CV Viktoria Sofieva

Title Senior research scientist

Contact viktoria.sofieva(at)

Postal address P.O.Box 503, 00101 Helsinki

Street address Erik Palménin aukio 1, 00560 Helsinki

Phone number +358 29 539 4698

Fax +358 29 539 3146

Fields of expertise

  • Composition, chemistry and dynamics of the middle atmosphere
  • Inverse problems in remote sensing of the atmosphere
  • Remote sensing of internal gravity waves and turbulence by using the spacecraft observations of stellar scintillation
  • The GOMOS instrument and the data retrievals
  • Merging data from different instruments


  • Climate Change Initiative Ozone, ESA
  • Studies of upper troposphere and lower stratosphere, DRAGON-3 ESA-China cooperation project
  • GOMOS Level 2 algorithm evolution studies (ALGOMS), ESA
  • Advanced Analyses of Stratosphere-Troposphere Exchange (ASTREX), the Academy of Finland, 2011

University and other degrees

  • Master of Science (with honour), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 1990
  • Doctor of Science in Technology, Helsinki University of Technology, 2005
  • Docent in Physics, University of Helsinki, 2013

Other professional activities

  • Member of the GOMOS Quality Working Group
  • Member of SPARC stratospheric temperature trends working group

List of publications