Research

Having 10 years of experience in atmospheric physics and satellite remote sensing I work on the analysis of satellite, ground-based and model datasets. My research focuses on the effects of human activities and natural phenomena on the atmospheric composition and various climatic parameters, and vice versa. My main scientific interests are summarized below:

1) Monitoring of aerosols, clouds, trace gases, radiation, their trends and interrelations from satellites

2) Estimates of the effect of aerosols, clouds and trace gases on the surface solar radiation levels, using satellite, ground-based and climate model data, and radiative transfer simulations

3) Analysis and interpretation of regional and global climate model simulations

4) Monitoring of atmospheric pollutants and the effect they exert on human health from satellites

5) Emission estimates of atmospheric pollutants from satellite observations

I have also been involved in studies focusing on various environmental issues such as the investigation of the:

- atmospheric electric field (or Potential Gradient - PG) (ground measurements)

- Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect in Athens, Greece (ground and satellite-based observations and model simulations)

- Atmospheric Boundary Layer (ABL) in Thessaloniki, Greece (radiosonde measurements)

- Radon and radioactivity in the city of Xanthi, Greece (ground measurements)