IAS 2019 Session on "Planetary Sedimentary Geology: Mars and Titan"


Società Geologica Italiana

Dear colleagues, 
The meeting will be held in Rome from September 10th to 13th 2019. The call for abstract opened on January 15th until March 30th 2019.  
Session description below:
International Association of Sedimentologists Meeting 
 will be held in Rome (Italy) from September 10th to 13th 2019
Abstract submission: from January 15th to March 30th
IAS Student Members can apply for limited travel grants: www.sedimentologists.org
To submit an abstract, go to: http://iasroma2019.org 
We would like to draw your attention to our session: 7.14 Planetary Sedimentary Geology: from remote sensing and in-situ datasets, numerical modelling, experiments and terrestrial analogues

Studies in Martian sedimentary geology have never been more active. Orbital imagery has revealed a vast, ancient stratigraphic record and rover missions have enabled detailed sedimentological studies combined with mineralogical and chemical analyses.
A growing list of geomorphic landforms is also known from Titan, though it remains uncertain whether the moon has a more ancient stratigraphic record.
As on Earth, extraterrestrial sedimentary rocks may archive information pertaining to ancient climate, tectonics and potentially, life. Considering ongoing and future exploration missions aim to find potentially habitable environments, sedimentary rock outcrops therefore make desirable targets. This session invites any contribution towards Martian and Titan sedimentary geology and geochemistry. In addition to the classic contributions, we particularly welcome presentations that utilise appropriate Earth analogues, both modern and ancient. As ongoing and upcoming rover missions are providing increased opportunity to study extraterrestrial sedimentary strata, understanding directly accessible Earth analogues from which to base comparisons has never been more essential.

Hope to see you in Rome!

Conveners: Francesco Salese - f.salese@uu.nl (Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands); William McMahon (Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands); Maarten Kleinhans (Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, the Netherlands); Nicolas Mangold (LPGN, Université de Nantes/CNRS UMR6112, Nantes, France)