Finnish Meteorological Insitute
Research Scientist, Ph.D.
I am a plasma physicist and a space scientist.
I have worked at the Finnish Meteorological Institute since 2002 in the space weather group.
I worked at
Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, as a postdoc and researcher between March 2008 and August 2014.
I was a member of the
Expertise: planets, moons and their plasma interactions and magnetic features;
Titan, comets, Pluto and icy moons of giant planets
Now I have started working on IMPTAM model for radiation belts in Earth's magnetosphere.
Magnetic field from Titan simulation
Surface encompasses areas of highest magnetic flux. Orbital plane is shown with colors indicating magnetic flux values. Field lines show the draping of the magnetic field around Titan's ionosphere.
Three animations from another Titan simulation (opens new windows):
Ion motion - Flow lines are pale blue, planes show the total ion density.
Magnetic field - Flux density of magnetic field on the planes, field lines as yellow lines. Surface covers areas of very weak field.
Methane ions - Methane ions CH4+ escaping from Titan. Density on the planes, flow lines as pale blue lines.
for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in planetary physics.
(public defence was on 28 February 2008, see my
praecursoria as a power point
Updated: November 28th, 2014.
Created: August 22nd, 2007.
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