CV Kirsti Jylhä

Title Senior research scientist
Postal address Finnish Meteorological Institute, P.O Box 503, 00101 Helsinki, Finland
Street address Erik Palmenin aukio 1, 00560 Helsinki, Finland
Phone number +358 29 539 4125

Fields of expertise

  • Climate variability and change

  • Scenarios and impacts of climate change

  • Extreme weather events

  • Climate change communication


  • FINSCAPES (funded by Academy of Finland), "Finnish Scenarios for Climate Change Research Addressing Policies, Regions and Integrated Systems", consortium partner leader, 2021–2024

  • HEATCLIM (funded by Academy of Finland), "HEAT and health in the changing CLIMate", consortium partner leader, 2020–2023

  • PREDICT (funded by VYR), "Predicting extreme weather and sea level for nuclear power plant safety", project leader, 2019-2022

University and other degrees

  • 2016: Docent (meteorology), University of Helsinki

  • 2001: PhD (meteorology), University of Helsinki

Previous professional appointments

  • 2014–2017: Finnish Meteorological Institute, Climate Service Centre: senior research scientist

  • 2000–2013: Finnish Meteorological Institute: senior research scientist in climate change; head of Climate Research group in 2004-2007; head of Climate Research and Applications group in 2010

  • 1998–2000: Finnish Meteorological Institute, Air Quality Research: senior research scientist

  • 1984–1998: Dep. of Meteorology, University of Helsinki: laboratory director (acting), teaching lecturer, researcher, radar meteorologist, research assistant

  • 1981–1985: Finnish Meteorological Institute: weather service assistant, weather technician, meteorologist, scientist (18 months)