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This agenda is from Hunter’s email of 24th January 2013.

CAPS FINAL AGENDA – Boulder, CO – February 7-8, 2013


* Maps and instructions posted on website at
*  Registration is $40, please bring cash.  This will include Breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch and mid-afternoon snacks. Please contact Fran or Rob if you have special requests.
* Team dinner will be Thursday night, and is not included in the registration.
* Local contacts are Rob Wilson and Fran Bagenal
* We are working out transportation to/from Millennium Hotel and/or tour of LASP labs – depends on numbers so please RSVP to Rob. You really do not need a car in Boulder.


Introduction and Instrument Status
Th 8:15 am Welcome and local arrangements – Bagenal
Th 8:25 am Instrument and project status – Waite
Th 8:35 am CAPS NESC review status – Mokashi
Th 9:00 am Flight operations, software, data archiving – Furman
Th 9:30 am ELS Status – Gilbert
Th 10:00 am IMS/IBS Status – Thomsen

Th 10:30 -11:00 Break

Operations Talks
Th 11:00 am A new technique to remove Penetrating Radiation effects from CAPS-ELS data –Lewis
Th 11:20 am Absolute and interanode calibrations for ELS – Arridge
Th 11:40 am Discussion on CAPS moments calculations – Talk by Livi of 15 minutes to compare results of all groups in the moments challenge? As well as a 45 minute discussion to reach closure on what we submit to PDS.

Th 12:40 pm Lunch    at LASP, next to meeting                                            All

Science Talks

Saturn Magnetosphere
Th 1:40 pm Spatial and temporal variations in magnetospheric plasma properties – Thomsen
Th 2:00 pm Local time variations in radial velocity/implications for global dynamics – Wilson
Th 2:20 pm RCM simulations of injection-dispersion events observed by CAPS – Liu
Th 2:40 pm Mass and energy flow through Saturn’s plasma sheet: Time variability – Bagenal
Th 3:00 pm Cusp case studies and high-latitude surveys –  Arridge
Th 3:20 pm Adiabatic electron heating in the magnetosphere (8<Rs<15)  – Livi
Th 3:40 pm What is hidden in the high background inside of 4Rs? – Elrod
Th 4:00 pm Magnetospheric discussion / Break

Th 4:30 pm Magnetospheric consequences of charged nanograins in the Enceladus plume – Dong
Th 4:50 Nanograin charging and electron depletion in the Enceladus plume – Crary
Th 5:10 pm Photoelectrons at Enceladus – Coates
Th 5:30 Adjourn plenary

Th 5:45-6:45 pm Executive Discussion – invitation only

Th 7:15 pm Team Dinner – Backcountry Pizza and Tap House $20

Fr 8:20 am Comparison of physical chemistry models with CAPS data in the Enceladus torus – Sturner
Fr 8:40 am Pickup dust and electron signatures in the Enceladus plume – Jones
Fr 9:00 am Enceladus discussion and Break
Dione and Rhea
Fr 9:10 am Ion Pickup near Dione – Tokar
Fr 9:30 am Modeling Rhea’s flux tube current and role of surface current balance – Teolis

9:50 am Break

Fr 10:10 am Changes in Titan’s Alfvenic Wings due to Charge Exchange Reactions – Sillanpaa
Fr 10:30 am Negative ion density trends at Titan –Wellbrock
Fr 10:50 am Estimating methane escape at Titan with the IMS time-of-flight and singles data  -Woodson
Fr 11:10 am Titan’s 3D Exosphere, Horizontal Winds and Atmospheric Loss / GCR Model of Titan’s Atmosphere, Surface and Subsurface and Exobiological Molecules – Sittler
Fr 11:30 am Titan torus detection limitations and the implications for atmospheric escape – Smith
Fr 11:50 am Negative ion species near Titan and Enceladus – Rymer
Fr 12:15 am Titan and summary discussion, action items, and next meeting

Fr 12:45 pm Lunch – at LASP, next to meeting.

Fr 2-4 pm Tour of University of Colorado facilities – LASP Dust and Tholin Labs

4:30 pm Adjourn