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This is a second announcement for the conference on The Surface Composition of Mercury from Ultraviolet-Visible-Infrared Spectroscopy: State of the Art and Future Strategies” to bring you an up date and a reminder of deadlines.

Deadline for abstracts
March 31, 2009 April 15, 2009
Third announcement and program April 30, 2009
Deadline for registration April 30, 2009
June 3-5, 2009
  The main rationale of the workshop is to stimulate the community to develop strategies for effective and timely interpretation of the reflectance and emissivity spectral data in terms of mineral composition and geologic significance.

  • • Mercury surface composition knowledge from past and current data. This major theme is split in several sub-themes:
    -Moon / Mercury correlations
    -Mercury Geology
    -Ground Observations in the Vis-IR and thermal
    -Messenger Results (MASCS, MDIS, GRNS; elemental composition)

• Methodologies and interpretative tools:
    -Laboratory simulation
    -Surface Weathering
    -Radiative transfer and surface photometry
    -Spectral Analysis
    -VO, data archiving
    -Geo-referencing and mapping

We plan to have invited (30-40 minutes) and oral (15 minutes) talks.  Poster presentations are also encouraged.

Abstracts should be prepared as half page summaries, using the abstract template available at this link.

Abstracts (preferably in Word) should be submitted via e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

The deadline for abstract submission March 31, 2009 April 15, 2009

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