Atmospheric composition research

Atmospheric composition research unit studies and observes the physical and chemical properties of aerosol particles and trace gases effecting to climate and air quality.

Pallas Global Atmosphere Watch station

The main research themes are

  • Physical properties, composition, and chemical transformation of fine particles

  • Organic compounds in the atmosphere and their analysis methods

  • Development of air quality models and model validation

Other activities of the unit are

  • Implementation of international air quality monitoring programmes

  • Maintaining the national air quality reference laboratory

  • Development and maintenance of the national air quality portal

  • ACTRIS-activities of the Finnish Meteorological Institute

  • Maintenance of research stations in Finland and strategic sites in foreign countries