Publications (2015 onwards)

Book chapters

  • García Muñoz, Koskinen & Lavvas. Upper atmospheres and ionospheres of planets and satellites. In the Handbook of Exoplanets (Section: Solar system-exoplanet synergies) (Eds. J.A. Belmonte & H. Deeg), Springer International Publishing AG 2017. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-30648-3 52-1.
  • Cabrera, Fernández Jiménez, García Muñoz & Schneider. Special cases: Moons, rings, comets, trojans. In the Handbook of Exoplanets (Eds. J.A. Belmonte & H. Deeg), Springer.


Peer-reviewed articles. As of January 2020: Total of 55 papers published/accepted for publication, 21 of them as lead author, in 18 peer-reviewed journals. Current h-index=20 (based on Google Scholar). The work has been published in three general science journals (Nature, Nature Astronomy, Proc. Nat. Academy Sciences), and in other journals with scopes as diverse as radiative transfer theory (J. Quant. Spectr. Radiat. Transfer), astrobiology (Astrobiology, Int. J. Astrob.), planetary sciences (Adv. Space Res., Icarus, Planet. Space Sci., J. Geophys. Res., Geophys. Res. Lett.), and astrophysics (A&A, A&A Lett., Astrophys. J., Astrophys. J. Lett., Astronom. J., MNRAS, PASP).


  • García Muñoz, Youngblood, Fossati, Gandolfi, Cabrera & Rauer. Is π Men c’s atmosphere hydrogen-dominated? Insights from a non-detection of H I Ly-α absorption. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 888, 2.
  • Sánchez-Lavega, García Muñoz, del Río-Gaztelurrutia, Pérez-Hoyos, Sanz-Requena, Hueso, Guerlet & Peralta. Multilayer hazes over Saturn’s hexagon from Cassini ISS limb images. Nature Communications, 11:2281.
  • Bruno, Lewis, Munazza, et al. (incl. García Muñoz). WASP-52b: The effect of starspot correction on atmospheric retrievals. Accepted for publication in MNRAS.
  • Sotzen, Stevenson, et al. (incl. García Muñoz). Transmission spectroscopy of WASP-79b from 0.6 to 5.0 μm. Accepted for publication The Astrophysical Journal.


  • García Muñoz & Schneider, Rapid escape of ultra-hot exoplanet atmospheres driven by hydrogen Balmer absorption. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 884, L43.
  • Léger, Defrere, García Muñoz, Godolt, Grenfell, Rauer & Tian, Searching for atmospheric bioindicators in planets around two nearby stars, Proxima Centauri and Epsilon Eridani – test cases for retrieval of atmospheric gases with infrared spectroscopy. Astrobiology, 19, 6.
  • Dos Santos, Ehrenreich, et al. (including García Muñoz), The Hubble PanCET program: an extensive search for metallic ions in the exosphere of GJ 436 b. A&A, 629, A47.
  • Sing, Lavvas, et al. (incl. García Muñoz), The HST PanCET Program: Exospheric Mg II and Fe II in the Near-UV transmission spectrum of WASP-121b using Jitter Decorrelation. The Astronomical Journal, 158, 2, id.91.
  • Lavvas, Koskinen, Steinrueck, García Muñoz and Showman, Photochemical hazes in sub-Neptunian atmospheres with focus on GJ 1214 b. The Astrophysical Journal, 878, 2, id.118, 2019.
  • Daerden, Neary, Viscardy, García Muñoz, et al. Mars atmospheric chemistry simulations with the GEM-Mars general circulation model. Icarus, 326, 197-224, 2019.



  • García Muñoz, Lavvas & West, Titan brighter at twilight than in daylight, Nature Astronomy, Volume 1, id. 0114 (2017), doi:10.1038/s41550-017-0114.
  • Evans, et al. (including García Muñoz). An ultrahot gas-giant exoplanet with a stratosphere . Nature, 548, 58:61, 2017.
  • Peralta, Hueso, Sanchez-Lavega, Lee, García Muñoz, Kouyama, Sagawa, Sato, Piccioni, Tellmann, Imamura & Satoh. Stationary waves and slowly moving features in the night upper clouds of Venus. Nature Astronomy, 1, 0187, 2017.
  • Wakeford, Stevenson, Lewis, Sing, López-Morales et al. (including García Muñoz), HST PanCET program: A cloudy atmosphere for the promising JWST target WASP-101b, The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 835, id.L12, 2017.
  • Mackebrandt, Mallonn, Ohlert, Granzer, Sairam, García Muñoz, et al. Transit spectroscopy of the exoplanet TrES-3b with spectroscopic and spectro-photometric observations.  Accepted for publication in A&A.


  • Sedaghati, Boffin, Jerabkova, García Muñoz, Grenfell, Smette, Ivanov, Csizmadia, Cabrera, Kabath, Rocchetto & Rauer, Variable atmospheric composition of a hot Jupiter: FORS2 transmission spectroscopy of WASP-17b, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 596, id.A47, doi: 1051/0004-6361/201629090; arXiv: 1609.03906.
  • Cardesín-Moinelo, Abildgaard, García Muñoz, Piccioni & Grassi, No statistical evidence of lightning in Venus night-side atmosphere from VIRTIS-Venus Express Visible observations, Icarus (Note), vol. 277, pp. 395—400, 2016, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2016.05.027.
  • Stevenson et al. (including García Muñoz), Transiting exoplanet studies and community targets for JWST’s Early Release Science Program, Accepted for publication in Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, vol. 128, 967, pp. 094401, 2016.
  • Garate-Lopez, Hueso, Sánchez-Lavega & García Muñoz, Potential vorticity of the south polar vortex of Venus, Accepted for publication in the Journal of Geophysical Research (Planets), vol. 121, 3, 574—593, doi: 10.1002/2015JE004885.
  • Nielsen, Ferruit, Giardino, Birkmann, García Muñoz, Valenti, Isaak, Alves de Oliveira, Böker, Lützgendorf, Rawle, Sirianni. The JWST/NIRSpec exoplanet exposure time calculator. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 9904, id. 99043O 12 pp.


  • García Muñoz & Isaak, K.G. Probing exoplanet clouds with optical phase curves, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112, 13461, 2015.
  • Santos, Martins, Boué, Correia, Oshagh, et al. (including García Muñoz), Detecting ring systems around exoplanets using high resolution spectroscopy: the case of 51 Pegasi b, Astronomy & Astrophysics, vol., 583, id.A50, 2015.
  • García Muñoz, Towards a comprehensive model of Earth’s disk-integrated Stokes vector, International Journal of Astrobiology, 14, 379-390, 2015, doi:10.1017/ S1473550414000573.
  • Sánchez-Lavega, García Muñoz, García-Melendo, et al., An extremely high altitude plume seen at Mars morning terminator, Nature, vol. 518, issue 7540, pp. 525-528 (2015).
  • Garate-Lopez, García Muñoz, Hueso & Sánchez-Lavega, Instantaneous three-dimensional thermal structure of the south polar vortex of Venus, Icarus, vol. 245, 16, 2015.
  • García Muñoz & Mills, Pre-conditioned Backward Monte-Carlo solutions to radiative transport in planetary atmospheres. Fundamentals: Sampling of propagation directions in polarising media, Astronomy & Astrophysics, 573, A72, 2015.
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