Subject: [DPS Members] DPS Mailing #08-16: 2008 DPS Meeting, Icarus submissions...

Issue 08-16, August 25th 2008
DPS Web site:

1) DPS 2008: Program, and Upcoming Deadlines
2) Women's Lunch Session, and Other Events, at the Ithaca DPS
3) Icarus: New Manuscript Submission Procedure
4) Outer Planets Colloquium Series
5) Job Announcements
6) Upcoming Meetings



The DPS program is now online: see

which can also be reached via the DPS08 home page at

The early registration deadline is coming up, on September 10th 2008.
Online pre-registration between 11 September and 30 September 2008
will still be available, but at a higher rate. After 30 September,
registration will only be available on-site, at an additionally higher
rate. Save $50 to $100 by registering early for DPS!

Reservations for hotels at the DPS Ithaca meeting at special DPS/AAS
rates will be open until 19 September 2008. Please visit the
accommodations page at for detailed

The late abstract deadline is 10 September 2008, 10pm, EDT. Please
visit for further information.



Monday, October 13 Noon-1:30, Yale/Princeton Rooms

The topic of this year's session is "Gender-Based Differences in
Communication," featuring guest speaker Mary Munter from
Dartmouth. Ms.  Munter is the author of several highly-regarded and
widely-used books about communication skills and she teaches several
courses at Dartmouth in the area of effective communication. Lunch
will be provided to participants. All are welcome, but
pre-registration is required for this event due to space
limitations. Please contact Dr. Amy Simon-Miller to pre-register. If
openings are still available, there will be a sign-up list at the main
DPS meeting registration area, as well. This event is sponsored by
NASA and the DPS Committee.

Other DPS workshops and lunchtime sessions are listed at



The Icarus Editorial Office would like to announce that as of 1 August
2008, new manuscript submissions to the journal are now being
processed through the online Elsevier Editorial System
(  Our existing manuscript
server/submission system has served us well for nearly a decade;
however, it is aging and its maintenance is becoming a concern. Thus,
authors wishing to submit new manuscripts will now need to do so
through the Icarus web page on the Elsevier Editorial System at .

Please note that we will only be accepting new (not revised)
submissions and their subsequent revisions on the new Elsevier
Editorial System.  All manuscripts that are currently in progress
(submitted prior to 1 August 2008) will continue to be processed and
handled via the "old" Cornell-based Icarus submission system ( ).

Those authors who are working on revisions to manuscripts submitted
prior to 1 August 2008, but who have not yet submitted a revised
manuscript, should do so using the "old" system before 31 October
2008. This is so that the editorial processing of those manuscripts
can be completed before the Editorial Office moves toward retiring the
"old" Cornell-based server.

We ask for your patience and understanding as we transition to and
learn the new Elsevier Editorial System, and as we maintain two
separate manuscript submission programs for the next several months
during this transitional period.

-- Icarus Editorial Office and Editorial Staff



Would your institution like a visit and colloquium presentation this
Fall from an expert in outer solar system science, at no expense to
you?  Would you like travel support to share your outer solar system
research?  Presenters and host institutions are sought for the Outer
Planets Colloquium Series, a program that matches planetary scientists
with university campuses and research institutions.

Participation is open to two- and four-year undergraduate colleges,
and to research institutions throughout the United States. Host
institutions commit to making the necessary local
arrangements. Presenters are encouraged to address the needs of the
next generation of scientists (graduate students, interns, and
undergraduates) and to give an additional presentation that is free
and open to the general public. Other interactions that increase
awareness of outer solar system science may also be considered as part
of the visit. These may include guest teaching a class, interacting
informally with students and faculty, visiting local precollege
campuses, or other outreach activities.

A range of topics is anticipated on the basis of speaker participation.

The Colloquium Series will cover the presenter's travel expenses.
There will be no honorarium for the speaker.

Application details and further information may be found at:



1) Marshall Space Flight Center has an open civil service position in our
growing lunar and planetary science program. The position includes
independent research in any area of lunar and planetary science
(experimental, remote sensing, modeling/theory, etc.) and programmatic
responsibilities as a scientific advisor to the NASA Lunar Precursor
Robotics Program Office. Please see
<> Announcement Number MS08D0254 for
details. Applications are due by September 2, 2008.



1) Planning for the Mars Climate Modeling Center (MCMC), Ames Research
Center, Moffett Field, CA, Sept 30 - Oct 2 2008.


The Space Science and Astrobiology Division of NASA Ames Research
Center and the Planetary Science Division (PSD) of NASA's Science
Mission Directorate are sponsoring a workshop that is open to
interested parties to participate in the planning for the
establishment of a Mars Climate Modeling Center (MCMC) at the NASA
Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California.

2) Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 15-19 2008


Abstract deadline is September 10, 2008.  There are numerous special
sessions of planetary interest.  These include:

* Recent Advances in Planetary Volcanology
* Planetary Rings: Observation and Theory
* The Interaction of the Solar Wind with Unmagnetised Bodies
* Blowing Hot, Blowing Cold: The Diversity of Outer Planet Satellites
* Focus on Enceladus
* Prospects for Habitability on Noachian Mars	
* Evolution of Planetary Atmospheres
* Super-Earths
* The Dynamic Lunar Environment
* New Developments in the Study of Fluvial Systems on Mars
* Organic and Inorganic Microbial Biosignatures
* Landed Measurements on Mars: Ground Truth for Orbital Data
* Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter: Mars Perspectives After One Mars Year
* Comparison of Basaltic Volcanism on Mars and the Earth
* Titan at the end of the Cassini Prime Mission
* Outer Planet Systems: Comparisons of Processes Among the Four Giant
 Worlds of our Solar System
* Exploring Venus