Atmospheric Remote Sensing

In Atmospheric Remote Sensing group, we conduct research on low and middle atmosphere composition and develops applications from satellite observations for environmental monitoring and decision making.

A world map about uv radiation.
UV index (13 June 2020), retrieved from TROPOMI measurements for a global composite of solar noon UV index of all 14 orbits for the day. Photo courtesy of Jukka Kujanpää, FMI.
  • We also heavily utilize and develop atmospheric modelling and ground-based observations.

  • Special expertise includes satellite-based observations and services of air quality, ozone and UV radiation, and effects of solar activity on middle atmosphere and regional climate.

  • We have a strong role in production of satellite data and long observational time series through European collaboration, including the leadership of EUMETSAT's AC SAF project.

  • The near-real-time services produced by the group are used to monitor e.g. the changes in the ozone layer and volcanic eruptions.