CV Timo Vihma

Title Research Professor, Head of Polar Meteorology and Climatology Group
Postal address Finnish Meteorological Institute P.O. Box 503 FI-00101 Helsinki Finland
Phone number +358 50 412 6365

Fields of expertise

  • Arctic and Antarctic meteorology and climatology

  • Arctic – mid-latitude linkages

  • Sea ice and snow

  • Atmospheric moisture budget in Polar regions

  • Sea ice and snow

  • Boundary-layer meteorology


  • Polar Regions in the Earth System (PolarRES): FMI PI and co-leader of WP4 on Arctic and Antarctic processes, funded by EC H2020, 2021-2025.

  • Arctic Forcing on European weather and climate (AFEC), PI, funded by the Academy of Finland, 2018-2022

  • Antarctic Meteorology and Snow Research: from Process Understanding to Improved Predictions (ASPIRE), PI, funded by the Academy of Finland, 2017-2020.

University and other degrees

  • 1988: M.Sc. (meteorology), University of Helsinki

  • 1996: Ph.D. (geophysics), University of Helsinki

  • 2002: Docent (meteorology), University of Helsinki

Previous professional appointments

  • Head, Meteorological Research Unit, FMI, 2018-2021

  • Head, Polar Meteorology and Climatology Group, FMI, 2014-2017

  • Senior Scientist, FMI, 2005-2013

  • Scientist, Finnish Institute of Marine Research (FIMR), 1997-2004

  • Assistant, Department of Geophysics, University of Helsinki, 1988-1997

List of publications