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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

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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)

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First direct observation of carbon dioxide's increasing greenhouse effect at Earth's surface

Scientists have observed an increase in carbon dioxide's greenhouse effect at Earth's surface for the first time. They measured atmospheric carbon dioxide's increasing capacity to absorb thermal radiation emitted from Earth's surface over an 11-year period at two locations in North America. They attributed this upward trend to rising carbon dioxide levels from fossil fuel emissions. 

"We see, for the first time in the field, the amplification of the greenhouse effect because there's more CO2 in the atmosphere to absorb what the Earth emits in response to incoming solar radiation," says Daniel Feldman, a scientist in Berkeley Lab's Earth Sciences Division and lead author of the Nature paper.

The measurements also enabled the scientists to detect, for the first time, the influence of photosynthesis on the balance of energy at the surface. They found that CO2-attributed radiative forcing dipped in the spring as flourishing photosynthetic activity pulled more of the greenhouse gas from the air.

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