1990 …2022

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Artistic and research interests

Sun-Earth connection physics in a wide sense: Energy transfer processes from the solar wind to the magnetosphere – ionosphere system; Effects of large solar disturbances in the magnetosphere and ionosphere; Auroral processes and their relationship to magnetotail dynamics; Storm and substorm effects in the magnetotail, in the inner magnetosphere and in the ionosphere; Long-term solar variability effects in the geoefficiency of the solar wind driving; and Space weather effects of solar wind driven magnetospheric dynamics. Expert in empirical modeling of the magnetospheric magnetic field and development of quantitative analysis methods for global MHD simulations. Expert in multi-instrument data analysis using space-borne and ground-based instruments including radars, optical and magnetic measurements. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Doctoral degree, Natural Sciences, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 3 Apr 1992

Licentiate degree, Natural Sciences, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 21 Dec 1989

Master's degree, Natural Sciences, University of Helsinki

Award Date: 28 May 1987


  • Magnetosphere
  • Plasma physics
  • Space science and technology
  • Space plasma physics
  • Sun-Earth connection physics
  • Auringon hiukkaspurkaukset
  • Avaruusplasmafysiikka
  • Avaruustiede ja -tekniikka
  • Plasmafysiikka
  • Magnetosfääri


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