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Group and affiliation - ROB -
Study of the habitability of terrestrial planets
Group page http://astrobio.oma.be/group_ROB.php
   
Last Name Beuthe
First Name Mikael
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Phone +32-2-3736771
Fax +32-2-3749822
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Mail mikael.beuthe@oma.be
Web-Site http://www.astro.oma.be
Postal Adress Royal Observatory of Belgium, 3 avenue Circulaire, B-1180 Brussels, Belgium
Office Location  Royal Observatory of Belgium
Persons belonging to this group  Ronald Van der Linden, Veronique Dehant,Lampens Patricia, Borges Marcello, Paul Pâquet, Jan Cuypers,Anne-Lize Kochuyt, Rose-Marie Baland, Lę Binh San Pham, Antony Trinh, Tim Van Hoolst, Severine Rosat, Sebastien Le Maistre, Valery Laineye, Robert Laurent, Pascale Defraigne, Pascal Rosenblatt, Attilio Rivoldini, Gregor Pfyffer, Julien Duron, Mikael Beuthe,Olivier Verhoeven, Ozgur Karatekin
Research theme  Besides studies of our own planet Earth, scientists at the Royal Observatory of Belgium also investigate the deep interior structure and composition of other Earth-like planets and large moons of the Solar System. Their research bears upon the study of the gravity field, the rotation and orientation variations (polar motion, precession, nutations, and librations), and the tides of these terrestrial objects, which are main research topics of geodesy. The geodetic data are mainly obtained from spacecrafts in orbit around these planets and moons. The scientists construct detailed mineralogical models for the interior of the planets and study the dynamical response of these models to both internal and external forcing. They study the habitability of terrestrial planets.
Five representative Publications  Pre-Quaternary Milankovitch frequencies.
Berger A., Loutre M.F., and Dehant V.
Nature, F.I.: 15,9410, 1989, Nature Publishing Group, 342, 133, DOI: 10.1038/342133b0

Potential impact of the Northern hemisphere Quaternary ice sheets on the frequencies of astroclimatic orbital parameters.
Dehant V., Loutre M-F., and Berger A.
J. Geophys. Res., F.I.: 3,0260, 1990, AGU, USA, AGU, 95(D6), 7573-7578

Mars rotation variations induced by atmospheric CO2 and winds.
Defraigne P., de Viron O., Dehant V., Van Hoolst T., and Hourdin F.
J. Geophys. Res., F.I.: 2,6800, 2000, AGU, USA, AGU, 105(E10), 24,563-24,570

Influence of the winds and of the CO2 mass exchange between the atmosphere and the polar ice caps on Mars’ rotation.
Van den Acker, E., Van Hoolst T., de Viron O., Defraigne P., Forget F., Hourdin F., and Dehant V.
J. Geophys. Res., F.I.: 3,3450, 2002, AGU, USA, AGU, 107(E7), CiteID: 5055, DOI: 10.1029/2000JE001539

Martian Global-scale CO2 exchange from time-variable gravity measurements.
Karatekin Ö., Dehant V., and Van Hoolst T.
J. Geophys. Res., F.I.: 2,7840, 2006, AGU, USA, AGU, 111(E6), CiteID: E06003, DOI:
10.1029/2005JE002591
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