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Solar System Dynamics and Planetology Group
Space Research Centre
Polish Academy of Sciences

Staff
Maria I. BŁĘCKA
Mirosław DENIS
Ryszard GABRYSZEWSKI
Joanna GURGUREWICZ
Wlodek KOFMAN
Małgorzata KRÓLIKOWSKA-
SOŁTAN
Daniel MÈGE
Hans RICKMAN
Sławomira SZUTOWICZ
Paweł WAJER
Piotr WITEK
Natalia ZALEWSKA
Krzysztof ZIOŁKOWSKI

PhD Students
Magdalena WILSKA
Kamil WÓJCIKOWSKI




Publications
2016
201520142013
201220112010


Catalogue of long-period comets

MOID

LHB team meeting in Kraków (2013)
Research fields

physics of planets, physics of comets, Solar System dynamics.


Research activities

  • Cometary atmospheres: modeling of radio line profiles for deducing the spatial distribution of molecules in the coma; radiation transfer analysis in the optical and radio spectra ranges.
  • Cometary nuclei: numerical simulations dealing with the internal structure and activity, involving effects of orbital evolution; planning of the ESA/Rosetta close-up observations; cometary dust aggregates.
  • Planetary atmospheres and surfaces: Analysis the radiation transfer equations in the VIS and IR spectral ranges. Numerical simulations of the transmittance and radiance of the atmospheres loaded with gases, aerosols and dust and influenced by the surface optical parameters. Modeling and analysis of the reflectance and emissivity measured in laboratory.
  • Planetary geology: tectonics and mineralogy of the Martian surface; Martian analogues; geology of Mercury.
  • Physics of surfaces and subsurface layers of solar system bodies: thermodynamics and mechanics of porous and granular soils, in particular the determination of material properties – theoretical and experimental analysis; technological research related to experiments in the cosmic environment.
  • Dynamics of small bodies in the Solar System: modeling of the non-gravitational effects in the orbital motion of comets taking into account the changes of spin orientation, nonuniform surface activity and gas production curves; predictions of impacts with Earth by the Potentially Hazarous Asteroids; quasi-satellites in Earth-like orbits; dynamical effects of tidal disruption of protocometary objects.
  • Scatter Disk and Oort Cloud: Oort spike determination and origin of actual LP comets; Monte Carlo simulations of the injection of comets from the Oort Coud and subsequent orbital evolution due to planetary perturbations; simulations of the evolution of the scattered disk and its connection to the Oort Cloud.
  • Participation
    in space experiments:

    Last modification: February 13, 2017