CV Cemal Melih Tanis

Title Researcher
Postal address Finnish Meteorological Institute, PL 503, FI-00101 Helsinki
Street address Erik Palménin aukio 1, FI-00560 Helsinki
Phone number +358 50 505 8547
Fax +358 9 323 2970

Fields of expertise

  • Service and project management

  • Development, maintenance, and validation of webcam-derived products

  • Development, maintenance, and validation of satellite-derived products

  • Software development

  • Data repository maintenance

  • User uptake

  • Web page/app design and maintenance

  • Workshop organization

  • Capacity building and assessment for scientific data

  • Thematic fields: Snow, vegetation





  • E-Shape HOPS

  • Interreg BalticSatApps

  • COST Harmosnow


  • FP-7 SEN3APP




University and other degrees

  • Master of Science in Space Science and Technology, January 2020, Aalto University; Espoo, Finland

  • Bachelor of Science in Electronics, September 2013, Istanbul Technical University; Istanbul, Turkey

List of publications

Mortimer C, Mudryk L, Derksen C, Brady M, Luojus K, Venäläinen P, Moisander M, Lemmetyinen J, Takala M, Tanis C, Pulliainen J. Benchmarking algorithm changes to the Snow CCI+ snow water equivalent product. Remote Sensing of Environment. 2022 Jun 1;274:112988.

Bongio, M., Arslan, A. N., Tanis, C. M., and De Michele, C.: Snow depth time series retrieval by time-lapse photography: Finnish and Italian case studies, The Cryosphere, 15, 369–387,, 2021.

Beamish, A., Raynolds, M.K., Epstein, H., Frost, G.V., Macander, M.J., Bergstedt, H., Bartsch, A., Kruse, S., Miles, V., Tanis, C.M. and Heim, B., 2020. Recent trends and remaining challenges for optical remote sensing of Arctic tundra vegetation: A review and outlook. Remote Sensing of Environment, 246, p.111872.

Tanis, C.; Operational monitoring of snow cover using digital imagery, Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering, 2020.

Piazzi, G.; Tanis, C.M.; Kuter, S.; Simsek, B.; Puca, S.; Toniazzo, A.; Takala, M.; Akyürek, Z.; Gabellani, S.; Arslan, A.N. Cross-Country Assessment of H-SAF Snow Products by Sentinel-2 Imagery Validated against In-Situ Observations and Webcam Photography. Geosciences 2019, 9, 129.

Tanis, C.M., Peltoniemi, M., Linkosalmi, M., Aurela, M., Böttcher, K., Manninen, T. and Arslan, A. N., (2018). A system for acquisition, processing and visualization of image time series from multiple camera networks, Data, 3(3), 23.

Pirazzini, R., Leppänen, L., Picard, G., Lopez-Moreno, J.I., Marty, C., Macelloni, G., Kontu, A., von Lerber, A., Tanis, C.M., Schneebeli, M., de Rosnay, P. and Arslan, A. N., (2018). European In-Situ Snow Measurements: Practices and Purposes. Sensors, 18(7).

Peltoniemi, M., Aurela, M., Böttcher, K., Kolari, P., Loehr, J., Karhu, J., Linkosalmi, M., Tanis, C. M., Tuovinen, J.-P., and Arslan, A. N., (2018). Webcam network and image database for studies of phenological changes of vegetation and snow cover in Finland, image time series from 2014 - 2016. Earth System Science Data Discussions, 1–23.

Peltoniemi, M., Aurela, M., Böttcher, K., Kolari, P., Loehr, J., Hokkanen, T., Karhu, J., Tanis, C. M., Metsämäki, S., Tuovinen, J., Vesala, T. and Arslan, A. N. (2017). Networked web-cameras monitor congruent seasonal development of birches with phenological field observations. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.

Arslan, A., Tanis, C., Metsämäki, S., Aurela, M., Böttcher, K., Linkosalmi, M., Peltoniemi, M. (2017). Automated Webcam Monitoring of Fractional Snow Cover in Northern Boreal Conditions. Geosciences, 7(3), 55.

Linkosalmi, M., Aurela, M., Tuovinen, J.P., Peltoniemi, M., Tanis, C.M., Arslan, A.N., Kolari, P., Böttcher, K., Aalto, T., Rainne, J., Hatakka, J., Laurila, T. (2016). Digital photography for assessing the link between vegetation phenology and CO2 exchange in two contrasting northern ecosystems. Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems, 5(2), 417–426.

Zeng, Y., Su, Z., Calvet, J.C., Manninen, T., Swinnen, E., Schulz, J., Roebeling, R., Poli, P., Tan, D., Riihelä, A., Tanis, C.M., Arslan, A.N., Obregon, A., Kaiser-Weiss, A., John, V.O., Timmermans, W., Timmermans, J., Kaspar, F., Gregow, H., Barbu, A.L., Fairbairn, D., Gelati, E., Meurey, C. (2015). Analysis of current validation practices in Europe for space-based climate data records of essential climate variables. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 42, 150–161.