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. Ventilation and Air Quality in City Blocks Using Large-Eddy Simulation—Urban Planning Perspective

    Kurppa, M., Hellsten, A., Auvinen, M., Raasch, S., Vesala, T. & Jarvi, L. Feb 2018 In : Atmosphere - Ocean. 9, 2, 27 p., 65

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  2. Urban Multi-scale Environmental Predictor (UMEP): An integrated tool for city-based climate services

    Lindberg, F., Grimmond, C. S. B., Gabey, A., Huang, B., Kent, C. W., Sun, T., Theeuwes, N. E., Järvi, L., Ward, H. C., Capel-Timms, I., Chang, Y., Jonsson, P., Krave, N., Liu, D., Meyer, D., Olofson, K. F. G., Tan, J., Wastberg, D., Xue, L. & Zhang, Z. Jan 2018 In : Environmental Modelling & Software. 99, p. 70-87 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  3. Numerical framework for the computation of urban flux footprints employing large-eddy simulation and Lagrangian stochastic modeling

    Auvinen, M., Järvi, L., Hellsten, A., Rannik, U. & Vesala, T. 17 Nov 2017 In : Geoscientific Model Development. 10, 11, p. 4187-4205 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Latest activities

  1. Supervision of the Master thesis of Sonja Murto

    Järvi, L. (Supervisor)
    2018 → …

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

  2. Researchers’ Night

    Järvi, L. (Attendee)
    29 Sep 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventPublic Talks

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

    Järvi, L. (Speaker)
    21 Aug 201725 Aug 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral 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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Fil. toht., meteorologia

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