Lauri Holappa

Lauri Holappa


13 peer reviewed publications in international journals. The publications have been cited 165 times, of which the most cited publication accounts for 29 citations. The author has a h-index of 8.00. (Google Scholar)


I work as an Academy of Finland postdoctoral researcher in the Space Physics and Astronomy Research Unit.

My research focuses to understanding the interaction between solar wind and the Earth's magnetic field. This interaction leads to aurora and many orther phenomena in the near-Earth space. The focus of my research is to understand the coupling between different solar wind parameters and disturbances in the Earth's magnetic field. Detailed understanding of this coupling helps for example in furture space weather forecasting.

I use large data sets from various different ground-based and satellite instruments. I often use different statistical techniques, including data mining methods as well as numerical modeling.



Scientific merits

Research visits

  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    1.2.2018 to 31.7.2018

  • NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    1.2.2020 to 31.7.2020