Cosmic rays group

The cosmic rays group is a part of ReSoLVE National Centre of Excellence and affiliated with the Space Climate Research Unit and Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory (both of University of Oulu, Finland). The main research topics include (but not limited to) variability of cosmic rays (galactic cosmic rays, solar energetic particles), their atmospheric effects, space climate phenomena and corresponding variability of solar activity. The group has great expertise in numerical modelling of interaction of energetic particles and atmosphere, but also conducts an experiment in ground-based measurements of cosmic ray variability at two sites: Oulu (Finland) with a 9NM64 neutron monitor and a muon telescope and Concordia Station (Antarctica) with a double mini neutron monitor.

CURRENT ACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE TEAM

no photo Ilya Usoskin (group leader)
Professor @ Space Climate Research Unit and Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory.
The head of the Oulu and Dome C cosmic ray stations. The vice-director of ReSoLVE National Center of Excellence.

Area of expertise: cosmic ray variability, solar activity, space climate, solar-terrestrial relations, atmospheric effects.
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no photo Alexander Mishev
Senior scientist @ Space Climate Research Unit and Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory.

Area of expertise: computer simulations, solar-terrestrial relations, space climate and atmospheric effects.
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no photo Stepan Poluianov
Postdoc Researcher @ Space Climate Research Unit and Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory.

Area of expertise: measurements of cosmic rays, modelling of interaction of the particles and the atmosphere, time series analysis, use of neutron monitor data
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no photo Pauli Väisänen
PhD student @ Space Climate Research Unit.

Area of expertise: spectral analysis, heliospheric effects, space climate, data analysis and signal processing.
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EARLIER TEAM MEMBERS

no photo Leon Kocharov
Senior researcher, Sodankylä Geophysical Observatory, 2012-2016.

Area of expertise: solar physics, solar energetic particles
no photo Anton Artamonov
PhD student, Thule Institute, Space Climate Research Unit.
PhD in Space Physics at the University of Oulu in 2013-2016, defended in Apr. 2017.

Area of expertise:ionization of the atmosphere, aerospace medicine and biology, radiobiology, dosimetry.
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no photo Eleanna Asvestari
PhD student, Space Climate Research Unit.
PhD in Space Physics at the University of Oulu in 2014-2016, defended in Dec. 2016.

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no photo Raisa Leussu
PhD student, Space Climate Research Unit.
PhD in Space Physics at the University of Oulu in 2015-2016, defended in 2016.

no photo Alessandra Pacini
PhD student, ReSoLVE and University of Vale do Paraíba, Brazil.
PhD in Space Physics at the University of Oulu in 2014-2015, defended in 2015.

VISITING SCIENTISTS

no photo Gennady Kovalstov
Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia.
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no photo Irina Mironova
St. Petersburg State University, Russia.
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no photo Agnieszka Gil
Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, Siedlce, Poland.
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Publications of the group in refereed international journals
(since 2016)


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Prepared by S. Poluianov, last modified 01.11.2017 by I. Usoskin (special thanks to Kia Vuorenhuhta for assistance)