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Timo Pitkänen

I am a researcher in space plasma physics.

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Research fellow at Department of Physics
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Fysikhuset, plan 4, Linnaeus väg 24, FA410 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I am a researcher in the Space Plasma Physics Group. My current main research focus is the solar wind-geospace coupling. In specific, I am interested in the influence of the dawn-dusk component of the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF By) on processes and phenomena occurring in the nightside magnetosphere, in the magnetotail. In this research, I analyse and investigate satellite data measured by the ESA’s and NASA’s magnetospheric space missions such as Cluster, THEMIS, ARTEMIS and MMS.

In addition, I have research interests in auroral physics, specifically current systems associated with auroral arcs. In these investigations, I study ground-based and ionospheric measurements from the EISCAT incoherent scatter radars, magnetometers and auroral all-sky cameras, and low-orbiting satellites such as CHAMP (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences) and Swarm (ESA). 

Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, Blackwell Publishing 2021, Vol. 126, (4)
Chong, Ghai Siung; De Spiegeleer, Alexandre; Hamrin, Maria; et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, Blackwell Publishing 2021, Vol. 126, (2)
De Spiegeleer, Alexandre; Hamrin, Maria; Gunell, Herbert; et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, John Wiley & Sons 2021, Vol. 126, (8)
Norenius, Linus; Hamrin, Maria; Goncharov, O.; et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, John Wiley & Sons 2021, Vol. 126, (6)
Park, Jong-Sun; Shi, Quan Qi; Nowada, Motoharu; et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2021, Vol. 126, (7)
Pitkänen, Timo; Hamrin, Maria; Chong, Ghai Siung; et al.
Geoscience Letters, Springer 2021, Vol. 8, (1)
Pitkänen, Timo; Kullen, Anita; Cai, Lei; et al.
Astrophysical Journal, Institute of Physics Publishing (IOPP) 2020, Vol. 889, (1)
Tian, Anmin; Xiao, Kai; Degeling, Alexander William; et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION 2019, Vol. 124, (4) : 2736-2754
De Spiegeleer, Alexandre; Hamrin, Maria; Gunell, Herbert; et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, Wiley-Blackwell 2019, Vol. 124, (11) : 8928-8942
De Spiegeleer, Alexandre; Hamrin, Maria; Volwerk, M.; et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2019, Vol. 124, (11) : 8507-8523
Hamrin, Maria; Gunell, Herbert; Goncharov, Oleksandr; et al.
Geophysical Research Letters, American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2019, Vol. 46, (21) : 11698-11708
Pitkänen, Timo; Kullen, A.; Laundal, K. M.; et al.
Astronomy and Astrophysics, EDP Sciences 2018, Vol. 616
Lindkvist, Jesper; Hamrin, Maria; Gunell, Herbert; et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2018, Vol. 123, (9) : 7486-7497
Pitkänen, Timo; Kullen, A.; Shi, Q. Q.; et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, Washington: American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2017, Vol. 122, (7) : 7042-7056
De Spiegeleer, Alexandre; Hamrin, Maria; Pitkänen, Timo; et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION 2017, Vol. 122, (11) : 109-127
Maggiolo, R.; Hamrin, Maria; De Keyser, J.; et al.
Dawn-dusk asymmetries in planetary plasma environments, American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2017 : 95-106
Pitkänen, Timo; Hamrin, Maria; Karlsson, Tomas; et al.
IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 45, (8) : 2048-2055
Vaverka, Jakub; Pellinen-Wannberg, Asta; Kero, Johan; et al.
2017 XXXIInd General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI GASS)
Vaverka, Jakub; Pellinen-Wannberg, Asta; Kero, Johan; et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, Vol. 122, (6) : 6485-6494
Vaverka, Jakub; Pellinen-Wannberg, Asta; Kero, Johan; et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION 2017, Vol. 122, (2) : 1990-2000
Yao, Shutao; Wang, X. G.; Shi, Q. Q.; et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, Vol. 121, (8) : 7535-7546
Nilsson, Hans; Hamrin, Maria; Pitkänen, Timo; et al.
Geophysical Research Letters, Wiley-Blackwell 2016, Vol. 43, (15) : 7822-7830
Pitkänen, Timo; Hamrin, Maria; Kullen, A.; et al.
IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
Vaverka, Jakub; Pellinen-Wannberg, Asta; Kero, Johan; et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, Wiley-Blackwell 2016, Vol. 121, (6) : 5510-5519
Yao, S. T.; Shi, Q. Q.; Li, Z. Y.; et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, Vol. 120, (10) : 8644-8662
Hamrin, Maria; Andersson, L.; Vaivads, A.; et al.
Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 42, (9) : 3122-3128
Karlsson, Tomas; Hamrin, Maria; Nilsson, Hans; et al.
Annales Geophysicae, Vol. 33 : 245-255
Pitkänen, Timo; Hamrin, Maria; Norqvist, Patrik; et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, Vol. 119, (11) : 9004-9018
Hamrin, Maria; Pitkänen, Timo; Norqvist, Patrik; et al.
Annales Geophysicae, Vol. 31 : 1021-1034
Aikio, Anita T.; Pitkänen, Timo; Honkonen, Ilja; et al.
Annales Geophysicae, Vol. 31 : 1021-1034
Aikio, Anita T.; Pitkänen, Timo; Honkonen, Ilja; et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, Vol. 118 : 6694-6705
Cresswell-Moorcock, Kathy; Rodger, Craig J.; Kero, Antti; et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2013, Vol. 118, (10) : 6279-6290
Hamrin, Maria; Norqvist, Patrik; Karlsson, T.; et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, Vol. 118 : 350-363
Juusola, Liisa; Kubyshkina, Marina; Nakamura, Rumi; et al.
Journal of Geophysical Research - Space Physics, Vol. 118 : 774-784
Pitkänen, Timo; Aikio, Anita T.; Juusola, Liisa
Geophysical Research Letters, American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2013, Vol. 40, (21) : 5598-5604
Pitkänen, Timo; Hamrin, Maria; Norqvist, Patrik; et al.
Annales Geophysicae, Vol. 29 : 299-319
Pitkänen, Timo; Aikio, Anita T.; Amm, Olaf; et al.
Annales Geophysicae, Vol. 28 : 883-892
Hubert, Benoit; Aikio, Anita T.; Amm, Olaf; et al.
Annales Geophysicae, Copernicus Publications 2010, Vol. 28 : 883-892
Hubert, Benoit; Aikio, Anita T.; Amm, Olaf; et al.
URSI Finnish XXXII Convention on Radio Science and Electromagnetism 2010 meeting, Oulu, Finland, 26 August 2010
Pitkänen, Timo; Aikio, Anita T.; Amm, Olaf; et al.
Proc. 19th ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research, Bad Reichenhall, Germany, 7-11 June 2009 : 467-472
Hølland, Vidar; Pitkänen, Timo; Baumann, Gisela; et al.
Proc. 19th ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research, Bad Reichenhall, Germany, 7-11 June 2009 : 467-472
Hølland, Vidar; Pitkänen, Timo; Baumann, Gisela; et al.
Annales Geophysicae, Vol. 27 : 2157-2171
Pitkänen, Timo; Aikio, Anita T.; Kozlovsky, Alexander; et al.
Annales Geophysicae, Vol. 27 : 3007-3007
Pitkänen, Timo; Aikio, Anita T.; Kozlovsky, Alexander; et al.
Annales Geophysicae, Copernicus Publications 2009, Vol. 27 : 2157-2171
Pitkänen, Timo; Aikio, Anita T.; Kozlovsky, Alexander; et al.
Annales Geophysicae, Vol. 26 : 87-105
Aikio, Anita T.; Pitkänen, Timo; Fontaine, Dominic; et al.
Annales Geophysicae, Copernicus Publications 2008, Vol. 26 : 87-105
Aikio, Anita T.; Pitkänen, Timo; Fontaine, Dominic; et al.
Annales Geophysicae, Vol. 24 : 1905-1917
Aikio, Anita T.; Pitkänen, Timo; Kozlovsky, Alexander; et al.

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