Climate Research

Atmosphere and climate have changed several times during the c. 4,5 billion years history of Earth. Warm climates and ice ages have alternated. Nowadays climate change usually refers to the ongoing anthropogenic climate change and its consequences. In the Finnish Meteorological Institute, research is conducted to improve our knowledge about present, past and future climates as well as climate change and its mitigation.

Atmospheric and Ocean Modelling

The Atmospheric and Ocean Modelling group studies the physical and chemical processes, interactions and feedbacks in the climate system. Specific research topics include atmospheric aerosols, clouds and radiation, snow, atmosphere - ocean interactions, and advanced numerical methods for parameter optimization and data storage. The research is based on numerical modelling, from microphysical to global scale, and close collaboration with observational groups.

  • Head of group Hannele Korhonen, phone +358 40 8424 852.

Carbon Cycle Modelling

The Carbon Cycle  Modelling group studies the physical and chemical land surface processes and interactions and feedbacks between atmosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere. Specific research topics include carbon dioxide, methane and water fluxes and their reservoirs in vegetation and soil, transport in atmosphere, and model-data fusion using advanced numerical methods. The research is based on numerical modelling, from local to global scale with focus on northern regions, and close collaboration with observational groups.

  • Head of group Tuula Aalto phone: +358 50 5550 006.

Remote Sensing of Aerosols and Clouds

The Remote Sensing of Aerosols and Clouds group consists of experts in remote sensing of aerosols and clouds, ultraviolet radiation and aerosols, and cryosphere-atmosphere interactions. The research professor of the group is prof. Gerrit de Leeuw.

  • Head of group Outi Meinander, phone +358 29 539 4157.

Contact information

Head of Unit
Professor Ari Laaksonen
tel. +358 29 539 5530
 

Climate and sea modelling
Head of Group Hannele Korhonen
tel. +358 29 539 2135

 

Carbon cycle modelling
Head of Group Tuula Aalto
tel. +358 29 539 5406

 

Remote sensing of aerosols and clouds
Head of Group Outi Meinander
tel +358 29 359 4157

 

Research Administrator:
Noora Waucomont
tel. +358 29 539 2373

 

email: forename.surname@fmi.fi
fax +358 29 539 3503

11.8.2017