Nordic Centre of Excellence DEFROST

Nordic Centre of Excellence CRAICC

1st Training course/workshop on

EddyUH: a software for eddy covariance flux calculation

16-20.1.2012, University of Helsinki, Kumpula Campus, Helsinki, Finland

Local organizers:

Ivan Mammarella and Olli Peltola, University of Helsinki, Department of Physics

The training course/workshop was jointly organized by the NORDFLUX network and the two Nordic Centres of Excellence DEFROST and CRAICC. The training course focused on eddy covariance flux (EC) measurements technique and on the software EddyUH, recently developed by the Micrometeorology group of the Division of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Helsinki, Department of Physics.

The course consisted of lecture and practical work sessions ( Final Programme), and it was intended to those students/researchers with scientific background in atmospheric surface layer and eddy covariance technique.


List of participants: Anna Hedenrud (University of Gothenburg), Pekka Rantala (University of Helsinki), Per Weslien (University of Gothenburg), Magnus Lund (Aarhus University), Meelis Seedre (Estonian University Of Life Sciences), Artem Budishchev (VU University Amsterdam), Malte Julian Deventer (University of Münster), Tarek El-Madany (University of Münster), Christian Stiegler (Lund University), Arnaud Héroult (Lund University), Alisa Krasnova (Estonian University of Life Sciences), Steffen Noe (Estonian University of Life Sciences), Herbert Mbufong Njuabe (Aarhus University), Elin Julén (Univesity of Gothenburg), Petri Vaattovaara (University of Eastern Finland), Sirwan Yamulki (Forest Research Agency, UK), Mathilde Jammet (University of Copenhagen), Narashina Shurpali (University of Eastern Finland), Niina Hyvonen (University of Eastern Finland), Saara Lind (University of Eastern Finland), Pavel Alekseychik (University of Helsinki).

A presentation session was also organized, where participants presented their results and/or planned research studies, according to the submitted ABSTRACTS .

Course Feedback

Rate the items below using the following scale:

1-Strongly disagree, 2-Disagree, 3-Unsure, 4-Agree, 5-Strongly agree


Average Rate

The course broadened my understanding of concepts and principles in the field 4.6
The course improved my ability to carry out original research in the field 4.2
The course taught me techniques directly applicable to my career 4.7
The material presented in the course was relevant to my research 4.6


Average Rate

The lecturers' knowledge of the subjects was good. 4.9
The lecturers explained the material well. 4.3
The lecturers were prepared for the lectures. 4.7
The lectures were coordinated between lecturers. 4.3
Lectures incorporated recent developments in the field. 4.6
The range of lectures captured the overall essentials of the field. 4.5
The level of the lectures was appropriate. 4.4
Lecturers stimulated my intellectual curiosity. 4.6


Average Rate

The practical sessions were important for the learning process in the course 4.8
The use of EddyUH improved my understanding of the lectures. 4.4
The practical sessions were long enough. 3.2
The practical sessions were coordinated with the lectures. 4.2


Average Rate

Overall, the course met my expectations. 4.4
The course was well organized. 4.7
The balance between lectures and hands-on sessions was optimal. 3.6
The course addressed my research needs. 4.6


What suggestions do you have for improving this kind of course?

Most of the participants would like to have more time for the practical session.