Science Panels and Thematic Questions to be addressed by LRO Targeting

The overall meeting charge is to ensure that LRO has the best possible list of scientific targets to maximize science return of the mission. The charge to the contributors is to present and discuss new science targets for LRO that address major lunar science questions and to help summarize a prioritized list of targets. Each thematic panel will address lunar science questions in six themes, describing in each case what LRO measurements can be made to increase understanding and fill in gaps, and how data from other missions can also contribute to that understanding. The outcome of this approach is to identify targets for which coordinated observations (across multiple instruments and platforms) will yield high science payoff. In each case, presenters should discuss what targeted and/or unique observations should be made by LRO, and what gaps will remain. Major lunar science questions to be addressed by each panel include those noted below.


Other Lunar Missions and Measurements for Science
(Moderator: C. Pieters, Brown University.)


Lunar Regolith
(Moderator: M. Duke, Colorado School of Mines)


Volcanism: Timing, Form and Composition
(Moderator: R. Greeley, Arizona State University)


Composition of the Lunar Crust and Clues to the Interior
(Moderator: P. Lucey, University Hawaii)


Habitation and Lunar Resources
(Moderator: Jeffrey Plescia, Applied Physics Laboratory / Johns Hopkins University


Impact Cratering and History
(Moderator: Barbara Cohen, NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center)


Lunar Volatiles: Polar and Exospheric
(Moderator: D. Lawrence, Applied Physics Laboratory / Johns Hopkins University)