Prof. dr. T. (Thomas) Roeckmann

Professor
Atmospheric physics and chemistry
Academic Director
Marine and Atmospheric Research
+31 30 253 3858
t.roeckmann@uu.nl
Projects
Project
Life cycle of meteoritic carbon on planetary bodies with focus on Mars 02.10.2017
General project description

Recent studies indicated that meteorite material, when UV irradiated has the potential to emit carbon, in the form of methane (CH4) gas. Modern analytical techniques, like NanoSIMS, allow us to measure this decay of meteoritic carbon under the influence of UV irradiation. Several analytical methods, such as cavity ring down spectroscopy (CRDS) and mass spectrometry will give us an insight in the pathways of methane production and its isotopic fingerprints. Future missions to Mars, where we know CH4 is an atmospheric componenet, will provide new data on (meteoritic) organic material which may be present. Comparing future data to our laboratory studies will give us a better understanding of the relation between carbon in meteorites and the Martian CH4 budget.

Role
Researcher
Funding
No information available
Completed Projects
Project
NESSC Arctic Methane 01.02.2018 to 01.02.2023
General project description

NESSC Arctic Methane

Role
Researcher
Funding
Utrecht University
Project members UU
Project
IACOB (Isotopes for resolving the Atmospheric CO Budget) 01.02.2015 to 31.01.2019
General project description

IACOB (Isotopes for resolving the Atmospheric CO Budget)

Role
Researcher
Funding
NWO grant
Project members UU