Aeolian processes and landforms across the Solar System: Science and technology requirements for the next decade
Discussions of planetary atmospheric-surface interactions (including aeolian processes and phenomena and the resulting landforms) are often tied to a specific planetary body. Considering this, a series of workshops were initiated in 2008 to facilitate an interdisciplinary and interplanetary body approach to further our understanding of aeolian processes, phenomena, and landforms (Titus et al., 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2017). The most recent workshop, held 12-13 May 2020, transitioned to a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on the planetary aeolian community’s vision for the next decade. Discussions centered around dynamics and resulting landforms, missions and models, and facilities. Participants determined that a planetary aeolian goals-and-objectives document was needed that was inclusive of multiple planetary bodies, processes, and phenomena that all intersect where the surface meets the atmosphere. This white paper is the first iteration of that vision, with definition of Goals/Objectives that organize the broad range of existing and needed planetary aeolian studies.
|Aeolian processes and landforms across the Solar System: Science and technology requirements for the next decade
|Timothy N. Titus, S. Diniega, L.K. Fenton, Lynn D.V. Neakrase, J. Nienhuis, J Radebaugh, Kaj E. Williams, James R. Zimbelman
|Federal Government Series
|Bulletin of the AAS
|USGS Publications Warehouse
|Astrogeology Science Center