Arianna Piccialli  Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales (LATMOS)       

 
  Postdoctoral Research Fellow

RBUCE-UP (Research Based Universities Chairs of Excellence - Universities of Paris - European Marie Curie action)

UVSQ (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines)

IMPEC (Instrumentation, Modélisation en Planétologie, Exobiologie et Comètes) department

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

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  Office : Guy-B1101
11 bld d'Alembert
78280 Guyancourt, FRANCE

E-mail : arianna.piccialli(at)latmos.ipsl.fr

Tél : +33 (0)1 80 28 51 30

 

Research interests

My main scientific interest is the investigation of planetary atmospheres. In the last years, first during my graduate studies and later as postdoctoral research fellow, I gained research experience in the studies of the Venus and Mars atmospheres. I was involved in the analysis, interpretation and numerical modelling of data from several experiments on board the European orbiters Mars Express (MEx) and Venus Express (VEx).

Current science activities:
  • Characterization of the upper atmosphere of Venus by SPICAV/Venus Express stellar occultation measurements.
  • Characterization of the dayside upper atmosphere of Mars by using OMEGA/Mars Express CO2 non-LTE limb observations.

Past research:

  • Studies of the Venus mesoscale dynamics by using images acquired by the Venus Monitoring Camera (VMC/VEx).
  • Investigation of the dynamical properties of Venus mesosphere by using observations from the VIRTIS and VeRa experiments on board the Venus Express mission.
  • Study of the upper atmosphere of Mars using data acquired by PFS/Mars Express.
 

International meetings

  • More than 40 presentations at international scientific conferences (EPSC, DPS, COSPAR, EGU) and meetings.
  • Atmospheric waves workshop, ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands 2011. (Organization/SOC member)
 

Public Outreach

 
 

Refereed publications

  1. Analytical solution for Waves in planets with atmospheric superrotation. Part 2: Lamb, Surface and Centrifugal Waves.
    Peralta, J.; Imamura, T.; Read, P.; Luz, D., Piccialli, A.; Lopez-Valverde, M. A.  
    The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Volume 213, Issue 1, 2014.
  2. Analytical solution for Waves in planets with atmospheric superrotation. Part 1: Acoustic and Inertia-Gravity Waves.
    Peralta, J.; Imamura, T.; Read, P.; Luz, D., Piccialli, A.; Lopez-Valverde, M. A.  
    The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Volume 213, Issue 1, 2014.
  3. High latitude gravity waves at the Venus cloud tops as observed by the Venus Monitoring Camera on board Venus Express.
    Piccialli, A.; Titov, D.V.; Sanchez-Lavega, A.; Peralta, J.; Shalygina, O.; Markiewicz, W.J.; Svedhem, H.
    Icarus, Volume 227, p. 94 - 11, 2014. [PDF]

  4. Characterizing Atmospheric Waves on Venus, Earth, and Mars: Atmospheric Waves Workshop; Noordwijk, Netherlands, 9-10 November 2011
    Wilson, C. F.; Piccialli, A.
    Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Volume 93, Issue 23, p. 220-220, 2012.

  5. Dynamical properties of the Venus mesosphere from the radio-occultation experiment VeRa onboard Venus Express.
    Piccialli, A.; Tellmann, S.; Titov, D. V.; Limaye, S. S.; Khatuntsev, I. V.; Pätzold, M.; Häusler, B.
    Icarus, Volume 217, Issue 2, pp. 669 – 681, 2012.

  6. Vertical structure of the Venus cloud top from the VeRa and VIRTIS observations onboard Venus Express.
    Lee, Y. J.; Titov, D. V.; Tellmann, S.; Piccialli, A.; Ignatiev, N.; Pätzold, M.; Häusler, B.; Piccioni, G.; Drossart, P.
    Icarus, Volume 217, Issue 2, pp. 599 – 609, 2012.

  7. Cyclotrophic wind in the mesosphere of Venus from Venus Express observations.
    Piccialli, A.
    Ph.D thesis, Technische Universitat Braunschweig, 120 pages, UNI-EDITION, 2010. [PDF]
  8. Cyclostrophic winds from the Visible and Infrared Thermal Imaging Spectrometer temperature sounding: A preliminary analysis.
    Piccialli, A.; Titov, D. V.; Grassi, D.; Khatuntsev, I.; Drossart, P.; Piccioni, G.; Migliorini, A.
    Journal of Geophysical Research, Volume 113, Issue 2, CiteID E00B11, 2008.
     

 

Contributed communications in international conferences with published abstracts