Regolith on Solar system bodies


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Date prévue : 1-3 Décembre 2010
Date définitive : 2010-12-01



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Organisateur : Irina Belskaya



Knowledge of surface texture of planetary bodies is vital to put constraints on their formation and surface evolution scenarios. The surfaces of atmosphereless Solar system bodies are covered by a regolith, representing a layer of particulate materials of various particle size and depth. Radio and radar measurements can penetrate the surface regolith yielding information on the underlying material, while surface properties of the topmost surface layer can be retrieved from observations at the visible and near-infrared wavelengths by photometry, polarimetry and spectrophotometry techniques. The workshop will join together experts in study regolith properties of Solar system bodies by various observational techniques, and by laboratory and numerical modeling. Its goal is to improve our understanding of surface regolith properties of inner and outer Solar system bodies.