CV Tiera Laitinen

Tiera Laitinen

Title Research Scientist


Postal address Finnish Meteorological Institute, PL 503, FIN-00101 Helsinki, Finland

Street address Erik Palménin aukio 1, Helsinki

Phone number +358-29-539 4651

Fax +358-29-539 4603

Fields of expertise

  • Earth's magnetosphere
  • Magnetic reconnection


  • Air drag variations due to space weather
  • Editor-in-chief for Avaruusluotain

University and other degrees

  • PhD in theoretical physics, University of Helsinki 2007

Previous professional appointments

  • Post-doctoral scientist at the Swedish Institute for Space Physics (IRF) 2008 - 2009

List of publications

Here are listed my scientific publications in refereed journals. Some of my other publications are listed in the Finnish version of this CV.

  1. T.V. Laitinen, T.I. Pulkkinen, M. Palmroth, P. Janhunen, H. E. J. Koskinen: The magnetotail reconnection region in a global MHD simulation. Ann. Geophys., 23, 3753–3764, 2005. Abstract, Full PDF
  2. T. I. Pulkkinen, M. Palmroth, E. I. Tanskanen, P. Janhunen, H. E. J. Koskinen, T. V. Laitinen: New interpretation of magnetospheric energy circulation. Geophys. Res. Lett. 33, L07101, 2006. Abstract
  3. B. Hubert, M. Palmroth, T. V. Laitinen, P. Janhunen, S. E. Milan, A. Grocott, S. W. H. Cowley, T. Pulkkinen, and J.-C. Gérard: Compression of the Earth's magnetotail by interplanetary shocks directly drives transient magnetic flux closure. Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L10105, doi:10.1029/2006GL026008, 2006. Abstract
  4. T.V. Laitinen, T.I. Pulkkinen, M. Palmroth, P. Janhunen, H. E. J. Koskinen: On the characterization of magnetic reconnection in global MHD simulations. Ann. Geophys. 24, 3059–3069, 2006. Abstract, Full PDF
  5. M. Palmroth, T.V. Laitinen, T.I. Pulkkinen: Magnetopause energy and mass transfer: Results from a global MHD simulation. Ann. Geophys. 24, 3467–3480, 2006. Abstract, Full PDF
  6. T.V. Laitinen, R. Nakamura, A. Runov, H. Rème, E.A. Lucek: Global and local disturbances in the magnetotail during reconnection. Ann. Geophys., 25, 1025–1035, 2007. Abstract, Full PDF
  7. T.V. Laitinen, M. Palmroth, T.I. Pulkkinen, P. Janhunen, H. E. J. Koskinen: Continuous reconnection line and pressure-dependent energy conversion on the magnetopause in a global MHD model. J. Geophys. Res., 112, A11201, 2007. Abstract
  8. T.I. Pulkkinen, M. Palmroth, T.V. Laitinen: Energy as a tracer of magnetospheric processes: GUMICS-4 global MHD results and observations compared. J. Atm. Solar-Terr. Phys., 70, 687–707, 2008. Abstract, Full article
  9. Andréeová, K., T. I. Pulkkinen, T. V. Laitinen, and L. Prech: Shock propagation in the magnetosphere: Observations and MHD simulations compared. J. Geophys. Res. 113, A09224, 2008, doi: 10.1029/2008JA013350. Abstract 
  10. Pulkkinen, T. I., M. Palmroth, H. E. J. Koskinen, T. V. Laitinen, C. C. Goodrich, V. G. Merkin, and J. G. Lyon (2010), Magnetospheric modes and solar wind energy coupling efficiency, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A03207, doi:10.1029/2009JA014737. Abstract
  11. Hietala, H., Laitinen, T. V., Andreeova, K., Vainio, R., Vaivads, E., Andre, M., Palmroth, M., Pulkkinen, T. I., Koskinen, H. E. J., Lucek, E. A., and Reme, H., Supermagnetosonic Jets behind a Collisionless Quasi-parallel Shock, Phys. Rev. Lett., 103, 245001, 2009, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.245001. Abstract, Full PDF
  12. Laitinen, T. V., Khotyaintsev, Y. V., André, M., Vaivads, A., and Rème, H.: Local influence of magnetosheath plasma beta fluctuations on magnetopause reconnection, Ann. Geophys., 28, 1053-1063, doi:10.5194/angeo-28-1053-2010, 2010. Abstract, Full PDF
  13. André, M., Vaivads, A., Khotyaintsev, Y. V., Laitinen, T., Nilsson, H., Stenberg, G., Fazakerley, A., Trotignon, J. G.: Magnetic reconnection and cold plasma at the magnetopause. Geophys. Res. Lett. 37, L22108, 2010. Abstract
  14. Palmroth, M., Laitinen, T. V., Anekallu, C. R., Pulkkinen, T. I., Dunlop, M., Lucek, E. A., and Dandouras, I., Spatial dependence of magnetopause energy transfer: Cluster measurements verifying global simulations, Ann. Geophys., 29, 823-838, 2011. Abstract, Full PDF
  15. Hietala, H., N. Partamies, T. V. Laitinen, G. Facskó, A. Vaivads, H. E. J. Koskinen, I. Dandouras, H. Rème, E. A. Lucek, L. Clausen: Effects of supermagnetosonic subsolar magnetosheath jets: from magnetopause perturbations to ionospheric convection. Ann. Geophys., 30, 33-48, 2012. Abstract, Full PDF
  16. P. Janhunen, M. Palmroth, T. Laitinen, I. Honkonen, L. Juusola, G. Facsko, T.I. Pulkkinen: The GUMICS-4 global MHD magnetosphere–ionosphere coupling simulation. J. Atm. Solar-Terr. Phys. 80, 48–59, 2012. Full PDF