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Risk assessment of meteorological phenomena and sea flooding to support nuclear power plant safety in Finland

Risk assessment of meteorological phenomena and sea flooding to support nuclear power plant safety in Finland

A recent study compiled data on extreme weather events and sea flood risks which may affect the safety of nuclear power plants.

Researchers from the Finnish Meteorological Institute mapped out weather events critical to nuclear safety and changes in sea-level at nuclear power plant sites in Finland's changing climate. The study also simulated power plant emissions more reliably and accurately than before.

Further information:

Senior research scientis Kirsti Jylhä, Finnish Meteorological Institute, tel. +358 29 539 4125, kirsti.jylha@fmi.fi

Research Scientist Havu Pellikka, Finnish Meteorological Institute, tel. +358 29 539 6435, havu.pellikka@fmi.fi

Research Scientist Matti Kämäräinen, Finnish Meteorological Institute, tel. +358 50 380 2868, matti.kamarainen@fmi.fi

Research manager Ari Karppinen, Finnish Meteorological Institute, tel. +358 29 539 5453, ari.karppinen@fmi.fi

Jylhä K, M. Kämäräinen, C. Fortelius, H. Gregow, J. Helander, O. Hyvärinen, M. Johansson, A. Karppinen, A. Korpinen, R. Kouznetsov, E. Kurzeneva, U. Leijala, A. Mäkelä, H. Pellikka, S. Saku, J. Sandberg, M. Sofiev, A. Vajda, A. Venäläinen, J. Vira, 2018: Recent meteorological and marine studies to support nuclear power plant safety in Finland. Energy, 165 (A), 1102–1118, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2018.09.033


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