Watching The Finnish… August 2013

Finnish climate change news

Finnish Meteorological Institute: July was slightly cooler than average (weather in Finland in July 2013)

Yle: Authorities demand safety upgrade for nuclear plant plan

Good News from Finland: Greenled launches Europe’s most energy-efficient bulb

Good News from Finland: Neste Oil expands sources for renewable diesel

Yle: Fortum mothballs ageing coal plant in Inkoo with job loss of 90

VTT: More efficient and economical capture of power plant carbon dioxide emissions

Aalto University: Chlorophyll harnessed for use in nanophotonic applications

Teresa Valkonen: Surface influence on the marine and coastal Antarctic atmosphere (doctoral dissertation, University of Helsinki)

Stefan Fronzek: Climate change and the future distribution of palsa mires: ensemble modelling, probabilities and uncertainties (doctoral dissertation, University of Helsinki); see also the press release (in Finnish)

Taina Yli-Juuti: On the growth of atmospheric nanoparticles by organic vapors (doctoral dissertation, University of Helsinki)

Pauli Lappi: Emissions trading under market imperfections (doctoral dissertation, University of Helsinki)

Sari Metsämäki: A fractional snow cover mapping method for optical remote sensing data, applicable to continental scale (doctoral dissertation, Finnish Environment Institute); see also the press release (in Finnish)

Aku Riihelä et al.: Observed changes in the albedo of the Arctic sea-ice zone for the period 1982–2009, see also the press release