CV Anders Lindfors

Title Research Professor, Head of Unit, Meteorological Research
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

  • Numerical Weather Prediction

  • Atmospheric Radiation

  • Earth Observation

  • Clouds and Aerosol


  • OWGRE: Optimized weather-related green energy production and consumption (ERA-Net, Business Finland, 2022-2024)

  • EasyDR - Enabling demand response through easy to use open source ap- proach (Academy of Finland, 2022-2024)

  • HOPE: Highly Optimized Energy Systems (Business Finland, 2020-2023)

  • 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

  • 2018-2021, Head of Group, Meteorological Research Applications, Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI)

  • 2016/Mar–2022/Feb, Research Professor (tenure track), FMI

  • 2011/Jul–2016/Feb, Senior Research Scientist, Kuopio Unit, FMI, Kuopio, Finland

  • 2009/Jun–2011/Jun, Post Doctoral Research Associate, School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, and Research Scientist, Climate Change Research Unit, FMI

  • 2008/Jan–2009/May Head of Research Cell, UV Radiation and Aerosol Optical Properties, Climate Change Research Unit, FMI

  • 2001/Aug–2007/Dec Research Scientist, UV Radiation Research, FMI

  • 2000/May–2001/May Meteorologist and TV Meteorologist, Central Forecasting, FMI

List of publications