Workshop on Potentially Hazardous Asteroids recording will be posted to the planetary defense website: https://ac.arc.nasa.gov/planetarydefense/

The NASA NEO Program (Program Executive, Lindley Johnson) is supporting research at NASA Ames Research Center on asteroid impacts through physical characterization, modeling of atmospheric entry/breakup, and risk assessments of impacts (land and water), with emphases on small impactors. The workshop at Ames on July 7-9 addresses these questions:

*What are the likely physical characteristics for different classes of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) and how can they be measured?
*What is the dependence of surface damage on PHA size and impact trajectory? What is the range of damage effects and potential for casualties from impacts (both land and tsunami)

Vision for The Workshop
Advance our understanding of Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) through modeling of their atmospheric entry/breakup, risk assessments of surface impact (land and tsunami ), and characterization of their pre-entry properties — With the long-term goal of developing reliable predictive and assessment tools enabling decision makers to take appropriate mitigation action in the event of pending PHA strike.

Five Half-Day Sessions on 7/7, 7/8 and 7/9/15
Invited Talks (30 min) followed by Panel Discussion
Emphases on open discussion and working sessions
Held in NASA Ames Conference Center (Bldg. 152)

Poster Sessions on 7/7 and 7/8/15
Poster abstracts will be reviewed and selected based on the relevance to the areas of:
*Atmospheric Entry and Break-up
*Characterization Needed for Mitigation and Entry/Breakup
*Land and Water Damage
*Risk Assessment
Poster abstract submitters will be notified within 7-days of submission

Posted by: Soderman/SSERVI Staff
Source: NASA

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