Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades (MCIU), Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI) y Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER)
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...
Agencia Estatal de Investigación (MINECO, Spain), co-financed with FEDER Funds
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...