CV Katriina Kyllönen (née Pyy)

Title Research Scientist, Quality Manager
Postal address P.O. Box 503, FI-00101 HELSINKI, FINLAND
Street address Erik Palménin aukio 1, 00560 HELSINKI, FINLAND
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Fields of expertise

  • Air quality measurements, especially heavy metal and mercury measurements in air and precipitation

  • Laboratory analyses of air pollutants

  • Quality Manager in Calibration Laboratory K043 ( and Testing Laboratory T097 ( accredited by the Finnish Accreditation Service FINAS according to SFS-EN ISO/IEC 17025


University and other degrees

M. Sc., Chemistry, University of Helsinki, 2005

Previous professional appointments

Other professional activities


List of publications

Peer-reviewed publications

  1. Lohila A, Penttilä T, Jortikka S, Aalto T, Anttila P, Asmi E, Aurela M, Hatakka J, Hellén H, Henttonen H, Hänninen P, Kilkki J, Kyllönen K, Laurila T, Lepistö A, Lihavainen H, Makkonen U, Paatero J, Rask M, Sutinen R, Tuovinen J-P, Vuorenmaa J, Viisanen Y. (2015) Preface to the special issue on integrated research of atmosphere, ecosystems and environment at Pallas. Boreal Env.Res. 20, 431–454

  2. Kyllönen K, Paatero J, Aalto T, Hakola H. (2014) Nationwide survey of airborne mercury in Finland. Boreal Environment Research 19 (suppl. B): 355–367.

  3. Neitola K, Brus D, Makkonen U, Sipilä M, Mauldin III R L, Kyllönen K, Lihavainen H, Kulmala M (2013) Total sulphate vs. sulphuric acid monomer in nucleation studies: which represents the "true" concentration? Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 13, 2313-2350

  4. Ruoho-Airola T, Hatakka T, Kyllönen K, Makkonen U, Porvari P. (2013) Temporal trends in the bulk deposition and atmospheric concentration of acidifying compounds and trace elements in the Finnish Integrated Monitoring catchment Valkea-Kotinen during 1988–2011, Boreal Environment Research, 19A, 31-46

  5. Kyllönen K, Hakola H, Hellén H, Korhonen M, Verta M. (2012) Atmospheric mercury fluxes in southern boreal forest and wetland. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 223, 1171-1182. 

  6. Vestenius M, Leppänen S, Anttila P, Kyllönen K, Hatakka J, Hellén H, Hyvärinen A, Hakola H. (2011) Background concentrations and source apportionment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in South-Eastern Finland. Atmospheric Environment, 45, 3391-3399. 

  7. Kyllönen K, Karlsson V, Ruoho-Airola T. (2009) Trace element deposition and trends during a ten year period in Finland. Science of Total Environment, 407, 2260-2269

  8.  Paatero J, Vesterbacka K, Makkonen U, Kyllönen K, Hellen H, Hatakka J, Anttila P. (2009) Resuspension of radionuclides into the atmosphere due to forest fires. J Radioanal Nucl Chem, 282, 473-476

  9.  Anttila P, Makkonen U, Hellén H, Kyllönen K, Leppänen S, Saari H, Hakola H. (2008) Impact of the open biomass fires in spring and summer of 2006 on the chemical composition of background air in south-eastern Finland. Atmospheric Environment, 42, 6472-6486 

  10. Kuokka S, Teinilä K, Saarnio K, Aurela M, Sillanpää M, Hillamo R, Kerminen VM, Pyy K, Vartiainen E, Kulmala M, Skorokhod AI, Elansky NF, Belikov IB. (2007) Using a moving measurement platform for determining the chemical composition of atmospheric aerosols between Moscow and Vladivostok. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 7, 4793-4805

  11. Karlsson V, Pyy K, Saari H. (2007) Measurement uncertainty of sulphur and nitrogen containing inorganic compounds by 1-stage and 2-stage filter-pack methods. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 182, 395-405

Reports and other scientific publications

  1. Verta M, Kyllönen K, Rask M. (2011) Elohopea - laskeumasta kaloihin. In: Vuorenmaa J., Arvola L. ja Rask M. (toim.), Hämeen ympäristö muutoksessa. Kaksikymmentä vuotta ympäristön huippututkimusta Valkea-Kotisen alueella. Suomen Ympäristö 34, pp. 63-66.

  2. Wängberg I, Aspmo Pfaffhuber K, Berg T, Hakola H, Kyllönen K, Munthe J, Porvari P, Verta M (2010) Atmospheric and catchment mercury concentrations and fluxes in Fennoscandia. Scientific Report TemaNord 2010:594 Nordic Council of Ministers, Copenhagen 2010, ISBN 978-92-893-2162-4

  3. Ruoho-Airola T, Ukonmaanaho L, Hatakka T, Mannio J, Merilä P, Nieminen TM, Pyy K, Starr M, Vuorenmaa J. (2008) Investigation of heavy metal concentrations and mass balance budgets in Finnish ICP IM catchments. Report on national ICP IM relevant activities in Finland. In: Kleemola S. and Forsius M. (eds.), 17th Annual Report 2008. Convention of Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution. International Cooperative Programme on Integrated Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Ecosystems. The Finnish Environment 28/2008, pp. 83-85. ISBN 978-952-11-3190-5

  4. Hakola H, Makkonen U, Pyy K, Vestenius M. (2008) Metallidirektiivin (2004/107/EY) implementointi 2005–2007. Loppuraportti, 26 sivua. 

  5. Karlsson V, Pyy K, Saari H. (2005) The measurement variability of the one-stage and two-stage filter-pack methods in monitoring of atmospheric gaseous and particulate-bound inorganic compounds. Publications on Air Quality 36, 25 pp. FMI-AQ-36, ISBN 951-697-611-5