Leena Järvi


Curriculum Vitae

I'm university researcher at the Department of Physics, University of Helsinki, and leader of the urban meteorology group at the Division of Atmospheric Sciences. My research interest lies in urban climate using multiple state-of-the art methods varying from eddy covariance observations to urban land surface modelling and large eddy simulations. My specific research interests are

  • The effect of urban vegetation on urban greenhouse gas emissions, local climatology and hydrology, and how vegetation should be described in urban models
  • Modelling of urban air quality using LES and the effect of different urban planning alternatives on the pollutant concentrations
  • Surface energy balance and hydrological cycle in cold climate cities 

Latest publications

  1. Warming effects on the urban hydrology in cold climate regions

    Järvi, L., Grimmond, C. S. B., McFadden, J. P., Christen, A., Strachan, I. B., Taka, M., Warsta, L. & Heimann, M. 19 Jul 2017 In : Scientific Reports. 7, 8 p., 5833

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  2. Modelling the biogenic CO2 exchange in urban and non-urban ecosystems through the assessment of light-response curve parameters

    Bellucco, V., Marras, S., Grimmond, C. S. B., Järvi, L., Sirca, C. & Spano, D. 15 Apr 2017 In : Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 236, p. 113-122 10 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

  3. Impact of urban canopy models and external parameters on the modelled urban energy balance in a tropical city

    Demuzere, M., Harshan, S., Järvi, L., Roth, M., Grimmond, C. S. B., Masson, V., Oleson, K. W., Velasco, E. & Wouters, H. Apr 2017 In : Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. 143, 704, p. 1581-1596 16 p.

    Publication: Contribution to journalA1 Refereed journal article

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Latest activities

  1. Assessing pollutant ventilation and dispersion in different city block design alternatives using a large eddy simulation model

    Järvi, L. (Supervisor)

    Activity: ExaminationSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

  2. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (Journal)

    Järvi, L. (Reviewer)

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPeer review of manuscripts

  3. Behaviour of anthropogenic and storage heat flux in Helsinki city centre

    Järvi, L. (Supervisor)

    Activity: ExaminationSupervision of other thesis (Master's, Licentiate)

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Latest projects

  1. The Urban Multi-scale Environmental Predictor

    Järvi, L., Lindberg, F. & Grimmond, S.

    Project: Research project

  2. Cooperation of Research Infrastructures to address global challenges in the environmental field

    Järvi, L.


    Project: Research projectCommissioned research

  3. Roadmap for Beautiful Beijing

    Järvi, L.


    Project: Research project

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Fil. toht., meteorologia

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