Astrogeology Science Center

Below are announcements for special issues and journal mentions for previous years' Planetary Dunes workshops.

Fourth International Planetary Dunes Workshop (2015)

***Extended Deadline: Be a part of the Aeolian Research Special Issue for the Fourth International Planetary Dunes Workshop

A special issue in Aeolian Research is planned to highlight the results presented at the Fourth International Planetary Dunes Workshop (2015), in addition to other recent aeolian studies of planetary surfaces. The deadline for the submitting an indication of interest has been extended. Manuscripts on any topic within planetary aeolian studies are solicited, but those focusing on planetary dune systems are particularly encouraged. While terrestrial analog studies are welcome for the special issue, these manuscripts should include discussion of how the results relate to the analysis of features in planetary environments. Attendance at the workshop is NOT a prerequisite for paper submission.
These workshops have a strong history of producing papers. See the Workshops page on this website for links to what we have accomplished with previous workshops. While the webpage is Mars-centric now, we intend to expand that in the near future.
The extended deadline to send an email (as an indication of interest) that includes a working title, proposed author list, and two-sentence description of the manuscript to chojan1@pirl.lpl.arizona.edu is September 11, 2015. The deadline for submission of final manuscripts is February 1, 2016.


Meeting Report for Fourth International Planetary Dunes Workshop published in Eos: "The Importance of Dunes on a Variety of Planetary Surfaces"

Dark Dunes in Hershel Carter

The meeting report for the latest Planetary Dunes Workshop (May 2015) has been published in the most recent issue of Eos. Discussions related to transverse aeolian ridges (TARs), megadunes, and determining sand sources were highlighted.
Visit the latest issue of Eos online for the full article.



Aeolian Research Special Issue for the Fourth International Planetary Dunes Workshop

The Fourth International Planetary Dunes Workshop: Integrating Models, Remote Sensing, and Field Data was held May 19–22, 2015 in Boise, Idaho (see Final Announcement). More than 60 researchers and students participated in two and a half days of presentations and lively discussion, plus a full day field trip to Bruneau Dunes State Park. The workshop focused on the many landforms and deposits created by the dynamic interactions between granular material and airflow (aeolian processes). These processes are known to occur on several planetary bodies, including Earth, Mars, Titan, Venus, and most recently the surface of a comet. A special issue in Aeolian Research is planned to highlight the results presented at the workshop, in addition to other recent aeolian studies of planetary surfaces. Manuscripts on any topic within planetary aeolian studies are solicited, but those focusing on planetary dune systems are particularly encouraged. While terrestrial analog studies are welcome for the special issue, these manuscripts should include discussion of how the results relate to the analysis of features in planetary environments.

Please send an email (as an indication of interest) that includes a working title, proposed author list, and two-sentence description of the manuscript to chojan1@pirl.lpl.arizona.edu by August 29, 2015. Deadline for submission of final manuscripts is February 1, 2016.


Third International Planetary Dune Workshop (2012)

Third International Planetary Dunes Workshop (2012) Special Issue

The Third International Planetary Dune Workshop (2012) allowed both terrestrial geologists and Mars researchers to discuss and share projects. A special issue of Icarus (Vol. 230, pages 1-214, 15 February 2014, Third Planetary Dune Systems) contains papers published as a result of the workshop.

View the special issue in Icarus online.

For a summary of the Third International Planetary Dunes Workshop, visit Aeolian Research.

A meeting report detailing the questions produced by the workshop was published in Eos and may be found online by clicking here.


Second International Planetary Dunes Workshop (2010)

Visit Aeolian Research to read the abstract for the 2nd IPDW.

View an article in Eos about the 2nd IPDW here.