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GOMOS data used in the WMO ozone assessment

GOMOS, OMI and OSIRIS data have been used in the of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) ozone assessment 2014. GOMOS data separately  and as a part of the Harmonized dataset of ozone profiles (HARMOZ). Congratulations GOMOS Team!

OMI NO2 paper became popular

Iolanda's ACP paper on OMI NO2 observations in the Baltic Sea region became a popular article (in Finnish) for the Finnish Air Pollution Prevention Society (Ilmansuojelu) journal. You can find the article in Finnish here (pp. 28-30) and the original english version here .

ESA's Living Planet Fellowship goes to Iolanda

Iolanda Ialongo got the Living Planet Fellowship for two years funded by ESA. This is the first time ESA granted the fellowships. Congrats Iolanda!

Nature Communications: Radiation belt electrons and polar mesospheric ozone

Monika et al. published a paper in Nature Communications! It's about electrons and mesospheric ozone, with speculation about possible regional climate effects. Available here!

ESA funds the MesosphEO project

ESA (European Space Agency) granted a 3-year funding for the MesosphEO (Exploitation of the Mesosphere) project. Way to go!

The SO2 plume from Iceland visible in satellite observations

The first observations from SO2 plume from Iceland were received on Monday in Sodankylä. You can check the observations from here. Let's see how the situation will evolve!

Our expertise useful for international cooperation projects

Iolanda starts working as an expert in an Ecuadorian cooperation project. The project starts this week with a study tour at FMI, including a seminar-series. Iolanda's topic is solar UV radiation and satellite data applications.

10th anniversary of OMI

A whole afternoon seminar was organized at FMI to celebrate the ten years of OMI observations. Go OMI!

Antti Kero visits FMI

Antti (Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory) and Pekka are working on the SIC model during 30 Jun-4 Jul.

Academy of Finland funds the SECTIC project

Pekka's SECTIC (Sun-Earth Connection Through Ion Chemistry) proposal was granted a 4-year funding by the Academy of Finland. Great!

Antti Kero visits FMI

Antti (Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory) and Pekka are working on the SIC model during 30 Jun-4 Jul.

Academy of Finland funds the SECTIC project

Pekka's SECTIC (Sun-Earth Connection Through Ion Chemistry) proposal was granted a 4-year funding by the Academy of Finland. Great!

Dieter Peters visited IKA

Dr. Dieter Peters from Leibniz-Institut für Atmosphärenphysik, Kühlungsborn visited IKA 2-13 June and worked with Viktoria and Pekka on gravity waves and ion chemistry modelling, respectively.

New Pandora -instrument started measurements

Our new Pandora instrument was recently mounted on the roof of FMI building. It was a sunny day, so it was possible to start measuring. Pandora is a direct sun spectrometer measuring atmospheric ozone, NO2, SO2 and other chemical species. For more information, click here. Our group will take care of the instrument's maintenance and the data analysis.

Carsten Baumann visited FMI

PhD student Carsten Baumann from DLR, Germany, visited Pekka Verronen in early April. Carsten and Pekka worked on meteor smoke and ion chemistry and also on SIC model.

Annika Seppälä is the Researcher of the Month chosen by the Academy of Finland

The Academy of Finland chooses every month a distinguished researcher to tell about her/his scientific work, backgrounds and everyday life as a scientific researcer to the public. This month Annika was chosen. Good job Annika! Link to the article is here (in Finnish).

Summer trainee Henri Riihimäki starts working on the 17th March

He is going to code the existing OMI-SIRO-SO2 -retrieval with Matlab. Also estimation of the height of sulfatedioxide clouds originating from volcanic eruptions is a part of his work.

OMI tropospheric NO2 used for air quality monitoring

New OMI tropospheric NO2 average dataset for air quality monitoring in Northern Europe is now published. For more information click here.

Janne Hakkarainen defended his doctoral thesis

Janne Hakkarainen defended his dissertation On state and parameter estimation in chaotic systems on 29th November 2013 at the Lappeenranta University of Technology. Professor Peter Jan van Leeuwen, University of Reading, UK, was the opponent and Professor Heikki Haario, Lappeenranta University of Technology, the custos. Congratulations Janne!

Antti Kero visits IKA

Antti (Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory) and Pekka worked on SIC development and EISCAT/NO-related paper.

Marianne Daae visited FMI

PhD candidate Marianne Daae from Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway visited us 28.-29.5.2013. She is working with radiometer measurements and utilization of SIC model in precipitation research. The visit was hosted by Pekka.

Prof. John Plane visited FMI

Prof. John Plane from University of Leeds visited FMI to talk about ion chemistry and the SIC model with Pekka, Annika, Monika.

Mona Esmaeilimahani visited FMI

PhD student Mona Esmaeilimahani from Tohoku University, Japan visited us 15.-19.4.2013. She is working with atmospheric remote sensing and GOMOS SMILES collaboration. The visit was hosted by Johanna and Erkki.

Yasuko Kasai visited FMI

Dr. Prof. Yasuko Kasai from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan visited us 15.-16.4.2013. He is working with atmospheric remote sensing and GOMOS SMILES collaboration. The visit was hosted by Johanna and Erkki.

Cristen Adams visited FMI

Dr. Cristen Adams from University of Saskachewan, Canada visited us 6.-22.3.2013. She is working with long time-series, OSIRIS, SAGE II and GOMOS data. The visit was hosted by Johanna and Viktoria.

Esa Turunen visited FMI

Esa Turunen from Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory visited us. We worked on CHAMOS-related science topics and made plans for future collaboration. Always good to see you, Esa!

Cristen Adams visited FMI

Dr. Cristen Adams from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, visited us. She was working with intercomparison of OSIRIS, GOMOS and MLS data.

Real need for SAMBA's results

The SAMBA project hit the Finnish headlines today! There's a real need for the services provided by SAMBA when the regulations concerning the ship emissions will come into effect. Read the news here (in Finnish) or more about SAMBA from the project web sites.

Dr. Nikolai M. Gavrilov visited FMI

Dr. Nikolai M. Gavrilov (Saint-Petersburg State University, Department of Atmospheric Physics) was visiting FMI during September 2012. The main focus of his work is gravity waves and turbulence.

Craig Rodger visited FMI

Craig Rodger from the University of Otago visited our group 13.8-17.8. Craig, Pekka and Monika were working on electron precipitation and mesospheric hydroxyl. It was nice having you here Craig!

EUMETSAT Science Working Group membership

Jukka Kujanpää was nominated as the representative of Finland in EUMETSAT's STG Science Working Group.

Annika Seppälä receives the EMS Young Scientist Award

The award is given to one European young scientist once a year. Annika will receive her award in the EMS & ECAC meeting in Poland in September. Congratulations Annika!

Summer trainees start working

Our group has 3 trainees for this summer. They will start working in late spring/early summer. We all hope you'll enjoy the work environment here. Welcome to FMI!

Brigitte Tschanz visits FMI

Brigitte will visit our group 7.5-18.5. She's a Ph. D. student in the University of Bern and her research is concentrated on the atmospheric water vapor measurements. Welcome Brigitte!

Annika Seppälä's research project funded

Annika was selected to become a fellow of the Academy of Finland. The academy funds her research project "Climate and solar particle forcing". Congratulations Annika!

Annika Seppälä returns to FMI

After spending 3.5 years at British Antarctic Survey, Annika returns to Finnish Meteorological Institute and rejoins the FMI's CHAMOS team. Welcome back!

Monika Andersson begins work at FMI

Monika is the latest addition to the FMI's CHAMOS team. She joins us from the Helsinki University of Technology and will be working on mesospheric effects of electron precipitation. Her work is funded by the Academy of Finland (SPOC). Welcome!

Pekka Verronen's research project funded

Academy of Finland funds Pekka's research project "Significance of Energetic Electron Precipitation to Odd Hydrogen, Ozone, and Climate" (SPOC). In addition to Pekka's 4-year Academy Research Fellow position, the funding covers one Ph.D. student or postdoc. Unbelievable!