University, Towson, MD, United States, (6)Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France, (7)USGS Astrogeology Science Center, Flagstaff, AZ, United States, (8)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (9)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, (10)Space Science Institute Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (11)Univ. of Copenhagen, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark, (12)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (13)Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States, (14)LPGN Laboratoire de Planétologie et Géodynamique de Nantes, Nantes Cedex 03, France, (15)Univ New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, United States, (16)MNHN, CNRS, Paris Cedex 16, France
Shawn P Wright, Planetary Science Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, United States

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