Peer-reviewed Publications


Zerefos, C. S., K. Eleftheratos, J. Kapsomenakis, S. Solomos, A. Inness, D. Balis, A. Redondas, H. Eskes, V. Amiridis, C. Repapis, M. Allaart, R. Engelmann, A. Dahlback, V. De Bock, H. Diémoz, P. Eriksen, J. Gröbner, A. Heikkilä, J. Jarosławski, W. Josefsson, T. Karppinen, U. Köhler, C. Meleti, C. Repapis, J. Rimmer, V. Savinykh, V. Shirotov, A. M. Siani, A. R. D. Smedley, M. Stanek, and R. Stübi, “Detecting volcanic sulfur dioxide plumes in the Northern Hemisphere using the Brewer spectrophotometer, other networks, and satellite observations”, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, doi:10.5194/acp-2016-500, 2016.

Luterbacher, J., J P Werner, J E Smerdon, L Fernández-Donado, F J González-Rouco, D. Barriopedro, FC Ljungqvist, U. Büntgen, E. Zorita, S. Wagner, J. Esper, D. McCarroll, A. Toreti, D. Frank, J.H. Jungclaus, M. Barriendos, C. Bertolin, O. Bothe, R. Brázdil, D. Camuffo, P. Dobrovolný, M. Gagen, E. García-Bustamante, Q. Ge, J.J. Gómez-Navarro, J. Guiot, Z. Ha, G.C. Hegerl, K. Holmgren,V.V. Klimenko, J. Martín-Chivelet, C. Pfister, N. Roberts, A. Schindler, A. Schurer, O. Solomina, L. von Gunten, E. Wahl, H. Wanner, O. Wetter, E. Xoplaki, N. Yuan, D. Zanchettin, H. Zhang, C. Zerefos, “European summer temperatures since Roman times”, Environ. Res. Lett. 11, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/2/024001, 2016

Diémoz, H., K. Eleftheratos, S. Kazadzis, V. Amiridis, and C. S. Zerefos, “Retrieval of aerosol optical depth in the visible range with a Brewer spectrophotometer in Athens”, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9, 1871-1888, doi:10.5194/amt-9-1871-2016, 2016.

Hassinen, S., D. Balis, H. Bauer, M. Begoin, A. Delcloo, K. Eleftheratos, S. Gimeno Garcia, J. Granville, M. Grossi, N. Hao, P. Hedelt, F. Hendrick, M. Hess, K.-P. Heue, J. Hovila, H. Helge Jønch-Sørensen, N. Kalakoski, M. Koukouli, J. Kujanpää, J.-C. Lambert, C. Lerot, D. Loyola, A. Määttä, G. Pinardi, F. Romahn, M. van Roozendael, R. Lutz, I. De Smedt, P. Stammes, W. Steinbrecht, J. Tamminen, N. Theys, L. G. Tilstra, O. N. E. Tuinder, P. Valks, C. Zerefos, W. Zimmer, and E. Zyrichidou “Overview of the O3M SAF GOME-2 operational atmospheric composition and UV radiation data products and data availability”, Atmos. Meas. Techn., 9, 383-407, 2016.

Kalabokas, P., J. Hjorth, G. Foret, G. Dufour, M. Eremenko, G. Siour, J. Cuesta, M. Beekmann, “An investigation on the origin of regional spring time ozone episodes in the Western Mediterranean and Central Europe”, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., doi:10.5194/acp-2016-615, 2016.



Raptis, P.I., S. Kazadzis, K. Eleftheratos, P. Kosmopoulos, V. Amiridis, C. Helmis, C. Zerefos, “Total Ozone Column Measurements using an Ultraviolet Multifilter Radiometer”, Inter. J. of Rem. Sens., 36:17, 4469-4482, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2015.1083631, 2015

Kalabokidis, K., P. Palaiologou, E. Gerasopoulos, C. Giannakopoulos, E. Kostopoulou and C. Zerefos, “Effect of climate change projections on forest fire behavior and values-at-risk in southwestern Greece”, Forests, 6(6): 2214-2240, 2015

Founda, D., F. Pierros, M. Petrakis, C. Zerefos, “Interdecadal variations and trends of the Urban Heat Island in Athens (Greece) and its response to heat waves”, Atmos. Res., 161-162, 2015

Katragkou, E., P. Zanis, A. Tsikerdekis, J. Kapsomenakis, D. Melas, H. Heskes, J. Flemming, V. Huijnen, A. Inness, M.G. Schultz, O. Stein, C.S. Zerefos “Evaluation of near surface ozone over Europe from the MACC reanalysis”, Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2299-2314, 2015

Eskes, H., V. Huijnen, A. Arola, A. Benedictow, A.-M. Blechschmidt, E. Botek, O. Boucher, I. Bouarar, S. Chabrillat, E. Cuevas, R. Engelen, H. Flentje, A. Gaudel, J. Griesfeller, L. Jones, J. Kapsomenakis, E. Katragkou, S. Kinne, B. Langerock, M. Razinger, A. Richter, M. Schultz, M. Schulz, N. Sudarchikova, V. Thouret, M. Vrekoussis, A. Wagner, and C. Zerefos, “Validation of reactive gases and aerosols in MACC global analysis and forecast system”, Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 3523-3543, 2015

Inness A., A.-M. Blechschmidt, I. Bouarar, S. Chabrillat, M. Crepulja, R. J. Engelen, H. Eskes, J. Flemming, A. Gaudel, F. Hendrick, V. Huijnen, L. Jones, J. Kapsomenakis, E. Katragkou, A. Keppens, B. Langerock, M. de Mazière, D. Melas, M. Parrington, V. H. Peuch, M. Razinger, A. Richter, M. G. Schultz, M. Suttie, V. Thouret, M. Vrekoussis, A. Wagner, and C. Zerefos, “Data assimilation of satellite-retrieved ozone, carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide with ECMWF’s Composition-IFS”, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 5275–5303, 2015

Dafka, S., E. Xoplaki, A. Toreti, P. Zanis, E. Tyrlis, C. Zerefos, J. Luterbacher “The Etesians: from observations to reanalysis”, Climate Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-01502920-7, 2015

Philandras, C.M., P.T. Nastos, I.N. Kapsomenakis, C.C. Repapis “Climatology of upper air temperature in the Eastern Mediterranean region”, Atmos. Research, 152, 29-42, 2015.

P. D. Kalabokas, V. Thouret, J.-P. Cammas, A. volz-thomas, D. Boulanger, C.C. Repapis, “The geographical distribution of meteorological parameters associated with high and low summer ozone levels in the lower troposphere and the boundary layer over the eastern Mediterranean (Cairo case)”, Tellus B,  , 67, 27853,, 2015

Voloudakis, D., A. Karamanos, , G. Economou, D. Kalivas, P. Vahamidis, V. Kotoulas, J. Kapsomenakis C. Zerefos, “Prediction of climate change impacts on cotton yields in Greece under eight climatic models using the AquaCrop crop simulation model and discriminant function analysis”. Agricultural Water Management, 147, 116-128, 2015

Nastos, P.T., J. Kapsomenakis, K.M. Philandras, “Evaluation of the TRMM 3B43 gridded precipitation estimates over Greece”, Atmospheric Research, Volume 169, Part B, 1 March 2016, Pages 497–514,  2015

Doulgeris, C., D. Papadimos, J. Kapsomenakis “Impacts of climate change on the hydrology of two Natura 2000 sites in Northern Greece”, Regional Environmental Change. Year the Document, DOI 10.1007/s10113-015-0857-3, 2015

Wagner, A., A.M. Blechschmidt, I. Bouarar, E.G. Brunke, C. Lerbaux, M. Cupeiro, P. Cristofanelli, H. Eskes, J. Flemming, H. Flentje, M. George, S. Gilge, A. Hilboll, A. Inness, J. Kapsomenakis, A. Richter, L. Ries, W. Spangl, O. Stein, R. Weller, C. Zerefos “Evaluation of the MACC operational forecast system potential and challenges of global near-real-time modelling with respect to reactive gases in the troposphere”, ACP, 14005-14030,, doi: 10.5194/acp-15-14005-2015.



Doche C., Dufour G., Foret G., Eremenko M., Cuesta J., Beekmann M., and Kalabokas P. "Summertime tropospheric-ozone variability over the Mediterranean basin observed with IASI" Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 10589-10600, 2014

Eleftheratos, K., S. Kazadzis, C. S. Zerefos, K. Tourpali, C. Meleti, D. Balis, I. Zyrichidou, K. Lakkala, U. Feister, T. Koskela, A. Heikkil?, J. M. Karhu, "Ozone and spectroradiometric UV changes in the past 20 years over middle and high latitudes", Atmosphere-Ocean, doi: 10,1080/07055900.2014.919897, 2014.

Isaksen, I. S. A., T. K. Berntsen, S. B. Dals?ren, K. Eleftheratos, Y. Orsolini, B. Rognerud, F. Stordal, O. A. S?vde, C. Zerefos, C. D. Holmes, "Atmospheric Ozone and Methane in a Changing Climate", Atmosphere, 5, 518-535; doi:10.3390/atmos5030518, 2014.

Kleanthous S., Vrekoussis M., Mihalopoulos N., Kalabokas P. and Lelieveld J., "On the temporal and spatial variation of ozone in Cyprus". Science of Tot. Environ. 476-477, 2014.

Kourtidis, K., S. Rapsomanikis, C. Zerefos, A.K. Georgoulias, E. Pavlidou, "Severe particulate pollution from the deposition practices of the primary materials of a cement plant", Environ. Science & Poll. Res., doi: 10.1007/s11356-014-2696-6, 2014.

Mitsakis, E., A. Papanikolaou, G. Ayfadopoulou, J. Salanova, C. Doll, G. Giannopoulos, C. Zerefos, "An integrated framework for linking climate change impacts to emergency adaptation strategies for transport networks", Eur. Transp. Res. Rev., 6:103-111, doi: 10.1007/s12544-013-0114-0, 2014.

Poupkou, A., K. Markakis, N. Liora, T. Giannaros, P. Zanis, U. Im, N. Daskalakis, S. Myriokefalitakis, J. Kaiser, D. Melas, M. Kanakidou, T. Karacostas, C. Zerefos, "A modeling study of the impact of the 2007 Greek forest fires on the gaseous pollutant levels in the Eastern Mediterranean", Atmosph. Res., 148, 1-17, 2014.

Zerefos, C. S., P. Tetsis, A. Kazantzidis, V. Amiridis, S. C. Zerefos, J. Luterbacher, K. Eleftheratos, E. Gerasopoulos, S. Kazadzis, A. Papayannis, "Further evidence of important environmental information content in red-to-green ratios as depicted in paintings by great masters", Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 2987-3015, 2014. Selected as "Research Spotlight" by the Editors of the Journal.

Zerefos, C. S., K. Tourpali, P. Zanis, K. Eleftheratos, C. Repapis, A. Goodman, D. Wuebbles, I. S. A. Isaksen, J. Luterbacher, "Evidence for an earlier greenhouse cooling effect in the stratosphere before 1980 over the Northern Hemisphere", Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 7705-7720, 2014.


Aggelis, D., P. Zanis, C. Zerefos, A.F. Bais, P. Nastos, "Mapping of surface ozone seasonality and trends across Europe during 1997-2006 through kriging interpolation to observational data", Water, Air & Soil Poll., Vol. 224 (4), art. no. 1501, doi: 10.1007/s11270-013-1501-9, 2013.

Eleftheratos, K., I. Isaksen, C. Zerefos, P. Nastos, K. Tourpali, B. Rognerud, "Ozone variations derived by a chemical transport model", Water, Air & Soil Poll., Vol. 224 (6), art. no. 1585, 2013.

Inness, A., Baier, F., Benedetti, A., Bouarar, I., Chabrillat, S., Clark, H., Clerbaux, C., Coheur, P., Engelen, R. J., Errera, Q., Flemming, J., George, M., Granier, C., Hadji-Lazaro, J., Huijnen, V., Hurtmans, D., Jones, L., Kaiser, J. W., Kapsomenakis, J., Lefever, K., Leit?o, J., Razinger, M., Richter, A., Schultz, M. G., Simmons, A. J., Suttie, M., Stein, O., Th?paut, J.-N., Thouret, V., Vrekoussis, M., Zerefos, C., and the MACC team: The MACC reanalysis: an 8 yr data set of atmospheric composition, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 4073-4109, doi:10.5194/acp-13-4073-2013, 2013.

Im U., Daskalakis N., Markakis K., Vrekoussis M., Hjorth J., Myriokefalitakis S., Gerasopoulos E., Kouvarakis G., Richter A., Burrows J., Pozzoli L., Unal A., Kindap T., Kanakidou M.: Simulated Air Quality and Pollutant Budgets over Europe in 2008, Science of the Total Environment 470-471 (2014) 270-281, 2013.

Kalabokas P. D., A. Volz-Thomas, V. Thouret, J.-P. Cammas, D. Boulanger and C.C. Repapis, "Examination of the atmospheric conditions associated with high and low vertical ozone measurements in the lower troposphere over the Eastern Mediterranean". Atmos. Chem. Phys., vol. 13, issue 20, 10339-10352, 2013. 

Kalabokas P. D., J.-P. Cammas, V. Thouret, A. Volz-Thomas, D. Boulanger and C.C. Repapis, "Examination of the atmospheric conditions associated with high and low vertical ozone measurements in the lower troposphere over the Eastern Mediterranean, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Disc., 13, 2457-2491, 2013. 

Kalabokas P. D., "Atmospheric conditions associated with high and low ozone concentrations in the lower troposphere over the Eastern Mediterranean (Aegean Sea)", Global NEST Journal, 15, 143-151, 2013.

Kapsomenakis, J., Kolokotsa, D., Nikolaou, T., Santamouris, M., Zerefos, S.C., "Forty years increase of the air ambient temperature in Greece: The impact on buildings", Energy Conversion and Management, 74 , 353-365, 2013

Konsta D., H. Chepfer, and J.L. Dufresne, 2013: Evaluation of Cloud Description in General Circulation Models Using A-Train Observations. Advances in Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics Springer Atmospheric Sciences, pp 541-546, 2013.

Nastos, P.T., Politi, N., Kapsomenakis, J., "Spatial and temporal variability of the Aridity Index in Greece", Atmospheric Research 119 , pp. 140-152, 2013.

Nastos, P.T., Kapsomenakis, J., Douvis, K.C., "Analysis of precipitation extremes based on satellite and high-resolution gridded data set over Mediterranean basin", Atmospheric Research, 131 , 46-59, 2013 .

Tselioudis, G., W. Rossow, Y.-C. Zhang, and D. Konsta: Global weather states and their properties from passive and active satellite cloud retrievals. J. Climate, 26, 7734-7746, doi:10.1175/JCLI-13-00024.1., 2013.

Vrekoussis, M., A. Richter, A. Hilboll, J. Burrows, E. Gerasopoulos, J. Lelieveld, L. Barrie, C. Zerefos, N. Mihalopoulos "Economic Crisis Detected from Space: Air Quality observations over Athens/Greece", GRL, Vol. 40, 1-6, doi: 10.1002/grl.50118, 2013.


Amiridis, V., C. Zerefos, S. Kazadzis, E. Gerasopoulos, K. Eleftheratos, M. Vrekoussis, A. Stohl, R.E. Mamouri, P. Kokkalis, A. Papayannis, K. Eleftheriadis, E. Diabouli, I. Keramitsoglou, C. Kontoes, V. Kotroni, K. Lagouvardos, E. Marinou, E. Giannakaki, E. Kostopoulou, C. Giannakopoulos, A. Richter, J.P. Burrows and N. Mihalopoulos, "Impact of the 2009 Attica wild fires on the air quality in urban Athens", Atmos. Envir., 46, 536-544, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.07.056, 2012.

Asimakopoulos D.A., M. Santamouris, I. Farrou, M. Laskari, M. Saliari, G. Zanis, G. Giannakidis, K. Tigas, J. Kapsomenakis, C. Douvis, S.C. Zerefos, T. Antonakaki, C. Giannakopoulos. "Modelling the energy demand projection of the building sector in Greece in the 21st century." Energy and Buildings Volume 49, 488-498, 2012

Isaksen, I., C. Zerefos, W.-C. Wang, D. Balis, K. Eleftheratos, B. Rognerud, F. Stordal, T.K. Berntsen, J.H. LaCasce, O.A. S?vde, D. Olivi?, Y.J. Orsolini, I. Zyrichidou, M. Prather, O.N.E. Tuinder, "Attribution of the Arctic ozone column deficit in March 2011", Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 39, L24810, doi:10.1029/2012GL053876, 2012

Kalabokas P.D., A. D. Adamopoulos and L. G. Viras, "Seasonal variation characteristics of PM10 particles, nitrogen oxides and ozone in the Mediterranean urban areas of Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece", Fres. Environ. Bul., vol. 21, issue 11, 3168-3176, 2012

Kalabokas P. D., A. D. Papayannis, G. Tsaknakis, and I. Ziomas, "Α study on the atmospheric concentrations of primary and secondary air pollutants in the Athens basin performed by DOAS and DIAL measuring techniques". Science of the Tot. Environ., 414, 556-563, 2012

Konsta, D., Chepfer H., Dufresne J.-L., 'A process oriented characterization of tropical oceanic clouds for climate model evaluation, based on a statistical analysis of daytime A-train observations', Clim. Dyn. (2012), 39: 2091-2108, doi:10.1007/s00382-012-1533-7

Piters, A.J.M., Boersma, K. F., Kroon, M., Hains, J.C., Van Roozendael, M., Wittrock, F.,. Abuhassan, N., Adams, C., Akrami, N., Allaart, M. A. F., Alonso, I., Calvo, I.,Apituley, A., Bergwerff, J.B., Berkhout, A. J. C., Brunner, D., Cede, A., Chong, J., Clemer, K., Fayt, C., Frie?, U., Gast, L. F. L., Gil Ojeda, M., Goutail, Graves, F., R., Griesfeller, Α., Gro?mann, K., Hemerijckx, G., Hendrick, F., Henzing, B., Herman, J., Herman, C., Hoexum, M., van der Hoff, G. R. ., Irie, H., Johnston, P. V., Kanaya, Y., Kim, Y.J., Klein-Baltink, H., Kreher, K., de Leeuw, G., Leigh, R., Merlaud, A., Moerman, M. M. Monks, P. S., Mount, G. H., Navarro-Comas, Μ., Oetjen, Η., Pazmino, A., Peters, E., du Piesanie, A., Pinardi, G., Puentedura, O., Richter, A., Roscoe, H. K., Schoenhardt, A., Schwarzenbach, B.,, Shaiganfar, R., Sluis, W., Spinei, E., Stolk, A. P.,, Strong, K., Swart, D. P. J., Takashima, H., Vlemmix, T., Vrekoussis, M., Wagner, T., Whyte, C., Wilson, K., Yela, M., Yilmaz, S., Zieger, P., and Zhou, Y.: The Cabauw Intercomparison campaign for Nitrogen Dioxide Measuring Instruments (CINDI): design, execution, and first results, AMTD, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 5, 457-485, 2012

Zerefos, C. S., K. Tourpali, K. Eleftheratos, S. Kazadzis, C. Meleti, U. Feister, T. Koskela and A. Heikkil?, "Evidence of a possible turning point in solar UV-B over Canada, Europe and Japan" Atmos. Chem. and Phys., 12, 2469-2477, doi:10.5194/acp-12-2469-2012, 2012

Zyryanov, D, G. Foret, M. Eremenko, M. Beekmann, J.-P. Cammas, M. D'Isidoro, H. Elbern, J. Flemming, E. Friese, I. Kioutsioutkis, A. Maurizi, D. Melas, F. Meleux, L. Menut, P. Moinat, V.-H. Peuch, A. Poupkou, M. Razinger, M. Schultz, O. Stein, A. M. Suttie, A. Valdebenito, C. Zerefos, G. Dufour, G. Bergametti, and J.-M. Flaud, "3-D evaluation of tropospheric ozone simulations by an ensemble of regional Chemistry Transport Model", Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 3219-3240, 2012


Balis, D., I.S.A. Isaksen, C. Zerefos, I. Zyrichidou, K. Eleftheratos, K. Troupali, R. Bojkov, B. Rognerud, F. Stordal, O.A. Sovde, Y. Orsolini, "Observed and Modelled record ozone decline over the Arctic during winter/spring 2011", Geophys. Res. Lett., vol. 38, L23801, 5pp, doi: 10.1029/2011GL049259, 2011.

Bender, F.A.-M., V. Ramanathan, and G. Tselioudis, 2011: Changes in extratropical storm track cloudiness 1983-2008: Observational support for a poleward shift. Clim. Dynam., doi:10.1007/s00382-011-1065-6.

Eleftheratos, K., C.S. Zerefos, and C. Varotsos, "Interannual variability of cirrus clouds in the tropics at ENSO regions based on ISCCP satellite data", Int. J. of Rem. Sens., doi: 10.1080/01431161.2010.510491, 2011.

Eleftheratos, K., C. Zerefos, E. Gerasopoulos, I. Isaksen, B. Rognerud, S. Dalsοren, C. Varotsos "A note on the comparison between total ozone from Oslo CTM2 and SBUV satellite data", Int. J. of Rem. Sens., 32: 9, 2535-2545, 2011.

Gerasopoulos, E., V. Amiridis, S. Kazadzis, P. Kokkalis, K. Eleftharatos, M.O. Andreae, T.W. Andreae, H. El-Askary, C.S. Zerefos, "Three-year ground based measurements of Aerosol Optical Depth over the Eastern Meditterranean: the urban environment of Athens", Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 2145-2159, 2011

Haynes, J.M., C. Jakob, W.B. Rossow, G. Tselioudis, and J. Brown, 2011: Major characteristics of Southern Ocean cloud regimes and their effects on the energy budget. J. Climate, 24, 5061-5080, doi:10.1175/2011JCLI4052.1. 

Kanakidou, M., Mihalopoulos, N., Kindap, T., Im, U., Gerasopoulos , E., Vrekoussis, M., Dermitzaki, E., Unal, A., Ko?ak, M., Markakis, K, Melas, M., Kouvarakis, G., Youssef, A. F., Hatziannastassiou, N., Hilboll, A., Ebojie, F., Wittrock, F., von Savigny, C., Burrows, J., Ladstaetter-Weissenmayer, A, Moubasher., H.: Megacities as hot spots of air pollution in the East Mediterranean, Atmos. Env., doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2010.11.048, 2011.

Kazantzidis, A., K. Eleftheratos, C.S. Zerefos "Effects of cirrus cloudiness on solar irradiance in four spectral bands", Atm. Res., 102, 452-459, 2011.

Nastos, P.T., C.S. Zerefos "Climate Change and precipitation in Greece", Hellenic Journal of Geosciences, 45, 185-191, 2011.

Nastos, P.T., C.M. Philandras, D. Founda, C.S. Zerefos, "Air temperature trends related to changes in atmospheric cirulation in the wider area of Greece", Int. J. of Rem. Sens., Vol. 32, 3, 737-750, doi:10.1080/01431161.2010.517796, 2011.

Nastos P.T., Philandras, C.M., J. Kapsomenakis and K. Eleftheratos "Variability and Trends of mean Maximum and mean Minimum air temperature in Greece from Ground-Based Observations and NCEP-NCAR Reanalysis, Gridded Data", Int. J. of Rem. Sens, ifirst 1-16, 2011.

Philandras C.M., P.T. Nastos, J. Kapsomenakis, K.C. Douvis, G. Tselioudis and C.S. Zerefos, "Long Term Precipitation trends and Variability within the Mediterranean Region", Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 11, 3235-3250, 2011.

Poupkou, A., P. Zanis, P. Nastos, D. Papanastasiou, D. Melas, K. Tourpali, C. Zerefos "Present climate trend analysis of the Etesian winds in the Aegean Sea", Theor. Appl. Climatol., DOI 10.1007/s00704-011-0443-7, 2011.

Poupkou, A., P. Nastos, D. Melas, C. Zerefos, "Discomfort Index and Air Quality Index in a large urban Mediterranean Agglomeration", Water, Air & Soil Poll., Vol. 22 (1-4_, pp. 163-183, doi: 10.1007/s11270-011-0814-9, 2011.

Rinaldi, M, Decesari, S, Carbone, C, Finessi, E, Fuzzi, S, Ceburnis, D, O'Dowd, C, Sciare, J, Burrows, J.P, Vrekoussis, M, Ervens, B and Facchini, M.C : Evidence of a natural marine source of oxalic acid and a possible link to glyoxal, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D16204, doi:10.1029/2011JD015659, 2011.

Tselioudis, G., C. Douvis, C. Zerefos "Does dynamical downscaling introduce novel information in climate model simulations of precipitation change over a complex topography region?", Int. J. Climatol., doi: 10.1002/joc.2360, 2011

Tselioudis, G., and W.B. Rossow, "Time scales of variability of the tropical atmosphere derived from cloud-defined weather states", J. Climate, 24, 602-608, doi:10.1175/2010JCLI3574.1., 2011


Amiridis, V., E. Giannakaki, D.S. Balis, I. Pytharoulis, P. Zanis, E. Gerasopoulos, S. Kazadzis, D. Melas, C. Zerefos, "Smoke injection heights from agricultural burning in Eastern Europe as seen by CALIPSO", Atm. Chem. & Phys. , 10, 11567-11576, 2010
Eleftheratos, Κ., G. Tselioudis, C. Zerefos, P. Nastos, C. Douvis & I. Kapsomenakis "Observed and predicted climate changes in Uruguay and adjacent areas", Hellenic Journal of Geosciences, vol. 45, 83-90, 2010.

Giannakaki, E., D. Balis, V. Amiridis, C. Zerefos, "Optical properties of different aerosol types: seven years of combined Raman-elastic backscatter lidar measurements in Thessaloniki, Greece", Atmos. Meas. Tech., 3, 569-578, 2010

Giannakopoulos, C., P. Hadjinicolaou, E. Kostopoulou, K.V. Varotsos, C. Zerefos "Precipitation and temperature regime over Cyprus as a result of global climate change", Adv. Geosci., 23, 17-24, 2010.

Hadjinicolaou, P., C. Zerefos, M.A. Lange, S. Pashiardis, J. Lelieveld, "Mid-21st century climate and weather extremes in Cyprus as projected by six regional climate models", Reg. Environ. Change, doi: 10.1007/s10113-010-0153-1, 2010.

Huijnen, V., H.J. Eskes, A. Poupkou, H. Elbern, K.F. Boersma, G. Foret, M. Sofiev, A. Valdebenito, J. Flemming, O. Stein, A. Gross, L. Robertson, M. D'Isidoro, I. Kioutsioukis, E. Friese, B. Amstrup, R. Bergstrom, A. Strunk, J. Vira, D. Zyryanov, A. Maurizi, D. Melas, V.H. Peuch, C. Zerefos, "Comparison of OMI NO2 tropospheric columns with an ensemble of global and European regional air quality models", Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 3273-3296, 2010.

Kalabokas, P.D. , A. D. Adamopoulos, L. G. Viras, "Αtmospheric PM10 particle concentration measurements at central and peripheral urban sites in Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece", Global NEST J. , 12, 71-83, 2010.

Kioutsioukis, I., D. Melas, C. Zerefos, "Statistical assessment of changes in climate extremes over Greece", Int. J. Climat., 30, 1723-1737, doi:10.1002/joc.2030, 2010.

Kuglitsch, F.G., A. Toreti, E. Xoplaki, P.M. Della-Marta, C.S. Zerefos, M. Turkes, J. Luterbacher "Heat wave changes in the eastern Mediterranean since 1960", Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L04802, doi: 10.1029/2009GL041841, 2010. Selected as "Research Spotlight" from the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Luterbacher J., S.J. Koenig, J. Franke, G. van der Schrier, E. Zorita, A. Moberg, J. Jacobeit, P.M. Della-Marta, M. Kuttel, E. Xoplaki, D. Wheeler, T. Rutishauer, M. Stossel, H. Wanner, R. Brazdil, P. Dobrovolny, D. Camuffo, C. Bertolin, A. van Engelen, F.J. Gonzalez-Rouco, R. Wilson, C. Pfister, D. Limanowka, O. Nordli, L. Leijonhufvud, J. Soderberg, R. Allan, M. Barriendos, R. Glaser, D. Riemann, Z. Hao, C.S. Zerefos, "Circulation dynamics and its influence on European and Mediterranean January-April climate over the past half millennium: results and insights from instrumental data, documentary evidence and coupled climate models", Clim. Change, 101, 201-234, doi: 10.1007/s10584-009-9782-0, 2010.

Markakis, K., A. Poupkou, D. Melas, C. Zerefos, "A GIS based anthropogenic PM10 emission inventory for Greece", Atmos. Pollution Res., 1, 71-81, 2010.

Nastos, P.T., C. S. Zerefos, "Cyclic modes of the intra-annual variability of precipitation in Greece", Adv. Geosci., 25, 45-50, 2010.

Oikonomou, C., H.A. Flocas, G. Katavoutas, M. Hatzaki, D.N. Asimakopoulos, C. Zerefos, "On the relationship of orography with extreme dry spells in Greece", Adv. Geosci., 25, 161-166. Doi: 10.5194/adgeo-25-161-2010, 2010.

Ordonez, C., N. Elguindi, O. Stein, V. Huijnen, J. Flemming, A. Inness, H. Flentje, E. Katragkou, P. Moinat, V-H. Peuch, A. Segers, V. Thouret, G. Athier, M. van Weele, C. S. Zerefos, J-P. Cammas, M. G. Schultz, "Global model simulations of air pollution during the 2003 European heat wave", Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 789-815, 2010.

Philandras, C.M., P. T. Nastos ,A. G. Paliatsos, C.C. Repapis "Study of the rain intensity in Athens and Thessaloniki Greece", Adv. In Geosc., 23, 37-40, 2010.

Poupkou, A., T. Giannaros, K. Markakis, I. Kioutsioukis, G. Curci, D. Melas, C. Zerefos, "A model for European Biogenic Volatile Organic Compound emissions: Software development and first validation", Environmental Modelling & Software, 25, 1845-1856, 2010.

Romanou, A., G. Tselioudis, C.S. Zerefos, C.A. Clayson, J.A. Curry, A. Andersson, "Evaporation-Precipitation Variability over the Mediterranean and the Black Seas from Satellite and Reanalysis Estimates", J. of Climate, 23, 5268-5287, 2010.

Tselioudis, G., and W. B. Rossow, "Time scales of variability of the tropical atmosphere derived from cloud-defined weather states", Journal of Climate, 10, 2010.

Tselioudis, G., E. Tromeur, W. Rossow, C. Zerefos "Decadal changes in tropical convection suggest effects on stratospheric water vapor", Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L14806, doi:10.1029/2010GL044092, 2010.


Amiridis, V., M. Kafatos, C. Perez, S. Kazadzis, E. Gerasopoulos, R.E. Mamouri, A. Papayannis, P. Kokkalis, E. Giannakaki, S. Basart, I. Daglis and C. Zerefos "The potential of the synergistic use of passive and active remote sensing measurements for the validation of a regional dust model", Ann. Geophys., 27, 3155-3164, 2009.

Balis, D., R. Bojkov, K. Tourpali, C. Zerefos "Characteristics of the ozone decline over both hemispheres", Int. J. of Rem. Sens., 30:15, 3887-2895, 2009.

Founda, D., H.D. Kambezidis, M. Petrakis, P. Zanis, C. Zerefos, "A Correction of the Recent Air Temperature Record at the Historical Meteorological Station of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA) due to Instrument Change", Theor. & Applied Clim. 97:385-389, 2009. 

Founda D., S. Lykoudis., B.E. Psiloglou, M. Petrakis, C.S. Zerefos, "Observations of the atmospheric surface layer parameters during the total solar eclipse of March 29th, 2006 in Greece", Meteorol. Z, 18, 5, 489-494, 2009.

Georgoulias, A.K., D. Balis, M.E. Koukouli, C. Meleti, A. Bais, C. Zerefos, "A study of the total atmospheric sulphur dioxide load using ground-based measurements and the satellite derived Sulfur Dioxide Index", Atmos. Envir., 43(9), 1693-1701, 2009.

Gerasopoulos, E., P. Kokkalis, V. Amiridis, E. Liakakou, C. Perez, K. Haustein, K. Eleftheratos, M.O. Andreae, T.W. Andreae, C.S. Zerefos "Dust specific extinction cross-sections over the Eastern Mediterranean using the BSC/DREAM model and sun photometer data: the case of urgan environments", Ann. Geophys., 27, 2903-2912, 2009.

Giannakopoulos, C., P. Hadjinicolaou, C. Zerefos, G. Demosthenous, "Changing energy requirements in the Meidterranean under changing climatic conditions", Energies, 2, 805-815, doi:10.3390/en20400805, 2009.

Kazantzidis, A., A.F. Bais, M.M. Zempila, C. Meleti, K. Eleftheratos, C.S. Zerefos, "Evaluation of ozone column measurements over Greece with NILU-UV multi-channel radiometers", Int. J. of Rem. Sens., 30:15, 4273-4281, 2009.

Meleti C., Bais A.F., Kazadzis S., Kouremeti N., Garane K., Zerefos C., "Factors affecting solar UV irradiance, measured since 1990 at Thessaloniki, Greece", Int. J. of Rem. Sens., 30, 15-16, 4167-4179, 2009.

Nastos, P.T., C.S. Zerefos, "Spatial and temporal variability of consecutive dry and wet days in Greece", Atmos. Res., 94, 616-628, 2009.

Saad-Lessler, J. and G. Tselioudis: Storms, Climate Change, and the US Economy: A National Analysis, Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, Vol. 9-1, 2009.

Tourpali, K., A.F. Bais, A. Kazantzidis, C.S. Zerefos, H. Akiyoshi, J. Austin, C. Br?hl, N. Butchart, M.P. Chipperfield, M. Dameris, M. Deushi, V. Eyring, M.A. Giorgetta, D.E. Kinnison, E. Mancini, D.R. Marsh, T. Nagashima, G. Pitari, D.A. Plummer, E. Rozanov, K. Shibata, and W. Tian, 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.

Zerefos, C. S., C. Meleti, K. Eleftheratos, S. Kazadzis, A. Romanou, C. Ichoku, G. Tselioudis, and A. Bais, "Solar dimming and brightening over Thessaloniki, Greece, and Beijing, China", Tellus B, DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0889.2009.00425.x, 2009.

Zscheppang A., Manes F., La Torre G., Boccia A., Trueman S., Sarigiannis D., Kalabokas P., Artinano B., Perrino C., Fernandez Patier R., Rigby M., Jankovic S., Kirch W. Methodology for measuring environmental health within Europe. Health Risk from Environmental Pollution Level in Urban Systems (HEREPLUS), Italian Journal of Public Health, Vol.5, Num.4, 284-287, 2009.


Gerasopoulos, E., C.S. Zerefos, I. Tsagouri, D. Founda, V. Amiridis, A. F. Bais, A. Belehaki, N. Christou, G. Economou, M. Kanakidou, A. Karamanos, M. Petrakis, and P. Zanis, "The Total Solar Eclipse of March 2006: overview", Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 5205-5220, 2008.

Harris N.R.P., E. Kyro, J. Staehelin, D. Brunner, S-B. Andersen, S. Godin-Beekmann, S. Dhomse, P. Hadjinicolaou, G. Hansen, I. Isaksen, A. Jrrar, A. Karpetchko, R. Kivi, B. Knudsen, P. Krizan, J. Lastovicka, J. Maeder, Y. Orsolini, J.A. Pyle, M. Rex, K. Vanicek, M. Weber, I. Wohltmann, P. Zanis, and C.S. Zerefos, "Ozone trends at northern mid- and high latitudes - a European perspective", Annales Geophysicae, 26, 1207-1220, 2008.

Isaksen, I.S.A., B. Rognerud, G. Myhre, J.D. Haigh, S.T. Rumbold, K.P. Shine, C.S. Zerefos, K. Tourpali, W. Randel, "Radiative forcing from modelled and observed stratospheric ozone changes due to the 11-year solar cycle", Atmos. Chem. Phys. Disc., 8, 4353-4371, 2008.

Kalabokas, P. D., N. Mihalopoulos, R. Ellul, S. Kleanthous, C.C. Repapis "An investigation of the meteorological and photochemical factors influencing the background rural and marine surface ozone levels in the central and eastern Mediterranean", Atmospheric Environment, 42, 7894-7906, 2008.

Nastos, P., C.S. Zerefos, "Decadal changes in extreme daily precipitation in Greece", Adv. in Geosc., 16, 55-62, 2008.

Philandras C.M., P.T. Nastos, C.C. Repapis, "Air Temperature Variability and Trends over Greece", Global Nest Journal, Vol 10, No2, pp273-285, 2008.

Poupkou, A., D. Melas, I. Ziomas, P. Symeonidis, I. Lisaridis, E. Gerasopoulos, C.S. Zerefos, "Simulated summertime regional ground-level ozone concentrations over Greece", Water, Air & Soil Pollution, doi: 10.1007/s11270-008-9766-0, 196, 169-181 , 2008. 

Zanis, P., I. Kapsomenakis, C. Philandras, K. Douvis, D. Nikolakis, E. Kanellopoulou, C.S. Zerefos, C. Repapis, "Analysis of an ensemble of present-day and future Regional Climate Simulations for Greece", Int. J. of Clim., DOI: 10.1002/joc.1809, 2008.


Amiridis, V., D. Melas, D. S. Balis, A. Papayannis, D. Founda, E. Katragkou, E. Giannakaki, R. E. Mamouri, E. Gerasopoulos, C. Zerefos, "Aerosol Lidar observations and model calculations of the Planetary Boundary Layer evolution over Greece, during the March 2006 Total Solar Eclipse", Atmos. Chem. Phys., 7, 6181-6189, 2007.

Eleftheratos, K., C.S. Zerefos, P. Zanis, D.S. Balis, G. Tselioudis, K. Gierens, R. Sausen, "A study on natural and manmade global interannual fluctuations of cirrus cloud cover for the period 1984-2004", Atmos. Chem. Phys., 7, 2631-2642, 2007.

Founda, D., D. Melas, S. Lykoudis, I. Lisaridis, E. Gerasopoulos, G. Kouvarakis, M. Petrakis, C. Zerefos, "The effect of the total solar eclipse of 29 March 2006 on meteorological variables in Greece", Atmos. Chem. Phys., 7, 5543-5553, 2007.

Kalabokas, P. D., A. Volz-Thomas, J. Brioude, V. Thouret, J.-P. Cammas and C. C. Repapis, "Vertical tropospheric ozone measurements over the Eastern Mediterranean and comparison with Central Europe", Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 7, 3783-3790, 2007

Kazantzidis A., A. F. Bais, C. Emde, S. Kazadzis, C. S. Zerefos, "Attenuation of global ultraviolet and visible irradiance over Greece during the total solar eclipse of 29 March 2006", Atmos. Chem. Phys., 7, 5959-5969, 2007.

Kazadzis, S., A. Bais, V. Amiridis, D. Balis, C. Meleti, N. Kouremeti, C. S. Zerefos, S. Rapsomanikis, M. Petrakakis, A. Kelesis, P. Tzoumaka, K. Kelektsoglou, "Nine years of UV aerosol optical depth measurements at Thessaloniki, Greece", Atmos. Chem. & Phys., 7, 2091-2101, 2007.

Nastos, P.T., C.S. Zerefos, "On extremely daily precipitation totals in Athens, Greece", Adv. Geosci., 10, 59-66, 2007.

Repapis , C.C., C.M. Philandras, P.D. Kalabokas, P. Zanis, C.S. Zerefos, "Is the Last Years Abrupt Warming in the National Observatory of Athens Records A Climate Change Manifestation?", Global Nest Journal, Vol. 9, No 2, pp 107-116, 2007

Tourpali K., C.S. Zerefos, D.S. Balis, A.F. Bais, "The 11-year solar cycle in stratospheric ozone: Comparison between Umkehr and SBUVv8 and effects on surface erythemal irradiance", J. Geophys. Res., 112, D12306, doi:10.1029/2006JD007760, 2007.

Zanis P., A. Ganser, C. Zellweger, S. Henne, M. Stinbacher and J. Stahelin, "Seasonal Variability of measured ozone production efficiencies in the lower free troposphere of Central Europe", Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 7, 223-236, 2007.

Zanis, P., E. Katragkou, M. Kanakidou, B. Psiloglou, S. Karathanasis, M. Vrekoussis, E. Gerasopoulos, I. Lysaridis, K. Markakis, A. Poupkou, V. Amiridis, D. Melas, N. Mihalopoulos, C. Zerefos, "Effects on surface atmospheric photo-oxidants over Greece during the total solar eclipse event on 29 March 2006", Atmos. Chem. Phys., 7, 6061-6073, 2007.

Zerefos, C., E. Gerasopoulos, I. Tsagouri, B. Psiloglou, A. Belehaki, T. Herekakis, A. Bais, S. Kazadzis, C. Eleftheratos, N. Kalivitis, N. Mihalopoulos, "Evidence of gravity waves into the atmosphere during the March 2006 total solar eclipse", Atmos. Chem. Phys., 7, 4943-4951, 2007.

Zerefos., C., V. Gerogiannis, D. Balis, S. Zerefos, A. Kazantzidis, "Atmospheric effects of volcanic eruptions as seen by famous artists and depicted in their paintings", Atmos. Chem. Phys., 7, 4027-4042, 2007.

Zerefos, C., K. Eleftheratos, P. Zanis, D. Balis, G. Tselioudis, "Search for Man-Made Cirrus Contrails over SE Asia", Terr. Atmos. Ocean. Sci. Journal, Vol. 18, No 3, 459-474, 2007.


Gerasopoulos E., P. Zanis, C. Papastefanou, C. S. Zerefos, A. Ioannidou, H. Wernli, "A complex case study of down to the surface intrusions of persistent stratospheric air over the Eastern Mediterranean", Atmos. Envir., 40, 4113-4125, 2006. 

Kalabokas, P.D., A. D. Adamopoulos, G. Chronopoulos, L. G. Viras, "A study on the characteristic variations of PM10 atmospheric concentrations in Athens", Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 15, No 8b,846-852, 2006.

Kalabokas, P.D., C.C. Repapis and H. Mantis, "A field study on the origins of surface ozone at the periphery of the urban area of Athens", Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 15, No8b, 878-882, 2006.

Kazantzidis, A., A.F. Bais, J. Grobner, J.R. Herman, S. Kazadzis, N. Krotkov, E. Kyro, P.N. den Outer, K. Garane, P. Gorts, K. Lakkala, C. Meleti, H. Slaper, R.B. Tax, T. Turunen, C.S. Zerefos, "Comparison of satellite-derived UV irradiances with ground-based measurements at four European stations", J. Geophys. Res, 111, D13207, doi: 10.1029/2005JD006672, 2006.

Rex, M., R.J. Salawitch, H. Deckelmann, P. von der Gathen, N.R.P. Harris, M.P. Chipperfield, B. Naujokat, E. Reimer, M. Allaart, S.B. Andersen, R. Bevilacqua, G.O. Braathen, H. Claude, J. Davies, H. De Backer, H. Dier, V. Dorokhov, H. Fast, M. Gerding, S. Godin-Beekmann, K. Hoppel, B. Johnson, E. Kyr?, Z. Litynska, D. Moore, H. Nakane, M.C. Parrondo, A.D. Riskley, Jr., P. Skrivankova, R. St?bi, P. Viatte, V. Yushkov, C. Zerefos, "Arctic winter 2005: Implications for stratospheric ozone loss and climate change", Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L23808, doi: 10.1029/2006GL026731, 2006.

Zanis P., A. Ganser, C. Zellweger, S. Henne and M. Steinbacher, "Seasonal variability of measured Ozone Production Efficiencies in the lower free troposphere of Central Europe", Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, 6, 9315-9349, 2006.

Zanis P., E. Maillard, J. Stahelin, C. Zerefos, E. Kosmidis and K. Tourpali, "On the turnaround of stratospheric ozone trends deduced from the re-evaluated Umkehr record of Arosa, Switzerland", J. Geophys. Res., 111, D22307, doi: 10.1029/2005JD006886, 2006.

Zerefos, C., P. Nastos, D. Balis, A. Papayannis, A. Kelepertsis, E. Kanellopoulou, D. Nikolakis, K. Eleftheratos, W. Thomas, C. Varotsos, "A complex study of Etna's volcanic plume from ground-based, in situ and space-borne observations", Int. J. of Remote Sensing, 27, 9, 1855-1864, 2006.