Invited speakers

Invited speakers:

Maria T. Zuber 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Vice President for Research , E.A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics
http://www-geodyn.mit.edu/zubersite/vitae.html

 

Chris Paola,
Department of Earth Sciences Interim Director, 
St Anthony Falls Laboratory,
University of Minnesota,
Minneapolis MN 55414 USA

http://www.safl.umn.edu/researchgroup/chris-paola

 

INVITED TALK,

Maria T. Zuber

Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

USA

Tuesday, June 7th, 14 :00-15 :00

 

 

TITLE:

Advances in Planetary Gravity Mapping

 

 

ABSTRACT:

Remote observation of the gravity fields of solid planetary bodies provides a plethora of information relevant to structure and evolution. This talk will review results from gravity mapping investigations from three planets – Mercury, Mars and the Moon.  The results for Mercury will emphasize core composition and state and their relevance to the planet’s evolution. Results for Mars will focus on atmospheric structure and the detection and quantitative characterization of the annual cycle of CO2 exchange between the cryosphere and atmosphere. Results for the Moon will focus on understanding the history of impact bombardment and volcanism. Implications for other solid planetary bodies will be addressed as will opportunities for future advances.

 

 

INVITED TALK,

Chris Paola

Department of Earth Sciences Interim Director,

St Anthony Falls Laboratory,

University of Minnesota,

Minneapolis,USA

Thursday, June 9th, 14 :00-15 :00

 

 

TITLE:

Using unscaled and partially scaled experiments in geophysics

 

ABSTRACT:

There are numerous instances in surface processes, and elsewhere in geophysics. where strict scaling of experiments is impossible. Yet in many such cases, experiments can still provide insight. We will explore examples of unscaled and partially scaled experiments, and how behavior for limiting cases of governing nondimensional numbers (e.g. Re, Fr) can help us understand when such experiments are and are not useful.

 

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