2021 Annual Meeting of Planetary Geologic Mappers

June 14-15, 2021

 

Program and Abstracts

 

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Monday, June 14, 2021

10:00 a.m.                           Mercury, Venus, and the Moon

12:20 p.m.                          Mapping Mars I

1:10 p.m.                             Mars Posters

1:55 p.m.                             Mapping Strategies

 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

10:00 a.m.                           Mapping Mars II

11:15 a.m.                           Minor Planets, Icy Moons, and Asteroids

1:05 p.m.                             Beyond Mars Posters

1:45 p.m.                             Mapping Aids and the Future

 

 

Monday, June 14, 2021

MERCURY, VENUS, AND THE MOON

10:00 a.m.   Virtual One

Chairs:  Pete Mouginis-Mark and James Skinner

 

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10:00 a.m.

Skinner J. *

Welcome and Update to the USGS Planetary Mapping Program Recording

10:20 a.m.

Man B. *   Rothery D. A.   Balme M. R.   Conway S. J.   Wright J.

Geological Mapping of Mercury and the Neruda Quadrangle (H13) [#7012] Recording
The Neruda quadrangle is one of the final uncharted regions on the planet at the 1:3M scale and poses an exciting yet significant challenge for morphostratigraphic mapping due to the sheer complexity of the region. My second year progress will be shown.

10:30 a.m.

Aubele J. C. *

Venus Quadrangles Shimti Tessera (V-11) and Vellamo Planitia (V-12):  Implications of the Venus Shield Plains Unit [#7021] Recording
Mapping of Venus quads V-11 and V-12 has examined the shield plains unit in its type location including:  (1) characteristics of the unit; (2) comparison with shield fields; and (3) implications, including development of Venus’ single-lid tectonics.

10:40 a.m.

Buczkowski D. L. *   Fattaruso L. A.   McGowan E. M.   McGill G. E.

Geologic Map of the Lachesis Tessera Quadrangle (V-18), Venus [#7040] Recording
We present our progress on the geologic map of the Lachesis Tessera Quadrangle (V-18) of Venus. We also present geologic unit descriptions and analysis of geomorphic features in the quadrangle.

10:50 a.m.

Head James W. *   Ivanov Mikhail A.

Global Geologic Mapping of Venus:  Identification of Challenges and Opportunities for Future Venus Mapping [#7044] Recording
We report on a global 1:10M geologic map of Venus, the major geological phases that it reveals, and 12 fundamental outstanding questions that can be addressed with future geologic mapping to increase our understanding of the evolution of Venus.

11:00 a.m.

Garry W. B. *   Ostrach L. R.   Jodhpurkar M. J.   Yingst R. A.   Mest S. C.

Updating the Geologic Maps of the Apollo 15–16–17 Landing Sites [#7023] Recording
Our team is creating six new geologic maps for the Apollo 15, 16, and 17 landing sites at 1:200k and 1:24k map-scales. We have also created a new crater catalog for each map. The pre-mission maps have been digitized and will be archived in the PDS.

11:10 a.m.

Weitz C. M. *   Berman D. C.   Mest S. C.   Morgan G. A.   Gaddis L. R.

Geologic Mapping of Lunar Dark Mantle Deposits in Sinus Aestuum and Mare Vaporum [#7011] Recording
We are producing a geologic map of the Moon at 1:1M scale from 18.5° W to 9.5° E and 0° N to 16° N on a WAC basemap, which includes the pyroclastic dark mantle deposits in Sinus Aestuum, Rima Bode, and Mare Vaporum.

11:20 a.m.

 

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11:30 a.m.

Poehler C. M. *   van der Bogert C. H.   Hiesinger H.   Ivanov M.   Head J. W.

The South Pole-Aitken Basin Region — A New Geological Map [#7032]
We present a geologic map of the lunar South Pole-Aitken Basin region including the South Pole and parts of Orientale basin at a scale of 1:500k.

11:40 a.m.

Bernhardt H. *   Robinson M. S.

Geomorphic Map (1:10,000) and Science Target Identification in Artemis III AOI 001 and 004 on the Shackleton-de Gerlache Ridge [#7004] Recording
We used 5 m/pixel LDEMs and NAC mosaics to map parts of the Shackleton-de Gerlache ridge. We identified three targets of high potential scientific yield requiring only short excursions from previous safety-focused traverse proposals.

11:50 a.m.

Mikolajewski S. *   Hiesinger H.   van der Bogert C. H.   Schmedemann N.

Investigation of Four Candidate Landing Sites Inside Mare Moscoviense [#7030] Recording
Here we present four candidate landing sites distributed across the floor of the Moscoviense basin. The landing sites were investigated in detail concerning aspects of lander and rover safety.

12:00 p.m.

Iqbal W. *   Hiesinger H.   van der Bogert C. H.

Comprehensive Geological Mapping of Apollo 15 and Apollo17 Landing Sites and Their Implications [#7047] Recording
New detailed geological maps of Apollo 15 and Apollo 17 landing sites are produced using recent data.

12:10 p.m.

Skinner J. *

Discussion of Inner Solar System Maps Recording

 

Monday, June 14, 2021

MAPPING MARS I

12:20 p.m.   Virtual One

Chairs:  Pete Mouginis-Mark and James Skinner

 

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12:20 p.m.

Pondrelli M. *   Frigeri A.   Marinangeli L.   Di Pietro I.   Tangari A. C.   Pantaloni M.   Luzzi E.   Pozzobon R.   Nass A.   Rossi A. P.

Geological Mapping and Representation of Martian Sedimentary Deposits:  An Example from the Southeastern Margin of Holden Crater [#7007] Recording
Holden crater shows an association of fluvial-relalated morphologies/deposits. We organized the attributes and shapefiles in order to convey an ‘objective’ representation of the units associated but distinguished by their genetic interpretation.

12:30 p.m.

Landis M. E. *   Whitten J. L.

A Revised Geologic Map of the South Polar Layered Deposits, Mars:  Year 0 Updates [#7006] Recording
As part of the NASA ROSES 2020 PDART call, our proposal was selected to remap the south polar region of Mars (70° S to 90° S). Here, we summarize our proposed work and describe our first year goals of the project.

12:40 p.m.

Crown D. A. *   Chuang F. C.   Rice J. W. Jr.   Ruff S. W.   Scheidt S. P.

Geologic Mapping of Gusev Crater, Mars:  Gusev Rim and Floor Characteristics [#7020]
We have initiated a new geologic mapping investigation of Gusev crater, designed to produce a 1:250K-scale, formal geologic map focused on the geologic evolution of the Gusev rim and floor.

12:50 p.m.

Buczkowski D. L.   Ettenborough I. E. *   Seelos K. D.   Thomson B. J.   Crumpler L. S.

Geologic Mapping (1:60K) of Aeolis Mons, Gale Crater, Mars and spectral interpretation of Map Units [#7039] Recording
We present the results of geologic mapping in western Aeolis Mons, and our analysis of layered sedimentary deposits where geomorphic units are closely related to mineralogic detections, mapped for significant distances around the mound.

 

Monday, June 14, 2021

POSTER SESSION:  MARS

1:10 p.m.   Virtual One

Chairs:  Pete Mouginis-Mark and James Skinner

 

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1:10 p.m.

Buban H. *   Okubo C.

Progress on Geologic Mapping in the Southern Utopia Basin [#7048] Recording
Progress on geologic mapping in southern Utopia basin, methods and preliminary results discussed.

1:13 p.m.

Bertoli S. *   Massironi M.   Baroni C.   Salvatore M. C.

Landforms Analysis of a Floor Fractured Crater in Terra Sirenum, Mars [#7033] Recording
A landforms analysis of a crater located in the area of Terra Sirenum, which has a chaotic floor and periglacial morphologies. The photointerpretative analysis led to compile a geomorphological map at the scale of 1:25,000 of the area.

1:16 p.m.

Cartwright S. F. A. *   Seelos F. P.   Poffenbarger R. T.   Calvin W. M.

Creating Multispectral Mosaics of Mars’ South Polar Residual Cap from CRISM Mapping Data [#7053] Recording
We present new 90 and 180 m/pix multispectral (72 SWIR bands) mosaics of the SPRC, which can be used to map H2O and CO2 ice mixtures in unprecedented spatial and spectral detail.

1:19 p.m.

Peña M. P. *   Perroud S. P.   Quiroga R. Q.   Fuentes G. F.

Strike Slip Tectonics in the Southern Noctis Laberynthus:  Geomorphological and Structural Features in the Boundary with the Sirya Planum [#7052] Recording
In this work we will present an geomorphologic-structural analysis, in the Noctis Labyrinthus area, showing new strike-slip tectonic evidences in the southern border of the Labyrinthus.

1:22 p.m.

Wróblewski F. W. *   Rader E. L.

Geologic Mapping and Geomorphic Analysis of Possible Quenched Lavas in Western Elysium Mons, Mars [#7024] Recording
Lava flows with potential quench structures are mapped in detail for future VNIR and IR analysis.

1:25 p.m.

Rani A. *   Sarbadhikari A. B.   Hood D. R.   Karunatillake S.   Nambiar S.

Chemical Provinces of Mars Complementing Mapped Geology [#7041]
Inter-methodological is used to characterize geological processes using all nine Gamma-Ray spectrometer derived elemental concentration maps, to understand primary and secondary processes on martian surface.

1:28 p.m.

Hargitai H. I. *   Gulick V. C.

The Map of the Channels East of Olympus Mons [#7049] Recording
We present the 1:1.6 million scale map of the channels and channel-associated landforms east of Olympus Mons.

1:31 p.m.

Robas C. *   Molina A.   López I.   Prieto-Ballesteros O.   Fairén A. G.

Margulis and Roemer Craters:  Evidence for Resurfacing and Denudation on Mars. [#7026] Recording
We have produced a 1:650,000 scale geomorphological map where two impact craters stand out due to their large size, their old age and the geological units they contain.

1:34 p.m.

Skinner J. *

Discussion of Mars Maps and Posters Recording

 

Monday, June 14, 2021

MAPPING STRATEGIES

1:55 p.m.   Virtual One

Chairs:  Pete Mouginis-Mark and James Skinner

 

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1:55 p.m.

Naß A. *   Massironi M.   Rossi A. P.   Pozzobon R.   Brandt C.   Nodjoumi G.   Pondrelli M.   Pantaloni M.   Galluzzi V.   Altieri F.   Frigeri A.   Carli C.   Giacomini L.   Mège D.   Gurgurewicz J.   Tesson P.-A.   Marinangeli L.   van der Bogert C. H.   Poehler C.

Streaming European Mapping Efforts: the Geologic Mapping of Planetary Bodies (GMAP) [#7034] Recording
The primary focus of GMAP is to streamline the processes which are involved in the production of geological and geomorphological maps of planetary surfaces. This is what we presenting here.

2:05 p.m.

Massironi M. *   Rossi A. P.   Wright J.   Zambon F.   Poheler C.   Giacomini L.   Carli C.   Ferrari S.   Semenzato A.   Luzzi E.   Pozzobon R.   Tognon G.   Rothery D. A.   Van der Bogert C.   Galluzzi V.   Altieri F.

From Morpho-Stratigraphic to Geo(Spectro)-Stratigraphic Units:  The PLANMAP Contribution [#7045] Recording
PLANMAP and GMAP are attempting to integrating spectral and color information into morpho-stratigraphic maps, thus generating geo(spectro)-stratigraphic maps of Mercury, the Moon and Mars following different approaches.

2:15 p.m.

Michael G. G. *

Planetary Surface Dating with Craterstats3 — A New Open Source Implementation in Python [#7010]
Craterstats is a software tool for analyzing crater count data in the context of a planetary surface chronology model. This abstract introduces a new open implementation intended to be a permanent reference for the underlying calculations.

2:25 p.m.

Fairweather J. H. *   Lagain A.   Servis K.   Benedix G. K.   Kumar S. S.   Bland P. A.

Using the Spatial Distribution of Automatically Detected Impact Crater’s as a Tool to Map the Lunar Surface at High-Resolution [#7025] Recording
Using an automated impact crater detection algorithm to detect small craters (15m<D<1km) on the lunar surface. The ability to accurately detect these craters gives unprecedented detail of the lunar surface, both structural and chronological.

2:35 p.m.

Skinner J. *

Wrap-up of First Day Recording

 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

MAPPING MARS II

10:00 a.m.   Virtual One

Chairs:  Pete Mouginis-Mark and James Skinner

 

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10:00 a.m.

Skinner J. *

Welcome and Today’s Schedule Recording

10:10 a.m.

Fortezzo C. M. *   Edgar L. A.   Black S. R.

Geologic Map of Southwestern Melas Chasma, Mars, 1:150,000-Scale [#7050] Recording
Geologic mapping update for Melas basin in south central Valles Marineris, Mars.

10:20 a.m.

Baschetti B. *   Altieri F.   Carli C.   Frigeri A.   Sgavetti M.

Mineralogical and Geomorphological Characterization of a Martian Crater in Northern Meridiani Planum Terrains [#7028] Recording
A 20-km-wide crater in northern Meridiani Planum (Mars - 359.96°E, 2.45°N) was selected to investigate both its mineralogical and geomorphological characteristics using MRO-based instruments CRISM, HiRISE and CTX.

10:30 a.m.

Mills M. M. *   McEwen A. S.

Preliminary Regional Geologic Map of Utopia Planitia in the Potential Tianwen-1 Landing Region [#7015] Recording
We present a preliminary geologic map of a 4°x4° part of Utopia Planitia, which may be the potential future landing site of the Tianwen-1 spacecraft lander and rover. Therefore, understanding the local and regional geologic context is important.

10:40 a.m.

Wilson S. A. *   Grant J. A.

Geologic Mapping of MTM Quadrangles –20022, –25022, –20017, and –25017 in Margaritifer Terra, Mars [#7042] Recording
We are in the first year of mapping 4 quads in Margaritifer Terra at 1:1M scale. The map encompasses the medial to distal portions of the Samara-Himera and Paraná-Loire valley network systems, two of the largest valley systems on the planet.

10:50 a.m.

Luna J. W. *

High-Resolution Geologic Mapping of a Terraced Fan in Garu Crater, Aeolis Mensae, Mars [#7019] Recording
Here, we present year three results from mapping terraced fans in Aeolis Mensae and Xanthe Terra, Mars, with emphasis on Garu Crater (USGS SIM target).

11:00 a.m.

Skinner J. *

Discussion of Mars Maps Recording

 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

MINOR PLANETS, ICY MOONS, AND ASTEROIDS

11:15 a.m.   Virtual One

Chairs:  Pete Mouginis-Mark and James Skinner

 

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11:15 a.m.

Scully J. E. C. *   Baker S. R.   Castillo-Rogez J. C.   Buczkowski D. L.

Assessment of Potential Landing and Sampling Sites for a Future Mission to the Surface of Ceres, via Geologic Mapping and Associated Techniques [#7008] Recording
While hazards are present (slopes >10°, fractures, pitted terrain and boulders), our work shows that safe sites likely exist in Occator crater, Haulani crater and at Ahuna Mons, and that they could plausibly be reached safely by an in-situ mission.

11:25 a.m.

Yingst R. A. *   Mest S. C.   Garry W. B.   Williams D. A.   Berman D. C.   Gregg T. K. P.

Mapping Vesta Using a Hybrid Method for Incorporating Spectroscopic and Morphologic Data [#7036] Recording
To integrate color data into our Vesta map, we have created two maps independently (morphologic and color) and will combine them using the unique information from both. In this way, we avoid losing stratigraphic interpretations revealed by color.

11:35 a.m.

White O. L. *   Singer K. N.   Williams D. A.   Moore J. M.   Lopes R. M. C.

A Global Geological Map of Pluto at 1:7M Scale [#7009] Recording
We present a summary of the complete first draft of a US Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map (SIM) at 1:7M scale that covers the >75% of Pluto’s surface that was imaged by the New Horizons spacecraft flyby in 2015.

11:45 a.m.

Martin E. S. *   Patthoff D. A.   Bland M. T.   Watters T. R.   Collins G. C.   Becker T.

Geologic Mapping of Triton’s Neptunian Hemisphere [#7016]
We present updates on our Triton map, including a preliminary correlation of map units.

11:55 a.m.

 

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12:05 p.m.

Williams D. A. *   Malaska M. J.   Lopes R. M. C.   Schoenfeld A. M.   Birch S. P. D.

First USGS Global Geologic Map of Titan [#7001] Recording
This presentation will discuss our newly-funded project, to make the first USGS-published global geological map of Saturn’s moon, Titan.

12:15 p.m.

Chiarolanza G. *   Mitri G.   Pondrelli M.

Geological Mapping and Stratigraphy of Thrace and Thera Macula, Europa [#7014] Recording
Through an extensive geological mapping of two chaotic terrains on Europa, Thrace and Thera Macula, we reconstructed the icy plates kinematics and inferred a time stratigraphy of the region by analysing the cross-cutting relationships.

12:25 p.m.

Martin E. S. *   Patthoff D. A.   Kirchoff M. R.

A 1:5M Global Geologic Map of Saturn’s Moon Dione [#7017]
We present the motivation and background for a new global geologic map of Dione.

12:35 p.m.

Besse S. *   Leon-Dasi M.   Grieger B.   Kueppers M.

Mapping a Duck:  Geological Features and Region Definitions on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko [#7029] Recording
The data from the Rosetta mission enabled the reconstruction of 67P’s shape and the identification of the terrains and features. The irregular shape of the comet poses a challenge for the depiction of geological features in 2d that we have solved.

12:45 p.m.

Skinner J. *

Discussion of Presented Maps Recording

 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

POSTER SESSION:  BEYOND MARS

1:05 p.m.   Virtual One

Chairs:  Pete Mouginis-Mark and James Skinner

 

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1:05 p.m.

Galluzzi V. *   Rothery D. A.   Giacomini L.   Guzzetta L.   El Yazidi M.   Ferranti L.   Lennox A. R.   Malliband C.   Man B.   Massironi M.   Palumbo P.   Pegg D. L.   Tognon G.   Wright J.

European Quadrangle Mapping of Mercury:  Status Report [#7027] Recording
A complete global series of 1:3M-scale maps of Mercury is being prepared in preparation for the forthcoming ESA/JAXA BepiColombo mission to aid the selection of scientific targets and to provide context for interpretation of new data.

1:08 p.m.

Gebbing T. *   Hiesinger H.   Iqbal W.   van der Bogert C. H.

New Geologic Map of the Apollo 16 Landing Site:  Implications for the Lunar Chronology [#7031] Recording
The Apollo 16 landing site was mapped with the recent lunar data to measure CSFDs and compare the data with different sample studies for the calibration of the lunar chronology.

1:11 p.m.

Sizemore H. G. *   O’Brien D. P.   Neesemann A.   Crown D. A.   Berman D. C.   Buczkowski D. L.   Scully J. E. C.

High-Resolution Geologic Mapping of Urvara Crater, Ceres:  Basemap, Crater Counting, and Feature Maps [#7046] Recording
We present a new 5 m/px image mosaic of Urvara Crater, Ceres, along with a kernal density estimate of the Urvara interior based on craters > 300 m diameter and preliminary high-resolution maps of geologic features.

1:14 p.m.

Mest S. C. *   Berman D. C.   Buczkowski D. L.   Crown D. A.   Scully J. E. C.   Williams D. A.   Yingst R. A.   Frigeri A.   Nass A.   Neesemann A.   Prettyman T. H.   Sizemore H. G.

The Global LAMO-Based Geologic Map of Ceres [#7035] Recording
We are using high-resolution image, topographic, and spectral data sets to produce a LAMO-based global geologic map of minor planet Ceres. This updated map will contribute to refining the geologic history of Ceres and the Cerean chronostratigraphy.

1:17 p.m.

Leonard E. J. *   Senske D. A.   Patthoff D. A.

Mapping Europa at the Regional Scale:  Insights from Conamara Chaos and Block Size-Frequency Distributions [#7022] Recording
We discuss preliminary results from regional scale mapping (1:2M) of Conamara Chaos and resulting chaos block size distribution analysis showing that it is possible to quantify chaos morphology.

1:20 p.m.

Massironi M. *   Rossi A. P.   Penasa L.   Pozzobon R.   Tognon G.   Wright J.   Van Der Bogert C.   Zambon F.   Galluzzi V.   Caravaca G.   Le Mouélic S.

The Geology and Planetary Mapping Winter School [#7043] Recording
The presentation will describe the first edition of the Geology and Planetary Mapping virtual school, which involved more than 150 participants spread all over the world and more than 50 instructors from at least 9 European institutions.

1:23 p.m.

Davias M. E. *

Geospatial Landform Mapping Using HRTdems Integrated into a Virtual Globe [#7002] Recording
A protocol is introduced which uses Global Mapper GIS (GM) and Google Earth (GE) virtual globe to enumerate landforms and document their spatial measurements and distribution. HRTdems are integrated onto the virtual globe for enhanced visualization.

1:26 p.m.

Black S. R. *   Skinner J. A. Jr.

Improving the Accessibility and Functionality of Planetary Maps Through Web-Based Resources [#7037] Recording
The USGS Astrogeology Planetary Geologic Mapping Program is working to make all published and future standardized USGS planetary maps available through interactive web services to reduce the need for map users to have specialized GIS skills.

1:29 p.m.

Skinner J. *

DISCUSSION/BREAK Recording

 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

MAPPING AIDS AND THE FUTURE

1:45 p.m.   Virtual One

Chairs:  Pete Mouginis-Mark and James Skinner

 

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1:45 p.m.

Burr D. M. *   Wolak Luna J.   Learner Ponterio Z.   Skinner J. A. Jr.   Black S. R.

Status Update on the Inaugural NASA Planetary Geologic Mapping Workshop:  Selected for June 2022 [#7038] Recording
Our proposed planetary geologic mapping workshop has been selected for June 2022. Activities will include instruction, field trips, and mapping exercises. We are planning the workshop for the week before the PGMM and welcome community participation.

1:55 p.m.

Gaither T. A. *   Gullikson A. L.

Planetary Nomenclature:  Information and Guidelines for Geologic Mappers [#7018] Recording
This presentation will review the use and placement of official IAU-approved planetary nomenclature on geologic maps, including how to request new names.

2:05 p.m.

Robbins S. J. *   Kirchoff M. R.   Hoover R. H.

Fully Controlling Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Context Camera Images and Producing Cosmetically Stable Mosaics:  Products [#7003] Recording
Mars CTX? Great! / Controlled mosaics?  Not yet. / Well ... read this abstract!

2:15 p.m.

Skinner J. *

Mappers’ Closing Discussion — Next Meeting Plans Recording

2:25 p.m.

Skinner J. *

Next Two Days and the Terrestrial Analogs Meeting

 

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