Kleareti Tourpali, Assist. Prof. - CURICULUM VITAE



Address: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Physics Department

Section of Applied and Environmental Physics

Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics

Campus Box 149

54124 Thessaloniki, Greece

Phone: +30-2310 99 8159

Fax: +30-2310 99 8090

e-mail: tourpali@auth.gr

url : http:\\lap.physics.auth.gr


BSc in Physics, University of Ioannina, Department of Physics, Greece, 1985

PhD in Atmospheric Physics, University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1994

Areas of Scientific Research

         Atmospheric Physics and Global Change

         Large scale atmospheric circulation

         Natural and anthropogenic variability of the ozone layer and related effects on atmospheric circulation, climate and Ultraviolet radiation

         Solar activity variations and related atmospheric and climatic effects

         Surface solar radiation variability and future projections

Academic Employment / Research Mobility

-          Research Assistant at the Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1990-2001).

-          Visiting scientist at the School of Meteorology, FU-Berlin, Germany (1994)

-          Visiting scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, Co USA (1995).

-          Visiting scientist at the Meteorology Department, University of Reading, UK (1999).

-          Post Doc Researcher at the Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Research (IMAOU), RijksUniversiteit Utrecht, and at KNMI, the Netherlands (1999 2001).

-          Lecturer, Physics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, (2004 2009)

-          Assistant Professor, Physics Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, (2010 today)

Membership with Scientific Societies and Panels

Member, Greek Union of Physics.

Member, Hellenic Meteorological Society.

Member, European Geophysical Union.

Member, American Geophysical Union.

Teaching experience

Applied Mathematics and Statistics for Economists DEI Arts, Science and Technology Foundation course, 1999.


2004 today

3 courses per year at undergraduate level (Atmospheric Physics, Physics of the Atmospheric Environment, Atmospheric technology)

3 courses per year at the Graduate School on Environmental Physics, Physics Dept. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Physics of the Atmosphere and the Environment, Environmental Statistics, Planetary change)

Supervising of theses

Graduate program in Environmental physics: 4 M.Sc. theses since 2006

Graduate program in Environmental physics: 1 Ph.D. thesis since 2011

Participation and management of research projects (recent 5 years)

A full list of projects can be found at http://lap.physics.auth.gr/cvs/tourpali_projects.pdf


1.                EU FP6 RTD & Demonstration, Integrated project Stratosphere-Climate Links with Emphasis on the UTLS O3 (SCOUT-O3), Researcher, 2004.

2.                EU, COST Action ES1005 Towards a more complete assessment of the impact of solar variability on the Earths climate", Management Committee Member, 2011.


Peer reviewed papers (27)

WMO and SPARC Assessment reports (3)

Conference proceedings (29)

Conference presentations-posters (37)


A full list of these publications can be found at:


Selected recent publications

1.                Tourpali, K., CJE Schuurmans, R. van Dorland, B. Steil, and C. Brühl, Stratospheric and tropospheric response to enhanced solar UV radiation: A model study, Geophysical Research Letters, 30(5), 1231, 2003.

2.                Tourpali K, Schuurmans CJE, Van Dorland R, Steil B, Brühl C, Manzini E. Solar Cycle Modulation Of The Arctic Oscillation In A Chemistry-Climate Model, Geophysical Research Letters,32 (17): Art. No. L17803 Sep 3 2005

3.                Zanis P, Maillard E, Staehelin J,. Zerefos C, Kosmidis E, Tourpali K, Wohltmann I On The Turnaround Of Stratospheric Ozone Trends Deduced From The Reevaluated Umkehr Record Of Arosa, Switzerland, J Geophys Res-Atmos 111 (D22): Art. No. D22307 Nov 23 2006

4.                Tourpali, K., Zerefos CS, Balis, D., AF Bais, The 11-year solar cycle in stratospheric ozone: Comparison between Umkehr and SBUVv8 and effects on surface erythemal irradiance, J. Geophys Res - Atmos 112 (12), art. no. D12306, 2007

5.                Austin, J., Tourpali,K., Rozanov, E., H. Akiyoshi, S. Bekki, G. Bodeker, C. Bruhl N. Butchart, M. Chipperfield, M. Deushi, V.I. Fomichev, M.A. Giorgetta, L. Gray, K. Kodera, D. Kinnison, E. Manzini, D.Marsh1, K. Matthes, T. Nagashima4, K. Shibata10, R.S. Stolarski, H.Struthers, W. Tian, Coupled chemistry climate model simulations of the solar cycle in ozone and temperature, J. Geophys Res-Atmos, 113, D11306, doi:10.1029/2007JD009391, 2008

6.                Tourpali, K., Bais,A. F., Kazantzidis, A., Zerefos, C.S., Akiyoshi,H., Austin,J., Brühl,C., Butchart,N., Chipperfield,M.P., Dameris, M., Deushi,M., Eyring,V., Giorgetta, M. A., Kinnison, D. E., Mancini, E., Marsh, D. R., Nagashima, T., Pitari, G., Plummer, D. A., Rozanov, E., Shibata, K., and Tian, W.: Clear sky UV simulations in the 21st century based on ozone and temperature projections from Chemistry-Climate Models, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 1165-1172, 2009

7.                Kazantzidis, A., K. Tourpali, A.F. Bais, Variability of cloud-free ultraviolet dose rates on global scale due to modeled scenarios of future ozone recovery, Photochem. Photobiol.,86, 117-121, 2010

8.                Bais, A.F., Tourpali, K., Kazantzidis, A., Akiyoshi, H., Bekki, S., Braesicke, P., Chipperfield, M.P., (...), Yamashita, Y., Projections of UV radiation changes in the 21st century: Impact of ozone recovery and cloud effects Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 11 (4), pp. 10769-1079, 2011

9.                Poupkou, A., Zanis, P., Nastos, P., Papanastasiou, D., Melas, D., Tourpali, K., Zerefos, C, Present climate trend analysis of the Etesian winds in the Aegean Sea, Theoretical and Applied Climatology , pp. 1-14, 2011

Other activities

Invited speaker (4) at International Conferences

Reviewer in 5 scientific journals and project evaluator in 4 research proposals of the European Commission and the Research Council of the Czech Republic.

A full list of these activities can be found at: