Recent team publications


    1. Karypidou, M.C., Almpanidou, V., Tompkins, A.M., Mazaris A.D., Gewehr S., Mourelatos S., Katragkou E., Projected shifts in the distribution of malaria vectors due to climate change. Climatic Change, 2020.
    2. Akritidis, D., Katragkou, E., Georgoulias, A.K., Zanis, P., Kartsios, S., Flemming, J., Inness, A., Douros, J., Eskes, H., A complex aerosol transport event over Europe during the 2017 Storm Ophelia in CAMS forecast systems: Analysis and evaluation,  Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 20 (21), art. no. 698, pp. 13557-13578, 2020
    3. Breil, M., Rechid, D., Davin, E.L., De Noblet-Ducoudré, N., Katragkou, E., Cardoso, R.M., Hoffmann, P., Jach, L.L., Soares, P.M.M., Sofiadis, G., Strada, S., Strandberg, G., Tölle, M.H., Warrach-Sagi, K., The opposing effects of reforestation and afforestation on the diurnal temperature cycle at the surface and in the lowest atmospheric model level in the European summer. Journal of Climate, 33 (21), pp. 9159-9179, 2020.
    4. Lavin-Gullon, …., Kartsios, S., Katragkou E., …, Internal variability versus multi-physics uncertainty in a regional climate model. International Journal of Climatology,, 2020.
    5. Coppola, E., Sobolowski, S., Pichelli, E. .. S. Kartsios, E. Katragkou, …et al. A first-of-its-kind multi-model convection permitting ensemble for investigating convective phenomena over Europe and the Mediterranean. Climate Dynamics 55, 3–34,, 2020.
    6. Pavlidis, V., Katragkou, E., Prein, A., Georgoulias, A.K., Kartsios, S., Zanis, P., Karacostas, T., Investigating the sensitivity to resolving aerosol interactions in downscaling regional model experiments with WRFv3.8.1 over Europe, Geoscientific Model Development, 13 (6), pp. 2511-2532, 2020.
    7. Jacob, D., Teichmann, C., Sobolowski, S., Katragkou, E., et al, Regional climate downscaling over Europe: perspectives from the EURO-CORDEX community,  Regional Environmental Change, 20 (2), art. no. 51, 2020.
    8. Alexandridis, …, Kartsios, S., Karypidou, M.C., Katragkou, E., …, Designing AfriCultuReS services to support food security in Africa,  Transactions in GIS,, 2020.
    9. Davin, E. …,  Katragkou, E., …, Sofiadis, G., …: Biogeophysical impacts of forestation in Europe: first results from the LUCAS (Land Use and Climate Across Scales) regional climate model intercomparison, Earth System Dynamics, 11, 183–200,, 2020.


    1.  Jack C. and Katragkou E., Evaluation of downscaling methods over Europe: results of the EU-COST Action VALUE, International Journal of Climatology,  39 (9), pp 3689, doi: 10.1002/joc.6184, 2019
    2. Fita, L., Polcher, J., Giannaros, T.M., Lorenz, T., Milovac, J., Sofiadis, G., Katragkou, E., Bastin, S. CORDEX-WRF v1.3: Development of a module for the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model to support the CORDEX community (2019) Geosci. Model Dev., 12 (3), pp. 1029-1066. doi: 10.5194/gmd-12-1029-2019. 
    3. Tsikerdekis, A., Zanis, P., Georgoulias, A.K., Alexandri, G., Katragkou, E., Karacostas, T., Solmon, F.
      Direct and semi-direct radiative effect of North African dust in present and future regional climate simulations, Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-019-04788-z, 2019.


  1. Akritidis, D., Katragkou, E., Zanis, P., Pytharoulis, I., Melas, D., Flemming, J., Inness, A., Clark, H., Plu, M., and Eskes, H.: A deep stratosphere-to-troposphere ozone transport event over Europe simulated in CAMS global and regional forecast systems: analysis and evaluation, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15515-15534,, 2018.
  2. Michaelides, S., Karacostas, T., Sánchez, J.L., Retalis, A., Pytharoulis, I., Homar, V., Romero, R., Zanis, P., Giannakopoulos, C., Bühl, J., Ansmann, A., Merino, A., Melcón, P., Lagouvardos, K., Kotroni, V., Bruggeman, A., López-Moreno, J.I., Berthet, C., Katragkou, E., Tymvios, F., Hadjimitsis, D.G., Mamouri, R.-E., Nisantzi, A., Reviews and perspectives of high impact atmospheric processes in the Mediterranean,  Atmos. Res., 208, pp. 4-44, 2018.
  3. Almpanidou, V., Katragkou, E., Mazaris, A.D. The efficiency of phenological shifts as an adaptive response against climate change: a case study of loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Mediterranean Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 23 (7), pp. 1143-1158, 2018.


  1. Flemming, J., Benedetti, A., Inness, A., Engelen J, R., Jones, L., Huijnen, V., Remy, S., Parrington, M., Suttie, M., Bozzo, A., Peuch, V.-H., Akritidis, D., Katragkou, E. The CAMS interim Reanalysis of Carbon Monoxide, Ozone and Aerosol for 2003-2015, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17 (3), pp. 1945-1983, 2017.
  2. Tsikerdekis, A., Zanis, P., Steiner, A.L., Solmon, F., Amiridis, V., Marinou, E., Katragkou, E., Karacostas, T., Foret, G., Impact of dust size parameterizations on aerosol burden and radiative forcing in RegCM4,  Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17 (2), pp. 769-791, 2017.
  3. Knist, S., Goergen, K., Buonomo, E., Christensen, O.B., Colette, A., Cardoso, R.M., Fealy, R., Fernández, J., García-Díez, M., Jacob, D., Kartsios, S., Katragkou, E., Keuler, K., Mayer, S., van Meijgaard, E., Nikulin, G., Soares, P.M.M., Sobolowski, S., Szepszo, G., Teichmann, C., Vautard, R., Warrach-Sagi, K., Wulfmeyer, V., Simmer, C., Land-atmosphere coupling in EURO-CORDEX evaluation experimentsLand atmosphere coupling in EURO-CORDEX validation simulations, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122, doi:10.1002/2016JD025476, 2017. 


  1. Kioutsioukis I., A. de Meij, H. Jakobs, E. Katragkou, J.F. Vinuesa, A. Kazantzidis, High resolution WRF ensemble forecasting for irrigation: Multi-variable evaluation, Atmos. Res., 167, 156–174, 2016.
  2. Katragkou, E., Garcia-Diez, M., Vautard, R., Sobolowski, S., Zanis, P., Alexandri, G., Cardoso, R. M., Colette, A., Fernandez, J., Gobiet, A., Goergen, K., Karacostas, T., Knist, S., Mayer, S., Soares, P. M. M., Pytharoulis, I., Tegoulias, I., Tsikerdekis, A., and Jacob, D.: Regional climate hindcast simulations within EURO-CORDEX: evaluation of a WRF multi-physics ensemble, Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 603-618, 2015.
  3. Katragkou, E., Zanis, P., Tsikerdekis, A., Kapsomenakis, J., Melas, D., Eskes, H., Flemming, J., Huijnen, V., Inness, A., Schultz, M. G., Stein, O., and Zerefos, C. S.: Evaluation of near surface ozone over Europe from the MACC reanalysis, Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2299-2314, 2015.
  4. Alexandri G., A. K. Georgoulias, P. Zanis, E. Katragkou, A. Tsikerdekis, K. Kourtidis, and C. Meleti, On the ability of RegCM4 regional climate model to simulate surface solar radiation patterns over Europe: an assessment using satellite-based observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 13195-13216, 2015.
  5. Colette A., C. Andersson, A.Baklanov, B. Bessagnet, J. Brandt, J. H. Christensen, R. Doherty, M. Engardt, C. Geels, C. Giannakopoulos, G. B Hedegaard, E. Katragkou, J. Langner, H. Lei, A. Manders, D. Melas, F. Meleux, L. Rouil, M. Sofiev, Joana Soares, D. S Stevenson, M. Tombrou-Tzella, K. V Varotsos, P. Young, Is the ozone climate penalty robust in Europe? Environ. Res. Lett., 10 084015, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/8/084015, 2015.
  6. Eskes H., V. Huijnen, A. Arola, …, E. Katragkou, …, Validation of reactive gases and aerosols in the MACC global analysis and forecast system, Geosci. Model Dev., 8,3523-3546, 2015.
  7. Inness, A., Blechschmidt, A.-M., …., Katragkou, E., …, C.: Data assimilation of satellite-retrieved ozone, carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide with ECMWF’s Composition-IFS, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 5275-5303, 2015.
  8. Flemming J., V. Huijnen, J. Arteta, P., …, E. Katragkou, …, Tropospheric chemistry in the integrated forecasting system of ECMWF, Geosci. Model Dev., 8,603-618, 2015. 
  9. Zanis P., E. Katragkou, C. Ntogras, G. Marougianni, A. Tsikerdekis, H. Feidas, E. Anadranistakis, D. Melas, Transient high-resolution regional climate simulation for Greece over the period 1960−2100: evaluation and future projections, Climate Research, 64: 123–140, 2015.
  10. Zyrichidou I., M.E. Koukouli, D. Balis, K. Markakis, A. Poupkou, E. Katragkou, I. Kioutsioukis, D. Melas, F.Boersma, M.Van Roozendael, Identification of surface NOX emission sources on a regional scale using OMI NO2, Atmospheric Environment, 101, 82-93, 2015