CV Henna-Reetta Hannula

Title Scientist
Postal address P.O.Box 503, FI00101, Helsinki, Finland
Street address Erik Palmenin Aukio 1, FI-00560, Helsinki Finland
Phone number +358 406707112

Fields of expertise

  • in-situ Snow Measurements

  • Optical spectrometry

  • Spatial and temporal variation of snow characteristics (boreal and tundra environments)

  • Remote sensing of snow


University and other degrees

  • 2012: M.Sc. (Geography), University of Turku, Finland

  • 2011: B.Sc. (Geography), University of Turku, Finland

Previous professional appointments

Other professional activities


List of publications

List of publications

Hannula H-R, Heinilä K, Böttcher K, Mattila O-P, Salminen M, Pulliainen J. (2020): Laboratory, field, mast-borne and airborne spectral reflectance measurements of boreal landscape during spring. Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 719-740, doi: 10.5194/essd-12-719-2020

Hannula, H.-R., Pulliainen, J. (2019). Spectral reflectance behavior of different boreal snow types. J. Glaciol, 65(254), 926-939, doi:10.1017/jog.2019.68

Svensson, J., Ström, J., Kivekäs, N., Dkhar, N. B., Tayal, S., Sharma, V. P., Jutila, A., Backman, J., Virkkula, A., Ruppel, M., Hyvärinen, A., Kontu, A., Hannula, H.-R., Leppäranta, M., Hooda, R. K., Korhola, A., Asmi, E., and Lihavainen, H. (2018). Light-absorption of dust and elemental carbon in snow in the Indian Himalayas and the Finnish Arctic, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 1403-1416,

Toni K., M. Ala-Houhala, L. Ylianttila, H. Kautiainen, K. Lakkala, H.-R. Hannula, E. Turunen, H. Viljakainen, T. Reunala and E. Snellman (2017). The effect of vernal solar UV radiation on serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration depends on the baseline level: observations from a high latitude in Finland, International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 76:1, DOI: 10.1080/22423982.2016.1272790

Leppänen, L., Kontu, A., Hannula, H.-R., Sjöblom, H., and Pulliainen, J. (2016). Sodankylä manual snow survey program, Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 5, 163-179,

Maslanka, W., Leppänen, L., Kontu, A., Sandells, M., Lemmetyinen, J., Schneebeli, M., Proksch, M., Matzl, M., Hannula, H.-R., and Gurney, R. (2016). Arctic Snow Microstructure Experiment for the development of snow emission modelling, Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 5, 85-94,

L. Wei, X. Deng, B. Cheng, T. Vihma, H.-R. Hannula, T. Qin and J. Pulliainen (2016) The impact of meteorological conditions on snow and ice thickness in an Arctic lake, Tellus A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography, 68:1, 31590, DOI:10.3402/tellusa.v68.31590

Hannula, H.-R., Lemmetyinen, J., Kontu, A., Derksen, C., and Pulliainen, J. (2016). Spatial and temporal variation of bulk snow properties in northern boreal and tundra environments based on extensive field measurements, Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 5, 347-363,

Svensson, J., Virkkula, A., Meinander, O., Kivekäs, N., Hannula, H.-R. , Järvinen, O., Peltoniemi, J. I., Gritsevich, M., Heikkila, A., Kontu, A., Neitola, K., Brus, D., Dagsson-Waldhauserova, P., Anttila, K., Vehkamäki, M., Hienola, A., De Leeuw, G. and Lihavainen, H. (2016). Soot-doped natural snow and its albedo - results from field experiments. Boreal Environment Research, 21 , 5-6 , 481-503 .

Lakkala, K., Suokanerva, H., Karhu, J. M., Aarva, A., Poikonen, A., Karppinen, T., Ahponen, M., Hannula, H.-R., Kontu, A., and Kyrö, E (2016). Optical laboratory facilities at the Finnish Meteorological Institute – Arctic Research Centre, Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 5, 315-320,

Peltoniemi, J., M. Gritsevich, T. Hakala, P. Dagsson-Walhauserová, Ó. Arnalds, K. Anttila, H.-R. Hannula, N. Kivekäs, H. Lihavainen, O. Meinander, J. Svensson, A. Virkkula ja G. de Leeuw (2015). Soot on snow experiment: bidirectional reflectance factor measurements of contaminated snow. The Cryosphere 9, 2323–2337.

Pulliainen, J., M. Salminen, K. Heinilä, J. Cohen and H.-R. Hannula (2014). Semi-empirical modeling of the scene reflectance of snow-covered boreal forest: validation with airborne spectrometer and lidar observations. Remote Sensing of Environment 155, 303–311, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2014.09.004.

Jylhä, K., M. Laapas, K. Ruosteenoja, L. Arvola, A. Drebs, J. Kersalo, S. Saku, H. Gregow, H.-R. Hannula and P. Pirinen (2014). Climate variability and trends in the Valkea-Kotinen region, southern Finland: comparisons between the past, current and projected climate. Boreal Environment Research 19, 4–30.

Hannula, H.-R. (2012). Napapiirin eteläpuolisen Suomen lumipeite maaliskuussa 1919–2010 (Snow conditions in Finland south of the Arctic Circle in March 1919–2010). Master's Thesis in Physical Geography, University of Turku. Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Geography and Geology.