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Dr Melody Sylvestre

Dr Melody Sylvestre

Dr Melody Sylvestre
PhD(University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris), MSc(University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris), MSc(University Pierre et Marie, Paris)

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Planetary Science

Area of research

Planetary atmospheres

Office L112
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
(See a map)

Tel. +44 (0) 117 33 15141

Research summary

I study the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's biggest moon. It is mainly composed of nitrogen (98% of N2) and methane (1.48% of CH4). Titan's atmosphere has unique characteristics in the Solar System. It is the only atmosphere detected around a moon. It also the only place where a cycle analogous to Earth's water cycle has been observed: evaporation from Titan's methane seas forms methane clouds, which gives birth to methane rains which form methane rivers which go back into the methane seas. Titan's atmosphere also features a very complex chemistry. It starts with the ...

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