2012 GSA Annual Meeting in Charlotte
Session No. 69 Monday, 5 November 2012
8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Charlotte Convention Center: Ballroom B

P2. Mars Rover Curiosity: Geoscience in Gale Crater (GSA Planetary Geology Division)

Robert C. Anderson, Presiding
 Paper #Start Time
69-18:00 AM THE MARS SCIENCE LABORATORY ROVER CURIOSITY'S GALE CRATER FIELD SITE IN CONTEXT: EDGETT, Kenneth S., Malin Space Science Systems, P.O. Box 90148, San Diego, CA 92191-0148, edgett@msss.com
69-28:25 AM MINERALOGY OF THE GALE CRATER RIM: THE REGIONAL CONTEXT FOR CURIOSITY'S EXPLORATION: EHLMANN, Bethany L., Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, MC170-25, Pasadena, CA 91125, ehlmann@caltech.edu
69-38:40 AM GALE CRATER AS A KEY REFERENCE SECTION IN UNDERSTANDING THE GLOBAL STRATIGRAPHY OF MARS: MILLIKEN, Ralph E., Dept. Geological Sciences, Brown University, Box 1846, Providence, RI 02912, Ralph_Milliken@brown.edu and GROTZINGER, John, Geological and Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology, 1200 E. California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125
69-48:55 AM ALLUVIAL FANS NEAR THE CURIOSITY LANDING SITE: DIETRICH, William E.1, PALUCIS, Marisa2, GUPTA, Sanjeev3, WILLIAMS, Rebecca M.E.4, LEWIS, Kevin5, HAYES, Alexander G.2, TEAM, MSL Science6, and SUMNER, Dawn Y.7, (1) Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, UC Berkeley, 307 McCone Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-4768, bill@eps.berkeley.edu, (2) Earth and Planetary Science, UC Berkeley, 307 McCone Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-4767, (3) Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom, (4) Planetary Science Institute, 1700 East Fort Lowell, Suite 106, Tucson, AZ 85719, (5) Department of Geosciences, Princeton, Princeton, NJ 08544, (6) Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA 91101, (7) Geology Department, University of California-Davis, One Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616
69-59:10 AM EOLIAN FEATURES AT THE BASE OF MT. SHARP, AND RELATION TO WINDS IN GALE CRATER, MARS: RUBIN, David M., Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, US Geological Survey, 400 Natural Bridges Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, drubin@usgs.gov, KOCUREK, Gary, Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C9000, Austin, TX 78712, BRIDGES, Nathan T., Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 4800 Oak Grove Dr, Pasadena, CA 91109-8001, GROTZINGER, John P., Earth and Planetary Sciences, Caltech, 1200 E. California Ave, Pasadena, CA 91125, GUPTA, Sanjeev, Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, SW7 2AZ, United Kingdom, LEWIS, Kevin, Department of Geosciences, Princeton, Princeton, NJ 08544, NEWMAN, Claire E., Ashima Research, 600 S. Lake Avenue, Suite 104, Pasadena, CA 91106, RENNO, Nilton O., Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2143, SULLIVAN, R., Department of Astronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, and TEAM, MSL Science, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA 91101
69-69:25 AM POLYGONAL FRACTURE NETWORKS, GALE CRATER, MARS: HALLET, Bernard, Earth and Space Sciences & Quaternary Research Center, University of Washington, Box 351310, 365 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, hallet@u.washington.edu, SLETTEN, Ronald S., Earth and Space Sciences & Quaternary Research Center, Univ of Washington, 70 Johnson Hall, University of Washington Box 351360, Seattle, WA 98195, STEWART, Wayne, Earth and Space Sciences & Quaternary Research Center, University of Washington, Box 351310, 262 Johnson Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, MANGOLD, Nicolas, Laboratoire de Planetologie et Geodynamique de Nantes, University of Nantes, France, Nantes, 44322, France, SUMNER, Dawn Y., Geology Department, University of California-Davis, One Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, and TEAM, MSL Science, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA 91101
69-79:40 AM BOXWORK STRUCTURES AND GROUNDWATER VOLUME ESTIMATES ON MOUNT SHARP, MARS: SIEBACH, Kirsten L., Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, MC 170-25, 1200 E. California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, ksiebach@caltech.edu and GROTZINGER, John, Geological and Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology, 1200 E. California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125
69-89:55 AM HEMATITE BEARING RIDGE AS EVIDENCE FOR ANOXIC WATER DISCHARGE IN GALE CRATER: FRAEMAN, Abigail A.1, ARVIDSON, Raymond E.1, CATALANO, Jeffrey G.1, MORRIS, Richard V.2, MURCHIE, Scott L.3, SEELOS, Frank P.4, SEELOS, Kimberly D.4, MCGOVERN, J. Andy4, and VIVIANO, Christina4, (1) Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis, Campus Box 1169, One Brookings Dr, St. Louis, MO 63130, afraeman@wustl.edu, (2) Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science, NASA Johnson Space Center, Mail Code KR, 2101 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058, (3) Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD 20723, (4) Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 11100 Johns Hopkins Rd, Laurel, MD 20723
69-910:10 AM PRELIMINARY GEOLOGICAL MAP OF THE CURIOSITY LANDING ELLIPSE, GALE CRATER, MARS: SUMNER, Dawn Y., Geology, University of California, Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, dysumner@ucdavis.edu, CALEF, Fred, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91109, GRANT, John, Center for Earth and Planetary Studies, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C, DC 20560, HERKENHOFF, Ken E., USGS Astrogeology Team, 2255 N. Gemini Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, PARKER, Timothy, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109, ROWLAND, Scott K., Geology & Geophysics, University of Hawai'i, 1680 East-West Rd., POST 606, Honolulu, HI 96822, STACK, Kathryn, Geological Sciences, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91126, EDGAR, L.A., Geological and Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology, 1200 E. California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, MANGOLD, Nicolas, Laboratoire de Planetologie et Geodynamique de Nantes, University of Nantes, France, Nantes, 44322, France, and SCIENCE TEAM, MSL, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91011
69-1010:25 AM THE INITIAL PHASE OF CURIOSITY'S MISSION AT GALE CRATER: GROTZINGER, John, Geological and Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology, 1200 E. California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91125, grotz@gps.caltech.edu and TEAM, MSL Science, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA 91101
69-1110:50 AM MARS SCIENCE LABORATORY MASTCAM OBSERVATIONS OF GALE CRATER: MALIN, Michael C., Malin Space Science Systems, P.O. Box 90148, San Diego, CA 92191-0148, malin@msss.com and TEAM, MSL Science, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA 91101
69-1211:05 AM THE CHEMCAM INVESTIGATION: COMPOSITIONS AT THE CURIOSITY ROVER LANDING SITE: WIENS, Roger C., Los Alamos National Laboratory, P.O. Box 1663, MS J565, Los Alamos, NM 87545, rwiens@lanl.gov, MAURICE, Sylvestre, Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planetologie, Toulouse, 31028, France, and TEAM, MSL Science, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA 91101
69-1311:20 AM MARS HAND LENS IMAGER (MAHLI) INITIAL OBSERVATIONS AT CURIOSITY'S GALE FIELD SITE: YINGST, R. Aileen, Planetary Science Institute, 1700 E. Fort Lowell Rd., Suite 106, Tucson, AZ 85719, yingst@psi.edu, EDGETT, Kenneth S., Malin Space Science Systems, P.O. Box 90148, San Diego, CA 92191-0148, and SCIENCE TEAM, MSL, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91011
69-1411:35 AM COLLECTING AND PROCESSING ROCK AND SOIL SAMPLES ON MARS: ANDERSON, Robert C., Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 4800 Oak Grove Dr, MS 183-807, Pasadena, CA 91109, robert.c.anderson@jpl.nasa.gov
69-1511:50 AM OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES ASSOCIATED WITH THE ON-GOING GEOLOGICAL EXPLORATION OF MARS: BEATY, David W., Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109, David.Beaty@jpl.nasa.gov, ALLWOOD, Abigail C., Jet Propulsion Laboratory, M/S 183-301, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109, BASS, Deborah S., Jet Propulsion Laboratory, M/S 301-250D, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109, and WHETSEL, Charles W., Jet Propulsion Laboratory, M/S 321-690, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109

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