High-quality research is utilized to develop services to benefit our everyday life. Visible examples are improvement of weather forecasts, development of new expert and warning services as well as applications of the newest research results.
FMI's researchers publish about 300 peer-reviewed articles annually.
In Science News we publish current information about FMI's studies on the weather, the sea and the climate.
Measurements and modelling results show that the descriptions of the properties of fog used with weather forecasting models are imprecise. By improving the fog model it is possible to predict visibility more accurately and estimates of when the fog will clear.
Radiation fog can form on clear nights in areas where the land surface cools dramatically and the atmospheric mix is poor. In such circumstances fog droplets form around the aerosol particles in the same way as cloud droplets form in clouds, and the models often use the same descriptions for the microphysics of both fog and low clouds.
Sami Romakkaniemi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Boutle, I., Price, J., Kudzotsa, I., Kokkola, H., and Romakkaniemi, S.: Aerosol–fog interaction and the transition to well-mixed radiation fog, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 7827-7840, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-7827-2018, 2018. https://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/18/7827/2018/
Scientific Director Ari Laaksonen
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Meteorological and Marine Research Programme
Director Sami Niemelä
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Climate Research Programme
Director Hannele Korhonen
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Space and Earth Observation Centre
Director Jouni Pulliainen
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All publications from 2016 onwards can be found on Helda.