Urban meteorology news

  • 2 Sep 2020: Urban meteorology present at the HiData-HELSUS webinar https://www.helsinki.fi/en/news/data-science-news/hidata-event-3-september-2020-sustainability-and-data-science
  • 1 Sep 2020: Postdoc Elisa Vainio  has joined our group to work with the CarboCity project. Welcome!
  • 31 Aug 2020. New paper on machine learning methods replicating LES air quality simulations now under discussion in GMD: https://gmd.copernicus.org/preprints/gmd-2020-200/
  • 5 Aug 2020: We have open postdoc position on urban air quality and meteorology in the group. Apply at: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/postdoctoral-researcher-urban-air-quality
  • 1 Aug 2020: Doctoral student Xiaoyu Li  has joined our group to work with the sectional aerosol module in the LES model PALM. Welcome!
  • 8 July 2020: Website for the Academy of Finland funded CarboCity project now published with some examples of data from the study sites in Kumpula campus in Helsinki
  • 16 June 2020: Academy of Finland has granted today funding for project CouSCOUS: Sustainable urban development emerging from the merger of cutting edge Climate, Social and Computer Sciences
  • 8 June 2020: Our latest paper by Kurppa et al. "Sensitivity of spatial aerosol particle distributions to the boundary conditions in the PALM model system 6.0" now under discussion in GMD!
  • 1 May 2020: Second but not least summer worker Yasmin Frühauf has joined our group to work with photosynthesis and fluorescence measurements of urban trees as part of the CarboCity project.
  • 9 April 2020: Our latest paper by Karttunen and Kurppa et al. "Large-eddy simulation of the optimal street-tree layout for pedestrian-level aerosol particle concentrations – A case study from a city-boulevard" was published online in Atmos. Env.
  • 1 April 2020: First summer student Jesse Soininen working in the Academy of Finland funded CarboCity started today. He will be responsible for the carbon sequestration and local climate measurements made in Helsinki over different urban green areas. Welcome!
  • 23 March 2020: PhD candidate Minttu Havu got 3-year funding from Tiina and Antti Herlin foundation to work with urban carbon storage by using different measurements and modelling. Congrats!
  • 11-16 Jan 2020: M. Kurppa presented her work on Including Aerosol Dynamic Processes in LES: Evaluation and Application at the American Meteorological Society 100th Annual Meeting held in Boston, US.
  • 22 May 2019: Consortia project CarboCity between Urban met and FMI was funded by The Academy of Finland for period 2019-2020. During project we will measure and simulate the carbon flows of urban vegetation in different global cities. 
  • 6-10 August 2018: Our group attends the Internationa Conference of Urban Climate in NY, US, where we have four oral presentations! Looking forward for the conference!
  • 1 July 2018: Leena Järvi was interviewed for the main national newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat, about the research of the urban meteorology group (In Finnish: https://www.hs.fi/sunnuntai/art-2000005737955.html?share=ac2cf40bbf244f0...
  • 25 May 2018: Leena Järvi presenting the urban meteorology observations at the INAR climate festival.
  • 24 May 2018: Urban meteorology group present at the Smart and Sustainable Cities conference in Moscow.
  • 22 May 2018: New paper on urban eddy covariance measurement uncertainties now under discussion in AMT.

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