Extreme Weather and Climate Change

The aim of the group is to develop the modelling of risks of extreme weather and to improve the management of these risks in the different sectors of the society. With its research, the group enables the improvement of the predictability of the impacts of extreme weather phenomena both in the current and future climate.

The main research areas of the group:

  • Impacts of climate change to the extreme weather phenomena, such as whirlwinds (small tornados), thunderstorms, storms, strong heatspells, and the probabilities for these harmful weather events to occur

  • Quality assurance of climate change scenarios

  • Following international attribution research and developing corresponding climate change communication and services for the Finnish Meteorological Institute

  • Enhancing extreme weather research and services (e.g. Destination Earth) internationally