GBT Astro2020 Planetary and Solar System Science
This is a public web page sharing documentation, science plans, and
ideas in the area of planetary radar and solar system science with GBT for the
ASTRO-2020 decadal survey.
If you are interested in participating in the GBT Astro-2020 efforts,
please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating which of the
science discussions you would like to join.
If you have any questions, please contact Frank Ghigo
(email@example.com) who is the Green Bank coordinator for the GBT
Planetary Science group.
Documentation and Links
- David Blank
- Amber Bonsall
- Bruce Campbell
- Timothy Dolch
- Bill Feldman
- Frank Ghigo
- Tapasi Ghosh
- Elizabeth Jensen
- Adam Kobelski
- Joseph Lazio
- Ronald Maddalena
- Jean-Luc Margot
- Lynn Matthews
- Brett McGuire
- Arielle Moullet
- Catherine Neish
- Anthony Remijan
- Edgard Rivera-Valentin
- Chris Salter
- Matt Siegler
- Hanna Sizemore
- Patrick Taylor
- Katrina Skirmante
- Karl Warnick
Proposed topics - revised November 2018
- Bistatic radar of near earth asteroids.
- The obvious importance is warning about possible asteroid or comet impacts on the Earth.
- Science motivation: solar system dynamics and evolution. (Edgard, Patrick, Mike, Amber)
- Lunar and planetary radar (including planet moons)
- Composition of Lunar regolith, evolution of Lunar surface. (Bruce C.)
- Planet and ocean worlds dynamics and internal structure (Jean-Luc)
- Chemistry of comet comas (Amy L.)
- Ion tails of comets (Chris S.)
- Chemistry of planetary atmospheres (Arielle and Amber)
- Exoplanet auroras, Jupiter-Io type radiation (Tim Dolch)
- Physics of the Sun and solar atmosphere. Papers in progress by Adam Kobelsky and Liz Jensen
We hope to collect white papers before the end of October.
They are to be submitted to the National Academy in January
and should be no more than 5 pages each.
Note the National Academy's instructions:
"Authors should focus their white papers on the detailed presentation
of fundamental and important science opportunities, rather than on
broad or general studies. White papers will be of most use if they
identify directly specific critical questions and opportunities
as well as the potential measurements and/or theoretical advances
that will address them."
Last updated 05 December 2018 by Frank Ghigo