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CV Ilkka Juga

Title Senior Research Meteorologist, Meteorological Applications group

Postal address Finnish Meteorological Institute, Meteorological Research, P.O Box 503 00101 Helsinki

Street address Finnish Meteorological Institute, Meteorological Research, Erik Palmenin aukio 1, 00560 Helsinki

Phone number +358 29 539 3440

Fax +358 29 539 4103

Fields of expertise

  • weather forecasting & synoptic meteorology; monthly and seasonal forecasting
  • road weather, impact of weather on transportation
  • climatology of northern Europe (especially winter conditions)
  • statistical modeling
  • 2008 - Senior Research Meteorologist (Meteorological Applications group, FMI)


  • EU FP7 Project ROADIDEA (2008-2010) - Road Map for Radical Innovations in European Transport Services - In the project, FMI developed a new statistical model for road surface friction
  • EU FP7 Project EWENT (2010-2012) - Extreme weather impacts on European networks of transport
  • COST TU0702 (2008-2012) - Real-Time Monitoring, Surveillance and Control of Road Networks under Adverse Weather Conditions. Member in WG2 (Modelling Weather Impact on Road Surface and Pavement)
  • EU FP7 Project MOWE-IT (2012-2014) - Impact of adverse weather on different transportation modes, cross-modality
  • EU FP7 Project RAIN (2014-) - Risk Analysis of Infrastructure Networks in response to extreme weather

University and other degrees

  • M.Sc. (1984) Meteorology, University of Helsinki, Finland

Previous professional appointments

  • December 1997 – December 2007 Head of group, Central Forecasting, FMI Helsinki
  • March 1997 – November 1997 Acting Head of the Central Forecasting unit
  • March 1996 – February 1997 Senior Meteorologist, Central Forecasting
  • October 1984 – February 1996 Duty forecaster, Weather Service Division (later named as Central Forecasting)
  • September 1981 – August 1983 Researcher (development of weather services for road maintenance and railways), FMI Weather Service Division, Helsinki
  • Spring and summer 1980, summer 1981 Duty forecaster, FMI Weather Service Division, Helsinki
  • Summer 1979 Research assistant (verification methods), Department of Meteorology, University of Helsinki

List of publications

Juga I, Tuomenvirta H, Nurmi V. 2012: The variability of winter temperature, its impacts on society, and the potential use of seasonal forecasts in Finland. Weather vol. 67, No.12, 328-332.

Juga I, Nurmi P, Hippi M. 2013. Statistical modelling of wintertime road surface friction. Meteorological Applications, 20, 318–329. DOI: 10.1002/met.1285.

Mäkelä A, Saltikoff E, Julkunen J, Juga I, Gregow E, Niemelä S. 2013. Cold Season Thunderstorms in Finland and Their Effect on Aviation Safety. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, vol. 94, issue 6, p. 847-858. DOI :10.1175/BAM S-D-12-00039.1.

Vajda A, Tuomenvirta H, Juga I, Nurmi P, Jokinen P, Rauhala J. 2013. Severe weather affecting European transport systems: the identification, classification and frequencies of events. Natural Hazards, DOI 10.1007/s11069-013-0895-4.

International Professional Activities

NORDMET task working group on warnings, 2001 – 2007
ECMWF EPS contact point, 1994 – ca 2000
ECMWF training course, 5 – 16 June 1989: Use and Interpretation of ECMWF Products

National committees

Member of the steering group on Road Weather Warning service (from 1997 on)