Titan Through Time IV Workshop

Greenbelt, Maryland
Monday, April 03, 2017


Session 1.1: Formation and Interior
Chairs: Conor Nixon and Claire Newman
09:00–09:15 Welcome &Local Arrangements – Conor Nixon and Paul Mahaffy
09:15–09:30 Encyclopedia Titanica: The Legacy of the Cassini Titan Data Set – T. Ray et al.
09:30–9:45 The Formation of Titan and Hyperion – D. P. Hamilton
09:45–10:00 Titan's internal structure from solid and liquid tides – E. Mazarico et al
10:00-10:15 A new source for Titan's N2 atmosphere: outgassing from accreted organic-rich dust in Titan's interior – K. E. Miller et al.
10:15–10:30 Compositional Variations in Titan's Crust as Revealed by its Impact Craters – A. Werynski et al.
10:30–11:00 Coffee Break
Session 1.2: Surface – Low Latitudes
Chairs: Marco Mastrogiuseppe and Caitlin Griffith
11:00–11: 30 ReviewAeolian Processes and Landforms of Titan – J. Radebaugh
11:30–11:45 The impact of surface properties and dune formation hypothesis on predicted dune transport and orientation directions in the Aeolis Titan GCMs – C. E. Newman et al.
11:45–12:15 Review – Fluvial and alluvial features on Titan: discoveries, conundra, and opportunities – D. M. Burr et al.
12:15–12:30 Extreme methane rainstorms in Titan GCM simulations and correlations with observed geomorphology – S. Faulk et al.
12:30–14:00 Lunch
13:00–14:00 Town Hall – Titan Monitoring Campaign
Session 1.3: Surface – Lakes and Seas
Chairs: Devon Burr and Jani Radebaugh
14:00–14:30 ReviewCassini RADAR observations of lakes in the Northern Polar region of Titan: Bathymetry and Composition –M. Mastrogiuseppe et al
14:30–14:45 Transient Broad Specular Reflections from Titan's North Pole – R. Dhingra et al.
14:45–15:00 Laboratory constraints on Titan sea compositions using Cassini RADAR data – K. L. Mitchell et al.
15:00–15:15 Experimental results of evaporite deposits on Titan using a surface simulation chamber – E. Czaplinski et al.
15:15–15:30 Modeling dissolved nitrogen's effects on the evaporative thermodynamics of Titan's hydrocarbon pools – J. K. Steckloff & J. M. Soderblom
15:30–16:30 Posters
Session 1.4: Surface – Observations
Chairs: Elizabeth Turtle and Scot Rafkin
16:30–17:00 ReviewTitan's tropical surface – C. Griffith
17:00–17:15 Producing the best global mosaic of Titan's surface albedo using Cassini images – E. Karkoschka et al.
17:15–17:30 Exploring Titan spectra through time – P. Penteado


Session 2.1: Climate and Condensates
Chairs: Michael Flasar and Athena Coustenis
09:00–09:30 Review – Titan's Climate – J. M. Lora
09:30–09:45 Seasonal surface temperatures and polar ice clouds during the Cassini mission – D. E. Jennings et al.
09:45–10:00 Variations in Titan's stratospheric aerosol and ices spanning northern–to–early southern winter as observed by Cassini CIRS – C. M. Anderson et al.
10:00–10:15 Laboratory investigations of Titan's stratospheric ices observed by Cassini CIRS – D. Nna-Mvondo et al.
10:15–10:30 Modeling survey of ices in Titan's stratosphere – E. L. Barth
10:30–11:00 Coffee
Session 2.2: Stratospheric Composition and Circulation
Chairs: Juan Lora and Kathleen Mandt
11:00–11:15 Exploring the circulation in Titan's middle atmosphere with an improved radiative transfer in the IPSL climate model – J. Vatant d'Ollone et al.
11:15–11:30 Titan's global zonal–wind minimum – F. M. Flasar et al.
11:30–11:45 Seasonal evolution of organic chemistry in Titan's stratosphere from Cassini/CIRS – A. Coustenis et al.
11:45–12:00 Updated Titan's Stratospheric Water Vapor profile from Cassini CIRS Far–infrared Spectra V. Cottini et al.
12:00–12:15 ALMA Detection, Models, and Astrobiological Potential of Vinyl Cyanide on Titan – M. Y. Palmer et al.
12:15–12:30 The opacity distribution function approach to non–LTE modeling of the CASSINI CIRS and VIMS spectra and temperature retrievals in Titan's middle and upper atmosphere – A. Kutepov et al.
12:30–14:00 Lunch
13:00–14:00 Town Hall – Cassini Data Products
Session 2.3: Upper Atmosphere Chemistry
Chairs: David Catling and Ella Sciamma–O'Briens
14:00–14:30 ReviewTitan's diverse chemical environments – M. G. Trainer
14:30–14:45 Spatial and temporal variations in Titan's atmospheric chemistry mapped using ALMA – M. A. Cordiner et al.
14:45–15:00 Measuring Spatial and Temporal Variations in Titan's Atmosphere with ALMA – A. E. Thelen et al.
15:00–15:15 Negative ions and aerosol formation in Titan's upper atmosphere – R. T. Desai et al.
15:15–15:30 Ion precipitation into Titan’s atmosphere: variations over short and long time scales – D. Snowden et al.
15:30–16:30 Posters
Session 2.4: Upper Atmosphere Hazes
Chairs: Melissa Trainer and Thomas Gautier
16:30–17:00 Review – What we can and can't learn from Titan about the early Earth – D. C. Catling

Titan, Pluto, and Triton: A Comparison of Haze Photometry – B. J. Buratti & J. Hillier

17:15–17:30 The Titan haze simulation experiment: latest laboratory results and dedicated plasma chemistry model – E. Sciamma-O'Brien et al.
19:00 Workshop Dinner TBD
Session 3.1: Chemical Modeling
Chairs: Sarah Horst and Darci Snowden
09:00–09:15 Experimental Approach to the Positive Ion Chemistry in Titan's Upper Atmosphere  – D. Dubois & N. Carrasco
09:15–09:30 Growth mechanism of Titan aerosol analogs driven by trace aromatics - T. Gautier et al.
09:30–09:45 Combined Electronic Structure Calculations And Direct Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics Simulations Of Gas-Phase Chemical Reactions Relevant to Titan’s Atmosphere – H. E. Delgado-Diaz et al.
09:45–10:00 Nitrogen isotope ratios on Titan: photochemical interpretation and evolution – V. A. Krasnopolsky
10:00–10:15 Comparative planetology of the nitrogen isotope chemistry in Titan’s and Pluto’s atmospheres – K. Mandt et al.
10:15–11:00 Coffee Break

Session 3.2: Future Directions
Chairs: Conor Nixon and Scot Rafkin
11:00–11:15 Explorer of Enceladus and Titan (e2t): Investigating ocean worlds' evolution and habitability in the Saturn system – G. Mitri et al
11:15–11:30 Invited-Oceanus: A New Frontiers orbiter concept to study Titan's potential habitability – C. Sotin et al.
11:30–11:45 Invited -Dragonfly: Exploring Titan's prebiotic organic chemistry and habitability – E. P. Turtle et al.
12:00–12:30 Closing Remarks – Conor Nixon and Scot Rafkin


All Posters

Aeolian experiments in the Titan Wind Tunnel: Past and on-going work – D. M. Burr et al.

Solubility and detection of Titan tholins in liquid methane and ethane – V. F. Chevrier et al.

Experimental Investigation of Liquid Hydrocarbons: Nitrogen Dissolution and the presence of Nitrogen Bubbles –
 K. Farnsworth et al.

Carbon Monoxide Affecting Planetary Atmospheric Chemistry – C. He & S. Horst

Overwhelmed by Stress: The Modification of Titan's Craters by Viscous Relaxation – J. E. Hedgepeth et al.

The case for 6-component ground motion observations in planetary seismology – R. Joshi et al.

How Voyager 1, Formaldehyde and Titan changed my life – G. Lewycky

A Mid-UV Spectroscopic Search for Formaldehyde (CH20) in Titan's Atmosphere using HST  – G. Lewycky

The Search for Allene in Titan's Atmosphere – N. A. Lombardo et al.

Bio-inspired underwater vehicles for Titan lakes – N. P. B. Mannam & P. Krishnankutty

Study of 12C/13C and 14N/15N isotopic ratios in HCN in the middle atmosphere of Titan from Cassini/CIRS observations – C. Mathe et al.

NASA’s SPECtroscopy of Titan-Related ice AnaLogs (SPECTRAL) Chamber – J. L. McLain et al.

A search for pyridine and pyrimidine on Titan with ALMA – C. A. Nixon et al.

Infrared spectra and optical constants of solid propane and propylene – R. T. Norris-Coones et al.

Study of organics with the Cosmorbitrap in the framework of Titan future exploration – L. Selliez et al.

SThe Influence of Eddy Diffusion on Ions and Neutral Species in Titan's Upper Atmosphere – J. Serigano et al.

TAPI: Titan Atmospheric Probe Instrumentation – S. R. Shaver & C. A. Nixon

Quantifying Density, Water Adsorption, and Equilibration Properties of Wind Tunnel Materials – X. Yu et al.



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    Conor Nixon

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    Mary Floyd
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