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Highest cited researchers

Finnish Center of Excellent in Atmospheric Science has 9 of its researchers among the 1% of the most cited researchers in their field. The highly cited researchers in the list are: Markku Kulmala, Tuukka Petäjä, Veli-Matti Kerminen, Douglas Worsnop, Mikael Ehn, Mikko Sipilä, Heikki Junninen, and Jonathan Duplissy from the University of Helsinki and Ari Laaksonen from the Finnish Meteorological Institute.

President of Finland bestows honorary title to Markku Kulmala

President Sauli Niinistö awarded Academician Markku Kulmala with the The Order of the Lion of Finland, Commander First Class. SMEAR II secretary Tuula Ruusunen received The Order of the White Rose of Finland, Medal First Class with Gold Cross.

Prof. Jaana Bäck re­ceived the Uni­versity of Helsinki Open Science Award

The Open Science Award for the year 2018 was granted to Prof. Jaana Bäck for her research focused on the climate effects of our forests. Read more.
”It does not help if the data is open but impossible to understand” – Jaana Bäck’s thoughts on open science. Read blog post.

Atmospheric research and technology: the Finnish-Chinese collaboration

Finnish Atmospheric Scientists have recently welcomed a number of top Chinese physicists, chemists and computer experts to their research space. Putian Zhou and Chao Yan belong to this growing group of young scholars specialising in air quality problems and clean technology. Read more.

Data science in­ter­prets at­mo­spheric particles and helps find the clean­est urban routes – if we know what to ask com­puters

Kai Puolamäki is a former internet rights activist and current scholar who combines atmospheric sciences and data science in his work. Puolamäki wishes to make data openly available and shed light on the mysteries of artificial intelligence. Read more.

Markku Kul­mala re­ceives Friend­ship Award from the Chinese gov­ern­ment

Scientific discoveries in the field of atmospheric and climate research from Academician Prof. Markku Kulmala’s collaboration with Academician, Prof. Congbin Fu and Prof. Aijun Ding are the background for Professor Kulmala to receive the Chinese Government Friendship Award. Read more.

Climate university

Climate University kicked off on 27.November in Helsinki. It is a project of 11 Finnish universities and several collaborators in Finland to develop climate and sustainability education in higher education. It is funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture and Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra and led by Univerisity of Helsinki INAR. Visit website.

Our sci­ent­ists are de­vel­op­ing an in­ter­na­tional meas­ur­ing concept for car­bon se­quest­ra­tion in af­for­est­a­tion to slow down cli­mate change.

The aim is to determine the overall impact of forests on climate. INAR at the University of Helsinki in collaboration with the energy company St1. Read more.

In the fu­ture, Helsinki res­id­ents can re­ceive real-time and de­tailed air-qual­ity data – the HOPE pro­ject re­ceives large EU fund­ing

The European Union has conferred 4.7 Million euros to fund the production of real-time and detailed air-quality information using a 5G network. Some of the members in the HOPE project are particle scientists and computer scientists from the University of Helsinki. Read more.


Deadline to apply to the Hyytiälä Winter School 2019 - Advanced Analysis of Atmosphere-Surface Interactions and Feedbacks (ATMDP-003). Apply here.

In brief

ThinkLetter INAR Climate | December 2018

Editor in chief: Stephany B. Mazon,
© 2018 UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI • • ISSN 1798-7385

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