The proposed research objectives are: 1. To improve the current physical models describing the upper atmosphere of Mars, in particular the Global Climate Model, LMD-MGCM 2. To apply those models to the scientific exploitation of the NASA mission MAVEN
The primary goal of the project is the scientific exploitation of the first data collected by NOMAD and to tackle a number of high interest open problems in Martian research. This project is, to a high degree, the continuation of two previous projects of the Plan Nacional, which have contributed to boost the Spanish participation in the NOMAD experiment of the ExoMars TGO orbiter during the last years. Our team participates at the Co-PI level in this instrument. The present project aims at representing the scientific exploitation of the data to be taken by that instrument, and is thus the...
UPWARDS had as its overarching objective the revision and exploitation of data from the European Mars Express (MEx) mission as well as other Martian missions using a synergistic combination of state-of-the-art atmospheric/subsurface models and novel retrieval tools. UPWARDS goals were:
to address major open science questions which require an integrated...
In this project we propose to investigate several fundamental aspects of the Earth's atmosphere, as well as those of Venus and Titan, and to start a new research line on exoplanet atmospheres.
With regards to the Earth's atmosphere, firstly, we will build up climatologies from MIPAS measurements of the temperature and key atmospheric species spanning from the troposphere up to the thermosphere and over 12 years. These datasets will also be merged with the measurements of other 7 satellite instruments. These are crucial data for understanding the global atmosphere, its evolution,...
Pekka Veronen. PI (IAA-CSIC): B. Funke and M. López-Puertas
Sep 01, 2014 to Dec 31, 2016
European Space Agency (ESA)
This project is an answer to European Space Agency’s (ESA) invitation to tender ESA/AO/1-7759/14/SB-NC, Exploitation of the Mesosphere (MesosphEO) with the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) as the prime contractor. The aim is to provide the atmospheric science community a comprehensive data set of Level 2-3 and merged mesospheric data products covering a time period of at least 10 years from satellite instruments aboard the Envisat (GOMOS, MIPAS, SCIAMACHY), the Odin (OSIRIS, SMR), and the SCISAT (ACE-FTS).
MesosphEO is a science-driven project, it serves as preparation and...
In this project we aim, on one hand, at improving significantly our knowledge of the thermal structure, composition, dynamics and energy budget of the atmosphere (from the stratosphere up to the thermosphere) with the data supplied by the IR instruments MIPAS/Envisat and SABER/TIMED, both recently launched. On the other hand, to study the same aspects of the Martian and Venusian middle and upper atmospheres with the IR instruments on board Mars-Express and Venus-Express. With respect to the first part, our objectives are:
to participate in the MIPAS QGW (Quality Working Group) on the...
In this project we tackled several fundamental aspects of the Earth, Mars, Venus and Titan atmospheres. With regard to the former, we want to study the Sun-Earth connection within the CAWSES international program. In particular, we aim to study the effect of the solar particles on the atmospheric chemical composition (nitrogen oxides and ozone) from the stratosphere to the thermosphere. Another main goal of this project is to study the trends of the atmospheric temperature and composition during the current century, as measured by the MIPAS/Envisat (ESA) and SABER/TIMED (NASA) instruments...