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Leena Järvi (PhD) is Associate professor in Applied Urban Meteorology and leads the urban meteorology group. Her research expertise lies in urban meteorology, climate and their interaction with air quality using state-of-the-art observations and modelling at different urban scales. She has expertise particularly in urban eddy covariance measurements of variety of compounds and how to reduce their uncertainties. Also she has examined how the different urban land uses can impact the surface exchanges on different seasons.She is also PI of the two eddy covariance stations located in Helsinki, with one of them being the ICOS Associated Ecosystem site.
She has been developing the Surface Urban Energy and Water balance Scheme (SUEWS) and the parameterisations within. Currently her research interest lies also in how urban atmosheric sciences can be used to support urban planning and decision making as well as
Mikko Auvinen (DSc) is a post-doc working currently with sensitivity of the LES model PALM over real urban surface in the city centre of Helsinki. He is partly working also at the Finnish Meteorological Institute and his work is funded by Maj and Tor Nessling foundation.
Tom Kokkonen (MSc) is an hydrologist who is working with urban hydrological cycle in cities located in different climates. He has been developing appropriate downscaling methods for re-nanalysis data in urban areas. His work is funded by Maa- ja vesitekniikan tuki ry.
Mona Kurppa (MSc) is working with PALM-SALSA model development where the aim is to include aerosol dynamics to PALM. Her work is funded by the ATM-DP (Doctoral Program in Atmospheric Sciences) of University of Helsinki.
Minttu Havu works with urban carbon dioxide surface exchange and is adding it as simulated component to the Surface Urban Energy and Water Balance Scheme (SUEWS). She is interested on how different planning options can impact the spatial and temporal variability of carbon dioxide exchange.
Sasu Karttunen works with the effect of urban vegetation on the flow field and dispersion of air pollutants in urban areas using the LES model PALM. His current project in collaboration with the City of Helsinki focuses to understand what is the optimal layout of street canyon vegetation from the point of view of optimal air quality.
PhD Annika Nordbo
- Doctoral student (2009-2013)
- Urban eddy covariance measurements and their uncertainty
MSc Sonja Murto
- Reseach Assistant / Master thesis worker (2015)
- Surface Urban Energy balance in Beijing
MSc Alina Jasek
- Reserach assistant (2014)
- Urban carbon dioxide and methane eddy covariance measurements
- Erasmus visitor from AGH-University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
MSc Joonas Moilanen
- Reseach Assistant / Master thesis worker (2011-2012)
- Surface energy balance in Helsinki city centre
BSc Anna Balling
- Reseach Assistant (2017)
- Analysis of air quality and meteorological data from mobile van and drone measurement campaign
- Erasmus student from University of Bayreuth, Germany
BSc Anna Ehler
- Reseach Assistant (2014)
- Spatial modeling of surface energy balance in Helsinki
BSc Juhani Takkunen
- Reseach Assistant (2013)
- Eddy covariance measurements
Prof Siegfried Raasch
- Visiting professor (March-April 2016)
- From University of Hannover, Germany
PhD Veronica Bellucco
- Researcher (2015)
- Parameterisation of urban vegetation CO2 exchange
- Erasmus visitor from University of Sassari, Italy