CV Outi Meinander

Title Senior research scientist
Postal address Finnish Meteorological Institute, P.O.Box 503, FI-00101 HELSINKI
Street address Erik Palménin aukio 1, 00560 HELSINKI
Phone number +358 29 539 4157
Fax +358 29 539 3146

Fields of expertise

  • Cryosphere-atmosphere interactions

  • Black carbon, organic carbon and Icelandic volcanic particles in snow and ice

  • High latitude dust

  • Effects of light absorbing impurities on snow albedo, melt and density

  • Arctic and Antarctic snow albedo at UV, VIS and NIR (300 – 2500 nm)


  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland IBA-Permafrost project (11/2020-12/2022),

  • Nordic Snow Network,

  • NABCEA-project (Academy of Finland, 2016-2020) "Novel Assessment of Black Carbon in the Eurasian Arctic, From Historical Concentrations and Sources to Future Climate Impacts"

  • EU-Interact-BLACK-project Black Carbon in snow and water (H2020 Grant Agreement No. 730938)

  • Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland IBA-project Black Carbon in the Arctic and significance compared to dust sources (No. PC0TQ4BT-25)

University and other degrees

  • PhD (Environmental sciences), 2016, University of Helsinki, Finland

  • Met-PD (Professional development in meteorology), 2007, University of Helsinki, Finland

  • PhLic (Environmental sciences), 1995, University of Helsinki, Finland

  • MSc (Environmental sciences), 1992, University of Helsinki, Finland

Previous professional appointments

  • Finnish Meteorological Institute, Head of group, 2017

  • NCoE TRI CRAICC Fellowship (Cryosphere-atmosphere interactions in a changing Arctic climate), 2015-2016

  • Finnish Meteorological Institute, Senior research scientist, 1995-

  • Finnish Meteorological Institute, Research scientist, 1991-1995

  • Finnish Meteorological Institute, Research assistant, 1989-1991

  • Ministry of the Environment, Air pollution exhibition guide, 1989

  • Ministry of the Environment, Trainee, 1988

Other professional activities