Welcome to the 6th International HEPPA-SOLARIS Workshop which will be held
on 13-17 June, 2016, at the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) in Helsinki, Finland.

Group photograph of particpants.

The workshop continues the series of meetings organized since 2008 and will focus on observational and modeling studies of the influences of solar radiation (SR) and energetic particle precipitation (EPP) on the atmosphere and climate. Broad topics to be covered include

  • the causes and phenomenology of SR and EPP variability
  • mechanisms by which SR and EPP forcing affect atmospheric chemistry and dynamics
  • contributions of SR and EPP forcing to variations in space, atmosphere, and climate
  • the current state of the art and outlook for relevant observations and models

The workshop is scientifically and financially sponsored by:

Scientific organizing committee (SOC): Scott Bailey, Bernd Funke, Kuni Kodera, Manuel López-Puertas, Katja Matthes, Jerry Meehl, Cora Randall, Aaron Ridley, Craig Rodger, Gabriele Stiller, Esa Turunen, and Pekka Verronen (chair).

Local organizing committee (LOC): Monika Andersson, Niilo Kalakoski, Pekka Verronen (chair), and Kirsi Virolainen. Contact information: Finnish Meteorological Institute, Erik Palménin aukio 1, 00560 Helsinki, Finland.

LOC E-mail

Finnish Meteorological Institute