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CV Timo Vihma

Timo Vihma

Title Research Professor, Head of Polar Meteorology and Climatology Group

Contact timo.vihma@fmi.fi

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
  • Sea ice and snow
  • Arctic – mid-latitude linkages
  • Boundary-layer meteorology
  • Atmosphere-ocean interaction
  • Thermal comfort


  • Changing Arctic Climate System: Interaction of Stratosphere, Troposphere, and Sea Ice (CACSI), 2012-2016, Academy of Finland.
  • European-Russian Centre for cooperation in the Arctic and Sub-Arctic environmental and climate research (EuRuCAS), EU 7th Framework Coordination and Support Action, 2012-2015.
  • Towards better tailored weather and marine forecasts in the Arctic to serve sustainable economic activities and infrastructure (TWASE), 2014-2018, Academy of Finland.
  • Antarctic Meteorology and its Interactions with the Cryosphere and the Ocean (AMICO), 2009-2016, Academy of Finland.
  • Nordic Centre of Excellence: Stability and Variations of Arctic Land Ice (SVALI), 2011-2015.
  • Arctic Freshwater Synthesis, coordinated by Climate and Cryosphere (CliC), AMAP, and IASC, since 2013

University and other degrees

  • 1988: M.Sc. (meteorology), University of Helsinki
  • 1996: Ph.D. (geophysics), University of Helsinki
  • 2002: Docent (meteorology), University of Helsinki
  • 2012: Adjunct Professor, The University Centre in Svalbard