Analysis of homogenized time series of mean and maximum monthly wind speed indicate decrease in near-surface wind speeds during recent decades.
Homogenized times series offer more reliable and precise understanding of the changes occurred in Finnish wind climate. Observed wind stilling in Finland is part of the global phenomenon.
Researcher Mikko Laapas, tel. +358 50 4122 390, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laapas, M. and Venäläinen, A. (2017), Homogenization and trend analysis of monthly mean and maximum wind speed time series in Finland, 1959–2015. Int. J. Climatol, 37: 4803–4813. doi:10.1002/joc.5124
The Finnish Meteorological Institute is a leading expert in meteorology, air quality, climate change, earth observation, marine and arctic research areas. FMI is in a unique position to study various themes of climate change in the Northern context.
High-quality observational data and 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.