Frozen Worlds and Landscapes of our Solar System

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A RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by *Kathryn Harriss and Mark Burchell (Kent)*Contact: Water ice is a dominant material within the solar system, theorised to make up 50% of the mass of material beyond the solar system frost line. This leads to ice landscapes, features and bodies being studied using a number of techniques on number of differing planetary bodies. Recent explorations have shown more ice regions and landscapes on Pluto, Ceres and comet 67-P that have ignited many fields of planetary sciences to focus on the icy bodies from landscapes and internal structures to impact studies to cyrovolcanism to degassing of asteroids and comets and the implications for astrobiology. The aim of this discussion meeting to discuss the latest research into the surface of icy bodies and regions in the solar system. We invite all whose work include the investigations of ices including weathering, astrobiology, landscapes and surfaces of different planetary bodies. We welcome research from all aspects of research including computational modelling, laboratory and field work.  10:30 Kathryn Harriss University of Kent
Welcome to meeting10:40 Carl Murray Queen Mary, University of London
Cassini Observations of Icy Objects at Saturn11:10 Geraint Jones MSSL, University College London/Birkbeck
Surface charging of Saturn's Icy Moons11:25 Emmal Safi Keele UniversityLaboratory Studies of Clathrate Hydrates with Relevance to Icy Solar System Bodies11:40 Si-Ting Xiong MSSL, University College LondonThree dimensional block reconstruction of subsurface Martian South Polar layer deposits using MARIS,SHARAD,MOLA and HRSC DTMs11:55 Alfiah Rizky, Diana Putri MSSL, University College LondonSolar Polar Cap (SPRC) Mapping and Detecting its changes12:10 Jacqueline Campbell MSSL, University College London
Compositional Characterisation of the Mars South Polar Residual Cap using Hyperspectral data12:25 Frances Butcher, The Open UniversityEskers associated with extant glaciers in midlatitude graben on Mars: evidence for
geothermal controls upon recent basal melting of glaciers on Mars
12:40 Discussion
13:00 LUNCH
14:00 Kathryn Harriss, University of KentImpact investigations into multi layered targets with an ice crust
14:10 Jon Tandy London Metropolitan University
Observations of impacted, frozen Lunar and Martian regolith simulants using high-speed emission spectroscopy
14:25 Mark Burchell University of Kent
Impacts on Ice Covered Ocean Worlds
14:35 Tom Davison Imperial College London
Mesoscale modelling of the compaction of water-rich asteroids by low velocity impacts
14:50 Ben Rozitis The Open UniversityA water ice cap on main-belt asteroids (24) Themis
15:05 James Mortimer The Open UniversityD/H Fractionation during Sublimation of Water Ice at Low temperatures into a Vacuum
15:20 Discussion
15:30 Meeting End