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
Fax +358 29 539 3503

Fields of expertise

  • Climate variability and change

  • Scenarios and impacts of climate change

  • Extreme weather events

  • Climate change communication


  • PLUMES (funded by the Academy of Finland), "Pathways linking uncertainties in model projections of climate and its effects", consortium partner leader, 2014–2018

  • EXWE "Extreme weather and nuclear power plants" within the Finnish Research Programmes on Nuclear Power Plant Safety, project manager, 2010–2011, 2013–2018

  • REFI-A "Climatological test reference years for building energy demand in changing climate of Finland", project leader, 2010–2011

  • REFI-B "Reference weather data for building physics and impacts of climate change", project leader, 2010–2011

  • ACCLIM II "Climate change survey and expert service for adaptation assessment" within the ISTO programme, project leader, 2008–2011

  • ACCLIM "Climate extremes in present-day climate and state-of-the-art projections of climate change for adaptation assessment", within the ISTO programme, project leader, 2006–2008

  • EU-FP6 ALARM "Assessing LArge-scale environmental Risks with tested Methods", project partner leader, 2004–2009

  • Participation in other international projects: FP4-INCO BASYS, EU-FP5 PRUDENCE, EU-FP6 ENSEMBLES, EU-FP6 CORECLIMAX, H2020-iSCAPE, C3S-DECM, AMAP AACA-C, Nordic Energy Research projects CWE, CE, CES

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)

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