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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).

Apr 21, 2019

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter’s main science mission began at the end of April 2018, just a couple of months before the start of the global dust storm that engulfed the planet. TGO followed the onset and development of the storm and monitored how the increase in dust affected the water vapour in the atmosphere.

Jan 22, 2019

New MIPAS L1b data set version 8 is now accessible to the public.

Dec 06, 2018

Using ground-based high-resolution spectroscopy, we detected excess absorption in the helium triplet at 1083 nanometers during the transit of the Saturn-mass exoplanet WASP-69b, at a signal-to-noise ratio of 18.

Nov 28, 2018

We have detected water vapour in the exoplanet hot Jupiter HD 189733b in multiple bands in the near-IR.
This represents the first detection of a molecule in an exo-atmosphere with the CARMENES instrument using the high-dispersion spectroscopy technique.
- NIR multiband H2O detection in HD 189733b

Apr 17, 2018

Stratospheric and mesospheric ozone distributions have been retrieved from MIPAS observations in the three middle atmosphere modes. The measurements are global in latitude (pole-to-pole) taken at 10 am and 10 pm and covering the period from 2005 until April 2012.

Apr 15, 2018

The meeting will take place in Granada (Spain) at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC) premises.
During the meeting, presentations on the most recent MIPAS data products and their validation will be given and data issues will be discussed. Scientific work on the basis of MIPAS-IMK/IAA data will be presented, including over-arching data-bases using MIPAS-IMK-IAA data. Beyond this, time will be allocated for possible MIPAS follow-up missions.