OU - The Open University
|Dr. Manish R. Patel
Lecturer in the Planetary and Space Sciences discipline at the Open University.
Work Packages: WP1 (coordinator), WP2, WP5 and WP6
Dr. Manish R. Patel is a lecturer in the Planetary and Space Sciences discipline at the OU. He has a Ph.D. in planetary science, and his research expertise include radiative transfer modelling of the Martian atmosphere, studies of Martian dust optical properties, subsurface transport processes and the design of spaceflight instrumentation for planetary investigations. He was a Co-I on the SSP/Cassini-Huygens instrument, science lead for the ESS/BEAGLE 2 and AEP-UVIS/ExoMars HUMBOLDT instruments, Co-I for the AMELIA and DREAMS instruments on ExoMars TGO, Co-I for the PanCam instrument on the ExoMars Rover and Lead Co-I for the NOMAD instrument for ExoMars TGO, with responsibility for the UV science from the UVIS channel of NOMAD.
He will coordinate the overall lead of WP1 and will be responsible for the development and modelling of subsurface transport in WP2 (Subsurface reservoirs and transport of trace gas species), as well as ozone sensitivity studies to dust in WP5 (UV properties of dust and implications for ozone nadir measurements) and modelling comparisons in WP6 (New retrieval of SPICAM solar occultation observations)
|Dr. Stephen Lewis
Senior lecturer in the Planetary and Space Sciences discipline at the Open University.
Work Packages: WP8 (coordinator) and WP2
Dr. Stephen Lewis is a senior lecturer in the Planetary and Space Sciences discipline at the OU and is a Visiting Fellow in Atmospheric, Oceanic & Planetary Physics in the Department of Physics, Oxford University, having held a variety of research and teaching posts there until 2005. He is a Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society and has authored or co-authored over 55 journal articles, 200 conference abstracts and extended abstracts, 40 technical reports for ESA and NASA, 2 books and 6 book chapters. He has a long-standing interest in the use of atmospheric models for the analysis and interpretation of spacecraft observations using data assimilation techniques (a statistically optimal combination of observational data with information from models) and has produced the first complete assimilation of spacecraft data from a planet other than the Earth; a reanalysis of almost three Martian years of atmospheric observations from the Thermal Emission Spectrometer instrument flown on the NASA Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft. This has been used to diagnose tidal behaviour, dust storm initiation and the role of water in the Martian climate. Lewis has been a member of the Science Teams for the Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer on the NASA Galileo mission to Jupiter and for the Pressure Modulator Infrared Radiometer flown on the NASA Mars Orbiter and Mars Climate Orbiter missions. He is presently a Co-I on the Mars Climate Sounder instrument on NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and is Co-PI for the AMELIA EDLS suite on ESA ExoMars EDM.
He will lead the data assimilation of the project (WP8) and contribute to the transport of trace species after release from the subsurface (WP2).