CV Sami Niemelä

Title Director, Meteorological and Marine Research Programme


Postal address Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), Meteorological Research, P.O.Box 503, FI-00101 Helsinki

Street address Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), Erik Palmenin aukio 1, 00560 Helsinki, Finland

Phone number +358 29 539 4172

Fax +358 29 539 4103

Fields of expertise

  • High resolution numerical weather prediction models
  • Convection processes and parameterization schemes
  • Radiation processes and parameterization schemes
  • Microphysics processes and parametrization schemes
  • Forecast verification

University and other degrees

  • 2000: M.Sc. (Meteorology), University of Helsinki, Finland
  • 2007: PhD (Meteorology), University of Helsinki, Finland

Previous professional appointments

  • University of Helsinki, Research Assistant and Assistant: 1998-2004
  • Finnish Meteorological Institute, Researcher: 2004-2009
  • Finnish Meteorological Institute, Head of the Numerical Weather Prediction Group: 2009-2015
  • Finnish Meteorological Institute, Head of the Meteorological Research Unit: 2015-2017