Planetary Atmospheres Group

Meet the team


Trompet Loïc
  • PhD student

Miscellaneous Information

Miscellaneous Information

Bachelor in physics (University of Namur, 2011) and master in engineering physics (University of Liège, 2014). I started to work at BIRA-IASB within the planetary aeronomy research unit in 2015. First, working on the archive and the transmittance calibration for the SOIR instrument. I started a PhD in 2017 and will finish it in 2023. My promotors are Ann Carine Vandaele (BIRA-IASB) and Muriel Lepère (UNamur). My PhD is about the retrieval of vertical profiles of CO2 density and temperature from the SO channel of the NOMAD instrument. I'm also interested in detection limits assessment of species possibly present in planetary atmospheres. I'm interested in Mars and Venus, their atmospheres, and in particular their thermal structures. I'm also deriving temperature profiles to help my colleagues in the retrievals of other species (H2O, O3, CO, ...) with NOMAD. Working with remotely sensed data led me to a better knowledge of ill-posed problems and their regularization. I'm also currently very much interested in data comparisons with other instruments and models. The aim behind all those comparisons is a validation of the NOMAD dataset. This is much more complicated for Mars and Venus than for the Earth.

I'm involved in the VESPA end ROADMAP projects. I maintain the SOIR, NOMAD,and GEM-Mars data services available through the VESPA portal.

If you need some information concerning the NOMAD measurements, you can find them in this overview or on the NOMAD website.

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