quotes Research Axes


Measurements, quality control, processing and homogenization of meteorological and environmental time series. 

Stable isotopes (18Ο & 2Η) in rain and in atmospheric water vapor

Ultraviolet radiation: Measurements, modelling and biological dose rates

Solar Radiation: Measurements, modelling and solar energy

Artificial intelligence methods applied to atmospheric and environmental physics problems

Weather and atmospheric pollution forecasting modelling

quotes Research Projects

Pollution monitoring of ship emissions: an integrated approach for harbors of the Adriatic basin (Poseidon) (2014 - 2015)

Direct Normal Irradiance Nowcasting Methods for Optimized Operation of Concentrating Solar Technologies, DNICast (2013-2017)

ENvironmental Optimization of IRrigation Management with the Combined uSe and Integration of High PrecisIon Satellite Data, Advanced Modelling, Process Control and Business Innovation, ENORASIS (2012-2014)

Hellenic Solar Energy Network (2011-2013)

Contribution of Emission Sources on the Air quality of the Port-cities in Greece and Italy, CESAPO (2011-2014)

Weather Intelligence for Renewable Energy, WIRE (2010-2014)

Stable Isotopes in Biosphere-Atmosphere-Earth System Research, SIBAE (2009-2013)


Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics of the University of Patras



1. Atmospheric impact of ship traffic in four Adriatic-Ionian port-cities: Comparison and harmonization of different approaches. , E. Merico, A. Gambaro, A. Argiriou, A. Alebic-Juretic, E. Barbaro, D. Cesari, L. Chasapidis, S. Dimopoulos, A. Dinoi, A. Donateo, C. Giannaros, E. Gregoris, A. Karagiannidis, A.G. Konstandopoulos, T. Ivoševic, N. Liora, D. Melas, B. Mifka, I. Orlic, A. Poupkou, K. Sarovic, A. Tsakis, R. Giua, T. Pastore, A. Nocioni, D. Contini, , Transportation Research Part D, 50: 431-445, 2017

2. High resolution air temperature climatology for Greece for the period 1971 – 2000., A. Mamara, M. Anadranistakis, A.A. Argiriou, T. Szentimrey, T. Kovacs, A. Bezes, Z. Bihari , , Meteorol. Appl., 24: 191-205, 2017

3. Energy efficiency of PV panels under real outdoor conditions–An experimental assessment in Athens, Greece, Gaglia A.G., Lykoudis S., Argiriou A.A., Balaras C.A., Dialynas E. , , Renewable Energy, 101:236-243, 2017

4. Recent trend analysis of mean air temperature in Greece based on homogenized data, A. Mamara, A.A. Argiriou, M. Anadranistakis, , Theor. Appl. Climatol., 126:543-573, 2016

5. Lightning activity in the Mediterranean: quantification of cyclones contribution and relation to their intensity, E. Galanaki, Flaounas E., V. Kotroni, K. Lagouvardos, A. Argiriou , , Atmospheric Science Letters , 17(9):510-516, 2016

6. The effect of clouds on surface solar irradiance, based on data from an all-sky imaging system, P. Tzoumanikas, E. Nikitidou, A.F. Bais, A. Kazantzidis, , Renewable Energy, 95, 314-322, 2016

7. Lightning activities and aerosols in the Mediterranean region, E. Proestakis, S. Kazadzis, K. Lagouvardos, V. Kotroni, A. Kazantzidis, , Atmospheric Research, 170,66-75, 2016

8. Periodicity analysis of d18O in precipitation over Central Europe: Time–frequency considerations of the isotopic ‘temperature’ effect, V. Salamalikis, A.A. Argiriou, E. Dotsika, , Journal of Hydrology, 534:150-163, 2016

9. Isotopic modeling of the sub-cloud evaporation effect in precipitation, V. Salamalikis, A. A. Argiriou, E. Dotsika, , Science of the Total Environment, 544:1059-1072, 2016

10. Evaluation of WRF shortwave radiation parameterizations in predicting Global Horizontal Irradiance in Greece, , , Renewable Energy, 86,831-840, 2016

11. High resolution WRF ensemble forecasting for irrigation: Multi-variable evaluation, Ioannis Kioutsioukis, Alexander de Meij, Hermann Jakobs, Eleni Katragkou, Jean-Francois Vinuesa, Andreas Kazantzidis, , Atmospheric Research, 167/156-174, 2016

12. An Integrated Predictive Model of Population Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D for Application in Strategy Development for Vitamin D Deficiency Prevention, , , The Journal of Nutrition, doi:10.3945/jn.115.217968, 2015

13. A ten-year analysis of the cloud-to-ground lightning activity over the Eastern Mediterranean region, E. Galanaki, V. Kotroni, K. Lagouvardos, A. Argiriou, , Atmospheric Research, 166(1):213-222, 2015

14. A modelling approach to determine how much UV radiation is available across UK and Ireland for health risk and benefit studies, A. Kazantzidis, A. Smedley, R. Kift, J. Rimmer, J.L. Berry, L.E. Rhodes, A.R. Webb, , Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 14, 1073-1081, 2015

15. Cloud observations in Switzerland using hemispherical sky cameras, S. Wacker, J. Groebner, C. Zysset, L. Diener, P. Tzoumanikas, A. Kazantzidis, L. Vuilleumier, R. Stockli, S. Nyeki, N. Kampfer, , Journal of Geophysical Research, 120(2), 695-707, 2015

16. The air quality of a Mediterranean urban environment and its relation to major meteorological parameters, A. Karagiannidis, A. Poupkou, T. Giannaros, C. Giannaros, D. Melas, A. Argiriou , , Water, Air & Soil Pollution, 226:2239, 2015

17. Stable isotopic composition of atmospheric water vapor in Patras, Greece: A concentration weighted trajectory approach, V. Salamalikis, A.A. Argiriou, E. Dotsika , , Atmospheric Research, 152:93-104, 2015

18. Accuracy of ground surface broadband shortwave radiation monitoring, L. Vuilleumier, M. Hauser, C. Félix, F. Vignola, P. Blanc, A. Kazantzidis, and B. Calpini, , Journal of Geophysical Research, 10.1002/2014JD022335, 2014

19. De praeceptis ferendis: good practice in multi-model ensembles, I. Kioutsioukis and S. Galmarini, , Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14, 11791-11815, 2014

20. Estimation of direct normal irradiance from measured global and corrected diffuse horizontal irradiance, M.C. Kotti, A.A. Argiriou, A. Kazantzidis, , Energy, 2014

21. The aerosol effect on direct normal irradiance in Europe under clear skies, E. Nikitidou, A. Kazantzidis, V. Salamalikis, , Renewable Energy, 68, 475-484, 2014

22. Detection and Correction of Inhomogeneities in Greek Climate Temperature Series, Anna Mamara, Athanassios A. Argiriou, Manolis Anadranistakis, , Detection and Correction of Inhomogeneities in Greek Climate Temperature Series, in press, 2013

23. Determination of measuring sites for solar irradiance based on cluster analysis of satellite – derived cloud estimations, A. Zagouras, A. Kazantzidis, E. Nikitidou, A. A. Argiriou, , Solar Energy, 97:1-11, 2013

24. The aerosol forcing efficiency in the UV region and the estimation of single scattering albedo at a typical West European site, E. Nikitidou, A. Kazantzidis, V. De Bock, H. De Backer, , Atmospheric Environment, 69, 313-320, 2013

25. Weather maps classification over Greek domain based on isobaric line patterns, Athanassios Zagouras, Athanassios A. Argiriou, George Economou, Spiros Fotopoulos, Helena A. Flocas, , Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 114(3):691-704, 2013

26. Skin Cancer Risks Avoided by the Montreal Protocol—Worldwide Modeling Integrating Coupled Climate-Chemistry Models with a Risk Model for UV, Arjan van Dijk, Harry Slaper, Peter N. den Outer, Olaf Morgenstern, Peter Braesicke, John A. Pyle, Hella Garny, Andrea Stenke, Martin Dameris, Andreas Kazantzidis, Kleareti Tourpali, Alkiviadis F. Bais, , Photochemistry and Photobiology, 89: 234–246, 2013

27. 30. Further evidence of important environmental information content in red-to-green ratios as depicted in paintings by great masters, , ,