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Heikki Järvinen is a professor and docent in meteorology. His research focuses on developing ensemble prediction and algorithmic parameter estimation techniques. A complete list of Heikki Järvinen's publications is here
Dr. Jouni Räisänen is a University lecturer and docent in meteorology. His research focuses on anthropogenic climate change, interannual climate variability and the combined effects of these two on the evolution of climate that we observe in the real world. His research is mainly based on analysis of global and regional climate model simulations and reanalysis data sets. A complete list of Jouni Räisänen's publications is here
Ph.D. Marja Bister is a University lecturer and docent in meteorology. Her research focuses on the fundamental aspects of atmospheric deep convection. She is also interested in the physics of tropical cyclones, particularly their intensity dependence on environmental factors whether associated with climate or shorter timescale variations. A complete list of Marja Bister's publications is here.
Dr Victoria Sinclair (PhD) is an University lecturer and docent in meteorology. Her research primarily focuses on the dynamics of extra-tropical cyclones and how these weather systems will change in the future. Other topics of interest include heat waves, low-level jets, poleward moisture transport and transport of pollution and aerosol particles. In her research she uses numerical weather prediction models - OpenIFS and WRF - as well as reanalysis data sets and FLEXPART, a Lagrangian Dispersion model. A complete list of Victoria Sinclair's publications is here
Clément Bouvier (PhD.) is a postdoctoral researcher. His research focuses on feature selection, data augmentation and active learning algorithms for Machine Learning. He combines these different methods to allow fast and stable processing of huge quantity of data.
Madeleine Ekblom (MSc, MSc (tech.)) is a doctoral student in meteorology. Her research focuses on parameter estimation in ensemble forecasting systems using algorithmic approaches. She uses both idealised models, such as Lorenz'95, and realistic models, OpenIFS, in her research. A complete list of Madeleine Ekblom's publications is here
Lauri Tuppi (M.Sc.) is a doctoral student in meteorology. His research focuses on developing and testing algorithmic tuning methods for closure parameters of numerical weather prediction (NWP) models. In his research he uses OpenIFS NWP model, OpenEPS ensemble prediction workflow manager, as well as the Ensemble Prediction and Parameter Estimation System (EPPES) and Differential Evolution (DE) tuning algorithms. A complete list of Lauri Tuppi's publications is here
Joona Hautala (M.Sc.) is a doctoral student in meteorology. He uses the global aerosol-climate model ECHAM-HAM to investigate the effects of supervolcanic eruptions on tropical superstorms. A complete list of Joona Hautala's publications is here
Irina Statnaia (MSc) is a doctoral student in meteorology who works on understanding the sources of predictability at the sub-seasonal timescale. Her research focuses on the dynamics of stratosphere-troposphere coupling and tropical-extratropical teleconnections. In her research she uses atmospheric observations, reanalysis datasets and the numerical weather prediction models (ECMWF IFS, OpenIFS). A complete list of Irina Statnaia's publications is here.
Angel N. Trastoy (M.Sc.) is a doctoral student in atmospheric sciences, and works on data assimilation of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) data. A complete list of Ángel Navarro Trastoy's publications is here.
Johannes Mikkola (MSc) is a doctoral student in meteorology. His research focuses on transport of aerosol from the boundary layer to the free-troposphere in mountainous regions. He studies which factors control the mountain venting using numerical weather prediction and aerosol transport models (WRF, FLEXPART, WRF-CHIMERE). A complete list of Johannes Mikkola's publications is here.
Maksym Vasiuta (MSc) is a doctoral student in meteorology. His research focuses on calculating weather model-based Earth Radiation Pressure acting on Earth orbiting satellites. In his research he mainly uses OpenIFS NWP model and a dataset of ECMWF initial states, POD (Precise Orbit Determination) solver from the Technical University of Graz (TUG), Austria. A complete list of Maksym Vasiuta's publications is here.
Sanam Motlaghzadeh (MSc) is a doctoral student in atmospheric sciences. She works on the orbit determination of gravity satellites and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) data. A complete list of Sanam Motlaghzadeh's publications is found here.
Joona Cornér (BSc) is a master's student in meteorology. He works as a research assistant in the Finnish Academy project STORMS which aims to identify and quantify measures related to extratropical cyclone intensity, variability and impacts in Europe. In the project he acts as the meteorological counterpart to the postdoc, performing analysis on extratropical cyclones using ERA5 reanalysis data.
Meri Virman (PhD) compeleted her PhD in 2021. Her thesis title is "Understanding the sensitivity of convection to free-tropospheric moisture". Meri now works at the Finnish Meteorological Institute in the Climate Change and Extreme Weather group.
Feyza Nur Özkan (B.Sc.) was a master's student in our group in 2020. Her research focused on identifying how sea surface temperatures affect the amount of moisture transported into the Arctic in the North Atlantic sector. In her research, she used OpenIFS numerical weather prediction model and reanalysis data sets.
Mika Rantanen (PhD) completed his PhD in 2020. His thesis title is "Diagnostic Studies of Extratropical Cyclones in the Present and Warmer Climate". Mika now works at the Finnish Meteorological Institute in the Climate Change and Extreme Weather group.
Minttu Tuononen (PhD) completed her PhD in 2019 while working at the Finnish Meteorological Institute but in close collaboration with the dynamic meteorology group. Her thesis title is "Meteorological conditions affecting renewable energy". She now works for Vaisala.
Olle Räty (PhD) completed his PhD in 2018. His thesis title is "Application of future climate projections in hydrological impact modeling". Olle is now at the Finnish Meteorological Institute.
Laura Riuttanen (PhD) completed her PhD in 2017. Her thesis title is "Air pollutants: Regional transport, properties and effect on upper tropospheric humidity". Laura is now working in the education research and development group of INAR. Read more here: https://blogs.helsinki.fi/edu-team/
Päivi Haapanala (PhD) completed her PhD thesis in 2017. Her thesis title is "On the solar radiative effects of atmopsheric ice and dust". She is currently working in INAR/UHEL at the ACTRIS (Aerosol, Cloud and Trace Gases Research Infrastructure) Coordination office located in Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) in Helsinki.
Sol Kim (B.Sc) was a fulbright funded student in our group in 2015-2016. He is now a PhD student at the University of California, Berkley working on atmospheric rivers.
Jussi Ylhäisi (PhD) completed his Phd thesis in 2014. His thesis title was "Limitations of climate model simulations to support climate change adaptation". Jussi has been working in Finnish Meteorological Institute since he graduated.