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)


Environmental science: The shape of nitrogen to come

Although Earth's atmosphere consists of nearly 80% dinitrogen (nitrogen gas, N2), most living organisms cannot use this form of the element and require it to be converted into usable forms, such as ammonia. Humans have long exploited the ability of leguminous crops to fix dinitrogen into usable reactive nitrogen compounds, improving soil fertility. But the amount of reactive nitrogen produced in this way is now greatly exceeded by that produced industrially. Together with nitrogen oxides, another form of reactive nitrogen produced as a by-product of combustion processes, nitrogen compounds released into the environment by human activity are weaving a web of unforeseen consequences. Liu et al. quantify in their paper in "Nature" the massive scale of these changes to the nitrogen cycle across China, which are a direct result of increases in human activities such as food production, travel and energy consumption.