Workshop on Terrestrial Analogs for Planetary Exploration

June 16-18, 2021


Program and Abstracts


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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

8:00 a.m.            Opening Remarks

8:15 a.m.            Volcanic Processes and Environments

10:05 a.m.          Analogs for Cold- and Wet-Based Processes

11:35 a.m.             Poster Session/Break

                                    Analogs for Cold- and Wet-Based Processes

                             Sedimentary Processes Environments

                             Volcanic Processes and Environments

12:30 p.m.          Sedimentary Processes Environments


Thursday, June 17, 2021

8:00 a.m.            Astrobiological Investigations

9:00 a.m.            Impact Processes and Environments

10:00 a.m.          Exploration Strategies

12:15 p.m.          Poster Session/Break

                             Astrobiological Investigations

                             Exploration Strategies

                             Field Training and Community Resources

                             Impact Processes and Environments

1:05 p.m.            Field Training and Community Resources


Friday, June 18, 2021

10:00 a.m.          Breakout Discussions


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Wednesday, June 16, 2021


8:00 a.m.  

Chairs:  Lauren Edgar and James Skinner





Authors (*Denotes Presenter)

Abstract Title and Summary

8:00 a.m.

Edgar L. A. *   Rumpf M. E.   Skinner J. A. Jr.   Gullikson A. L.   Keszthelyi L.   Hunter M. A.   Gaither T.

Assessing and Supporting Community Needs for Terrestrial Analog Studies [#8033]  [PRESENTATION]
A report on the findings and recommendations from a 2019 community survey about terrestrial analog use, and discussion of resources currently being developed to support analog studies.


Wednesday, June 16, 2021


8:15 a.m.  

Studies of volcanic processes and landforms related to terrestrial analogs.

Chairs:  M. Elise Rumpf and Patrick Whelley





Authors (*Denotes Presenter)

Abstract Title and Summary

8:15 a.m.

Garry W. B. *   Hughes S. S.   Kobs Nawotniak S. E.   Sehlke A.   Heldmann J. L.   Lim D. S. S.

Field Studies of Terrestrial Analogs for Mare-Style Volcanism and Applications of LIDAR for Lunar Surface Exploration [#8086]  [PRESENTATION]
The lunar maria are composed of a variety of volcanic flow morphologies and edifices. Here, we discuss our field studies at several terrestrial analogs that provide insight into different mare eruption styles.

8:23 a.m.

Sehlke A. *   Leija J.   Kobs Nawotniak S. E.   Hughes S. S.   Sears D. W. G.   Garry W. B.   Whittington A. G.   Lim D. S. S.   Heldmann J. L.

Lava Surface Roughness and Morphologies:  A New Remote-Sensing Method To Estimate Physical Properties of Lava Flows on Earth, the Moon and Mars [#8034]  [PRESENTATION]
Digital Terrain Models (DTM) of lava flows can be used to calculate the surface roughness, from which surface morphologies can be classified and crystallinity can be estimated.

8:31 a.m.

Tolometti G. D. *   Neish C. D.   Osinski G. R.   Hamilton C. W.

Applications of Polarimetric Radar Remote Sensing for Planetary Volcanic Exploration [#8027] 
Presenting the capabilities and limitations of using synthetic aperture radar to differentiate lava flow types on Earth and other planetary bodies through analysis of surface roughness.

8:39 a.m.

Schorghofer N. *

Terrestrial Analogs of Martian Ice Caves [#8002] 
A database was compiled to identify volcanic caves with hoarfrost deposits, which may serve as potential terrestrial analogs to martian ice caves.

8:47 a.m.

Elias D. *   Kruse S.   Howard N.   Jazayeri S.   Esmaeili S.   Whelley P.   Richardson J. A.   Garry W. B.   Bell E.   Young K.

A Comparison of 2D and 3D Ground Penetrating Radar Imaging for Lava Tube Resolution:  Results from the TubeX Project [#8047]  [PRESENTATION]
Ground penetrating radar has potential for mapping lava tubes. Using data from Lava Beds National Monument, CA, we examine how much improvement in tube ceiling resolution can be achieved with a 3D grid of GPR profiles versus isolated 2D transects.

8:55 a.m.

Blank J. G. *   Morrell B.   Bouman A.   Touma T.   Ginting M. F.   Patterson C.   Aghamohammadi A.

Autonomous Mapping and Characterization of Terrestrial Lava Caves Using Quadruped Robots:  Preparing for a Mission to a Planetary Cave [#8122] 
We will present results of quadruped robotic exercises from ongoing field deployments to a volcanic cave, a terrestrial analog for planetary lava tubes.

9:03 a.m.

Borowska E. I. *   Zalewska N. E.   Syczewski M. D.   Ciążela J.

Astrobiology Investigation on the New Volcanic Island — Surtsey [#8043]  [PRESENTATION]
Lava tubes and volcanic islands environment represents a primitive environment, which is an ideal analog model. The Surtsey Island create a peculiar place as an analog to investigate evolution on the new volcanic areas and astrobiology research.

9:11 a.m.

McAdam A. C. *   Achilles C. N.   Bower D. M.   Fishman C. B.   Millan M.   Johnson S. S.   Napoleoni M.   Knudson C. A.   Weng M.   Bleacher J. E.   Arevalo R. D.   Musilova M.   Young K. E.

Investigation of a Mars-Analog Basaltic Subsurface Lava Tube Environment [#8074] 
We discuss a geochemical and microbiological study of a subsurface lava tube environment with implications for habitability, astrobiology and biosignature detection on Mars.

9:19 a.m.

Komatsu G. *   Ishimaru R.   Miyake N.   Matsui T.

Terrestrial Analog Studies of Sedimentary Volcanism for Mars Science and Missions [#8015] 
We present examples of our terrestrial analog studies on mud volcanism. These studies are pursued to provide hints on preparing the exploration strategy for potential future Mars missions of hypothesized sedimentary volcanism.

9:27 a.m.

Berger J. A. *   Schmidt M. E.   Ming D. W.   Morris R. V.

Mars Analogue Field Studies at Hawai’i:  Using Bulk Chemistry to Disentangle Igneous, Sedimentary, and Alteration Processes [#8032]  [PRESENTATION]
Our field studies at Hawai’i, an invaluable Mars analogue site, have identified bulk chemical trends that reflect geologic processes. These diagnostic trends improve the interpretation of chemical and mineralogical data from Mars rovers.

9:35 a.m.



9:45 a.m.




Wednesday, June 16, 2021


10:05 a.m.  

Studies involving icy environments, focusing on cold-based and wet-based processes.

Chairs:  Timothy Titus and Elizabeth Rampe





Authors (*Denotes Presenter)

Abstract Title and Summary

10:05 a.m.

Brown E. K. *   Buffo J. J.   Pontefract A.   Klempay B.   Grantham M.   Glass J.   Lawrence J.   Plattner T.   Doran P.   Bowman J. S.   Schmidt B. E.   OAST Team

British Columbia’s Hypersaline Lakes as Model Analogs for Planetary Ice-Brine Systems [#8109] 
Biogeochemical analysis of central British Columbia’s hypersaline lakes. Presented data has important astrobiological implications for ice-brine systems on other planetary bodies like Europa, Enceladus, and Mars.

10:13 a.m.

Hughson K. H. G. *   Schmidt B. E.   Quartini E.   Michaelides R. J.   Siegried M. R.   Mullen A. D.   Bradford J. H.   Swidinsky A.   Sizemore H. G.

The Fool on the Hill:  Chasing Pingos with Pingo STARR [#8061] 
Pingos are indicators of hydrologic activity in frozen environments on Earth and potentially other worlds. The Pingo STARR project is using multiple geophysical techniques to better understand these under-studied features and prepare for their eventual exploration.

10:21 a.m.

Lorenzo J. M. *   Douglas T. A.   Campbell S.   Haviland H.   Zanetti M.   Weber R. C.   Fassett C.   Patterson D. A.   Bates A.   Karunatillake S.

Alaskan Analogs for Icy Soils on Mars:  The Permafrost Tunnel and the Juneau Icefield [#8110]  [PRESENTATION]
Ground-truthing and cross-calibration of a multi-sensor tool at the Juneau Icefield and the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory’s Permafrost Tunnel in Alaska improves interpretation of cryospheric processes on Mars over geologic time.

10:29 a.m.

Levy J. S. *   Deutsch A. N.   Head J. W.   Dickson J. L.

Rapid Deliquescence and Efflorescence of Salts on the Garwood Ice Cliff, Antarctica:  Insights into Atmospherically-Controlled Albedo Change and Groundwater Formation and Implications for Martian RSL [#8108]  [PRESENTATION]
Time-lapse imaging and ground-based meteorological data provide high temporal resolution insight into rapid albedo-change processes associated with soil pore water formation in a possible Antarctic RSL analog.

10:37 a.m.

Knightly J. P. *   Tullis J.   Dixon J.   Chevrier V. F.

Multiscale Roughness of Terrestrial Patterned Ground as a Mars Analog [#8076]  [PRESENTATION]
A comparative study of terrestrial and martian patterned ground using a combination of drone-acquired and HiRISE DTMs in order to establish detection limits for micromorphological analysis.

10:45 a.m.

Nunes D. C. *   Grimm R. E.   Barba N.   Burgin M.   Carpenter K.   Krieger S.   Manthena R.   McGarey P.

After All, Where is the Martian Ground Water? TH2OR Can Help [#8020] 
The detection of groundwater at Mars continues to be elusive. Geoelectric analogs offer guidance on using of the transient electromagnetic method (TEM), implemented as the TH2OR instrument, to sound for deep groundwater at Mars.

10:53 a.m.

Horgan B. *   Rampe E. B.   Rutledge A. M.   Scudder N. A.   Smith R. J.

Three Sisters Volcanic Complex:  An Analog for Cold-Climate Weathering and Volcanic Processes on Mars [#8102]  [PRESENTATION]
Three Sisters in the Oregon Cascades contains the most mafic glaciated terrains in the continental US. Glacial sediments contain abundant poorly crystalline phases from cold weathering and volcanic rocks show diversity in evolution and crystallinity.

11:01 a.m.

Grau Galofre A. *   Osinski G. R.   Jellinek A. M.   Chartrand S. M.

The Canadian Arctic Archipelago:  A Mars Glacial Analogue Site [#8123]  [PRESENTATION]
Martian glaciations are believed to have been cold-based, leaving no fingerprints of the presence of basal water. Using Arctic analogue landscapes, we show that the fingerprints of martian wet-based glaciations may differ from those on Earth.

11:09 a.m.

Olsen K. G. *   Schmerr N. C.   Light S.   Hurford T. A.   Brunt K. M.

Seismic Investigation of Antarctic Ice-Shelf Rifts as an Analog for the Fractured Shells of Icy-Ocean Worlds [#8068]  [PRESENTATION]
We investigate tidally generated ice seismicity within an Antarctic ice shelf in advance of similar data collection in the future on icy-ocean worlds. We characterize icy-rift seismicity and demonstrate that it is closely related to tensile stresses.

11:17 a.m.

Tavernier A. *   Garcia A.   Ulloa C.   Oses R.   Bonnail E.   Santibañez T.   McGrath K.   Mohan C.   Reilly H.   Brady G.   Foing B.

Environmental Characterization and Development of Planetary Science in the Puna de Atacama [#8124]  [PRESENTATION]
The University of Atacama and the EuroMoonMars program have started in 2021 a joint project to characterize the environment of the Puna de Atacama region, with the aim of developing an analog component.

11:25 a.m.




Wednesday, June 16, 2021


11:35 a.m.  




Authors (*Denotes Presenter)

Abstract Title and Summary

Rampe E. B.   Thorpe M. T.   Smith R. J.   Horgan B. N. H.   Rutledge A. M.   Christoffersen R.   Ewing R. C.

Characterizing Martian X-Ray Amorphous Materials Through Terrestrial Analogs [#8105]
We study the formation of amorphous materials in cold and icy mafic sedimentary environments on Earth as an analog for amorphous materials found on the martian surface.

Smolka A.   Gscheidle C.   Biswas J.

Investigation of Transient Volatile Migration in Lunar Regolith for the Lunar Volatile Scout [#8037]
The Lunar Volatile Scout, a novel soil sampling and analysis instrument, was used as a baseline of the numerical investigation of heat and mass transfer mechanisms leading to volatile migration inside of the lunar regolith.

Kuentz L. C.   Levy J. S.   Salvatore M. R.

Mapping the Extent and Timing of Water Track Formation with High Temporal Resolution Satellite Imagery of the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica:  Can Subsurface Melt Conditions be Deduced from Orbital Imagery of RSL-Analogs? [#8070]
A spatiotemporal exploration of terrestrial analogs for martian RSL. This examination of Antarctic water track hydroperiods and formation mechanisms provides deeper insight into the composition and hydrology of potential Martian groundwater flows.

Sklute E. C.   Mikucki J. A.   Jarratt A.   Dyar M. D.   Lee P. A.

Blood Falls, Antarctica:  A Mineralogical and Microbiological Analogue Site for Planetary Exploration and Technique Development [#8050]
Blood Falls, Antarctica presents an opportunity to study a climatological, mineralogical, microbiological analogue site that poses strategic sampling challenges relevant to planetary exploration. We explore dichotomies between analysis techniques.

Rummel J. D.

Test Flights and Fieldwork in Antarctica, 1992–1994:  The Antarctic Space Analog Program [#8117]
ASAP, a set of innovative science and technology projects designed to use the Antarctic continent to test equipment and procedures that may be used to explore the Moon and Mars was fielded for the first time during the 1992–1993 austral summer.


Wednesday, June 16, 2021


11:35 a.m.  




Authors (*Denotes Presenter)

Abstract Title and Summary

Lund E. M.   Ewing R. C.

Mafic Aeolian Systems on Earth as Analogues for Mars [#8106]
We provide an updated review of volcaniclastic aeolian systems on Earth, and discuss the implication for Mars and future terrestrial analogue studies.

Mason K. G.   Ewing R. C.   Nachon M.   Rampe E. B.   Horgan B.   Lapotre M. G. A.   Bedford C. C.   Sinha P.   Champion E.   Gray P.

Grain Size and Shape Analysis of Basaltic Aeolian and Fluvial Sediment in a Volcanic Catchment:   Þórisjökull Glacier, Iceland [#8118]
This study is part of the SAND-E:  Semi-Autonomous Navigation for Detrital Environments Mars analogue project. This research studies changes in shape and size of basaltic fluvial-aeolian sediments near Ϸórisjökull glacier in South-west Iceland.

Nachon M.   Tice M. M.   Ewing R. C.   Williford B.

Microbial Biosignature Investigation in Aeolian Environment Using Micro-XRF(X-Ray Fluorescence) Analyses [#8085]
Our work informs about the interest of biosignatures in aeolian environments. Our pipeline offers the opportunity to investigate the influence of key parameters on the analysis of biosignature-bearing outcrops via µXRF analyses.

Gullikson A. L.   Titus T. N.   Williams K. E.   Cushing G.

Ripple Migration at Grand Falls Dune Field, Northern AZ [#8065]
Characterizing ripple migration at Grand Falls dune field, northern AZ. Results will be used to correlate wind velocity and ripple migration characteristics and help to place constraints on surface-atmospheric interactions at an active dune field.

Williams K. E.   Titus T. N.

Diurnal Fluxes of Water Vapor in a Sand Sheet [#8005]
Planetary shallow subsurfaces are characterized by both heat and vapor diffusion. Here we present preliminary data and calculations showing diurnal water vapor fluxes in a sand sheet.

Collins M. C.

Modeling Saturn’s Moon Titan Using ROCKE-3D Global Circulation Model [#8001]
I am updating the ROCKE-3D global circulation model (Resolving Orbital and Climate Keys of Earth and Extraterrestrial Environments with Dynamics) to represent Saturn’s moon Titan’s methanological system.

Andreotti B.   Claudin P.   Iversen J. J.   Merrison J. P.   Rasmussen K. R.

Saltation Threshold and Impact Ripple Dynamics Down to Martian Pressure and Below [#8030]
We find a saltation regime at low pressure, where the transport threshold is lower than expected from the extrapolation of ambient conditions. We reproduce analogs of martian impact ripples, which could be used as proxies to estimate sand fluxes.

Thorpe M. T.   Hurowitz J. A.   Siebach K. L.

Weathering and Sedimentation in Basaltic Terrains on Earth; Implications for the Paleoclimate of Gale Crater, Mars [#8064]
Terrestrial sediments and martian mudstones display remarkable similarities but also distinct differences that help constrain the paleoclimate in ancient Gale crater, which shifted from Icelandic-like conditions to even more frigid temperatures.

Rodriguez A. J.   Elwood Madden M. E.

Characterizing Mars Analog Basalt-Brine Interactions with Raman Spectroscopy [#8075]
This study used Mars analogous basalt reacting with several near saturated brines for one year.  Upon completion the solids were analyzed with Raman spectroscopy to observe secondary minerals.


Wednesday, June 16, 2021


11:35 a.m.  




Authors (*Denotes Presenter)

Abstract Title and Summary

Titus T. N.   Williams K. E.   Gullikson A. L.

Cave Ice:  A Tale of Two Analog Caves [#8006]
We are monitoring the surface and interior climate conditions of two local caves to constrain ice stability. The measurements include temperature, humidity, and pressure. We are also identifying where and when ice forms and dissipates.

Heemskerk M. V.   Pouwels C. R.   Kerber K.   Konijnenberg E. M.   Stettler A.   Downes E. L.   Heemskerk R. S.   Ageli J.

CHILL-ICE Field Campaign:  Utilizing Icelandic Lava Tubes as a Lunar Analogue Terrain [#8127]
CHILL-ICE (Construction of a Habitat Inside a Lunar-analogue Lava tube – Iceland Campaign of EMM) is the 2021 lunar-analogue mission campaign, in which three astronauts will deploy a prototype habitat in-simulation inside a lava tube on Iceland.

Chavan A. A.   Bhore V. K.   Bhandari S. L.

Morphometric analysis of Alaldari Valley Western Deccan Traps:  Implications for the Martian Analogue Studies [#8056]
This study includes the calculation of qualitative morphometric parameters for a better understanding of geomorphic features on Earth and that to can be extrapolated on Mars. Also, this includes validation of such exercise for the Martian geomorphology.

Monasterio O. G.   Oliveira J. S.   Romero S. F.   García Bueno J. L.   Diaz Michelena M.

Cerro Gordo, an Analog of a Martian Composite Volcano [#8031]
We propose the Cerro Gordo edifice as an example of a martian analogue, due to the chemistry of the source magmas and the types of eruptions that have been recorded on both planets.

Gómez F.   Rodrígez-González N.   Escudero Parada C.   Pla-García J.   Viúdez-Moreiras D.   Molina A.

Dallol as an Earth Analogue to Maar-Like Structures in Mars [#8062]
The Dallol colorful landscapes is originated by a subsurface magma body. The interaction between magma and subsurface volatiles are explained as a Maar structures and compare with Maar structures in Mars.

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

Field and Remote Sensing Investigations of Volcanic Embayment Relationships in Terrestrial Analogues to Mars [#8028]
This project will utilize small uncrewed aerial vehicles to collect aerial image data to produce Digital Terrain Models (DTMs) of terrestrial analogues of volcanic embayment relationships on Mars, specifically as a tool to study Gusev crater.

Nolan J. A.   Kennedy-Mazanec C.   Graettinger A. H.

The Good, the Bad, and the UAV: Identification and Quantification of Digital Elevation Models Variances Created by Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle Photogrammetry [#8107]
Inaccuracies occur during UAV collection and processing. Sources of inaccuracy include albedo, flight height, camera angle, and more. By constraining the sources of inaccuracy, UAV photogrammetry will be a powerful tool for analog morphometry.

Rader E. L.   Ackiss S.   Sehlke A.   Bishop J. L.   Orrill B.   Odegaard K.   Meier M.

VNIR Brightness as an Indicator of Glass Content in Lava:  Calibration of VNIR Reflectance for Crystallinity of Basaltic Lava Flow Surfaces [#8112]
We present a method to use VNIR reflectance of basalt surfaces to estimate glassiness. As the glassiness of lava is related to how quickly it cooled, this method could be a powerful way to detect lava-water interactions in ancient lava fields.

Bishop J. L.   Schiffman P.   Gruendler L.   Dyar M. D.   Lane M. D.   Southard R. J.

Sulfate-Opal-Phyllosilicate Assemblages at Kilauea Caldera as an Analog for Surface Alteration on Mars [#8055]
Investigation of alteration assemblages containing phyllosilicate, sulfates, and poorly crystalline phases benefits understanding mixed clay/sulfate outcrops on Mars. This study of alteration at Kilauea includes basalt, glass, clays, glass and sulfates.

Weert A. M. P.   Foing B. H.   Mulder S. J.

Hydrous Alteration of Lava Flows on Mauna Loa (Hawaii) Compared to Martian Volcanic Soils [#8058]
Comparisons between Hawaiian rocks and martian datasets show that alteration products likely formed in a similar environment. The comparison suggests an arid to semi-arid environment with cold to moderate temperatures was present on an early Mars.

Crowell C.   Musilova M.   Burns B.

Determination of Iron Concentration in Volcanic Soil Around the HI-SEAS Analog Habitat [#8120]
A study of the iron concentration in the volcanic soil around the HI-SEAS habitat was conducted during an analog lunar mission to study the potential for the extraction of iron and as a proof of concept for future off world missions.

Ahmad A.   Nair A. M.

Spectral Analysis of Orthopyroxene-Bearing Granite, Charnockite  A Terrestrial Analogue [#8063]
In the present study, spectral analysis has been done on orthopyroxene bearing granite i.e., charnockite rock, consider it as an additional terrestrial analogue for planetary studies.


Wednesday, June 16, 2021


12:30 p.m.  

Investigations of analogs related to sedimentary processes and environments.

Chairs:  Amber Gullikson and Marion Nachon





Authors (*Denotes Presenter)

Abstract Title and Summary

12:30 p.m.

Carpy S. *   Bourgeois O.   Bordiec M.   Collet A.   Massé M.   Herny C.   Pochat S.

Terrestrial Analogs for Planetary Sublimation/Condensation Bedforms Enhanced by the Wind [#8054] 
Given the occurrence of volatile substrates in the solar system, the understanding of the formation modes of bedforms generated by sublimation and condensation appears to be a fundamental prerequisite to constrain atmosphere/surface interactions.

12:38 p.m.

Craddock R. A. *   Kling C. L.   Morgan A.   Milewski A.   Tooth S.

Temporal Changes in a Linear Dune Located in the Central Simpson Desert, Australia [#8092] 
We present preliminary results from an ongoing analyses of linear dunes located in the Simpson Desert of Australia.  We present evidence that the dunes there were formed by vertical accretion and that they are capable of maintaining themselves.

12:46 p.m.

Maue A. D. *   Burr D. M.   Jarquin M. J.

Correlating Grain-Scale Properties and Synthetic Aperture Radar on Arid Alluvial Fans for Interpreting Planetary Surfaces [#8081] 
To better constrain sedimentary deposits in planetary radar data, we characterize grain size and shape on alluvial fans near Death Valley as ground truth for roughness-dependent radar backscatter.

12:54 p.m.

Morgan A. M. *   Palucis M. C.   Williams R. M. E.   Hobley D. E. H.   Moore J. M.   Craddock R. A.

Mars-Analogue Alluvial Fans in the Chilean Atacama Desert [#8073] 
Alluvial fans / Form in the Atacama / Unlock Mars’ secrets.

1:02 p.m.

Wilkinson M. J. *   Salvatore M.

Multi-Megafan Landscapes as an Analog for Regional Fluvial Sedimentation [#8115] 
Megafans are large fanlike fluvial deposits (radius >80km). Landscapes of contiguous megafans cover 750,000 km2 in central S America, demonstrating that they constitute an analog for significant fluvial sedimentation in the *absence* of waterbodies.

1:10 p.m.

Hughes C. M. *   Shaw J. B.

River Delta Truck Channel Deposit Preserved in Inverted Relief, Weddington, Arkansas [#8078] 
Topographically inverted river delta deposits are rare on Earth but common on Mars. We present preliminary observations of an inverted river delta deposit near Fayetteville, Arkansas with implications for deposits in Jezero crater.

1:18 p.m.

Luna J. W. *   Crane K.   Corner G. D.

Fjord-Head Deltas in Finnmark, Norway:  Analogs for Paleolake Fan-Deltas in Xanthe Terra, Mars [#8023] 
Here, we present results from a 10-day reconnaissance field season exploring fjord-head deltas in northern Norway. These features are remarkable analogs for paleolake fan-deltas on Mars.

1:26 p.m.

MacKenzie S. M. *   Lorenz R. D.   Turtle E. P.   Neish C. D.

Waqf As Suwaan as a Titan Crater Analog:  The Role of Fluvial Erosion [#8014] 
Craters on Titan / Eroded by rivers, like / Crater in Jordan.

1:34 p.m.

Bedford C. C. *   Rampe E. B.   Thorpe M.   Ewing R. C.   Nachon M.   Horgan B.   Lapôtre M. G. A.   Mason K. G.   Champion E.   Gray P.   Reid E.

Investigating the Geochemical and Mineralogical Evolution of Basaltic Sediments in the Mars Analog Þórisjökull Glacio-Fluvio-Aeolian Sedimentary System Using Mars Rover Techniques [#8091] 
Our study uses data collected within the SAND-E Mars 2020-style field trials at Þórisjökull, Iceland, to investigate how the products of volcano-ice interactions are distributed in a Mars analog glacio-fluvio-aeolian sedimentary system.

1:42 p.m.

Sinha P. *   Horgan B.   Rudolph A.   Ewing R. C.   Rampe E.   Lapôtre M. G. A.   Nachon M.   Thorpe M. T.   Bedford C. C.   Mason K.   Champion E.   Gray P.   Reid E.   Faragalli M.

Assessing Sediment Provenance on Earth and Mars Using Visible and Near-infrared (VNIR) Spectroscopy and Decorrelation Stretches (DCS) of Visible Images [#8082] 
Rover-based Mars-analog study, Iceland:  testing the predictive capability of color analysis to identify mineralogical variability within basaltic sediments along a glacio-fluvio-eolian transport pathway.

1:50 p.m.



2:00 p.m.


End of Day One


Thursday, June 17, 2021


8:05 a.m.  

Studies related to astrobiology and terrestrial analogs.

Chairs:  Kennda Lynch and Nicole Wagner





Authors (*Denotes Presenter)

Abstract Title and Summary

8:00 a.m.


Daily Announcements

8:05 a.m.

Rask J. *   Glass B.

Radioactivity of Sediments at the Atacama Rover Astrobiology Drilling Studies Field Site [#8093] 
We report on the discovery of radioactive sediments at the Atacama Rover Astrobiology Drilling Studies field site and the potential implications for astrobiology and Mars exploration.

8:13 a.m.

Broz A. P. *   Clark J. V.   Archer P. D.   Sutter B.   Ming D. W.   Tu V. T.   Silva L. C. R.   Horgan B. H.

Radiocarbon Dating of ~30 Million Year Old Mars — Analog Paleosols Reveals Contamination With Exogenous Organic Carbon [#8094]  [PRESENTATION]
We perform the first radiocarbon dating on Mars-analog paleosols to constrain the age of organic carbon. We find persistent contamination from recent/modern organics which may represent a mixture of exogenous and endogenous organics.

8:21 a.m.

Demirel-Floyd C. *   Soreghan G. S.   Elwood Madden M. E.

Microbial Surface Alteration in Mars-Analog Glacio-Fluvial Settings:  Implications for Biosignature Detection in Returned Samples [#8080]  [PRESENTATION]
We report silicate bioweathering experiments on Icelandic and Antarctic glacio-fluvial sediments to determine putative inorganic biosignatures (biominerals and patterns of leached solutes) formed in glacio-volcanic terrains and regolith on Mars.

8:29 a.m.

Gangidine A. *   Walter M. R.   Havig J. R.   Czaja A. D.   Groopman E. E.

Trace Elements Associated with Microfossils in Terrestrial Hot Spring Environments:  A New Biosignature to Aid in the Search for Life on Mars [#8051]  [PRESENTATION]
Terrestrial hot spring settings act as a robust Mars analog environment, boasting high morphological preservation for microbial remains and unique geochemical biosignatures. New instrument advances can further expand on this biosignature technique.

8:37 a.m.

Karunatillake S. *   Hood D.   Barbato A.   Vithanage M.   Chandrajith R.   Perl S.   Lorenzo J.   Oze C.   Williams A.   Malaviarachchi S. P. K.   Dharmapriya P. L.

Sri Lanka’s Serpentine Zone as a Mars Analog Site [#8088] 
Lanka serpentine-zone soils provide the first evidence that perchlorates, found in situ across Mars, can release biohazardous cations from soil into brines. The underlying suture zone is not ophiolitic, complementing established analogs (e.g., Oman).

8:45 a.m.

Plattner T. A. *   Schmidt B. E.   Hughson K.   Doran P.   Bowman J. S.   OAST Team

Identifying Field Sites that have High Biosignature Preservation Potential in Planetary-Analog Brine Environments [#8128]  [PRESENTATION]
We utilize Earth-orbiting spacecraft data to identify environments that have high biosignature preservation potential in the Western Australia Transient Lakes and show there is motivation for a second sampling season to capture active wet/dry cycles.

8:53 a.m.




Thursday, June 17, 2021


9:00 a.m.  

Presentations related to terrestrial analog investigations of impact processes and environments.

Chair:  Brian Glass





Authors (*Denotes Presenter)

Abstract Title and Summary

9:00 a.m.

Osinski G. R. *

The Canadian Impact Record:  A Unique Resource for Analogue Science, Engineering, Training, and Outreach [#8079]  [PRESENTATION]
In this contribution I provide an overview of the impact cratering record on Earth via the Impact Earth initiative and highlight the well-preserved Canadian impact record as a resource for analogue science, engineering, training and outreach.

9:08 a.m.

Lee P. *   Schutt J. W.

NASA Haughton-Mars Project (HMP), Devon Island, High Arctic:  Lessons for Mars Science and Future Human Exploration Operations on the Moon and Mars [#8126]  [PRESENTATION]
Many lessons for Mars science and Moon/Mars exploration have been learned from 24 years of field research at the NASA Haughton-Mars Project, Devon Island, Arctic. An HMP-developed Moon/Mars human exploration concept of operations will be presented.

9:16 a.m.

Svensson M. J. O. *   Osinski G. R.   Caudill C. M.   Goudge T. A.   Longstaffe F. J.   Sapers H. M.   Tornabene L. T.

The Ries Impact Structure, Germany:  Insight into the Role of Impact Cratering in Forming Clay Minerals on Mars [#8097] 
A summary of recent research into clay minerals at the Ries impact structure, Germany, that demonstrates a variety of clay mineral formation conditions and settings with implication for the exploration of Mars.

9:24 a.m.

Neish C. D. *   Lorenz R. D.   MacKenzie S.   Hedgepeth J. E.

The Haughton Impact Structure as a Titan Impact Crater Analogue:  Applications to the Dragonfly Mission [#8007] 
Hovering above / Impact craters on Titan / Look for the rivers.

9:32 a.m.



9:40 a.m.




Thursday, June 17, 2021


10:00 a.m.  

Presentations that explore the role of analog environments in defining and refining exploration strategies.

Chairs:  Laszlo Kestay and Kathryn Bywaters





Authors (*Denotes Presenter)

Abstract Title and Summary

10:00 a.m.

Janoiko B. A. *   Eppler D. B.   Gernhardt M. L.   Abercromby A. F. J.   Ambrose R. O.   Bleacher J. E.   Graff T. G.   Young K. E.   Kring D. A.   Looper C. A.   Ney Z. A.   Howard R. L.   Skinner J. A. Jr.   Kosmo J. J.

Desert Research and Technology Studies (D-RATS) [#8095]  [PRESENTATION]
NASA performs operational testing in terrestrial, aquatic, and laboratory analog environments. Desert Research and Technology Studies (D-RATS) is an example of a long-standing, high-fidelity terrestrial mission class analog.

10:08 a.m.

Reagan M. L.   Todd W. L. *   Janoiko B. A.   Gernhardt M. L.   Poffenberger J. E.   Chappell S. A.   Coan D. A.   Graff T. G.   Young K. E.   Beaton K. H.

NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) [#8036]  [PRESENTATION]
NEEMO is NASA’s long-standing undersea high-fidelity spaceflight mission analog. It focuses on exploration science, EVA techniques and tools, and maturing ISS IVA flight hardware and operations concepts.

10:16 a.m.

Lim D. S. S. *   Mirmalek Z.   Raineault N.   Lees D. S.   German C.

SUBSEA – A Joint NASA-NOAA Planetary and Ocean Sciences Analog Research Program [#8042]  [PRESENTATION]
This presentation focuses on the evolution of the integrated science-ops-tech research activities over the 2018–2019 SUBSEA research period.

10:24 a.m.

Schlosser K. K. *

Cave Diving as a High-Fidelity Analog to Manned Space Exploration [#8121]  [PRESENTATION]
Given our terrestrial opportunities, cave diving missions show high-fidelity to manned space exploration in terms of complexity as well as the risks involved, providing a suitable context to the scientific study of human factors.

10:32 a.m.

Özdemir S. *   Grömer G.

Science Behind the Scenes:  The Remote Science Support (RSS) Team of Amadee Analog Missions [#8066] 
This abstract provides the insights on AMADEE-18 (was performed in 2018) and AMADEE-20 (will be held in October 2021) Analog Missions, and presents the Remote Science Support team activities together with self-developed exploration tool.

10:40 a.m.

Beaton K. H. *   Lim D. S. S.   Kobs Nawotniak S. E.   Abercromby A. F. J.   Chappell S. P.   Lees D. S.   Cohen T.   Marquez J. J.   Miiller M. J.   Downs M.   Brady A. L.   Elphic R.   Hughes S. S.   Sehlke A.   Cockell C. S.   Newman D. J.   Hoffman J.   Luo V.   Menzies A.   Abercrombie S. P.   Mirmalek Z.

Strategies for Future Human Planetary Exploration Missions Gleaned from the NASA BASALT Research Program [#8071] 
The NASA BASALT research program conducted science-driven exploration analog EVAs to investigate the best tools, techniques, training requirements, and execution strategies for conducting Mars-relevant science under spaceflight operational conditions.

10:48 a.m.

Schmerr N. C. *   Bell E.   Richardson J.   Porter R.   Bleacher J.   Young K.

Geophysical Investigations of Lunar Analogs for Mission Operations in Networked Science and Technology Exploration Research (GILA-MONSTER) — Geophysics in the San Francisco Volcanic Field [#8039]  [PRESENTATION]
We have conducted a suite of geophysical investigations in the San Francisco Volcanic Field that are designed to inform on the key scientific and operational constraints needed for future geophysical studies of the Moon and beyond.

10:56 a.m.






11:16 a.m.

Bessone L. *   Sauro F.   Payler S. J.

Two Years of ESA PANGAEA-eXstension Analogue Campaigns in Lanzarote for Testing Technologies and Operational Concepts for Field Geology and Lunar Exploration [#8129]  [PRESENTATION]
The PANGAEA-X campaigns organized by ESA in the volcanic island of Lanzarote aim to integrate in realistic operational scenarios human and robotics field geology activities in surface and subsurface environments.

11:24 a.m.

Foing B. H. *   Stoker C.   Rogers H.   Musilova M.   Weert A.   Mulder S.   Kerber S.   Castro A.   Pouwels C.   Das Rajkakati P.   Heemskerk M.   Heemskerk R.   Sirikan N.   Boross H.   Kolodziejczyk A.   Perrier I. R.   Laffont M.   Landolina R.   Spilkin A.   Tavernier A.   McGrath K.   Reilly H.   Mohan C.   Brady G.   Wedler A.

EuroMoonMars Highlights from Terrestrial Analogues [#8111] 
We report scitech highlights from ILEWG EuroMoonMars field analogue campaigns conducted since 2009 in ESTEC, EAC astronaut center, Utah MDRS station, Eifel area, Rio Tinto, Iceland, La Reunion, EMMPOL Poland, Atacama and IMA HI-SEAS Hawaii.

11:32 a.m.

Heldmann J. L. *   Deans M.   Colaprete A.   Elphic R.   Lim D. S. S.   Cook A.   Roush T.   Fritzler E.   Shirley M.   Lees D.   Hunt R.

Mojave Volatiles Prospector (MVP) Field Campaign:  Applications to NASA’s VIPER (Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover) Mission to the Moon [#8048]  [PRESENTATION]
The Mojave Volatiles Prospector (MVP) field campaign served as an analog mission simulation for a lunar polar volatiles exploration rover mission to the Moon. We report how results from the MVP field deployment are informing NASA’s VIPER mission.

11:40 a.m.

Matiella Novak M. A. *   Runyon K. D.   Strang J.   Hibbitts C.   Heldmann J.

Virtual Reality Enabled Exploration of Planetary Geologic Analogs — Towards VR-Enabled Robotic Exploration of the Moon [#8098]  [PRESENTATION]
Building on VR exploration of analogs, we investigate the strategies that can be used for robotic exploration on the Moon, where a human operator would conduct operations and science within a VR environment generated by what the robot observes.

11:48 a.m.

Miller M. J. *   Stirling L.   Vitali R.   Murphy S.   Kim K. J.   Pittman C. W.   Miller M.   Graff T.

Scientific Physical and Operations Characterization (SPOC):  Studying Scientists in the Wild to Inform Human Planetary Exploration Operations [#8045]  [PRESENTATION]
The SPOC project aims to build an evidence-based description of terrestrial field science to inform the operational, physical, and tool requirements for planetary exploration extravehicular activities.

11:56 a.m.

Staats K. S. *   Adams J. A.

A Hi-Fidelity Space Analog for the Moon and Mars at Biosphere 2 [#8096]  [PRESENTATION]
A Space Analog for the Moon and Mars (SAM) is a hermetically sealed research facility located at the University of Arizona Biosphere 2. SAM simulates long-duration human missions with physicochemical and bioregenerative life support systems.

12:04 a.m.




Thursday, June 17, 2021


12:15 p.m.  




Authors (*Denotes Presenter)

Abstract Title and Summary

Lynch K. L.

Investigating Transitional Subsurface Habitable Zones in Martian Paleolake Analog Environments [#8101]
To search for evidence of life on Mars, all accessible habitable zones need to be considered, including transitional habitable zones. Here we discuss the ongoing work to characterize this type of habitable environment though analog research.

Wagner N. Y.   Hahn A. S.   Andersen D. T.   Vanderwilt M. C.   Johnson S. S.

Metagenomic Analysis of the Anoxic Basin of Lake Untersee as an Enceladus Analog [#8003]
The methane-rich anoxic basin of the Antarctic Lake Untersee can be used as an analog environment for Enceladus. We use metagenomics to study the community composition and the metabolic and survival mechanisms used in this environment.

Pandey S.   Macey M. C.   Das D.   Mohanty A.   Satyam Tiwari S.   Jose J. V.

Ladakh:  A Mars Analogue Field Site for Astrobiology Research [#8104]
This study explores the role of Ladakh, located in the Himalayan range, as a suitable Mars analogue which offers the unique advantage of being an amalgamation of multiple extreme environments with astrobiological significance within the same region.

Munoz-Saez C.   Black B.   Gong J.   Perez-Fodich A.

Terrestrial Hot Springs as Analogs for Hydrothermal Deposits on Mars [#8038]
Opaline outcrops around volcanoes on Mars are comparable with terrestrial hot springs deposits. Hot springs in the Atacama and Nevada are notable analogs for undertanding early martian hydrothermal and biological processes occurring in arid climates.

Rask J.   Bywaters K.   Magnuson T.

Worswick Hot Springs:  A Radioactive Hydrothermal Field Site [#8114]
We report on the presence of radioactivity at Worswick Hot Springs and the potential implications for exobiology studies, Mars exploration, and life detection missions.

Ryan C. H.   Schmidt M. E.   Flemming R. L.

Putative Microbial Biosignatures in a Mars-Analogue Hydrovolcanic Environment — Fort Rock Volcanic Field, Oregon [#8026]
Tubular features / Winding through volcanic glass / It is a tuff life.

Ojha L.   Karunatillake S.   Karimi S.   Buffo J.

Long Lived Radiogenic Hydrothermal Systems on Earth as Martian Analogs [#8060]
Long-lived hydrothermal systems by radiogenic heat on Mars and Earth may be prime targets for astrobiological exploration.

Andrade M. C. V.   Nascimento-Dias B. L.   Madureira A. P.

Cerrado and Caatinga as Good Extreme Environments in Brazil Analogue to Mars [#8025]
Extreme environments are important to astrobiology due to its abilities to work as an analogue. Brazil is a important country with multiple extremes, among them Caatinga and Cerrado. Both biomes present features similar to different eras of Mars.


Thursday, June 17, 2021


12:15 p.m.  




Authors (*Denotes Presenter)

Abstract Title and Summary

Janoiko B. A.   Gernhardt M. L.   Beaton K. H.   Chappell S. P.   Bekdash O. S.   Abercromby A. F. J.   Reagan M. L.   Lim D. S. S.

Using Earth-Based Operational Field Tests as High-Fidelity Analogs for Planetary Surface Exploration [#8100]
Earth-based operational field tests in multiple environments serve as high-fidelity spaceflight analogs to enable operationally-driven design of systems and architectures using a consistent set of operational products, tools, methods, and metrics.

Bekdash O. B.   Welsh L. D.   Scheib B. H.   Wray S. J.   Graff T. G.   Young K. E.   Naids A. J.   Bergman H. R.   Valle P. S.   Kim K. J.   Dunn J. T.   Abercromby A. F. J.

Development of Lunar Surface Analog Environment Testing Capabilities at the NASA Johnson Space Center [#8022]
NASA Johnson Space Center has been working to develop multiple analog environment facilities in order to acceptably simulate partial gravity operations for use in ground-based research, crew training, and engineering design evaluations.

Beltran E.   Brisset J.   Royce A.   Hill E..   Proppe C.   Rivera P.

Testing an Integrated Concept of Operations in Analog Surfaces for Lunar Exploration [#8049]
The dusty regolith covering the Moon poses a substantial threat to the human and robotic activities planned during future missions. A better understanding of regolith properties must be acquired to implement mitigation approaches.

Bywaters K. F.   Zacny K.   Bergman D.

Terrestrial Analogs as a Means to Advance Robotic Drilling Systems for Use on Other Planetary Surfaces [#8053]
Honeybee Robotics has extensive field experience at terrestrial analog sites and has characterized analog field sites from a logistical perspective and how they align with or are disconnected from planetary targets.

Barker D. C.

Tough Lessons Needed for Long-Duration Habitation with Dust [#8052]
Long-duration safe, sustainable and efficient habitation on the Moon or Mars requires the most thorough vetting of hardware and operations, specifically through design, testing and mitigation analysis and practice within dusty analogue settings.

Ewing R. C.   Rampe E. B.   Horgan B.   Lapotre M. G. A.   Nachon M.   Thorpe M. T.   Bedford C. C.   Sinha P.   Mason K. G.   Champion E.   Gray P.   Soto A.   Reid M.   Battler M.   Reid E.

Overview of logistics and operations for SAND-E:  Semi-Autonomous Navigation for Detrital Environment [#8119]
Logistics for conducting rover operations in Iceland and operational scenarios tested at analog sites are discussed. Lessons learned and results from operation testing will be presented.

Bryson S.   Greaves B.

Hydrogen Energy Use for Terrestrial Astronaut Analogs [#8087]
Astronaut analogs serve as ideal technology demonstration candidates for integrated energy systems. By demonstrating technologies, storing energy and increasing analog fidelity, hydrogen can serve as an effective energy source for astronaut analogs.

Ehrlich J. W.   Dawson P.

Applying In-Flight Deployed Lunar Instrument Packages for Rapid Response, Real-Time Monitoring of Terrestrial Volcanoes [#8009]
UAS-deployment of the Deployed Untethered Swarm Trackers and Expendable Explorers (DUSTEE), a lunar-based payload, will provide the USGS with a low-cost, rapid response seismic monitoring system delivering real-time data of an active volcanic event.

Keszthelyi L. P.   Rumpf M. E.   Titus T. N.   Dundas C. M.   Vaughan G. R.

Considerations for a Rapid Response Team for Planetary Analog Events [#8040]
Some rare geologic events on Earth with high value as planetary analogs require a rapid response to observe processes that are active only briefly or deposits that are ephemeral. It may be decades or even centuries between these types of events.

Rezich E. T.   Schepelmann A.

NASA Glenn Research Center mTRAX Planetary Exploration Laboratories Capabilities Overview [#8024]
Overview of mTRAX Planetary Exploration Labs surface mobility and planetary excavation development capabilities including the Simulated Lunar OPErations (SLOPE) Laboratory, the Excavation Laboratory, and the Traction and Excavation Capabilities rig.

Bower D. M.   Yang C. S. C.   Hewagama T.   Nixon C. A.   Aslam S.   Whelley P. L.   Eigenbrode J. L.   Jin F.   Ruliffson J.   Kolasinski J. R.   Samuels A. C.

Spectroscopic Characterization of Different Environments in a Volcano-Glacial Region of Iceland:  Implications for In Situ Planetary Exploration [#8084]
We combined portable Raman Spectroscopy (RS) and LIBS to characterize samples from Kverkfjöll-Vatnajökull, Iceland. Our goal was to use RS and LIBS to discern different environmental regimes based on the identification of minerals and biomolecules.


Thursday, June 17, 2021


12:15 p.m.  




Authors (*Denotes Presenter)

Abstract Title and Summary

Turchi L. T.   Payler S. P.   Sauro F. S.   Pozzobon R. P.   Massironi M. M.   Bessone L. B.

The Electronic FieldBook:  A Field Science Support System for Astronaut Training and Planetary Exploration [#8017]
The Electronic FieldBook (EFB) is a system supporting distributed science operations for astronaut training. During the campaigns we assessed and developed key technologies we deem interesting for supporting future activities on planetary surfaces.

Gullikson A. L.   Rumpf M. E.   Edgar L. A.   Keszthelyi L. P.   Skinner J. A. Jr.   Thompson L.

SP Mountain Field Guide, Northern Arizona [#8067]
SP Mountain is one of the best preserved and most accessible volcanic cones in the greater San Francisco Volcanic Field, AZ. We present here a multipurpose field guide of this site as a teaching tool for planetary geology with a focus on volcanism.

Downes H.   Bays C. L.   Thompson J. C.

Lanzarote (Canary Islands) as an Analog for a Virtual Rover Mission [#8010]
The annual “Field Class for Planetary Sciences” course could not be run on Lanzarote due to travel restrictions because of Covid-19. We turned it into a “Virtual Rover Mission” using Google Earth and Street View.

Gaither T. A.   Gullikson A. L.   Hagerty J. J.

The USGS Astrogeology Terrestrial Analog Sample Collection [#8069]
The USGS Terrestrial Analog Sample Collection is a community resource for well-documented analog samples from Meteor Crater, Flynn Creek Crater, and other analog sites around the world.

Drozdovskiy I.   Sauro F.   Payler S. J.   Hill S.   Jahoda P.   Jaruskova K.   Venegas F.   Angellotti A.   Franke M.   Lennert P.   Ligeza G.   Vodnik P.   Turchi L.   Bessone L.

Recognising Planetary Rocks and Minerals by Combining a Custom Mineralogical Database with Deep Learning Based Multi-Spectral Unmixing [#8018]
Developed in the context of ESA’s astronaut training using analogue environments, PANGAEA, the mineralofical database and mineral recognition software are conceived as real-time decision support tools for future planetary surface exploration missions.

Battler M. M.   Raimalwala K. V.   Faragalli M.   Smal E.   Cole M.   Cross M.   Reid J. E.

On-Demand Analogue Missions for Distributed Teams with Web-Based Mission Operations Software [#8116]
Mission Control Software is a cloud-based operations platform for distributed teams to easily and securely interface with payloads in analog or space missions, collect data, uplink commands, and integrate tools for visualization or analysis.


Thursday, June 17, 2021


12:15 p.m.  




Authors (*Denotes Presenter)

Abstract Title and Summary

Glass B.   Seitz S. J.

Haughton Crater as an Analog for Planetary-Drilling Prototypes [#8046]
The Haughton impact structure, with its exposed fallback breccia and permafrost, presents several Mars-analog aspects that support field science and instrument evaluations and technologies, in particular automated drilling and sampling.

Svensson M. J. O.   Osinski G. R.   Goudge T. A.   Longstaffe F. J.

The Ries Impact Structure as an Analogue for Jezero Crater’s Marginal Carbonates [#8103]
A study of the hyperspectral variability in genetically distinct carbonates from the Ries lake margins for the purpose of understanding the possible origins of the carbonate bearing unit exposed at the margins of Jezero crater.

Burt D. M.

Terrestrial Pyroclastic Deposits as Analogs for Martian Impactoclastic Deposits [#8099]
Terrestrial pyroclastic density current (PDC) deposits should share many features in common with impactoclastic denisty current (IDC) deposits on Mars, and also should provide useful textural analogs at various scales.


Thursday, June 17, 2021


1:05 p.m.  

Training, field guides, and databases for terrestrial analogs.

Chairs:  Nicholas Schmerr and Hilary Downes





Authors (*Denotes Presenter)

Abstract Title and Summary

1:05 p.m.

Young K. E. *   Graff T. G.   Evans C. A.   Bleacher J. E.   Noble S.   Wray S.   Kanelakos A.

The Use of Terrestrial Analogs in Training NASA Astronauts [#8044]  [PRESENTATION]
We describe three phases of NASA astronaut training and the utility of terrestrial analogs in each phase. Training is organized by a core NASA team of scientists and members of the Flight Operations Directorate and contributed to by external partners.

1:13 p.m.

Losiak A. *   Baranowska M.   Gaidzik K.   Gajewska K.   Golebiowska I.   Janczak T.   Karahan A.   Lubanski R.   Wilczynski L.   Weclewski P.   Zajkowski T.

Using Artificial, Geologically Realistic Terrestrial Analogue Field to Teach Planetary Geology to Engineers During European Rover Challenge [#8072] 
Mars Yard prepared for the 2020 European Rover Challenge reproduced the geological setting of the Jezero Crater. This enabled (aka forced) engineers taking part in the competition to learn about planetary geology in an engaging and interesting way.

1:21 p.m.

Rumpf M. E. *   Thompson L.   Edgar L. A.   Gullikson A. L.

Terrestrial Analog Field Guides:  Exploring the San Francisco Volcanic Field and the Verde Valley [#8090]  [PRESENTATION]
The Astrogeology Science Center is creating field guides for terrestrial analog locations and developing a database to collate existing field guides. Here we introduce guides for the San Francisco Volcanic Field, AZ, and the Verde Valley, AZ.

1:29 p.m.

Williams D. A. *   Piatek J. L.   Williams A. J.   Marshall A. M. S.

Increasing Accessibility of the Holey Tour:  ASU’s Introductory Planetary Geology Field Trip [#8004] 
This presentation will discuss improvements to the Holey Tour introductory planetary geologic field trip to make it more accessible to individuals with mobility and other issues.

1:37 p.m.



1:45 p.m.

Barry C. *   Whelley N.   Richardson J.   Wasser M.

NASA’s Planetary Analogs Website:  Comparing Landscapes Throughout Our Solar System [#8089] 
NASA’s Planetary Analogs website is a public-facing information hub and a tool for science communication. Scientists who share planetary analog research with broad audiences may find it useful as a resource. Contributions and feedback are invited.

1:53 p.m.

Whelley P. L. *   Richardson J. A.   H. Baker D. M.   Jazayeri S. S.   Bell E.   Rumpf M. E.   Fouch M.   Kruse S.   Schmerr N.

Terrestrial Field Geophysics Data Management and Repository in Support of Planetary Analog Studies [#8041]  [PRESENTATION]
In a year without field expeditions, we virtually came together to prepare geophysics data for internal team use, and to build a community accessible long-term repository using existing resources, web-maps, and new tools.

2:01 p.m.

Schulte M. *   McKinnon B.   Hargrave C.   Haltigin T.   Hodgkinson J.   Morisset C.-E.   Ralston J.   Davis R.

An Online Interactive Database of Terrestrial Mars Analogue Sites:  Coordination by the International Mars Exploration Working Group (IMEWG) [#8057]  [PRESENTATION]
We will present an update of the development of a new web-based tool that will be useful to an international scientific and technical audience for providing quick access to significant information about terrestrial Mars analogue sites.

2:09 p.m.

Marquez J. J. *

Enabling Planetary Exploration Strategy Research in Analogs with Playbook [#8077]  [PRESENTATION]
To enable investigations on planetary exploration strategies, Playbook has collaborated and supported various analogs. Previous work is summarized in relation to analog work in spaceflight-like operational workflows and EVAs.

2:17 p.m.

Richardson J. A. *   Whelley N. L.   Whelley P. L.   Barry C. E.   Young K. E.

Field Expedition Codes of Conduct for Increasing Safety and Inclusivity [#8113]  [PRESENTATION]
Given the importance of research expeditions to planetary analog field sites, our community must work to make expeditions safe and inclusive. We provide recommendations and our teams’ strategies to make the field safer.

2:25 p.m.




Friday, June 18, 2021


10:00 a.m.  

Breakout discussions covering topics generated during previous meeting days.  [RECORDING]


   Breakout A – PGM-Analog Discussion Geo Mapping

   Breakout B – Summary Points for Technology Applications

   Breakout C – Data and Archiving

   Breakout D – Challenges Facing New Researchers






Authors (*Denotes Presenter)

Abstract Title and Summary

Cockell C. S.   Paling S. M.   Martin-Torres J.   Perl S.

Analog Science and Technology in Deep Subsurface Evaporites:  The Minar (Mine Analog Research) Project, Boulby Mine, UK [#8059]
We describe the MINAR project at 1 km depth in the Boulby Mine, UK to carry out science in extreme subsurface evaporitic environments and test instruments and methods for the robotic and human exploration of deep environments on the Moon and Mars.

Escudero C.   Rodríguez N.   Amils R.   Carrizo D. A.   Uceda E. R.   Fairén A. G.   Gómez F.   Sanz J. L.

Microbial Production of H2, CH4 and CO2 in the Subsurface of Río Tinto, a Geochemical Mars Analog [#8035]
In this work, we evaluated the biotic and abiotic origin of H2, CH4, and CO2 in samples from subsurface hard-rock cores of the Iberian Pyrite Belt, a geochemical Mars analog.

Hunter M. A.   Rumpf M. E.

Terrestrial Analogs Data Portal:  Leveraging the ScienceBase Item Model for Data Discovery [#8019]
The Terrestrial Analogs Data Portal seeks to be both a custodian of terrestrial analog data and means to discover relevant data in the USGS ScienceBase platform.

Ioannou Z.   Moraetis D.   Pavlopoulos K.

Hyperspectral Mapping of Crust and Mantle Rocks in the UAE Al-Hajar Mountains:  Locating Raw Materials for Martian Regolith Simulants [#8029]
The objective of the presented study is to identify rock lithologies within the UAE Al-Hajar mountain area which can be used to produce Mars regolith simulants.

Lim D. S. S.   Mirmalek Z.   Kobayashi L.   Reid D.   Kobs Nawotniak S. E.   Beaton K. H.   Chappell S.   Cardman Z.   Sehlke A.   Heldmann J. L.   Raineault N.

Considerations Towards Building Inclusive Analog Work Environments [#8125]
Structural equality and inclusion within analog field programs can be advanced with broader community recognition of stakeholders, and leadership reflexivity, which can include self-posed questions, and responsive actions to answers.

Mouginis-Mark P. J. *

What Makes a Great Terrestrial Planetary Analog? [#8021]
How do members of the community select the best places to use as terrestrial analogs? This presentation reviews some of the previous analog successes as well as makes recommendations for future studies.

Scuderi L. A.   Mason D. P.

Gobi Desert Deltas as Analogs for Jezero Delta Mars [#8083]
The deltas of China’s Gobi Desert may represent a useful analog for Martian lacustrine deltas.  This environmental setting with infrequent but rapid deltaic formation may be more like martian conditions than other analog terrestrial deltas.

Uceda E. R.   Rodriguez N.   Diaz E. E.   Amils R.   Sanz J. L.   Fairén A. G.

Tirez (Spain):  Prokaryotic Communities in an Endorheic Athalassohaline Lagoon Analog to Evaporitic Basins in Meridiani Planum, Mars [#8016]
Microbial ecology studies of athalassohaline habitats in Tirez provide basis to understand the ecology of possible microbial communities on early Mars, and informs about strategies to search for biomarkers after all the water was lost.