Bilde av Vierinen, Juha
Bilde av Vierinen, Juha
Department of Physics and Technology juha-pekka.vierinen@uit.no +4777645163 Tromsø FPARK A 220

Juha Vierinen


Associate Professor / Space Physics

Job description

I an experimentalist that works across a range of themes within space physics. I specialize in development of novel radar and radio remote sensing measurement techniques, and apply them to scientific studies in the field of space plasma physics, atmospheric physics, space debris, and planetary science. Much of this work is conducted with high power large aperture radars, ionospheric heating facilities, ionosonde networks, meteor radar networks, radio telescopes, and global navigation satellite networks. 


Ongoing collaborations: 

- Tromso Science Foundation funded "Radar Science with EISCAT 3D"

- Meteor radar development project with IAP Kühlungsborn and MIT Haystack Observatory  --  Multistatic Spread Spectrum Meteor Radar

- Radar observations of enhanced Langmuir waves in ionospheric plasma

- Planetary radar observations of the Moon with long wavelengths

- Kilpisjärvi Atmospheric Imaging Receiver Array

I'm interested in applications of statistical inverse problems to a broad range of space physics measurement problems. I'm also interested in radio propagation in magnetized collisional plasma. 


  • Mingyuan Li, Xinan Yue, Yonghui Wang, Junyi Wang, Feng Ding, Juha Vierinen et al.:
    Moon Imaging Technique and Experiments Based on Sanya Incoherent Scatter Radar
    IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Knut Ola Dølven, Juha Vierinen, Roberto Grilli, Jack Triest, Benedicte Ferré :
    Response time correction of slow-response sensor data by deconvolution of the growth-law equation
    Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Harikrishnan Charuvil Asokan, Jorge L. Chau, Miguel F. Larsen, J. Federico Conte, Raffaele Marino, Juha Vierinen et al.:
    Validation of Multistatic Meteor Radar Analysis Using Modeled Mesospheric Dynamics: An Assessment of the Reliability of Gradients and Vertical Velocities
    Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Atmospheres 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Shun-Rong Zhang, Juha Vierinen, Ercha Aa, Larisa P. Goncharenko, Philip J. Erickson, William Rideout et al.:
    2022 Tonga Volcanic Eruption Induced Global Propagation of Ionospheric Disturbances via Lamb Waves
    Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Harikrishnan Charuvil, Jorge L. Chau, Raffaele Marino, Juha Vierinen, Fabio Vargas, Juan M. Urco et al.:
    Frequency spectra of horizontal winds in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere region from multistatic specular meteor radar observations during the SIMONe 2018 campaign
    Earth Planets and Space 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Devin Ray Huyghebaert, Matthias Clahsen, Jorge L. Chau, Toralf Renkwitz, Ralph Latteck, Magnar Gullikstad Johnsen et al.:
    Multiple E-Region Radar Propagation Modes Measured by the VHF SIMONe Norway System During Active Ionospheric Conditions
    Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Ercha Aa, Shunrong Zhang, Philip J. Erickson, Juha Vierinen, Anthea J. Coster, Larisa P. Goncharenko et al.:
    Significant Ionospheric Hole and Equatorial Plasma Bubbles After the 2022 Tonga Volcano Eruption
    Space Weather 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Carsten Baumann, Antti Kero, Shikha Raizada, Markus Rapp, Michael P. Sulzer, Pekka T. Verronen et al.:
    Arecibo measurements of D-region electron densities during sunset and sunrise: implications for atmospheric composition
    Annales Geophysicae 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Facundo Poblet, Jorge L. Chau, J. F. Conte, Victor Avsarkisov, Juha Vierinen, Harikrishnan Asokan :
    Horizontal Wavenumber Spectra of Vertical Vorticity and Horizontal Divergence of Mesoscale Dynamics in the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere Using Multistatic Specular Meteor Radar Observations
    Earth and Space Science 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Ercha Aa, Shun-Rong Zhang, Wenbing Wang, Philip J. Erickson, Liying Qian, Richard W. Eastes et al.:
    Pronounced Suppression and X-Pattern Merging of Equatorial Ionization Anomalies After the 2022 Tonga Volcano Eruption
    Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Space Physics 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Haiyang Fu, M. L. Jiang, Juha Vierinen, Ingemar Häggström, Michael T. Rietveld, Erik Varberg et al.:
    A Stimulated Emission Diagnostic Technique for Electron Temperature of the High Power Radio Wave Modified Ionosphere
    Geophysical Research Letters 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Juha Vierinen, Torstein Aslaksen, Jorge L. Chau, Maria Gritsevich, Bjorn Johan Gustavsson, Daniel Kastinen et al.:
    Multi-instrument observations of the Pajala fireball: origin, characteristics, and atmospheric implications
    Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Daniel Kastinen, Juha Vierinen, Tom Grydeland, Johan Kero :
    Using radar beam-parks to characterize the Kosmos-1408 fragmentation event
    Acta Astronautica 2022
  • Shunrong Zhang, Yukitoshi Nishimura, Philip J. Erickson, Ercha Aa, Hyosub Kil, Yue Deng et al.:
    Traveling Ionospheric Disturbances in the Vicinity of Storm-Enhanced Density at Midlatitudes
    Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Space Physics 2022 DOI
  • Derek McKay, Juha Vierinen, Antti Kero, Noora Partamies :
    On the determination of ionospheric electron density profiles using multi-frequency riometry
    Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Ryan Volz, Jorge L. Chau, Philip J. Erickson, Juha P. Vierinen, J. Miguel Urco, Matthias Clahsen :
    Four-dimensional mesospheric and lower thermospheric wind fields using Gaussian process regression on multistatic specular meteor radar observations
    Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Torbjørn Tveito, Juha Vierinen, Björn Johan Gustavsson, Viswanathan Lakshmi Narayanan :
    Planetary radar science case for EISCAT 3D
    Annales Geophysicae 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Shun-Rong Zhang, Philip J. Erickson, L.C. Gasque, Ercha Aa, William Rideout, Juha Vierinen et al.:
    Electrified Postsunrise Ionospheric Perturbations at Millstone Hill
    Geophysical Research Letters 2021 DOI
  • Johann Stamm, Juha Vierinen, Björn Gustavsson :
    Observing electric field and neutral wind with EISCAT 3D
    Annales Geophysicae 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Shunrong Zhang, Philip J. Erickson, Juha Vierinen, ercha aa, William Rideout, Anthea Coster et al.:
    Conjugate ionospheric perturbation during the 2017 solar eclipse
    Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Space Physics 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Johann Stamm, Juha Vierinen, Miguel Urco, Björn Gustavsson, Jorge L. Chau :
    Radar imaging with EISCAT 3D
    Annales Geophysicae 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • William Longley, Juha Vierinen, Michael P. Sulzer, Roger H. Varney, Philip J. Erickson, Phil Perillat :
    An Explanation for Arecibo Plasma Line Power Striations
    Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Space Physics 2021 DOI
  • J. F. Conte, Jorge L. Chau, Juan M. Urco, Ralph Latteck, Juha Vierinen, Jacobo Salvador :
    First Studies of Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere Dynamics Using a Multistatic Specular Meteor Radar Network Over Southern Patagonia
    Earth and Space Science 2021 ARKIV / FULLTEKST / DOI
  • Elena Malyutina, Björn Johan Gustavsson, Juha Vierinen, Torbjørn Tveito :
    Lightboard – a new teaching tool at the Faculty of Science and Technology at UiT
    Læring om læring 2021 ARKIV
  • Devin Ray Huyghebaert, Kathryn A. McWilliams, Glenn Hussey, Draven Galeschuk, Jorge L. Chau, Juha Vierinen :
    Determination of the Azimuthal Extent of Coherent E-Region Scatter Using the ICEBEAR Linear Receiver Array
    Radio Science 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Daniel Kastinen, Torbjørn Tveito, Juha Vierinen, Mikael Granvik :
    Radar observability of near-Earth objects using EISCAT 3D
    Annales Geophysicae 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Alex T. Chartier, Juha Vierinen, Geonhwa Jee :
    First observations of the McMurdo-South Pole oblique ionospheric HF channel
    Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • William Longley, Philip J. Erickson, Juha Vierinen, Meers Oppenheim, Frank David Lind, yakov dimant :
    Millstone Hill ISR Measurements of Small Aspect Angle Spectra
    Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Space Physics 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Jorge L. Chau, Miguel Urco, Juha Vierinen, Brian Harding, Matthias Clahsen, Nico Pfeffer et al.:
    Multistatic Specular Meteor Radar Network in Peru: System Description and Initial Results
    Earth and Space Science 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • David Wexler, T Imamura, Anatoli I Efimov, Paul Song, L. A. Lukanina, H Ando et al.:
    Coronal Electron Density Fluctuations Inferred from Akatsuki Spacecraft Radio Observations
    Solar Physics 2020 DOI
  • Alireza Mahmoudian, Michael J. Kosch, Juha Vierinen, Michael T Rietveld :
    A New Technique for Investigating Dust Charging in the PMSE Source Region
    Geophysical Research Letters 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • David Wexler, Joseph V Hollweg, Anatoli I Efimov, Paul Song, Elizabeth T Jensen, Roberto Lionello et al.:
    Radio Occultation Observations of the Solar Corona Over 1.60–1.86 R: Faraday Rotation and Frequency Shift Analysis
    Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Space Physics 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Andreas Kvammen, Björn Johan Gustavsson, Tima Sergienko, Urban Brändström, Michael T Rietveld, Theresa Rexer et al.:
    The 3‐D Distribution of Artificial Aurora Induced by HF Radio Waves in the Ionosphere
    Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Space Physics 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Nick Pedatella, Jorge Luis Chau, Juha Vierinen, L Qian, Pablo Reyes, Erhan Kudeki et al.:
    Solar Flare Effects on 150-km Echoes Observed Over Jicamarca: WACCM-X Simulations
    Geophysical Research Letters 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Shun-Rong Zhang, Anthea Coster, Philip j. Erickson, Larisa Goncharenko, William Rideout, Juha Vierinen :
    Traveling ionospheric disturbances and ionospheric perturbations associated with solar flares in September 2017
    Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Space Physics 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • J. L. Chau, Miguel Urco, Juha Vierinen, Ryan Volz, Matthias Clahsen, Nico Pfeffer et al.:
    Novel specular meteor radar systems using coherent MIMO techniques to study the mesosphere and lower thermosphere
    Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • David Wexler, Joseph V Hollweg, Anatoli I Efimov, Liudmila A Lukanina, Anthea Coster, Juha Vierinen et al.:
    Spacecraft Radio Frequency Fluctuations in the Solar Corona: A MESSENGER–HELIOS Composite Study
    The Astrophysical Journal (ApJ) 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Mamoru Yamamoto, Wayne Hocking, Satonori Nozawa, Juha Vierinen, Huixin Liu, Nozomu Nishitani :
    Special issue “Recent Advances in MST and EISCAT/Ionospheric Studies – Special Issue of the Joint MST15 and EISCAT18 Meetings, May 2017”
    Earth Planets and Space 2019 ARKIV / DOI
  • Knut Ola Dølven, Juha Vierinen, Roberto Grilli, Jack Triest, Benedicte Ferré :
    Response time correction of membrane equilibrium based methane sensor data
  • Johann Stamm, Juha Vierinen, Björn Johan Gustavsson :
    Advanced signal processing techniques with EISCAT3D
    2022
  • Andres Spicher, Juha Vierinen, Kjellmar Oksavik, Yaqi Jin :
    Statistical characteristics of ionospheric irregularities in the cusp ionosphere based on multi-instrument techniques
    2022 FULLTEKST
  • Andres Spicher, Juha Vierinen, Kjellmar Oksavik, Yaqi Jin, Devin Ray Huyghebaert, Mahith Madhanakumar :
    Multi-instrument multi-scale characterization of ionospheric irregularities in the cusp region
    2022
  • Johann Stamm, Miguel Urco, Juha Vierinen, Jorge L. Chau, Björn Gustavsson :
    Aperture synthesis radar imaging with EISCAT 3D
    2021
  • Johann Stamm, Juha Vierinen, Björn Gustavsson :
    Neutral winds and electric fields with EISCAT 3D
    2021
  • Johann Stamm, Juha Vierinen, Miguel Urco, Björn Gustavsson, Jorge Luis Chau :
    Radar imaging with EISCAT 3D
    2021
  • Johann Stamm, Juha Vierinen, Björn Gustavsson :
    Nøytralvind og elektrisk felt over EISCAT 3D
    2021
  • Johann Stamm, Juha Vierinen, Miguel Urco, Björn Gustavsson, Jorge Luis Chau :
    Radar imaging with EISCAT3D
    2021
  • Andres Spicher, Juha Vierinen :
    On the spatio-temporal characteristics of cusp structuring using the EISCAT Svalbard radars in scanning mode
    2021
  • Torbjørn Tveito, Juha Vierinen, Alessandra Serrano :
    Investigation of exceptionally radar-dark regions on the lunar nearside
    2019 ARKIV
  • Derek McKay, Tom Grydeland, Juha Vierinen, Daniel Kastinen, Johan Kero, Kjell Arild Høgda :
    White Paper - Conversion of the EISCAT VHF antenna into the Troms Space Debris Radar
    2019 FULLTEKST

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