About Us

Note: Year 2018 started with organisational changes at the FMI. Following these changes, the Atmospheric Remote Sensing group is now part of FMI's Space and Earth Observation Centre.

The Atmospheric Remote Sensing group participates in several satellite instrument projects that address the atmospheric composition and dynamics. In addition to the data, also several models are being developed and utilized to improve our understanding of the atmopsheric processes, especially in the polar regions.

IKA group
Atmospheric Remote Sensing group at the FMI: Iolanda Ialongo (left), Viktoria Sofieva, Anu-Maija Sundström, Niilo Kalakoski, Jari Hovila, Jukka Kujanpää, Pekka Verronen, Monika Andersson, Seppo Hassinen, and Kaisa Lakkala. Photo by: Erkki Kyrölä.

Specific research topics include

  • the remote sensing of the atmospheric chemistry for supporting air quality and climate research
  • role of the middle atmopshere in a changing climate
  • impact of energetic particles in the polar atmosphere (see CHAMOS pages)
  • stratospheric ozone, gravity waves and turbulence in the middle atmosphere

See more information about the research of the group here.

The group has the overall responsibility of the Finnish products of the Dutch-Finnish Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on-board NASA's EOS-Aura satellite. The group also hosts the OMI co-Principal Investigator position.

The group leads the EUMETSAT Satellite Application Facility on Atmospheric Chemistry Monitoring (AC SAF, former O3M SAF).

The group participates in the Envisat/GOMOS Quality Working Group work and is a member of the Odin Science Advisory Group.