Finnish Meteorological Institute
Dr. Ari Karppinen has worked as a research scientist at the Finnish Meteorological Institute since 1984. His MSc thesis (1987) dealt with the description and application of a system for calculating radiation doses due to long range transport of radioactive releases and his Licentiates's thesis (1998) studied the effective choice of NOx - emission control measures. His doctor's thesis (2001) dealt with the meteorological pre-processing and atmospheric dispersion modelling of urban air quality and applications in the Helsinki metropolitan area Doc. Karppinen is the author of approximately 290 scientific publications; 60 of these in refereed international journals. He has given over 50 lectures and presentations at scientific confereces
His expertise is on mathematical modelling, atmospheric physics and chemistry; particularly evaluation of urban air quality, the dispersion of pollution from traffic.