Leena Järvi


Curriculum Vitae

I'm Associate Professor in Applied Urban Meteorology at the Institute for Atmospheric and Ecosystem Research and Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science at the University of Helsinki. My research interests lie in urban meteorology, climate and air quality using multiple state-of-the art methods varying from eddy covariance observations to urban land surface modelling and large eddy simulations. My groups 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 and meteorological conditions on the pollutant concentrations
  • Surface energy balance and hydrological cycle in cold climate cities 

Latest publications

  1. Changes to the Water Balance Over a Century of Urban Development in Two Neighborhoods: Vancouver, Canada

    Kokkonen, T. V., Grimmond, C. S. B., Christen, A., Oke, T. R. & Järvi, L., 22 Oct 2018, In : Water Resources Research. 54, 9, p. 6625-6642 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Uncertainty of eddy covariance flux measurements over an urban area based on two towers

    Järvi, L., Rannik, Ü., Kokkonen, T., Kurppa, M., Karppinen, A., Kouznetsov, R. D., Rantala, P., Vesala, T. & Wood, C. R., 2 Oct 2018, In : Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. 11, 10, p. 5421-5438 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Sensitivity of Surface Urban Energy and Water Balance Scheme (SUEWS) to downscaling of reanalysis forcing data

    Kokkonen, T. V., Grimmond, C. S. B., Räty, O., Ward, H. C., Christen, A., Oke, T. R., Kotthaus, S. & Järvi, L., Mar 2018, In : Urban Climate . 23, p. 36-52 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Supervision of the Master thesis of Sonja Murto

    Leena Järvi (Supervisor)
    2018 → …

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

  2. Researchers’ Night

    Leena Järvi (Attendee)
    29 Sep 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Talks

  3. Tools for modelling the bi-directional relation between urbanization and climate

    Leena Järvi (Speaker)
    21 Aug 201725 Aug 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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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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