CV Antti Arola

Title Research Professor
Postal address Finnish Meteorological Institute, P.O. Box 1627, FI-70211 Kuopio, Finland
Street address Yliopistonranta 8, 70210 Kuopio
Phone number +358 50 3072131

Fields of expertise

  • Atmospheric Radiation

  • Earth Observation

  • Remote Sensing of Aerosols and Clouds


  • Global and regional Earth-system (Atmosphere) Monitoring using Satellite and in-situ data, GEMS, EU FP6 (2005-2009)

  • Monitoring of air quality by satellite measurements, (Nessling Foundation (2008-2010))

  • Monitoring Atmospheric Composition and Climate Global and regional Earth-system, MACC, EU FP7 (2009-2011)

  • ALANIS-AEROSOL, ESA (2010-2012)

  • Black and brown carbon influence on climate and climate change in India - from local to regional scale, Academy of Finland (2013-2014)

  • Monitoring Atmospheric Composition and Climate Global and regional Earth-system, MACC-II, EU FP8 (2011-2014)

  • Monitoring Atmospheric Composition and Climate Global and regional Earth-system, MACC-III, EU FP8 (2014-2015)

  • Gap Analysis for Integrated Atmospheric ECV CLImate Monitoring, GAIA-CLIM, EU H2020 (2015-2018)

  • Advanced Ultraviolet Radiation and Ozone Retrieval for Applications, AURORA, EU H2020 (2016-2019)

  • CAMS-72, Solar Radiation Services (Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service)

University and other degrees

  • Adjunct Professor (Docent), Remote Sensing of Atmosphere, University of Eastern Finland, Finland, 2011

  • Ph.D., Applied Physics, University of Kuopio, Finland, 2006: "On the Factors Affecting Short- and Long-Term UV Variability"

  • Phil. Lic., Meteorology, University of Helsinki, Finland, 1999

  • Civil Engineering, University of Washington, USA, 1993

  • M.Sc. Tech., Diploma Engineer, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, 1991

Previous professional appointments

  • 2013 – 2017, Research Professor (tenure track), Finnish Meteorological Institute, Atmospheric Research Centre of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland.

  • 2004 – 2013, Senior Research Scientist, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Kuopio Unit, Kuopio, Finland.

  • 1998 – 2004, Research Scientist, Ozone and UV Radiation Research, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland.

  • 1995 – 1997, Research Associate, Department of Meteorology, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

  • 1991 – 1995, Research Assistant, Laboratory of Hydraulic and Water Resources Research, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

  • 1989 – 1991, Research Assistant, Laboratory of Hydrology and Water Resources Research, Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland