NASA PLANETARY VOLCANOLOGY FIELD WORKSHOP :
Analogs to Volcanic and Volcano-Sedimentary Features in Satellite and Rover Images
May 15-22, 2013
This field workshop is sponsored by NASA’s Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program (PG&G), and will be based on Kilauea Volcano, Hawai‘i. We will study volcanic features analogous to those on Mars that have been imaged recently by MOC, THEMIS, HRSC, and HiRISE and the MER and MSL rovers, comparing their field appearance to their appearance in remotely-sensed images. Volcanic features amenable to such study include lava flows, eruptive vents, pit craters, and small faults. Volcano-sedimentary features include gully-wash and landslide deposity of both primary volcanic material (ash) and lava debris. The workshop will be almost exclusively field-based, with excursions (by vehicle and by foot) to locations on Kilauea and Mauna Loa that are particularly instructive with regard to their value as Mars analogs. Pele willing, we will also observe active lava flow emplacement on the current flow field. This is a FIELD workshop, and there will be some long (perhaps rainy and/or hot) hikes - be forewarned and be prepared!
This workshop is intended for NASA PG&G- and MDAP-, and MFRP-funded senior graduate students and post-docs who already have a background in volcanology and are working on Mars volcanology problems, but are in need of field experience on real volcanoes. All expenses (including travel to and from Hawai‘i) will be covered, although it will be done on a reimbursement basis. Please note that although US citizenship is not required, all applicants MUST be students at, or employees of, a U.S. University or Institution, AND their current study or work must be funded by NASA’s PG&G or MDAP, or MFRP Programs. Because space is limited, preference will be given to graduate Students, but post-docs may also be accepted. Previous Planetary Volcanology Workshop participants cannot be considered.