Aerothermochemistry effects in meteoric plasmas
38th Aerospace Sciences Meeting&Exhibit
AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics),
Reno, Nevada, from January 10-13, 2000.

First Announcement (June 10, 1999)

Dr. Christophe Laux of Stanford University has proposed to create a special session on meteors at the next 38th Aerospace Sciences Meeting&Exhibit of the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics). The meeting will be held at Reno, NV, from January 10-13, 2000.

The special session will be entitled "Aerothermochemistry effects in meteoric plasmas" and will be chaired by meteor astronomer Dr. Peter Jenniskens of The SETI Institute at NASA/Ames Research Center and co-hosted by plasma physicists Dr. Olga Popova of the Moscow Institute for Dynamics of Geospheres RAS and Dr. Iain Boyd of the Department of Aerospace Engineering of the University of Michigan. It will be a half day session and will feature a maximum of eight half-hour oral presentations.

The AIAA meeting is usually very well attended (1600 participants last year). This would be a tremendous opportunity for the plasmadynamics, thermophysics, and fluid dynamics communities to learn more about the physics, aerochemistry, and optical diagnostics of meteorids. Many participants at the AIAA meeting work in the area of hypersonic flows, plasma chemistry and plasma diagnostics. I trust this would be a great venue to present the exciting findings that were described at the last Leonid conference as well as some first results from the 1999 Leonid campaign.

The deadline for abstracts for this conference for this particular session is June 22. Because of the short notice, all abstract requirements are waived. At this time, we will collect proposed titles for presentations only. No abstract needs to be submitted. Note that all presenters must submit a written paper by the first day of the conference.

We will need the following information for each paper (by June 22, 1999):

Please respond to:

This information will go into a printed program mailed to all registrants. It will also be posted on the Web.

Additional information on the conference and venue can be found on the Web at:

I look forward to this exciting session. I hope it will be possible to put it together despite the very short notice. Thank you in advance.

Best regards,

Peter Jenniskens

Dr. Peter Jenniskens 
The SETI Institute 
NASA Ames Research Center 
Mail Stop 239-4 
Moffett Field 
CA 94035-1000 
tel.: 1-650-6043086 
fax.: 1-650-6041088 

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