Mars

PTYS_442_542 Class Schedule, Spring 2021

 

Instructor: Alfred McEwen

 

 

 

 

Date

Topic

Zoom link

13-Jan

Introduction to course and to Mars

https://arizona.zoom.us/rec/share/Sdz4-UNtlyXzLFcphOF7CTo1zEjMRF65LZtxPAnmJ3zgk-XyHuYVD1ibS7ZsSKgQ.9vl-yam_TAAJGiGp?startTime=1610571203000

15-Jan

Exploration of Mars. (Note: Friday Class)

https://arizona.zoom.us/rec/share/foFPZeSy8oSZTemR_t55ZJyo3hv7DUQs_ucyJBxTwmzqdT9fTZ2NsekWhw61rKLP.lMVVmz7DA3B3E2Cu?startTime=1610743871000

18-Jan

MLK Holiday, no class

 

20-Jan

Mars surface materials

https://arizona.zoom.us/rec/share/fzevfRgepoRTtFaQytngKTTB1Zp7wf6YACZ_cIQndDGyYW1fGMy_-kI8jrlXa3bJ.tZXmKlf9PmOIAUfi?startTime=1611175645000

25-Jan

Introduction to MRO/HiRISE, HiRISE targeting demo

https://arizona.zoom.us/rec/share/CBZYKVo19VSAYWfbINxTd6XDUaCFqDurX5MAdjlH8aSpLNLX59p-fM7uBqCLtj9i.IFo9lMJQflXrHgZF?startTime=1611608021000

27-Jan

Mars history (1) pre-Noachian and Noachian

https://arizona.zoom.us/rec/share/WH2XkT-oWpuHj53poa0rlylavLPUKuJN6MvEu9TuHEHATkaBkmQRObgDRUYMQ2hc.LunGfHOx3sP7oFUX?startTime=1611780797000

1-Feb

Mars seasons;  history (2) Hesperian

https://arizona.zoom.us/rec/share/2zwWa2-_x1kD30GIpQ8gQrdMy3C8fuYH-Xg6Q2YKjTEjiNj8OgEZSji1PdmbH_44.VcGuWJVQpZvYHzMb?startTime=1612212721000

3-Feb

Mars history (3) Amazonian

https://arizona.zoom.us/rec/share/3TlS3Vk9a_N1kKZR3ZXQw7SXahY-Z8fZIRY_uS7xdW6DKl8O50tfHKEvp_r309hV.uKBhTwWF-DRaEswN?startTime=1612385573000

8-Feb

Present-day surface processes on Mars (non-polar)

https://arizona.zoom.us/rec/share/UUKnyBCKG5o8CyzQhY73TNEqlj6GQ161d3ufRaQhkgHKHkPrcpcx3Zk4W2V8OPVu.cu-29wsBw-fhsl59?startTime=1612817661000

 

10-Feb

Mars Datasets; HiView and JMARS demos; RSL

https://arizona.zoom.us/rec/share/5EZwSrvchBGBmjZg1k4V3cLcvIw0_eHGJC-H8r_1Wwd4UmUSeJ7rQk_R2UBfZujG.30n2q0MyVQyGHaWQ?startTime=1612990178000

15-Feb

Prof. Lynn Carter: Perseverance rover mission

https://arizona.zoom.us/rec/share/NavB3BQgAdL1CH3JnYZoWsTElWLRcamKiGqXUytks6B3CP09789oQH5pf9BGcSF-.QorKvqoKPVqikxHl?startTime=1613422233000

17-Feb

Grad student lectures: M. Mills—mud volcanism

C. Cooke--glaciation

https://arizona.zoom.us/rec/share/cFMmSo6ZWQ9mkWh1tzDsBsfSepHQi77cx4HQyJfU5NN3c0ut9E3ucctQmhpxkFPo.iB1dCALoOrCany5E?startTime=1613595018000

22-Feb

Christopher Hamilton--Volcanism

https://arizona.zoom.us/rec/share/rvXu19Hsil7akShl2Xn-xxYA1VQSgaF4zWzBu_Tag6wYFnQNvxiIlZuQJq9Dj_vy.S0DNYfHcIcDxJykg?startTime=1614026882000

24-Feb

Grad student lectures: Nathan Hadland, extant life; Alia Hamdan, Martian Moons and MMX mission

class survey last 20 min.

 

1-Mar

Grad student lectures

 

3-Mar

no class--Io Volcano Observer site visit

 

8-Mar

Discuss class projects, discuss HiRISE project; TBD

 

10-Mar

Reading day, no classes

 

15-Mar

Vic Baker -- ancient water on Mars

 

17-Mar

Shane Byrne -- Polar processes and Amazonian climate change

 

22-Mar

Jeff Andrews-Hanna--Tectonics

 

24-Mar

Roger Yelle--MAVEN and Mars atmosphere

 

29-Mar

Search for life on Mars

 

31-Mar

Jessica Barnes--Mars meteorites

 

5-Apr

Concepts for future Mars exploration

 

7-Apr

Jack Holt--SHARAD and Mars’ subsurface

 

12-Apr

student final presentations

 

14-Apr

student final presentations

 

19-Apr

student final presentations

 

21-Apr

reading day--no classes

 

23-Apr

student final presentations

 

26-Apr

student final presentations

 

28-Apr

student final presentations

 

3-May

student final presentations

 

5-May

student final presentations--backup

 

7-May

classes are over

 

 

TBD Topics:

polar processes and climate change--Shane Byrne

water on Mars--Vic Baker

volcanology--Christopher Hamilton

tectonics--Jeff Andrews-Hanna

impact cratering

meteorites + geochemistry--Jessica Barnes

astrobiology

Mars2020-- Lynn Carter

subsurface structures from radar sounding -- Jack Holt

atmospheric processes--Roger Yelle

 

If possible, or maybe grad student presentations:

age dating of landscapes and rocks

aeolian processes

 

Grad student topic suggestions: see separate document