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Multi-instrument analysis of Rosetta data – Establishing a new paradigm for cometary activity

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Project "MiARD" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
city: BERN
postcode: 3012

contact info
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 Coordinator Country Switzerland [CH]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙659˙064 €
 EC max contribution 984˙437 € (59%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.6. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – Space)
 Code Call H2020-COMPET-2015
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-03-01   to  2018-08-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITAET BERN CH (BERN) coordinator 0.00
4    THE OPEN UNIVERSITY UK (MILTON KEYNES) participant 147˙430.00
6    HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY UK (EDINBURGH) participant 125˙002.00
7    AMANUENSIS GMBH CH (TOFFEN) participant 0.00
8    ATG EUROPE BV NL (Noordwijk) participant 0.00


 Project objective

The MiARD project will use a wide range of data sets from the Rosetta mission (including the Philae lander) to refine the 3D topography of specific areas of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, to study the activity and changes caused by subliming volatiles as the comet nears the Sun, to make inferences about the nature of the top 10 cm of the surface of the comet, to assess whether the landing site on the comet is representative of the entire comet, and to create an improved outgassing model. The new knowledge will be used to improve models of cometary orbits and dust generation in order to allow better hazard assessment. A strong emphasis will be placed upon public communication activities, making full use of the visual nature of the data products to be produced by the project.


List of deliverables.
Manuscript on comparisons between measurements of 67P and those of other comets Documents, reports 2019-05-31 15:09:45
Manuscript on dust properties and a new dust ejection model Documents, reports 2019-05-31 15:09:45
Manuscript on observed erosion depths Documents, reports 2019-05-31 15:09:38
A set of 3D files (SHAP7 shape model with OSIRIS image texture) Other 2019-05-31 15:09:48
Data Management Plan Open Research Data Pilot 2019-05-31 15:09:54
Improved position and S/C attitude SPICE kernels Documents, reports 2019-05-31 15:09:37
Museum display Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-31 15:09:37
A preliminary global DTM reconstructed by a method combining the stereo and clinometry information Other 2019-05-31 15:09:48
Manuscript on the formation, evolution and death of a comet addressing the open questions on formation Documents, reports 2019-05-31 15:09:45
Manuscript on the outgassing from a porous comet-like surface Documents, reports 2019-05-31 15:09:48
Manuscript recommending the value of the coupling parameter η Documents, reports 2019-05-31 15:09:38
Manuscript on the temperature response of the surface layer to insolation Documents, reports 2019-05-31 15:09:50
A set of local DTMs Other 2019-05-31 15:09:35
CNSR Scientific Scenario report Documents, reports 2019-05-31 15:09:48
Manuscript on the tensile/compressive strength (final) Documents, reports 2019-05-31 15:09:43
Completion of manuscripts and editing for open access book Documents, reports 2019-05-31 15:09:51
3D gas and dust distributions at one or more heliocentric distances Other 2019-05-31 15:09:36
Manuscript on the chemical composition of the surface layer (final) Documents, reports 2019-05-31 15:09:49
Mapping of gas sources back onto the shape model Other 2019-05-31 15:09:34
A global DTM reconstructed by a method combinging the stereo and clinometry information (final) Other 2019-05-31 15:09:53
Mapping file of VIRTIS/MIRO temperature data on shape model. Other 2019-05-31 15:09:51
Manuscript on the final shape of the nucleus, with surface slope and surface gravitation. Documents, reports 2019-05-31 15:09:46
Manuscript on the simultaneous fitting of MIRO, ROSINA and VIRTIS data (final) Documents, reports 2019-05-31 15:09:49
Manuscript on global map with defined geological units Documents, reports 2019-05-31 15:09:43
Workshop to summarise results and to prepare book chapters Documents, reports 2019-05-31 15:09:40
Maps of albedo, acceleration, gravity field and grav. Slopes Other 2019-05-31 15:09:37
Wiki and fileserver running for project Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-31 15:05:18
Initial public website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-05-31 15:05:25

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of MiARD deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 D. Marshall, O. Groussin, J.-B. Vincent, Y. Brouet, D. Kappel, G. Arnold, M. T. Capria, G. Filacchione, P. Hartogh, M. Hofstadter, W.-H. Ip, L. Jorda, E. Kuehrt, E. Lellouch, S. Mottola, L. Rezac, R. Rodrigo, S. Rodionov, P. Schloerb, N. Thomas
Thermal inertia and roughness of the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from MIRO and VIRTIS observations
published pages: , ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201833104
Astronomy & Astrophysics 2019-06-18
2018 N. Thomas, M.R. El Maarry, P. Theologou, F. Preusker, F. Scholten, L. Jorda, S.F. Hviid, R. Marschall, E. Kührt, G. Naletto, H. Sierks, P.L. Lamy, R. Rodrigo, D. Koschny, B. Davidsson, M.A. Barucci, J.L. Bertaux, I. Bertini, D. Bodewits, G. Cremonese, V. Da Deppo, S. Debei, M. De Cecco, S. Fornasier, M. Fulle, O. Groussin, P.J. Gutièrrez, C. Güttler, W.H. Ip, H.U. Keller, J. Knollenberg, L.M. Lara, M. Lazzarin, J.J. Lòpez-Moreno, F. Marzari, C. Tubiana, J.B. Vincent
Regional unit definition for the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on the SHAP7 model
published pages: 19-36, ISSN: 0032-0633, DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2018.05.019
Planetary and Space Science 164 2019-05-27
2018 Chariton Christou, S. Kokou Dadzie, Nicolas Thomas, Raphael Marschall, Paul Hartogh, Laurent Jorda, Ekkehard Kührt, Ian Wright, Rafael Rodrigo
Gas flow in near surface comet like porous structures: Application to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
published pages: 57-67, ISSN: 0032-0633, DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2018.06.009
Planetary and Space Science 161 2019-05-27
2019 D. Marshall, L. Rezac, P. Hartogh, Y. Zhao, N. Attree
Interpretation of heliocentric water production rates of comets
published pages: A120, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201833959
Astronomy & Astrophysics 623 2019-04-16
2019 R. Marschall, L. Rezac, D. Kappel, C.C. Su, S.-B. Gerig, M. Rubin, O. Pinzón-Rodríguez, D. Marshall, Y. Liao, C. Herny, G. Arnold, C. Christou, S.K. Dadzie, O. Groussin, P. Hartogh, L. Jorda, E. Kührt, S. Mottola, O. Mousis, F. Preusker, F. Scholten, P. Theologou, J.-S. Wu, K. Altwegg, R. Rodrigo, N. Thomas
A comparison of multiple Rosetta data sets and 3D model calculations of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko coma around equinox (May 2015)
published pages: 104-126, ISSN: 0019-1035, DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2019.02.008
Icarus 328 2019-04-16
2019 N. Attree, L. Jorda, O. Groussin, S. Mottola, N. Thomas, Y. Brouet, E. Kührt, M. Knapmeyer, F. Preusker, F. Scholten, J. Knollenberg, S. Hviid, P. Hartogh, R. Rodrigo
Constraining models of activity on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko with Rosetta trajectory, rotation, and water production measurements
published pages: , ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201834415
Astronomy & Astrophysics 2019-04-09

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