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Poster Session: Venus: The Heat is On

Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 6:30 PM
Town Hall Exhibit Area

Onuma H.* Noguchi K. Ando H. Imamura T. Sagawa H.
Derivation of Vertical Profiles of SO2 in the Venus Cloud Layer by the Akatsuki Radio Occultation Measurements [#1066]
We estimated the SO2 vertical profiles in the Venus cloud using the data obtained by the RO measurements in the Venus climate orbiter mission, “Akatsuki.”
Cascioli G.* Mazarico E. M. Renaud J. P. Durante D. Iess L. et al.
Measuring Venus' Gravitational Response to Atmospheric Loading with VERITAS [#1187]
We assess the VERITAS capability of measuring Venus’ loading Love numbers and discuss their importance for understanding Venus’ interior.
McVann P.* Ghail R. C.
Mapping Low Degree and Order Gravitational Anomalies on the Surface of Venus [#2374]
Creating Bouguer anomaly maps of the surface of Venus using low-degree spherical harmonic models in Python to investigate gravitational anomalies.
McGregor N. J.* Nimmo F. Gillmann C. Golabek G. J. Plattner A. M. et al.
Constraining Venus’ Convection Regime from Baltis Vallis Topography [#1724]
We place constraints on Venus’ present-day internal structure and dynamics by comparing topography produced by convection models with Baltis Vallis’ topography.
Paredes M. S.* Gregg T. K. P.
Preliminary Mapping Results of Mahuea Tholus, Venus [#2641]
Venus is bizarre / Lavas flow smooth but crumple / Mapping reveals all.
Miles R. J. H.* Ghail R. C. Manning C. J. Mason P. J.
Venusian Tectonism and Volcanism in Themis Regio [#2928]
Researching the interaction between Themis Regio and Parga Chasmata with implications for the crust and the mantle of Venus using a new geological map of V-53.
Bogart S.* Treiman A. H.
The Distribution and Volume of Impact Melt, Cleopatra Crater, Maxwell Montes, Venus [#1265]
The volume of the Cleopatra crater and the valley fill melt downslope are measured to investigate the origin of the melt and the conditions of impact.
Briggs S. A.* Klimczak C. James P. B.
Topographic Changes on the Surface of Venus Observed Along Lava Channels [#1620]
Global topographic changes have been observed along widespread canali-like channels called valles, currently interpreted as channelized lava flows.
Deahn M. C.* Gilmore M. S.
Hoad C. A. J.* Ghail R. C. Manning C. J. Mason P. J.
Styles of Upwelling Induced Tessera Disruption in Lada Terra [#2705]
Results from new mapping study of Lada Terra focusing on the dichotomous effects of a major mantle upwelling event on two tessera massifs.
McKenna T. E.* Weller M. B. Kiefer W. S.
Initial Analysis of Ganis Chasma, a Complex Rift Zone on Venus [#2501]
Mantle plume puffs up / The lithosphere rifts open / Why segmentation?
Gülcher A. J. P.* Gurnis M. Smrekar S.
The Peculiar Case of Rift Tectonics on Venus [#2502]
We address the peculiar case of rift tectonics on Venus, show preliminary 3D modeling results, and discuss their relevance for future Venus space missions.
Defilippis D.* Komatsu G.
Global Distribution and Morphometric Comparison of "Sinuous Rilles" on the Moon and Venus [#1360]
We studied global distributions and performed morphometric analyses of 636 sinuous rilles on the Moon and Venus for comparative volcanology.
Sabbeth L.* Carrington M. A. Smrekar S. E.
What Makes Some Venusian Coronae So Stealthy? [#1769]
Stealthy coronae / Where is your topography? / Where are your fractures?
Ganesh I.* Herrick R. R. Kremic T.
Bounds on Venus’s Seismicity from Theoretical and Analog Estimations [#1851]
Some hot rocks rattle / A Venus shake, Venus quake / How often are they?
Hahn R. M.* Byrne P. K.
Estimates of the Total Number of Volcanoes on Venus [#2214]
Counting volcanoes/ What distribution will fit?/ Similar to Earth?
Jesina E.* Carter L. Ganesh I.
Expanding upon the Collection of Known Venusian Landslides [#2678]
We are using Magellan data to search for and classify landslides on Venus in the Atla Regio region. So far, we have identified and classified 29 new landslides.
Haas E. N.* Whitten J. L.
Variations in the Backscatter Coefficient of Intra-tessera Plains [#2891]
The radar properties of intra-tessera plains vary considerably and may offer insight about their original roughness, modification history, and relative ages.
Childs D. A.* Acosta J. McHenry L. J.
Investigation of Oxidation Conditions Within Lava Tubes: Analogue For Venus Surface Geology [#1168]
Basaltic rock samples were collected from lava tubes formed by flows from Mauna Loa, Hawai‘i and analyzed for Venus-like weathering conditions.
Acosta J. A.* McHenry L. J.
Extended, High-Temperature Cooling of Lava Tube Interiors: Analog for Venus [#3001]
This project is analyzing lava samples from lava tubes at Sparkle Cave, Mauna Loa, using X-ray diffraction (XRD) to determine their mineralogical composition.
Port S. T.* Kremic T. Hunter G. W.
Experimental Investigation of Potential HCL and HF Mineral Buffers on Venus [#2356]
Using the Venus Simulation Chamber known as GEER, we examined several minerals that have been hypothesized through modeling as potential HCl and HF buffers.
Port S. T.* Santos A. R. Lukco D. Kremic T. Hunter G. W.
Experimental Investigation of the Reactivity of Calcium-Bearing Minerals with SO2 Under Simulated Venus Conditions [#2394]
We have been investigating the interactions between several calcium-bearing minerals and SO2 at simulated Venus temperature to determine their reaction rates.
Merchak E. J.* Port S. T. Chevrier V. F.
Supercritical Versus Gaseous CO2: Minerals Under Simulated Venus Surface Conditions [#2565]
Carbon dioxide / Venus has high T and P / Minerals react.
Bouwens M. L.* Gilmore M. S. Santos A. R.
Mineral Reactions with Gases Found on Venus Surfaces at High Temperatures [#3009]
Mineral and gas reactions at high temperatures, likely to be found on Venus’ surface.
White H. T.* Chevrier V. F.
Investigating the Geochemical Conditions on the Venusian Surface During the Possible Climate Transition [#1327]
Initial results from a thermodynamic model used to simulate the equilibrium paragenesis between various crust models, a primitive ocean, and the atmosphere.
Santos A. R.* Gilmore M. S. Zolotov M. Yu. Tu V.
Constraining Oxygen and Sulfur Fugacity in Venus Weathering Experiments in the Glenn Extreme Environment Rig [#2909]
Samples were included in a 60-day Venus weathering experiment in NASA’s Glenn Extreme Environment Rig to bracket the experimental oxygen and sulfur fugacity.
Leight C.* McCanta M. C. Dyar M. D. Helbert J. Maturilli A. et al.
Comparison Between Bidirectional and Hemispherical Spectra of Venus-Analog Basalt-Weathering Product Mixtures [#2413]
Basalt-sulfate mixtures produce distinct spectra when observed with the different geometries, although similar trends with varying sulfate proportion.
Gilmore M. S.* Santos A. R.
“Marty’s Minerals Test”: Hundreds of Geologic Samples in the NASA Glenn Extreme Environments Rig (GEER) for 60 Days at Venus Surface Conditions [#2750]
This test exposed hundreds of Venus relevant samples to Venus surface conditions for 60 days in the most sophisticated Venus chamber in the world.
Izenberg N. R.* Gilmore M. S. Sprouse M. D.
VfOx in GEER: Functional Test of a Venus Oxygen Fugacity Sensor [#1277]
Sniffing that O2 / Can VfOx smell what the GEER / Is cooking?
Helbert J.* Alemanno G. Maturilli A. van Den Neucker A. Adeli S. et al.
Venus Facilities at the DLR Planetary Spectroscopy Laboratory (PSL) in Support of the NASA VERITAS, ESA EnVision and NASA DAVINCI Missions [#1679]
If you’re seeing almost — almost invisible rocks through the atmosphere of Venus... Who you gonna call? DLR Planetary Spectroscopy Laboratory.
Longo A. Z.* Liu X.
Objectives for an Experimental Study of Weathering on the Surface of Venus [#2318]
We plan to study the effects of the venusian atmosphere on exposed rocks. This abstract describes the goals and methodology of our forthcoming study.
Maturilli A.* Van den Neucker A. Alemanno G. Helbert J. Dyar M. D.
A Laboratory Study on End-Member Mixing for the Deconvolution of Spectra Measured from VEM on NASA VERITAS Mission [#2120]
We highlight the difficulties of calibrating emissivity spectra acquired under Venus conditions, and the importance of carefully interpreting individual spectra.
Alemanno G.* Helbert J. Maturilli A. Dyar M. D. Adeli S. et al.
From Berlin to Venus with VERITAS and EnVision — VNIR Emissivity Spectra of Venus Analogue Rocks and the VEM/VenSpec-M Verification Plan [#2016]
In this work we present a proper VEM/VenSpec-M data verification plan that includes engineering instrument calibration and a careful data validation plan.
Baines K. H.* Davis A. B. Cutts J. A. Sutin B. M. Byrne P. K.
High-Spatial-Resolution Nighttime Near-IR Imaging of the Surface of Venus via a Balloon-Borne Tow-Body Camera System [#1838]
Nighttime spectral imagery of Venus’ surface at 10-m scales is achievable from below the ~47-km altitude clouds for morphological and compositional studies.
Izraelevitz J. S. Pauken M. Krishnamoorthy S. Goel A. Baines K.* et al.
Test Flights and Altitude Control Demonstration of a Prototype Venus Aerobot [#2279]
Test flight of JPL’s prototype variable-altitude Venus aerobot, designed to withstand the corrosive sulfuric acid aerosols of Venus’ atmosphere.
Nikolic D.* Madzunkov S.
Maturation of the QIT-MS Sensor for the Venus Aerosol Mass Spectrometer [#1366]
The complete mass spectrum of H2SO4 has been continuously measured for 40 days in support of Venus cloud aerobot mission.
Cutts J. A.* Azad A, M. Baines K. H. Dawson S. Dorsky L. et al.
Technologies for Exploring the Venus Cloud Environment [#1401]
Exploring the Venus cloud layer presents a range of environmental challenges including corrosive aerosols, which require innovative technological solutions.
Mazarico E.* Iess L. Cascioli G. Durante D. De Marchi F. et al.
Exploring the Venus Crust and Lithosphere with the VERITAS Gravity Science Investigation [#2153]
We present how the VERITAS Gravity Science Investigation will help constrain important properties of the crust and lithosphere of Venus.
Smrekar S. E.* Hensley S. Dyar M. D. Whitten J. Nunes D. et al.
VERITAS (Venus Emissivity, Radio Science, InSAR, Topography, and Spectroscopy): A Selected Discovery Mission [#1198]
VERITAS is a selected Discovery mission that provides foundational datasets for Venus. NASA has delayed the mission for reasons external to the project.
Widemann T.* Straume A. G. Ocampo A. Voirin T. Bruzzone L. et al.
EnVision: Understanding Why Earth’s Closest Neighbor Is So Different [#1764]
EnVision was selected in 2021 as ESA’s fifth medium-class mission to Venus; the mission adoption is scheduled for February/March 2024.
El Bilali H.* Ernst R. E.
The Great Dyke of Atla Regio, Venus: The Longest Traced Individual Dyke In the Solar System [#1364]
Tracing of a nearly 3700-km-long individual mafic dyke, the Great Dyke of Atla Regio, the longest traced individual dyke known in the solar system.