Current Funded Projects

P.I.: 
Francisco González Galindo
Ref.: 
RTI2018-100920-J-I00
Period: 
Oct 01, 2019 to Sep 30, 2022
Amount: 
242121 €
Funding agency: 
Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (MCIU), Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI) y Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER)
Summary: 

The project aims at studying the water escape in Mars' atmosphere, both in present and in past conditions where the orbital parameters of Mars were different from those of today.

It is currently well known that the climates of Mars, Venus and the Earth have followed different evolutionary paths. The Martian case, with evidences of warmer and wetter climate in the past, is very intriguing. Mars primitive atmosphere may have been quite similar to the current terrestrial atmosphere. Understanding how early Mars evolved into the inhabitable planet can provide clues on the response of...

P.I.: 
Miguel Ángel López Valverde
Ref.: 
PGC2018-101836-B-100
Period: 
Jan 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2021
Amount: 
356587 €
Funding agency: 
Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (MCIU), Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI) y Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER)
Summary: 

Jobs offered in this project:
- Two 2-year post-Doc positions
- A 4 years PhD grant

The basic goal of this project is to continue the IAA participation in the NOMAD experiment and to contribute to the scientific exploitation of both instruments NOMAD and ACS.
We propose to...

P.I.: 
Funke, Bernd; López Puertas, Manuel
Ref.: 
ESP2017-87143-R
Period: 
Jan 01, 2018 to Dec 31, 2019
Amount: 
€239 580
Funding agency: 
Agencia Estatal de Investigación (MINECO, Spain), co-financed with FEDER Funds
Summary: 

In this project we investigate several fundamental aspects of the Earth's atmosphere, and reinforce the emerging research line in our Group of exo-planetary atmospheres.

With regards to the Earth's atmosphere, we plan to study the impact of solar variability (including both radiation and energetic particle precipitation, EPP) on the atmospheric composition, temperature structure and climate. Specifically we aim at 1) determining the relevance of EPP for regional climate, 2) quantifying long-term impacts by secular solar activity variations, and 3) understanding the coupling of...