Recent team publications



  1. Katragkou, E., S. P. Sobolowski, C. Teichmann, F. Solmon, V. Pavlidis, D. Rechid, P. Hoffmann, J. Fernandez, G. Nikulin and D. Jacob, 2024: Delivering an Improved Framework for the New Generation of CMIP6-Driven EURO-CORDEX Regional Climate Simulations. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 105, E962–E974.
  2. Pavlidis, V., Kganyago, M., Mukhawana, M., Alexandridis, T., Cherif, I., Laneve, G., Orsi, R., Kartsios, S., Karypidou, M.C., Sofiadis, I., Katragkou, E., A drought monitoring and early warning service for food security in South Africa
    (2024) Climate Services, 34, art. no. 100463, 2024
  3. Kartsios, S., Pytharoulis, I., Karacostas, T., Pavlidis, V., Katragkou, E. Verification of a global weather forecasting system for decision-making in farming over Africa
    (2024) Acta Geophysica, 72 (1), pp. 467-488, 2024
  4. Karapetsas, N., Gobin, A., Bilas, G., Koutsos, T.M., Pavlidis, V., Katragkou, E., Alexandridis, T.K., Analysis of Land Suitability for Maize Production under Climate Change and Its Mitigation Potential through Crop Residue Management
    (2024) Land, 13 (1), art. no. 63, 2024.


  1. Hoffmann, P., Reinhart, V., Rechid, D., de Noblet-Ducoudré, N., Davin, E. L., Asmus, C., Bechtel, B., Böhner, J., Katragkou, E., and Luyssaert, S.: High-resolution land use and land cover dataset for regional climate modelling: Historical and future changes in Europe, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 15, 3819–3852, 2023
  2. Karypidou, M.C., Sobolowski, S.P., Sangelantoni, L., Nikulin, G., Katragkou, E., The impact of lateral boundary forcing in the CORDEX-Africa ensemble over southern Africa, Geoscientific Model Development, 16 (7), pp. 1887-1908, 2023
  3. Sangelantoni, L., Sobolowski, S., Lorenz, T., Hodnebrog, Ø., Cardoso, R.M., Soares, P.M.M., Ferretti, R., Lavín-Gullón, A., Fernandez, J., Goergen, K., Milovac, J., Katragkou, E., Kartsios, S., Coppola, E., Pichelli, E., Adinolfi, M., Mercogliano, P., Berthou, S., de Vries, H., Dobler, A., Belušić, D., Feldmann, H., Tölle, M.H., Bastin, S., Investigating the representation of heatwaves from an ensemble of km-scale regional climate simulations within CORDEX-FPS convection (2023) Climate Dynamics, 2023


  1. Daloz, A.S., Schwingshackl, C., Mooney, P., Strada, S., Rechid, D., Davin, E.L., Katragkou, E., De Noblet-Ducoudré, N., …, Sofiadis, G., …Land-atmosphere interactions in sub-polar and alpine climates in the CORDEX flagship pilot study Land Use and Climate Across Scales (LUCAS) models-Part 1: Evaluation of the snow-albedo effect, Cryosphere, 16 (6), pp. 2403-2419. DOI: 10.5194/tc-16-2403-2022, 2022
  2. Ha, M.T., Bastin, S., Drobinski, P., Fita,…, Kartsios, S., Katragkou, E., … Precipitation frequency in Med-CORDEX and EURO-CORDEX ensembles from 0.44° to convection-permitting resolution: impact of model resolution and convection representation, Climate Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-022-06594-6, 2022
  3. Soares, P.M.M., Careto, J.A.M., Cardoso, R.M., Goergen, K., Katragkou, E., Sobolowski, S., Coppola, E., Ban, N., …, Kartsios, S., … The added value of km-scale simulations to describe temperature over complex orography: the CORDEX FPS-Convection multi-model ensemble runs over the Alps, Climate Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-022-06593-7, 2022
  4. Karypidou, M. C., Katragkou, E., and Sobolowski, S. P.: Precipitation over southern Africa: is there consensus among global climate models (GCMs), regional climate models (RCMs) and observational data?, Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 3387–3404,, 2022.
  5. Sofiadis, G., Katragkou, E., Davin, E. L., Rechid, D., de Noblet-Ducoudre, N., Breil, M., Cardoso, R. M., Hoffmann, P., Jach, L., Meier, R., Mooney, P. A., Soares, P. M. M., Strada, S., Tölle, M. H., and Warrach Sagi, K.: Afforestation impact on soil temperature in regional climate model simulations over Europe, Geosci. Model Dev., 15, 595–616,, 2022.
  6. Mooney, P. A., Rechid, D., Davin, E. L., Katragkou, E., de Noblet-Ducoudré, N., Breil, M., Cardoso, R. M., Daloz, A. S., Hoffmann, P., Lima, D. C. A., Meier, R., Soares, P. M. M., Sofiadis, G., Strada, S., Strandberg, G., Toelle, M. H., and Lund, M. T.: Land–atmosphere interactions in sub-polar and alpine climates in the CORDEX Flagship Pilot Study Land Use and Climate Across Scales (LUCAS) models – Part 2: The role of changing vegetation, The Cryosphere, 16, 1383–1397,, 2022.                     


  1. Alexandridis  T., .. Kartsios, S., Karypidou, M.C., Katragkou, E., …, Designing AfriCultuReS services to support food security in Africa, Transactions in GIS, 25 (2), pp. 692-720, 2021.
  2. Ban et al… S. Kartsios, E. Katragkou, …, The first multi-model ensemble of regional climate simulations at kilometer-scale resolution, part I: evaluation of precipitation, Climate Dynamics, 57 (1-2), pp. 275-302, 2021.
  3. Lavin-Gullon, A., …, Kartsios, S., Katragkou, E.,…, Internal variability versus multi-physics uncertainty in a regional climate model. International Journal of Climatology, 41 (S1), pp. E656-E671, 2021.


  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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 intercomparisonEarth System Dynamics, 11, 183–200,, 2020
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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


  1. 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.
  2.  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
  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. 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.
  3. 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.


  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, 201,