Characterization of escaping exo-atmospheres through observations and modelling
IAA-CSIC offers a two years postdoctoral contract in the framework of the Project “Severo Ochoa”. Candidates are expected to carry out their activity in the research line of Planetary Systems.
Main Tasks will be:
1) To study the atmospheric escape over a wide sample of gaseous planets by analysing the He triplet absorption observations. The analysis will be performed with 1D models in a first instance. The development/application of 3D models to provide more realistic atmospheric escape estimations are also foreseen.
2) To characterize the atmospheres of the Ultra Hot Jupiters by the analyses of high-resolution ground-based measurements in the visible. This is planned to be carried out by submitting proposals to current ground-based instrumentation and the application of 3D chemistry and radiative transfer models.