CV CV Miia Salminen

Title Research Scientist, PhD Student


Postal address Finnish Meteorological Institute, P.O. Box 503, FI-00101 HELSINKI

Street address Erik Palménin Aukio 1, FI-00560 HELSINKI

Phone number +358 50 4485476

Fields of expertise

  • Snow Remote Sensing and Climate Change
  • Development of Optical Earth Observation Methods
  • Seasonal Snow Cover and Cryospheric Applications

University and other degrees

  • 2002: M.Sc. (Geography), University of Helsinki, Finland
  • 2004: International Space University Summer Session Program (ISU SSP 2004), International Space University & University of South Australia, Adelaide Australia

Previous professional appointments

  • Finnish Environment Institute SYKE: Research Scientist 2006-2014, 2015- leave of absence
  • European Space Agency (ESA-ESRIN): Young Graduate Trainee 2005-2006
  • Helsinki University of Technology (TKK) (Aalto University): Research Scientist and PhD Student 2002-2005
  • Geological Survey of Finland (GTK): Research Assistant, 15 months during 2000-2002

List of publications

Peer-reviewed publications

Salminen, M., Pulliainen, J., Metsämäki, S., Böttcher, K., & Heinilä, K. (2013). MODIS-derived snow-free ground reflectance statistics of selected Eurasian non-forested land cover types for the application of estimating fractional snow cover. Remote Sensing of Environment, 138, 51-64.

Salminen, M., Pulliainen, J., Metsämäki, S., Kontu, A., & Suokanerva, H. (2009). The behaviour of snow and snow-free surface reflectance in boreal forests: Implications to the performance of snow covered area monitoring. Remote Sensing of Environment, 113, 907-918.

Heinilä, K., Salminen, M., Pulliainen, J., Cohen, J., Metsämäki, S., & Pellikka, P. (2014). The effect of boreal forest canopy to reflectance of snow covered terrain based on airborne imaging spectrometer observations. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 27, Part A (Special Issue on Polar Remote Sensing), 31-41.