MG24A:
Oceanography Beyond Earth: A Frontier in Ocean Sciences II Posters

Session ID#: 84737

Session Description:
Since the turn of the millennium, compelling new evidence has been revealed for liquid water oceans in the outer reaches of our own solar system as well as increasing evidence for exoplanets in other star systems that could host liquid water at their surface.  This opens the door for new areas of research in Planetary Oceanography, drawing on expertise in Earth's Oceans and Planetary Science together to help prepare for and plan future Space Missions and, through comparative studies with future mission data, validate how the fundamental processes upon which Earth's oceans function operate.  In this session, therefore, our focus will be two-fold: to introduce what is already known concerning oceans beyond Earth from past missions and what future missions already seek to investigate; and to provide illustrations of the ways in which oceanographic expertise, including polar studies, can be harnessed to develop better-informed approaches to studying oceans beyond Earth.
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • HE - High Latitude Environments
  • MM - Microbiology and Molecular Ecology
  • OB - Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry
Index Terms:

3017 Hydrothermal systems [MARINE GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS]
3045 Seafloor morphology, geology, and geophysics [MARINE GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS]
4805 Biogeochemical cycles, processes, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: CHEMICAL]
4840 Microbiology and microbial ecology [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL]
Primary Chair:  Christopher R German, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Co-chairs:  Alison E Murray, Desert Research Institute Reno, Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, Reno, NV, United States, Alyssa Rhoden, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States and Britney E Schmidt, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States
Primary Liaison:  Christopher R German, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Moderators:  Britney E Schmidt, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States and Christopher R German, WHOI, Woods Hole, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Alison E Murray, Desert Research Institute Reno, Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, Reno, NV, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

 
A Terrestrial Perspective on Seawater-Rock Reactions in the Subsurface Oceans of Icy Satellites (656073)
Nicholas J Pester, University of California Berkeley, Earth and Planetary Science, Berkeley, CA, United States
 
Agnostic approaches to extant life detection on Ocean Worlds (647971)
Heather Graham1, Sarah Johnson2, Eric Anslyn3, Pamela Conrad4, Leroy Cronin5, Andrew Ellington6, Cook, Jamie Elsila1, Peter R Girguis7, Christopher H House8, Chris Kempes9, Eric Libby10, Paul R Mahaffy11, Barbara Sherwood Lollar12 and Andrew Steele13, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Solar System Exploration Division, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Georgetown University, Washington, DC, United States, (3)University of Texas at Austin, Austin, United States, (4)Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, D.C., United States, (5)University of Glasgow, School of Chemistry, Glasgow, United Kingdom, (6)University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, (7)Harvard University, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Cambridge, MA, United States, (8)Pennsylvania State University, Geosciences and Environmental Systems Institute, University Park, PA, United States, (9)Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, CA, United States, (10)Umea University, Umea, Sweden, (11)NASA Goddard SFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (12)University of Toronto, Department of Earth Sciences, Toronto, ON, Canada, (13)Carnegie Institution for Science of Washington, Earth and Planets Laboratory, Washington, United States
 
Emergence of Life in Ocean World Hydrothermal Systems (653384)
Laura M Barge, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States
 
Extreme colds provoke the synthesis of DNA protection proteins that have unique structures that grant stability (656357)
Miranda Mudge1, Marcela Ewert2, Shelly D Carpenter3, Jonathan D Toner4, Bonnie Light2, Erin Firth5, Karen Junge6 and Brook L Nunn7, (1)University of Washington, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)University of Washington, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States, (4)University of Washington, Earth and Space Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States, (5)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Applied Physics Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States, (6)University of Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory Polar Science Center, Seattle, WA, United States, (7)University of Washington, Department of Genome Sciences, Seattle, United States
 
Extremophilic Microbes from Serpentinite Mud Volcanoes (655497)
Kelli K Mullane1, Megan Mullis2, Bronte Shelton1, Brandi Kiel Kiel Reese2 and Doug Bartlett1, (1)University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX, United States
 
General Model for the Global Variation of Seismic Energy Released with Oceanic Lithosphere Age. (647222)
Nicolás Pinzón Sr, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia and Carlos A Vargas-Jimenez, National University of Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia
 
Geophysical investigation of exchange between planetary oceans and rocky interior- knowledge from deep sea scenarios on Earth (647328)
Donna K Blackman, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States and Andrew T Fisher, University of California Santa Cruz, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Santa Cruz, United States
 
Going the Last Kilometer: Overcoming Challenges to Discovering Life-Supporting Gradients on Ocean Worlds (641598)
Eric W Chan1, John A Breier Jr1, Christopher R German2, Julie A Huber3, Shannon E Kobs-Nawotniak4, Everett Shock5, Nicole Raineault6, Michelle Hauer7, Kristopher Krasnosky8, Sean Sylva9, Sarah K Hu3, Amy Renee Smith10, Vincent Pierre Milesi11 and Darlene Sze Shien Lim12, (1)University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX, United States, (2)WHOI, Woods Hole, United States, (3)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (4)Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, United States, (5)Arizona State University, GEOPIG, Tempe, AZ, United States, (6)Ocean Exploration Trust, Narragansett, RI, United States, (7)University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, United States, (8)University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States, (9)Woods Hole Science Center Woods Hole, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (10)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Boise, MA, United States, (11)Arizona State University, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Tempe, AZ, United States, (12)NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States
 
Ocean Circulations in the Outer Solar System (639052)
Krista Marie Soderlund, University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Geophysics, Austin, TX, United States
 
Oceanography Beyond Earth: A Frontier in Ocean Sciences (648910)
Christopher R German, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, United States, Kevin R Arrigo, Stanford University, Earth System Science, Stanford, CA, United States, Alison E Murray, Desert Research Institute Reno, Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, Reno, NV, United States, Alyssa Rhoden, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, United States and Britney E Schmidt, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States
 
Taking a planetary science-inspired look at Earth’s sea ice-ocean interface – a hot spot for interactions of life, chemical and physical exchange. (656226)
Alison E Murray, Desert Research Institute Reno, Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, Reno, NV, United States and Kevin R Arrigo, Stanford University, Earth System Science, Stanford, CA, United States
 
Through the Looking Glass: Understanding Planetary Oceans through their Ice Shells (652474)
Britney E Schmidt, Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Atlanta, GA, United States
 
Tidal pumping and heating of Enceladus’s porous core (656829)
Noah G Randolph-Flagg, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, Tushar Mittal, Penn State, Earth and Planetary Science, University Park, United States and Douglas Hemingway, Carnegie Institution for Science Washington, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Washington, DC, United States