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CV Anders Lindfors

Title Research Professor (tenure track) and Head of Group (Meteorological Research Applications)

Contact Anders.Lindfors@fmi.fi

Postal address Finnish Meteorological Institute, P.O. Box 503, FI-00101 Helsinki, Finland

Street address Erik Palménin aukio 1, FI-00560 Helsinki

Phone number +358 29 539 2112

Fax +358 29 539 3503

Fields of expertise

  • Solar Radiation and Solar Energy
  • Wind Energy
  • Atmospheric Radiation
  • Earth Observation
  • Clouds and Aerosol


  • BC-DC: Cloud Computing as an Enabler of Large Scale Variable Distributed Energy Solutions: Bright Clouds – Dark Clouds (Strategic Research Council, 2015-2020)
  • Sentinel 5 Level 2 Prototype Prosessor satellite UV algorithm development (European Space Agency, 2016-2017)
  • Influence of Clouds and Atmospheric Aerosols on Solar Energy in India and Finland (Academy of Finland, 2015-2017)
  • TROPOMI (S5-P) UV Product (2013-2017)
  • Evaluation of Solar Energy Potential in Östersundom, Helsinki (LADEC Oy, 2013-2014)
  • Pyranometer-Based Assessment of the Effect of Clouds and Aerosols on Atmospheric Radiation (Academy of Finland, 2010-2012)
  • Using Earth Observations to Test Climate Model Feedbacks (UK National Centre for Earth Observation, 2009-2011)
  • PROMOTE UV Record (ESA, 2008-2009)
  • SCOUT-O3 (European Commission, 2004-2009)

University and other degrees

  • Adjunct Professor (Docent), Atmospheric Radiation Research, University of Eastern Finland, Sep 2012
  • Ph. D., Meteorology, University of Helsinki, Finland, Jan 2008: "Reconstruction of past UV radiation"
  • M. Sc., Meteorology, University of Helsinki, Finland, Dec 2002

Previous professional appointments

  • 2016/Mar–, Research Professor (tenure track), Finnish Meteorological Institute
  • 2011/Jul–2016/Feb, Senior Research Scientist, Kuopio Unit, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Kuopio, Finland
  • 2009/Jun–2011/Jun, Post Doctoral Research Associate, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, and Research Scientist, Climate Change Research Unit, Finnish Meteorological Institute
  • 2008/Jan–2009/May Head of Research Cell, UV Radiation and Aerosol Optical Properties, Climate Change Research Unit, Finnish Meteorological Institute
  • 2001/Aug–2007/Dec Research Scientist, UV Radiation Research, Finnish Meteorological Institute
  • 2000/May–2001/May Meteorologist and TV Meteorologist, Central Forecasting, Finnish Meteorological Institute

List of publications