Call for Papers

Call for Papers for “Ice On Ceres”

Submission acceptance begins: 01 October 2017
Submission deadline through: 01 November 2017

Britney Schmidt, Georgia Tech
Hanna Sizemore, Planetary Science Institute

This issue of JGR-Planets will focus on evidence for ice and its dynamical behavior on Ceres

from morphological, compositional, and geophysical perspectives. Prior to the Dawn mission’s arrival at Ceres, many lines of evidence pointed to a potentially ice rich composition, however there were no direct detections of ice on its surface. The Dawn mission has revealed an intimate mixture of ice and silicates at Ceres’ surface, and a complex history for ice in the interior. Understanding the role of ice on Ceres places important constraints on the history and distribution of water in the asteroid belt, as well as presenting a range of surface processes potentially unique to Ceres, which represents a hybrid between the silicate bodies of the inner solar system and the icy worlds of the outer solar system. Manuscripts should be submitted through the GEMS Web site for JGR-Planets.

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Call for Papers for “Planetary Mapping: Methods, Tools for Scientific Analysis and Exploration”

Submission acceptance begins: 01 November 2017
Submission deadline through: 28 February 2018

Editor: Steve Hauck

Angelo Pio Rossi, Jacobs University Bremen
Trent Hare, United States Geological Survey
Chiara Marmo, Université Paris SUD
Lisa Gaddis, United States Geological Survey
Jay Laura, United States Geological Survey

Imaging, geologic and geospatial mapping of planetary surfaces is key to exploration. A growing wealth of data has triggered the development of new tools, capabilities and techniques for storing, serving, analyzing and interpreting planetary mission data. The process of planetary geologic and thematic mapping also evolves both in standards and practice with the availability of more diverse, more complex, complementary datasets. This special section aims at summarizing the state of the art and perspective of planetary mapping in broad sense (imaging, geospatial, geologic) and its underlying techniques for future robotic and human exploration of solid bodies in the Solar System. Encouraged topics of the special section include: planetary cartography, analysis and visualization tools, scientific case studies for geologic/geospatial mapping matching traditional and innovative approaches. This is a special joint section and will welcome software and algorithm development (Earth and Space Science) as well as scientific data analysis papers (JGR-Planets). Manuscripts should be submitted appropriately through the GEMS Web site for either JGR-Planets or Earth and Space Science.

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