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Comets as Tracers of Solar System Formation and Evolution

by Kathleen Mandt

Comets as Tracers of Solar System Formation and Evolution Synopsis

This volume is a compilation of an International Workshop on Comets as Tracers of Solar System Formation and Evolution that was held in Toulouse, France, from April 1-3, 2014, meant to prepare the community for the task of placing Rosetta observations within the greater context of using comets as tracers of solar system formation and evolution. More than 100 scientists from 18 different countries participated in this three-day science program, which was comprised of themed sessions and featured a mixture of invited reviews, invited and contributed talks and posters. These invited speakers included many of the community leaders in cometary science, measurements and technology development. The workshop covered topics ranging from the dynamical and chemical evolution of the solar nebula during formation, to the techniques for measuring the composition of comets. Of particular focus was the role that measurements made by Rosetta could be expected to play in understanding the origin of solar system bodies. The purpose of this volume is to build upon the results of this workshop, providing a formal record of the state of knowledge leading into the Rosetta mission. Originally published in Space Science Reviews, Volume 197, Issues 1-4, 2015

Book Information

ISBN: 9789402414899
Publication date: 9th September 2018
Author: Kathleen Mandt
Publisher: Springer
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 342 pages
Categories: Astronautics, Solar system: the Sun & planets, Mensuration & systems of measurement, Astrophysics,

About Kathleen Mandt

Dr. Kathleen E. Mandt is a Senior Research Scientist at Southwest Research Institute. She is currently serving on the science team of the Rosetta Plasma Consortium (RPC) Ion Electron Spectrometer (IES) and until recently acted as the liaison between IES and the Rosetta Orbiter Spectrometer for Ion and Neutral Analysis (ROSINA) teams. Dr. Mandt is also a member of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) science team, previously served on the Cassini Ion Neutral Mass Spectrometer science team and is an Adjoint Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Texas at ...

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