Session No. 166 Thursday, November 8, 2001

8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Hynes Convention Center: 100
T27. Evaporite Systems I: The Geology, Paleontology, and Biology of Evaporite and Near-Evaporite Systems in Both Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Environments
Susan J. Wentworth and Penny A. Morris, Presiding
 Paper #Start Time
 8:00 AM Introductory Remarks
166-08:15 AM EVAPORITE MINERALS, WATER, AND ORGANIC COMPOUNDS IN ASTEROID AND COMET SAMPLES: KELLER, L. P., Mail Code SR, NASA Johnson Space Ctr, Houston, TX 77058, Lindsay.P.Keller@jsc.nasa.gov, ALLEN, C. C., Mail Code ST, NASA Johnson Space Ctr, Houston, TX 77058, Carlton.C.Allen@jsc.nasa.gov, and WENTWORTH, S. J., Mail Code C23, Lockheed Martin, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058
166-08:35 AM DETERMINATION OF EPSOMITE-HEXAHYDRITE EQUILIBRIA BY THE HUMIDITY-BUFFER TECHNIQUE AT 0.1 MEGAPASCAL: CHOU, I-Ming and SEAL, Robert R., U.S. Geol Survey, 954 National Center, Reston, VA 20192, imchou@usgs.gov
166-08:50 AM EVAPORITE MINERALS IN MARTIAN SAMPLES: CLUES TO THE NEAR-SURFACE HISTORY OF MARS: WENTWORTH, Susan J.1, MCKAY, David S.2, and THOMAS-KEPRTA, Kathie L.1, (1) Mail Code C23, Lockheed Martin, NASA-Johnson Space Ctr, 2400 NASA Rd 1, Houston, TX 77058, susan.j.wentworth@jsc.nasa.gov, (2) Mail Code SN, NASA/Johnston Space Ctr, Houston, TX 77058
166-09:05 AM SEARCHING FOR EVAPORITES ON MARS: REMOTE SENSING OF TERRESTRIAL ANALOGS FOR PUTATIVE MARTIAN PALEOLAKE BASINS: MOERSCH, Jeffrey E., Department of Geological Sciences, Univ of Tennesee, 306 G.S. Building, Knoxville, TN 37996, jmoersch@utk.edu, FARMER, Jack, Arizona State Univ, AZ, jfarmer@asu.edu, and BALDRIDGE, Alice, Geological Sciences, Arizona State Univ, Tempe, AZ 85287
166-09:20 AM MARS REMOTE SENSING ANALOG STUDIES IN THE BADWATER BASIN, DEATH VALLEY: ANALYSIS OF GROUND TRUTH: BALDRIDGE, Alice M., Department of Geological Sciences, Arizona State Univ, MC1404, Tempe, AZ 85287, alice@asu.edu, FARMER, Jack D., Department of Geological Sciences, Arizona State Univ, Box 871404, Tempe, AZ 85287, and MOERSCH, Jeffrey E., Department of Geological Sciences, Univ of Tennesee, TN
166-09:35 AM EARLY ARCHEAN SULFATES FROM WESTERN AUSTRALIA FIRST FORMED AS HYDROTHERMAL BARITES NOT GYPSUM EVAPORITES: RUNNEGAR, Bruce1, DOLLASE, Wayne A.2, KETCHAM, Richard A.3, COLBERT, Matthew3, and CARLSON, William D.3, (1) IGPP Center for Astrobiology and Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, Univ. California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, runnegar@ucla.edu, (2) Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences, Univ. California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, (3) Dept. of Geological Sciences, Univ. Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712
 9:55 AM Break
166-010:10 AM EVALUATION OF ALTERATION ZONES IN ARCHEAN IGNEOUS ROCKS AS POSSIBLE SITES FOR CARBONACEOUS FOSSIL MICROBES: WALSH, Maud M., Agronomy Department, Louisiana State Univ, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, evwals@lsu.edu.
166-010:25 AM ON THE GEOMICROBIOLOGY OF EVAPORITES–A GEOPHYSIOLOGICAL OUTLOOK ON PLANETARY EVOLUTION: KRUMBEIN, Wolfgang Elisabeth1, GORBUSHINA, Anna Andrejevna1, and NOFFKE, Nora2, (1) Geomicrobiology, ICBM, Univ of Oldenburg, POB 2503, Oldenburg, D-26111, Germany, wek@uni-oldenburg.de, (2) Paleobiology, Harvard Univ, Cambridge, MA
166-010:45 AM MORPHOLOGICAL DIFFERENTIATION OF THERMAL SPRING FAUNAS IN THE CHIHUAHUAN DESERT: HYDROBIID SNAILS FROM CUATRO CIÉNEGAS, MEXICO: TANG, Carol M.1, ROOPNARINE, Peter D.1, ARMSTRONG, Andrew1, and CARSON, Evan2, (1) Invertebrate Zoology & Geology, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA 94118, ctang@calacademy.org, (2) Biological Sciences, Arizona State Univ, Tempe, AZ 85287
166-011:00 AM MOLLUSCS IN EVAPORITE SETTINGS: DESIGNS FOR SURVIVAL IN HYPERSALINE AND OLIGOTROPHIC CONDITIONS: HICKMAN, Carole S., Department of Integrative Biology and Museum of Paleontology, Univ of Califorinia, 3060 VLSB #3140, Berkeley, CA 94720-3140, caroleh@socrates.berkeley.edu.
166-011:20 AM HIGH-RESOLUTION PHYSICAL STRATIGRAPHY OF THE LACUSTRINE AND EVAPORITIC GREEN RIVER FORMATION, WYOMING: IMPLICATIONS FOR CORRELATION, CYCLICITY AND PALEOENVIRONMENTS: MACHLUS, Malka, OLSEN, Paul E., CHRISTIE-BLICK, Nicholas, and HEMMING, Sidney R., Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY 10964-8000, machlus@ldeo.columbia.edu
166-011:35 AM MICROBIAL BIOTA FROM FRACTURED STROMATOLITE AND BIOFILM SAMPLES: BIOMARKERS FROM A HYPERSALINE LAKE: BYRNE, Monica1, MORRIS, Penny2, WENTWORTH, Susan3, THOMAS-KEPRTA, Kathie4, BRIGMON, Robin5, and MCKAY, David4, (1) Biochemistry Department, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481-8266, mbyrne@wellesley.edu, (2) Geology Department, Univ of Houston Downtown, Houston, TX 77002, (3) Lockheed Martin Space Operations, Johnson Space Ctr, Houston, TX 77058, (4) Astromaterials Group, NASA Johnson Space Ctr, Mail code SN, Houston, TX 77058, (5) Westinghouse Savannah River Co, Aiken, SC 29808

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