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Jan 08, 2024

The Group of Terrestrial Planetary Atmospheres ( of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA/CSIC) seeks to appoint a motivated post-doctoral researcher to work in its ongoing projects on the atmosphere of Mars. 

Nov 24, 2023

CAIRT, an Earth Explorer 11 candidate mission in which GAPT is involved, has been selected by the European Space Agency as one of the two mission concepts going into Phase A

Oct 15, 2023

Analysis of the observations by the CARMENES instrument has provided new insights into the aerosol presence in distant gas giants.

Sep 18, 2023

Dr. Bernd Funke, member of the GAPT, was selected as vice-president of SCOSTEP during the last General Assembly of the IUGG held in Berlin:

Sep 14, 2023

Escape y evolución de la atmósfera de Marte combinando análisis del cociente D/H medido por la misión TGO/Exomars con simulaciones físicas del clima marciano

Feb 18, 2023

The temperature and composition derived from the data obtained during the first year of operation of the NOMAD instrument have been retrieved and analyzed by the IAA NOMAD team in a series of papers published in JGR: Planets. 
Link to the paper about temperatures (López-Valverde et al., JGR-Planets 2022)
Link to the paper about CO density (Modak et al., JGR-Planets 2022)
Link to the paper about H2O density (Brines et al., JGR-Planets 2022)

Mar 17, 2021

First detection of stratopause jumping more than 25 km in height during Autumn at the North Pole.
Link to Geophysical Research Letters paper (García-Comas et al., GRL, 2020)

Feb 17, 2021

We show that a method commonly used to derive temperatures in the upper atmosphere of Mars produces too hot temperatures.
Link to Icarus paper (González-Galindo et al., Icarus, 2021)

Sep 25, 2019

We have detected water vapour in the  hot Jupiter HD  209458 b in the near-IR.
Our significant H2O signal at 0.96–1.06 μm in HD 209458 b represents the first detection of H2O from this band individually.
- NIR H2O detection in HD 209458b with CARMENES

Sep 24, 2019

Our results suggest that the middle atmosphere circulation on Titan extends well above the 500 km level, up to 750–800 km or even higher if we assume that the CH4 concentration above 800 km is mainly controlled by the circulation (Dinelli, López-Puertas et al., 2019).