Planetary Journal Club- Spring 2008

The Planetary Journal Club is generally on Fridays at noon, at the Duane Conference Room D-142. The speaker of Journal Club leads a ~30 minute informal discussion on a planetary topic, basing the discussion on a recently published paper or papers. Contact Nicole Albers or Keiji Ohtsuki ( for more information.

Spring 2008


25 Hanna Sizemore Liquids at Titan: A Summary of the EvidenceMitri et al. (2007), Hydrocarbon lakes on Titan, Icarus 186, 385 [online abstract]
Stofan et al. (2007), The lakes of Titan, Nature 445, 61 [online abstract (pdf)]
Rappaport et al. (2008), Can Cassini detect a subsurface ocean in Titan from gravity measurements?, Icarus, in press.


1 Takayuki Tanigawa Can effects of non-isothermality of the gas disk solve the problem of radial migration of planets?Paardekooper and Mellema (2006), Halting type I planet migration in non-isothermal disks, Astron. Astrophys. 459, L17 [(pdf)]
Baruteau and Masset (2008), On the corotation torque in a radiatively inefficient disk, Astophys. J. 672, 1054
Paardekooper and Mellema (2008), Growing and moving low-mass planets in non-isothermal disks, Astron. Astrophys. 478, 245 [online abstract (pdf)]
8 Fran Bagenal The latest spin on Saturn’s rotationAnderson et al.(2007), Saturn’s Gravitational Field, Internal Rotation, and Interior Structure, Science 317, 1384 [ online abstract (pdf) ]
Kurth et al.(2007), A Saturnian longitude system based on a variable kilometric radiation period, GRL 34, L02201 [ online abstract ]
Gurnett et al.(2007), The Variable Rotation Period of the Inner Region of Saturn’s Plasma Disk, Science 316, 442 [ online abstract (pdf) ]
Southwood and Kivelson (2007), Saturnian magnetospheric dynamics: Elucidation of a camshaft model, JGR 112, A12222 [ online abstract ]
15 Sara Martínez-Alonso Finding Water With Cosmic RaysDesilets et al. (2007), Scientist Water Equivalent Measured With Cosmic Rays at 2006 AGU Fall Meeting, EOS, TAGU, 88, 48 [ online abstract ]
Boynton et al. (2004), The Mars Odyssey Gamma-Ray Spectrometer Instrument Suite, Space Science Reviews, 110, 1-2 [ online abstract (pdf) ]
Boynton et al. (2007), Concentration of H, Si, Cl, K, Fe, and Th in the low-and mid-latitude regions of Mars, JGR, 112, E12S99 [ online abstract ]
22 Licia Ray Plasma Sources Available for Radial Transport in Saturn’s MagnetosphereSittler et al. (2008), Ion and neutral sources and sinks within Saturn’s inner magnetosphere: Cassini results, Planetary and Space Science, 56, 3
Burch et al. (2007), Thethys and Dione as sources of outward-flowing plasma in Saturn’s magnetosphere, Nature 447, 833 [ online abstract (pdf) ]


11 Nick Schneider Methane present in an extrasolar planet atmosphereSwain et al. (2008), The presence of methane in the atmosphere of an extrasolar planet, Nature 452, 329 [ online abstract (pdf) ]
25 Monica Hoke Evidence for an Internal Ocean within TitanLorenz et al. (2008), Titan’s Rotation Reveals an Internal Ocean and Changing Zonal Winds, Science 319, 1649 [ online abstract (pdf) ]


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