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Tonatiuh Guillermo Nuñez Ramirez

Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Satellite-based remote sensing of greenhouse gases Research Group

room: A2.008
phone: +49 3641 57 6322

Project | Research interests | CV | Publications


  • CHE work package 4: Attributing CO2 emissions from in-situ measurements of 14CO2, CO and APO measurements
  • METHANE+: Inverse modeling of CH4 fluxes based on satellite data from NIR and TIR sensors.

Research interests

  • Methane cycle
  • Inverse modelling and data assimilation
  • Remote sensing
  • Isotopes
  • Interactions between different atmospheric species.

Academic background

  • PhD Thesis: Implementation of a global forward and inverse modeling system to estimate the global atmospheric methane budget with the additional constraints of atmospheric mixing ratios of ethane and δ13CH4 isotopic information.
    • Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry
  • M. Sc. Earth Oriented Space Science and Technology
    • Technical University of Munich (Technische Universität München)
    • October 2007 - January 2010
    • Thesis: Design of a free-flying sensor platform for On-Orbit Servicing (Department of Astronautics)
  • B. Sc. Mechatronics engineering
    • Instituto Técnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) campus Guadalajara, Mexico
    • August 2002 - December 2006


  • Nuñez Ramirez, T. G., Houweling, S., Marshall, J. et al., The Effect of the Interannual Variability of the OH Sink on the Interannual Variability of the Atmospheric Methane Mixing Ratio and Carbon Stable Isotope Composition, EGU General Assembly 2013, held 7-12 April, 2013 in Vienna, Austria, id. EGU2013-10814 PosterSaunois, M. et al. (2016). The Global Methane Budget: 2000–2012. Earth System Science Data, 8(2), 697-751. doi:10.5194/essd-8-697-2016.
  • Nuñez Ramirez, T. G., Houweling, S., Marshall, J. et al., Isolating wetland CH4 emissions using the additional constraints of δ13CH4, and C2H6 in a inverse modeling framework, EGU General Assembly 2015, held 12-17 April, 2015 in Vienna, Austria, id. EGU2015-13458-8 Presentation.
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