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  • Monday, 19 September
    1st Parallel Sesssion
    Oral Presentations
  • Monday, 19 September
    2nd Parallel Session
    Oral Presentations
  • Tuesday, 20 September
    1st Parallel Sesssion
    Oral Presentations
  • Tuesday, 20 September
    2nd Parallel Sesssion
    Oral Presentations
  • Wedsnday, 21 September
    1st Parallel Sesssion
    Oral Presentations
  • Wedsnday, 21 September
    2nd Parallel Sesssion
    Oral Presentations
  • 19-21 September
  • 19-21 September
  • 19-21 September
    Atmospheric Physics


08:00 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:45

Invited Speaker: Georgios Amanatidis

European climate change policies and research in support of the 2015 Paris Agreement

09:45 - 10:45

Weather forecasting (M)

Chairpersons: F. Tymvios – P. Louka

Theodore Giannaros, Vassiliki Kotroni and Konstantinos Lagouvardos

Lightning forecasting in Europe: Results obtained from one year of operational simulations

Antigoni Voudouri, Euripides Avgoustoglou and Pirmin Kaufmann

Impacts of observational data assimilation on operational forecasts

Filippos Tymvios, Demetris Charalambous, Jos Lelieveld and Silas Michaelides

Comparative Forecasts Of a Local Area Model (WRF) in Summer Conditions for Cyprus

Flora Gofa, Petroula Louka, Helena Flocas and Alexandros Paraskevas

Identifying the skill of higher resolution precipitation forecasts with neighborhood verification techniques

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 - 13:00

Model Sensitivity and Development (M)

Chairpersons: D. Melas - E. Avgoustoglou

Ioannis Tegoulias, Stergios Kartsios, Ioannis Pytharoulis, Stylianos Kotsopoulos and Theodore Karacostas

The influence of WRF parameterisation schemes on high resolution simulations over Greece

Euripides Avgoustoglou, Antigoni Voudouri, Pavel Khain, Federico Grazzini and Jean-Marie Bettems

Design and Evaluation of Sensitivity Tests of COSMO Model over the Mediterranean Area

Ioannis Kouroutzoglou, Euripides Augoustoglou, Helena Flocas, Maria Hatzaki, Panagiotis Skrimizeas, Antonis Lalos, Kevin Keay and Ian Simmonds

Assessing the sensitivity of COSMO/GR atmospheric model to effectively simulate the influence of diabatic heating on Eastern Mediterranean explosive cyclogenesis under different parameterizations of the model physics

Christos Giannaros, Dimitrios Melas and Theodore Giannaros

Evaluation of WRF parameterization schemes during heat-wave events over the greater area of South β€" East Mediterranean

Petroula Louka, Flora Gofa, Chiara Marsigli and Andrea Montani

Development and implementation of a soil moisture perturbation method for EPS initial conditions

Stavros Dafis, Konstantinos Lagouvardos, Vassiliki Kotroni, Theodoros Giannaros and Aristides Bartzokas

Numerical simulations and observational study of a Mesoscale Convective System in France, during the HyMeX - SOP1 using the WRF model

Konstantinos Tsarpalis, Anastasios Papadopoulos and Petros Katsafados

The implementation of a dust wet deposition scheme in the WRF - CHEM model

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch Break

14:30 - 16:00

Precipitation (storm) processes (M)

Chairpersons: K. Lagouvardos – M. Sioutas

Theodore Karacostas, Ioannis Pytharoulis, Dimitrios Bampzelis, Ioannis Tegoulias, Stergios Kartsios, Stelios Kotsopoulos, Prodromos Zanis, Eleni Katragkou and Konstatninos Tympanidis

The DAPHNE Conceptual Model for Designing a Precipitation Enhancement Project in Thessaly, Greece

Eleni Chatzi

Storm Characteristics over Central Macedonia and Thessaly and their relation to atmospheric parameters

Michalis Sioutas

Hail characteristics and cloud seeding effect for hail suppression in Central Macedonia, Greece

Katerina Papagiannaki, Vassiliki Kotroni, Konstantinos Lagouvardos and Antonis Bezes

Flash flood risk and vulnerability of urban areas: The case of October 22, 2015, in Attica, Greece

Dimitrios Bampzelis and Theodore Karacostas

Diurnal distribution of storm characteristics in central Macedonia during the warm season of the year using a C-band weather radar


17:00 – 20:30

Opening Ceremony

Welcome addresses by officials


Invited Speaker: Christos Zerefos

From Aristotle, the founder of atmospheric science, to Copernicus Atmospheric Services 2020


Welcome Reception


08:00 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:45

Invited Speaker: Georgios Amanatidis

European climate change policies and research in support of the 2015 Paris Agreement

09:45 - 10:45

Regional Climate Models (C)

Chairpersons: P. Hadjinicolaou – E. Katragkou

Panos Hadjinicolaou, George Zittis and Jos Lelieveld

Exploration of 12-km ERA-Interim simulations from CORDEX over the Levant

Athanasios Tsikerdekis, Prodromos Zanis, Allison Steiner, Fabien Solmon, Vassilis Amiridis, Eleni Marinou, Eleni Katragkou and Theodore Karacostas

Simulated dust over the Sahara and Mediterranean with a regional climate model (RegCM4)

Kondylia Velikou, Konstantia Tolika, Christina Anagnostopoulou and Prodromos Zanis

Physics Parameterizations of Regional Climate Model RegCM4.4.5: Sensitivity to Convective Precipitation Schemes

Georgia Alexandri, Aristeidis Georgoulias, Prodromos Zanis, Eleni Katragkou, Athanasios Tsikerdekis, Konstantinos Kourtidis and Charikleia Meleti

Evaluation of regional climate model surface solar radiation patterns over Europe using satellite-based observations and radiative transfer calculations

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 - 13:00

Extremes – Precipitation (C)

Chairpersons: S. Michaelides – E. Kostopoulou

Konstantia Tolika, Christina Anagnostopoulou and Panagiotis Maheras

Analysis of the synoptic conditions of the extreme rainfall heights of 2014 in Thessaloniki.

Nikoletta Pakalidou and Petroula Karacosta

Statistical analysis of a 124-year period of precipitation data in Thessaloniki

George Zittis, Panos Hadjinicolaou, Adriana Bruggeman, Corrado Camera and Jos Lelieveld

High-resolution simulations of recent past extreme precipitation events over Cyprus

Effie Kostopoulou, Christos Giannakopoulos, Despoina Krapsiti and Anna Karali

Temporal and spatial trends of the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) in Greece using observations and output from regional climate models

Elias EHoussos, Angeliki Fotiadi and Christos J. Lolis

Atmospheric circulation characteristics favoring wet season prolonged spatially extended dry spells in Greece

Maria Douka, Theodore Karacostas, Eleni Katragkou and Christina Anagnostopoulou

Annual and seasonal extreme precipitation probability distributions at Thessaloniki based upon hourly values.

Anna Mamara, Athanasios Argiriou and Emmanouil Anadranistakis

Homogenization of Precipitation Series in Greece

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch Break

14:30 - 16:00

Remote sensing of the atmospheric composition (AP)

Chairpersons: K. Kourtidis – N. Hatzianastassiou

Maria Elissavet Koukouli, Nicolas Theys, Jieying Ding, Irene Zyrichidou, Dimitris Balis and Ronald van der A

Top-down SO2 emissions over China; a satellite approach

Irene Zyrichidou, Dimitris Balis, Natalia Liora, Anastasia Poupkou, Christos Giannaros, Dimitris Melas, Maria Elissavet Koukouli, Isabelle De Smedt, Michel Van Roozendael and Ronald Van der A

Investigating the impact of the economic recession over Mediterranean urban regions on satellite-based formaldehyde columns; comparison with chemistry transport model results

Konstantinos Kourtidis and Aristeidis Georgoulias

A new approach for the construction of emission inventories from satellite data

Michael Taylor, Maria Elissavet Koukouli, Nicolas Theys, Jianhui Bai, Melina Zempila, Dimitris Balis, Michel Van Roozendael and Ronald van der A

A robust seasonality detector for time series affected by periodic drivers and sporadic events; application to SO2 observations over China

Konstantinos Fragkos, Michael Taylor, Alkiviadis Bais, Ilias Fountoulakis, Kleareti Tourpali, Charikleia Meleti and Melina Maria Zempila

Multi-decadal trend analysis of total columnar ozone over Thessaloniki

Marios Korras-Carraca, Panagiotis Charalampidis, Christos Matsoukas, Christodoulos Pilinis, Christos Fountoukis, Spyros Pandis, Nikolaos Hatzianastassiou and Ilias Vardavas

Aerosol radiative effects over Europe from the FORTH radiation transfer model with AtmOptC aerosol optical properties


17:00 – 20:30

Opening Ceremony

Welcome addresses by officials


Invited Speaker: Christos Zerefos

From Aristotle, the founder of atmospheric science, to Copernicus Atmospheric Services 2020


Welcome Reception


08:00 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:45

Invited Speaker: Sasha Madronich

Rapid Growth and Decay of Tropospheric Secondary Organic Aerosols

09:45 - 10:45

Satellite and radar meteorology (M)

Chairpersons: H. Feidas – M. Cristodoulou

Maria Christodoulou and Michael Sioutas

Radar Climatology Of Supercell Thunderstorms In Northern And Central Greece

Giannis Lantzanakis, Zina Mitraka and Nektarios Chrysoulakis

Comparison of physically & image based atmospheric correction methods for Sentinel-2 satellite imagery

Maria Sfakianaki, Stelios Myriokefalitakis and Maria Kanakidou

Evaluating dust contribution to CCN using satellite observations

Marios Anagnostou, John Kalogiros, Efthymios Nikolopoulos, Yagmur Derin, Emmanouil Anagnostou and Marco Borga

Satellite Rainfall Error Analysis with the use of High-Resolution X-band Dual-Polarization Radar Observations over the Italian Alps

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 - 13:00

Atmospheric Aerosols (AP)

Chairpersons: N. Mihalopoulos – A. Papayannis

Christina Theodosi, Maria Tsagaraki, Pavlos Zarmpas, Panagiota Nicolaou, Despina Paraskevopoulou, Eleni Liakakou, Maria Lianou, Evangelos Gerasopoulos and Nikolaos Mihalopoulos

Aerosol chemical mass closure in Athens, Greece: towards a better understanding of the seasonal variation of aerosol sources in the area

Nikos Kalivitis, Giorgos Kouvarakis, Iasonas Stavroulas, Maria Kandilogiannaki, Nikolaos Mihalopoulos, Katerina Vavadaki and Evangelia Tzitzikalaki

Sources of atmospheric aerosols in Heraklion, Crete during winter time

Evangelia Tzitzikalaki, Nikos Kalivitis, Giorgos Kouvarakis, Nikos Daskalakis, Veli-Matti Kerminen, Nikos Mihalopoulos, Michael Boy and Maria Kanakidou

Simulations of new particle formation and growth processes in the Eastern Mediterranean, with the MALTE-Box model

Stavros Stathopoulos, Konstantinos Kourtidis and Aristeidis Georgoulias

Aerosol - cloud relations for cloud systems of different heights

Despina Paraskevopoulou, Pavlos Zarmpas, Louciana Fourtziou and Nikolaos Mihalopoulos

Short-term variability of fine inorganic particulate matter over Athens, Greece

Panayiotis Kalkavouras, Elissavet Bossioli, Iasonas Stavroulas, George Biskos, Nikolaos Mihalopoulos, Athanasios Nenes and Maria Tombrou

Impact of chemical composition on new particle formation at South Aegean Sea during summertime Etesians

Alexandros Papayannis, Athina Argyrouli, Aikaterini Bougiatioti, Athanasios Nenes, Josh Vande Hey, Mika Komppula, Panagiotis Kokkalis, Stavros Solomos, Robert Banks, Lev Labzovskii, Ioannis Kalogiros and Eleni Giannakaki

From hygrospcopic aerosols to cloud droplets: the HygrA-CD Campaign in the Athens basin β€" An overview

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch Break

14:30 - 16:00

Air Quality Modelling (AP)

Chairpersons: M. Kanakidou – I. Kioutsioukis

Prodromos Zanis, Dimitris Akritidis, Athanasios Tsikerdekis, John Kapsomenakis, Serafim Kontos, Dimitris Melas, Christos Zerefos, Johannes Flemming and Eleni Katragkou

An assessment of near surface ozone over Europe from the global CAMS interim reanalysis

Dimitris Akritidis, Andrea Pozzer, Prodromos Zanis, Evangelos Tyrlis, Bojan Skerlak, Michael Sprenger and Jos Lelieveld

Tropopause folds over the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East in EMAC simulations: Implications for summertime tropospheric ozone

Anastasia Poupkou, Xing Huang, Dimitrios Papanastasiou, Xi Pu, Prodromos Zanis, Tijian Wang, Aikaterini Garane and Dimitrios Melas

Evaluating the performance of the RegCM-Chem4 model in the simulation of ozone levels during heat waves in China

Ioannis Kioutsioukis

Towards predictability limit: advancing the deterministic skill of ensembles

Dimitrios Georgios Amanatidis, Stelios Myriokefalitakis, Nikos Daskalakis and Maria Kanakidou

Evaluation of a coupled mesoscale meteorology and chemistry model over the Mediterranean

Ermioni Solomou, Stefanos Bolis, Anastasia Poupkou, Prodromos Zanis, Mihalis Lazaridis and Dimitris Melas

Evaluation of ozone levels from MACC global and regional modeling system over Eastern Mediterranean - The influence of Etesian winds

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:15

Invited Speaker: Vlado Spiridonov

Ádvanced tools to forecast extreme convective weather

17:15 - 18:30

Effects of Biomass burning on Air Quality (AP)

Chairpersons:A. Voulgarakis - C. Kontoes

Nikoleta Kalaitzi, Nikolaos Hatzianastassiou, Antonis Gkikas and Christos Papadimas

A satellite based algorithm for identification of biomass burning aerosols over the southern Atlantic Ocean

Evangelos Gerasopoulos, Myrto Gratsea, Eleni Liakakou, Maria Lianou, Basil Psiloglou, Nikolaos Kappos, Harry Kambezidis and Nikolaos Mihalopoulos

An overview of biomass burning impacts on Athens air quality and analysis of its increasing significance

Aikaterini Bougiatioti, Iasonas Stavroulas, Luciana Fourtziou, Panayiota Nikolaou, Despoina Paraskevopoulou, Giorgos Kouvarakis, Athanasios Nenes and Nikolaos Mihalopoulos

Fine particle water and pH in an urban and remote location and the role of biomass burning

Apostolos Voulgarakis, Robert Field and Mike Fromm

Fire impacts on high-altitude atmospheric composition

Charalampos Kontoes, Stavros Solomos, Vassilis Amiridis and Themistocles Herekakis

Synergistic satellite & modeling methods for the description of biomass smokeThe FireHub platform dispersion over complex terrain

19:00 - 20:30

HMS Meeting


08:00 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:45

Invited Speaker: Sasha Madronich

Rapid Growth and Decay of Tropospheric Secondary Organic Aerosols

09:45 - 10:45

Clouds in Climatology (C)

Chairpersons: C. Anagnostopoulou - D. Founda

Dimitra Founda, Fragiskos Pierros and Athanasios Sarantopoulos

Evidence of dimming/brightening over Greece from long term observations of sunshine duration and cloud cover

Christos Gatidis, Christos Lolis, Kostas Lagouvardos, Vassiliki Kotroni and Aristides Bartzokas

A study on the intra-annual variation and the spatial distribution of lightning activity over Greece

Eleftherios Ioannidis, Christos Lolis and Aristides Bartzokas

Seasonal variability of total cloud cover in the Mediterranean region for the period 1948-2014

George Tselioudis and Dimitra Konsta

The 'storm curtain' effect: poleward shift of clouds, their radiative effects, and the role of midlatitude storms

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 - 13:00

Synoptic Climatology (C)

Chairpersons: P. Kassomenos – E. Flocas

Pavlos Kassomenos and Anastasia Paschalidou

Studying the synoptic wildfire climatology in GreeceImplications to wildfire management

Eleni Katragkou, Ioanna Gkotovou, Stergios Kartsios, Vasileios Pavlidis, Konstantinos Tsigaridis, Markus Trail, Larissa Nazarenko, Theodore Karacostas

AUTH regional climate model contributions to EURO-CORDEX.

Maria Hatzaki, Evangelia Bitsa, Helena AFlocas, John Kouroutzoglou, Luke Garde and Ian Simmonds

Study of cold anticyclones generating in the Mediterranean

Foteini Dourou, Vassilis Papadopoulos, Christos Lolis and Aristides Bartzokas

A 50-year climatology of sea-surface response to atmospheric circulation anomalies in the Mediterranean and the Black Seas during summer

Konstantinos Kolokythas and Athanasios Argiriou

Filling missing data in target-point wind speed time series

Efi Rousi, Uwe Ulbrich, Henning Rust and Christina Anagnostopoulou

An NAO climatology in reanalysis data with the use of Self-Organizing Maps

Ioannis Logothetis, Kleareti Tourpali and Stergios Misios

The evolution of Etesians: Trends in 20th century and future projections

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch Break

14:30 - 16:00

Extremes – Temperature (C)

Chairpersons: A. Bartzokas – K. Tolika

Spyridon Pavlides

Geo-ethics: Past and future climate variations and changes the temperatures of the past are continuously changing.

Emmanouil Anadranistakis, Anna Mamara and Athanasios Argyriou

Spatial analysis of the air temperature in Greece for the Normal Period 1971-2000

Vasileios Pavlidis, Eleni Katragkou, Prodromos Zanis and Theodore Karacostas

Evaluation of summer temperature and precipitation of EURO-CORDEX regional climate simulations

Aikaterini Kanioura, Vasilios Giannousis, Konstantinos Aggelou, Dimitrios Brikas and Nikolaos Vogiatzis

Spatiotemporal variability of temperature and rainfall in Northern Greece during the last 50 years in correlation with frontal activity and convection

Kleoniki Patsiarika and Aristides Bartzokas

Merominia: An investigation of their scientific basis.

Nikolaos Kalamaras, Kostas Philippopoulos and Despina Deligiorgi

Scaling properties of meteorological time series using detrended fluctuation analysis

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:15

Invited Speaker: Vlado Spiridonov

Ádvanced tools to forecast extreme convective weather

17:15 - 18:30

Applied Climatology - Agro Climatology (C)

Chairpersons: Th. Mavromatis – I. Tsiros

Erik Kovacs, Janos Puskas and Andrea Pozsgai

Positive effects of climate change on the field of Sopron wine-growing region in Hungary

Efthimios Tagaris, Rafaella-Eleni Sotiropoulou, Andreas Sotiropoulos, John Spanos, Antonios Michaelakis and Panayiotis Milonas

Climate change impact on the establishment of the Invasive Mosquito Species (IMS)

Georgia Lazoglou and Christina Anagnostopoulou

Impact of climate change in Greek viticulture

Panagiota Venetsanou, Christina Anagnostopoulou and Konstantinos Voudouris

Climate projections on estimating water balance in Havrias River Basin, Greece

E.Stathi, Theodoros Mavromatis, G.Koufos, G. Lazoglou, D.Stathis and S. Koundouras

Comparison of surface air temperature and precipitation derived from ERA-Interim and observations in Greece

19:00 - 20:30

HMS Meeting


08:00 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:45

Invited Speaker: Albert Anssman

Advances in understanding of aerosol-cloud-dynamics relationships: the role of active (lidar/radar) remote sensing

09:45 - 10:45

Air Quality (AP)

Chairpersons: N. Moussiopoulos – P. Kalabokas

Nicolas Moussiopoulos, Eleftherios Chourdakis and George Tsegas

An Air Quality Management System for Cyprus: Evaluation and Improvements

Basil Psiloglou, Nikolaos Mihalopoulos and Athanasios Paliatsos

Benzene and Toluene levels in the atmosphere of Athens during wintertime: Influence of financial crisis on traffic and biomass burning emissions

Eleni Liakakou, Evangelos Gerasopoulos, Maria Lianou, Luciana Fourtziou, Basil Psiloglou, Jean Sciare and Nikolaos Mihalopoulos

Two years of air pollution measurements at Athens center: variability and role of wood burning

Pavlos Kalabokas and Christos Repapis

Review of surface and lower troposphere ozone concentration characteristics around the urban area of Athens, the Aegean Sea and at the Central and Eastern Mediterranean

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 - 13:00

Air Quality - Properties of Dust Aerosols (AP)

Chairpersons: H. Kambezidis – P. Zanis

Rafaella-Eleni Sotiropoulou and Efthimios Tagaris

Impact of shipping emissions on European air quality

Anastasia Bleta, Panagiotis Nastos, Uve Kaminski and Volker Dietze

Impacts of coarse atmospheric particulate matter between 25μm and 80μm on respiratory admissions in Heraklion, Crete Island, Greece

Kleopatra Ntourou, Konstantinos Moustris, Myrto Giannouli, Panagiotis Nastos and Athanasios Paliatsos

Estimation of Hospital Admissions Respiratory Disease attributed to PM10 exposure using the AirQ model within the greater Athens area

Despina Giannadaki, Jos Lelieveld and Andrea Pozzer

The impact of fine particulate outdoor air pollution to premature mortality

Dimitris Kaskaoutis, Elias Houssos, Alireza Rashki, Aristides Bartzokas, Michel Legrand, Philippe Francois and Harry Kambezidis

Modulation of atmospheric dynamics and dust emissions in southwest Asia by the Caspian Seaβ€" Hindu Kush Index

Stavros Solomos, Slobodan Nickovic, Vassilis Amiridis, Goran Pejanovic, Yaswant Pradhan, Franco Marenco, Slavko Petkovic, Eleni Marinou, Bojan Cvetkovic and Charalampos Kontoes

Development of a dust assimilation system for NMM-DREAM model based on MSG-SEVIRI satellite observations

Panagiotis Kollias, Nikolaos Kantiranis, Ioannis Pytharoulis and Prodromos Zanis

Seasonal variations of the mineralogical composition and the organic matter content of falling dust in Thessaloniki during 2012-13

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch Break

14:30 - 16:00

Radiative transfer in the Atmosphere (AP)

Chairpersons: A. Kazantzidis – C. Matsoukas

Andreas Kazantzidis, Panayiotis Tzoumanikas, Efterpi Nikitidou and Vassilis Salamakis

All-sky imager: a new instrument for the estimation of solar irradiance, cloudiness and aerosol optical properties

Ioannis Vamvakas and Andreas Kazantzidis

On the enhancement of solar irradiance due to the presence of clouds at Patras, Greece

Melina Zempila, Michael Taylor, Alkiviadis Bais, Ilias Fountoulakis, Stelios Kazadzis and Kostas Fragkos

Introducing a cloud screening detector using global horizontal irradiances in UV and PAR in Thessaloniki, Greece

Vasilios Stathopoulos and Christos Matsoukas

Long-term memory and multifractality of downwelling longwave flux at stations worldwide

Thaleia Laosoglou, Nikolaos Hatzianastassiou, Nikolaos Benas, Aggeliki Fotiadi, Christos Matsoukas and Ilias Vardavas

Study of the total and ultraviolet solar radiation in the alpine region of Ioannina (northwestern Greece)

Panagiotis Kosmopoulos, Stelios Kazadzis, Michael Taylor, Alkiviadis Bais, Konstantinos Lagouvardos, Vassiliki Kotroni, Iphigenia Keramitsoglou and Chris Kiranoudis

Estimation of the solar energy potential in Greece using satellite and ground-based observations

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:15

Invited Speaker: Silas Michaelides

Artificial Neural Networks: a nonlinear tool for applications in Meteorology and Climatology

17:15 - 18:30

Lidar remote sensing of the Atmosphere (AP)

Chairpersons: D. Balis - V. Amiridis

Nikos Siomos, Maria Filioglou, Anastasia Poupkou, Natalia Liora, Spiros Dimopoulos, Anatoli Chaikovsky, Dimitris Melas and Dimitris Balis

Vertical separation of desert dust and biomass burning aerosol layers over Thessaloniki using the synergy of sunphotometer and lidar data

Kalliopi-Artemis Voudouri, Nikos Siomos, Vassilis Amiridis, Elina Giannakaki, Giuseppe D' Amico and Dimitris Balis

Long-term comparison of lidar derived aerosol optical depth between two operational algorithms and sun photometer measurements for Thessaloniki, Greece

Eleni Marinou, Vasilis Amiridis, Stavros Solomos, Emanouil Proestakis, Mickael Kottas, Prodromos Zanis, Aristidis Georgoulias, Athanasios Tsikerdekis, Alexandra Tsekeri, Dimitra Konsta, Panagiotis Kokkalis, Ioannis Binietoglou and Dimitrios Balis

Saharan dust retrieval variability over Europe as seen by CALIPSO

Aristeidis Georgoulias, Athanasios Tsikerdekis, Vassilis Amiridis, Eleni Marinou, Angela Benedetti, Prodromos Zanis and Konstantinos Kourtidis

A 3-D evaluation of the MACC reanalysis dust product over Europe using CALIOP/CALIPSO satellite observations

Eleni Giannakaki, Maria Filioglou and Mika Komppula

Aerosol characterization by means of PollyXT Raman lidar at South Africa, India and Finland


08:00 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:45

Invited Speaker: Albert Anssman

Advances in understanding of aerosol-cloud-dynamics relationships: the role of active (lidar/radar) remote sensing

09:45 - 10:45

Boundary layer Meteorology (M)

Chairpersons: G. Kallos – M. Tombrou

Petros Katsafados, George Varlas, Anastasios Papadopoulos and Gerassimos Korres

Implementation of a hybrid surface layer parameterization scheme for the coupled atmosphere-ocean wave system WEW

Georgios Papangelis, Maria Tombrou and John Kalogiros

The effect of surface heterogeneity on the vertical structure of the Saharan convective boundary layer

Christos Stathopoulos, George Galanis and George Kallos

Marine Boundary layer offshore and coastal coupled simulations

V Matthaios, S Garras and Athanasios Triantafyllou

Urban heat island in a small size town in northwestern Greece: A comparison to other Greek areas

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 - 13:00

Extreme event modeling (M)

Chairpersons: I. Pytharoulis – V. Spiridonov

Yannis Krestenitis, Ioannis Pytharoulis, Theodore Karacostas, Yannis Androulidakis, Christos Makris, Katerina Kombiadou, Ioannis Tegoulias, Stylianos Kotsopoulos, Vassilis Baltikas and Stergios Kartsios

Severe weather events and sea level variability over the Mediterranean Sea, the Aegean Sea and Thermaikos Gulf: the WaveForUs operational platform

Ioannis Pytharoulis, Ioannis Matsangouras, Ioannis Tegoulias, Stelios Kotsopoulos, Theodore Karacostas and Panagiotis TNastos

Numerical study of the medicane of November 2014

Ioannis Matsangouras, Euripides Avgoustoglou, Flora Gofa, Ioannis Pytharoulis, Panagiotis Nastos and Howard Bluestein

Numerical modeling analysis of tornadoes using the COSMO GR model over Greece

George Emmanouil, Diamando Vlachogiannis, Athanasios Sfetsos, Stelios Karozis and Antonia Tasopoulou

A study of an extreme hot weather event in Greece with the WRF-ARW atmospheric model

Markos Mylonas, Panagiotis Nastos and Ioannis Matsangouras

Numerical modeling of a tornado event over Skala, Lakonia, Peloponnese in September 2015

Angelos Lampiris, Stavros Dafis and George Papavasileiou

Observational and numerical study of a tornado outbreak in Attica and Euboea

Vlado Spiridonov, Julian Baez and Bosko Telenta

Heavy convective rainfall forecast over Paraguay using coupled WRF-CLOUD model

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch Break

14:30 - 16:00

Applied Meteorology (M)

Chairpersons: A. Argiriou – I. Matsangouras

Panagiotis T. Nastos, Konstantinos P .Moustris, Ioannis Charalampopoulos, Ioanna K. Larissi and Athanasios G. Paliatsos

Assessment of the thermal comfort conditions in a university campus using a 3D microscale climate model, utilizing mobile measurements

Athanassios Argiriou, Vasileios Salamalikis and Elissavet Dotsika

A total weighted least squares method for the determination of the Meteoric Water Line in precipitation for hydrological purposes

Dorotheos Evaggelos Aggelis

Etesiae winds: from Aristotle to the 21st century

Andreas Matzarakis

The Heat Health Warning System of DWD β€" Concept and lessons learned

Platon Patlakas, Dimitris Diamantis, George Galanis and George Kallos

Towards a study of different types of extreme wind speed conditions

Dimitris Zafirakis, Konstantinos Moustris, Daniel Henriquez Alamo and Rafael Nebot Medina

One day-ahead prognosis of energy demand using artificial intelligence and biometeorological indices

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:15

Invited Speaker: Silas Michaelides

Artificial Neural Networks: a nonlinear tool for applications in Meteorology and Climatology

17:15 - 18:30

Synoptic and Dynamic Meteorology (M)

Chairpersons: K. Nicolaides – V. Kotroni

Nikolaos Bakas, Navid Constantinou and Petros Ioannou

On the dynamics underlying the emergence of coherent structures in barotropic turbulence

Navid Constantinou, Petros Ioannou and Nikolaos Bakas

Structure and stability of low amplitude jet equilibria in barotropic turbulence

Kleanthis Nicolaides and Filippos Tymvios

Dust over the area of the East Mediterranean: The severe dust event of the period 7-12 September 2015 Synoptic and dynamic analysis

Elissavet Galanaki, Emmanouil Flaounas, Konstantinos Lagouvardos and Vassiliki Kotroni

Cyclone occurence and lightning distribution over Mediterranean

Elissavet Feloni, Panagiotis Nastos and Ioannis Matsangouras

Seasonal synoptic characteristics of heavy rain events in the Attica region


Author in attendance time: Tuesday 20/9/2016 14:30 - 16:00

Posters: Meteorology

Chairpersons: I. Tegoulias – D. Bampzelis


Petra Mutic, Toni Jurlina, Tatjana Vujnovic, Dijana Oskorus, Natasa Strelec Mahovic and Tanja Renko

First joined hydro-meteo warnings in Croatia during heavy rainfall period in October 2015


Nadia Politi, Panagiotis T. Nastos, Athanasios Sfetsos, Diamando Vlachogiannis, Nikolaos Gounaris, Pedro M. Soares, Rita M. Cardoso and Nikolaos R Dalezios

Comparison and validation of WRF Model Physics parameterizations over the Domain of Greece


Sotiris Pateras and Nikolaos Bakas

Transient growth of ageostrophic perturbations in a baroclinic shear flow


Matea Martinkovic, Natasa Strelec Mahovic, Petra Mikus Jurkovic, Tanja Renko, Izidor Pelajic and Ivan Smiljanic

Relationship between atmospheric rivers and extreme precipitation events


Konstantinos Georgopoulos, Elias E.Houssos, Antonis Gkikas, Christos Papadimas, Christos Lolis and Aristides Bartzokas

Deucalion: modern educational tools for precaution measures during extreme weather events


George Varlas, Petros Katsafados and Anastasios Papadopoulos

Seasonal predictability of the WRF model


Georgios Grimpylakos, Konstantinos Albanakis and Theodore Karacostas

Watershed size, an alternative or a misguided parameter for river's waterpower? Implementation in Macedonia, Greece


Ioannis Cheliotis, George Varlas and Konstantinos Christakos

The impact of Cyclone Xaver on Hydropower Potential in Norway


Konstantinos Tympanidis, Dimitrios Bampzelis and Theodore Karacostas

Rain enhancement feasibility potential of orographic clouds over northern Greece


Konstantinos Moustris, Dimitris Zafirakis, Daniel Henriquez Alamo, Rafael Nebot Medina and Ioannis Kaldellis

24-hours ahead wind speed prediction for the optimum operation of hybrid power stations with the use of artificial neural networks


Haralambos Karvelis, Ioannis Kouroutzoglou, Helena Flocas, Maria Hatzaki, Kleoniki Tsioutra, Antonis Lalos, Kevin Keay, Ian Simmonds and George Katavoutas

Comparison of the synoptic environment and the mechanisms of two cases of surface cyclogenesis in Greek area associated to strong low level cold surges


Aristeidis Kastridis and Dimitrios Stathis

The effect of rainfall intensity on the flood generation of mountainous watersheds (Chalkidiki Prefecture, North Greece)


Stavros Avgoloupis and Dorotheos Evaggelos Aggelis

University students' perception of self-regulating Earth's surface temperature


Paraskevi Fragkouli, Anastasia Tyraski and Konstantinos Lagouvardos

Survey of the severe hailstorms during summer 2014 in the northern part of Greece


Athanasios Karagiannidis, Konstantinos Lagouvardos, Vassiliki Kotroni and Theodoros Giannaros

Validating SAF NWC products over the Greek area


Dimitris Papanastasiou, Xing Huang, Anastasia Poupkou, Xi Pu, Prodromos Zanis, Tijian Wang and Dimitris Melas

Performance of RegCM4 model during heat waves – A case study for China


Dionysia Kotta, Dimitra Kitsiou and Pavlos Kassomenos

First rains as extreme events influencing marine primary production


Ioannis Charalampopoulos and Ioannis Tsiros

A preliminary study on the effect of rainfall events on human thermal comfort under hot weather conditions


Dimitrios Foris and Vasileios Foris

Impact of storm seeding to hailstone features in Central Macedonia


Stergios Kartsios, Theodore Karacostas, Ioannis Pytharoulis and Alexandros P. Dimitrakopoulos

The role of heat extinction depth concept to fire behavior: An application to WRF-SFIRE model


Author in attendance time: Monday 19/9/2016 14:30 - 16:00

Posters: Climatology

Chairpersons: M. Hatzaki - A. Poupkou


Niki Gaitani, Laia Cases Fabregas and Mat Santamouris

Nearly zero energy Mediterranean schools as a mitigation potential to climate change


Panagiotis Tzoumanikas, Efterpi Nikitidou, Vasileios Salamalikis, Alkiviadis Bais and Andreas Kazantzidis

Climatological maps of solar energy in Greece from the Hellenic Network of Solar Energy


Konstantinos M. Philandras, Ioannis Kapsomenakis, Panagiotis T. Nastos, Christos C. Repapis and Christos S.Zerefos

Climatology of upper air temperature over the Mediterranean; Trends and variability


Maria Kezoudi

Homogenization of long-termtime-series of temperature records in Cyprus


Vagia Dagkli and Theodore Karacostas

Event-based climatology and synoptic conditions associated with fog at the "Macedonia" Airport


Margarita Vavritsa, Eleni Katragkou, Stergios Kartsios, Ioannis Pytharoulis and Theodore Karacostas

Sensitivity study of cloud-radiation feedbacks in a regional climate model simulation over Europe


Amalia V. Lytra, Aristides Bartzokas and Darula Stanislav

Modes of diurnal variation of illuminance in Bratislava, Slovakia, during winter


John Stergiou, Efthimios Tagaris and Rafaella-Eleni Sotiropoulou

Life ClimaTree project: Accounting the tree crops carbon sequestration in S. Europe for current and future climatic conditions


Stavros Kolios and Anastasios Kalimeris

Annual and seasonal variability of precipitation in the Ionian Islands using 16–year TRMM data


Stelios Maniatis, Athanasios Kamoutsis, Aikaterini Chronopoulou-Sereli and Panagiotis Nastos

Air temperature estimation over the Ainos Mountain, Kefallinia Island, using linear regression analysis


Dimitris Katsanos, Adrianos Retalis, Filippos Tymvios and Silas Michaelides

Study of Precipitation Extremes in Cyprus


Minoas Batakis, Helena Flocas and Anastasios Mavrakis

A climatological analysis of potential vorticity over Greater Athens Area for 1979 – 2014 time period


Dimitra Boucouvala, Flora Gofa and Paraskevi Fragkouli

Complimentary assessment of forecast performance with climatologically based approaches


Panagiota Spyropoulou and Aristides Bartzokas

Atmospheric circulation characteristics favoring extreme minimum air temperature values over the greater Mediterranean region


Christina Anagnostopoulou, Konstantia Tolika, Charis Skoulikaris and Antigoni Zafirakou

Climate change assessments over a Greek Catchment using RCM's Projection


Stella Dafka, Andrea Toreti, Jurg Luterbacher, Prodromos Zanis, Evangelos Tyrlis and Elena Xoplaki

Do RCMs accurately simulate the Etesians climatology?


Dominika Ciaranek

Assessment of the weather classification methods used for define weather types in Poland


Author in attendance time: Tuesday 20/9/2016 9:45-10:45

Posters: Atmospheric Physics

Chairpersons: K. Tourpali – H. Meleti - M. Koukouli


Theano Drosoglou, Alkiviadis Bais, Irene Zyrichidou, Anastasia Poupkou, Natalia Liora, Christos Giannaros, Mariliza Koukouli, Natalia Kouremeti, Spiros Dimopoulos, Dimitris Balis and Dimitris Melas

Comparison of ground-based tropospheric NO2 columns with OMI/Aura products in the greater area of Thessaloniki by means of an air quality modeling tool


Georgios Kosmopoulos and Andreas Kazantzidis

Aerosol optical properties retrieval from surface radiation measurements


Stelios Myriokefalitakis, George Fanourgakis and Maria Kanakidou

The contribution of bioaerosols to the organic carbon budget of the atmosphere


Aristeides Bloutsos and Yannopoulos Panayiotis

Monitoring Particulate Matter Pollution in the University of Patras Campus, Greece


Christina Tsarsitalidou, Nikolaos Hatzianastassiou and Ilias Vardavas

The effect of four great volcanic eruptions on atmospheric aerosol loading based on satellite data


George Proias, Panagiotis Nastos, Kostas Moustris and Athanasios Paliatsos

Weekend - weekday effect assessment of PM10 in Volos, Greece (2010-2014)


Eleni Athanasopoulou, Orestis Speyer, Stella Apostolopoulou, Stavros Papageorgiou, Vassilis Amiridis and Evangelos Gerasopoulos

Near real-time aerosol predictions during the first citizen observatory campaign in Greece


George Tsegas, Fotios Barmpas and Nicolas Moussiopoulos

An Ιntegrated Νumerical Μethodology for the Study of Τransport of Air Pollution in the Coupled Indoor and Outdoor Environment


Vlado Spiridonov, Julian Baez and Bosko Telenta



Fani Gkertsi, Alkibiadis Bais, Theano Drosoglou, Konstantinos Fragos and Ilias Fountoulakis

Total ozone data retrieval from the Phaethon DOAS system


Georgia Michailoudi and Prodromos Zanis

An analysis of identification of stratospheric intrusions and their influence on ozone distribution over Eastern Mediterranean using MACC reanalysis


Serafim Kontos, Natalia Liora, Anastasia Poupkou, Christos Giannaros, Dimitrios Melas and Aikaterini Garane

Air quality impact of cruise and passenger ship emissions in the port of Thessaloniki


Kontantinos Rizos, Charikleia Meleti, Dimitrios Melas and Prodromos Zanis

Evaluation of the measurements of the multi-gas long path air quality monitoring system SANOA


Dimitrios Melas, Serafeim Kontos, Natalia Liora, Anastasia Poupkou, Christos Giannaros, Spiros Dimopoulos, Panagiotis Symeonidis, Athina Progiou, Anastasia Sitara, Demetres Economides and Ioannis Ziomas

An up-to-date assessment of the air quality in Greece with the use of modeling tools


Michalis Toumpos, Helena Flocas, Anastasios Christides and Anastasios Mavrakis

Generating a "Typical Air Pollutant Day" in Thriasio Plain, Greece17


Maria Panagiotopoulou, Anastasia Rapti and Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos

Regression of the scattered radiation intensity with precipitable water depth and relative atmospheric mass (Part II)


Efterpi Nikitidou, Panagiotis Tzoumanikas, Alkiviadis Bais and Andreas Kazantzidis

The effect of clouds on surface solar irradiance, from an all-sky camera, in Thessaloniki, Greece


Panagiotis Ioannis Raptis, Stelios Kazadzis, Natalia Kouremeti, Nikolaos Mihalopoulos, Vassilis Amiridis and Evangelos Gerasopoulos

Actinometric platform for solar spectral and air quality measurements


Dimitris Mitropoulos and Haralambos Feidas

Use of Global Precipitation Measurement's satellite data for the study of a mesoscale convective system


Anna Kotrikla, Marios Korras-Carraca, Konstantinos Dimou, Eleni Triantafyllou, Kiriaki-Maria Fameli, Christodoulos Psanis, Athina Floutsi and George Biskos

Air pollution modeling in a North Aegean city: effects of the transportation system on local air quality


Angelos Kalampounias, Christos Stamatis, Nantia Balli, Alexandros Kalarakis and Spyros Pandis

Mapping the air quality in the city of Patras by combining mobile platform measurements and CFD simulations


Emanuel Kampouris, Vasilis Salamalikis and Andreas Kazantzidis

The atmospheric water vapor effect on direct normal irradiance under clear skies


Paraskevi Georgakaki, Christos Papadimas, Nikolaos Hatzianastassiou, Aggeliki Fotiadi, Christos Matsoukas, Paul W. Stackhouse Jr, Maria Kanakidou and Ilias Vardavas

High-resolution direct effect of aerosols on solar radiation over the eastern Mediterranean basin


Alexandra Tsekeri, Vassilis Amiridis, Anton Lopatin, Eleni Marinou, Michael Pikridas, Jean Sciare, Evangelos Gerasopoulos, Eleni Liakakou, Holger Baars, Michael Kottas, Panagiotis Kokkalis, Panagiotis Ioannis Raptis, Stavros Solomos, Ioannis Binietoglou, Nikolaos Mihalopoulos, Ronny Engelmann, Ulla Wandinger, Albert Ansmann, Oleg Dubovik and Athanasios Nenes

Aerosol vertical profiling utilizing the synergy of lidar, sunphotometry and in-situ measurements in the framework of the ACTRIS-2 campaign in Athens