P-TUGA (Planets – Towards Understanding their General circulation Atmospheres)

Credits: Imamura et al. 2020, Space Sci. Rev.




PI: Pedro Machado

co-PI: Gabriella Gilli


Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)


There is currently a considerable effort from the planetary science community to study the dynamics of planetary atmospheres, within and beyond our Solar System. Nevertheless, the knowledge of all mechanisms on work on Solar System planet atmospheres is still limited. This project intends to combine synergistically space and ground-based observations with model simulations, not only to improve the understanding of physical and dynamical processes in the atmosphere of terrestrial planets, but also to pave the way for future studies of extra-solar planets’ atmospheres.