Cometary Dynamics: Connecting the inner and outer solar system
Observations of cometary orbits in the inner solar system contain important clues to both the outer solar systemís current structure and its past dynamical evolution. I will briefly summarize numerical simulations which have studied the dynamical origins of observed comets and link the observed populations to the reservoirs from which they are currently leaking. I will then review simulations which are designed to study the dynamical origin of the reservoirs themselves. The talk concludes with a discussion of the currently unresolved issues, particularly those related to the origin and structure of the Oort Cloud.