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
Continuous measurements of aerosols and greenhouse gases by FMI
Geographical distribution of CO2 emissions from ships in the Baltic Sea area during year 2011. The automatic position reports from ships' navigational systems were used to describe the ship activity. The data was provided by the European Maritime Safety Agency.
Particulate pollution measurements at foothills of Himalaya in India, collaboration between FMI and Indian The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)