Research profile

The research topics of ATM-DP include:

  • Aerosol and environmental physics
  • Aerosol-cloud-climate interactions
  • Air quality
  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Atmospheric modelling
  • Biosphere-atmosphere interactions
  • Carbon, water, nitrogen and aerosol cycles and balances
  • Climate change effects and mitigation
  • Development of aerosol, remote sensing, radar, and environmental technology
  • Dynamic meteorology
  • Earth system modelling
  • Hydrology
  • Limnology
  • Oceanography
  • Remote sensing of ecosystem and atmosphere
  • Remote sensing of land cover and land use change
  • Snow and ice studies
  • Urban and indoor aerosols and health effects
  • Urban meteorology

The research groups in ATM-DP are among world-leaders in the related research fields. ATM-DP is in a strong symbiotic relationship with the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Atmospheric Science – From Molecular and Biological processes to the Global Climate (ATM). The education and knowledge transfer of the Centre of Excellence is formalized in ATM-DP, together with doctoral education in the University of Eastern Finland.

Atmospheric and Earth system sciences belong to the focus areas in the strategy of the University of Helsinki. The evaluation report of Physics Research in Finland (Academy of Finland, 2012) stated that the atmospheric science research in the University of Helsinki is outstanding and internationally highly esteemed.

The University of Helsinki units participating in ATM-DP

Faculty of Science
Institute for Atmospheric and Earth System Research (INAR)
Department of Chemistry (Analytical and Physical Chemistry)
Department of Geosciences and Geography

Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry
Department of Forest Sciences

Faculty of Bio- and Environmental Sciences
Ecosystems and Environment Research Programme