Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

GEOVISION interdisciplinary group

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The team has produced a multitude of scientific publications. Among these, the most prominent are listed below.

In remote sensing of vegetation parameters:

Pantazi, X. E., Moshou, D., Alexandridis, T., Whetton, R. L., and Mouazen, A. M. (2016). Wheat yield prediction using machine learning and advanced sensing techniques. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 121, 57-65.

Alexandridis, T. K., Cherif, I., Bilas, G., Almeida, W., Hartanto, I., van Andel, S. J., and Araujo, A. (2016). Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Soil Moisture at the Catchment Scale Using Remotely-Sensed Energy Fluxes. Water 8, 32.

Alexandridis, T. K., Oikonomakis, N., Gitas, I. Z., Eskridge, K. M., and Silleos, N. G. (2014). The performance of vegetation indices for operational monitoring of CORINE vegetation types. International Journal of Remote Sensing 35, 3268-3285.

Moshou, D., Gravalos, I., Bravo, D.K.C., Oberti, R., West, J.S. and Ramon, H. (2011). Multisensor fusion of remote sensing data for crop disease detection. In Geospatial Techniques for Managing Environmental Resources (pp. 201-219). Springer Netherlands.

Alexandridis, T. K., Katagis, T., Gitas, I. Z., Silleos, N. G., Eskridge, K. M., and Gritzas, G. (2010). Investigation of aggregation effects in vegetation condition monitoring at a national scale. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 24, 507-521.

Alexandridis, T. K., Gitas, I. Z., and Silleos, N. G. (2008). An estimation of the optimum temporal resolution for monitoring vegetation condition on a nationwide scale using MODIS/Terra data. International Journal of Remote Sensing 29, 3589-3607.

Silleos N.G., Alexandridis T.K., Gitas I.Z., Perakis K. (2006) Vegetation indices: Advances made in biomass estimation and vegetation monitoring in the last 30 years. Geocarto International 21:21-28.

Moshou, D., Bravo, C., West, J., Wahlen, S., McCartney, A. and Ramon, H. (2004). Automatic detection of ‘yellow rust’ in wheat using reflectance measurements and neural networks. Computers and electronics in agriculture, 44(3), pp.173-188.

Bravo, C., Moshou, D., West, J., McCartney, A. and Ramon, H. (2003). Early disease detection in wheat fields using spectral reflectance. Biosystems Engineering, 84(2), pp.137-145.

In climate modeling:

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

Flemming J., A. Benedetti, A. Inness, R. Engelen, L. Jones, V. Huijnen, S. Remy, M. Parrington, M. Suttie, A. Bozzo, V.-H. Peuch, D. Akritidis, and E. Katragkou, The CAMS interim Reanalysis of Carbon Monoxide, Ozone and Aerosol for 2003–2015, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss.,doi:10.5194/acp-2016-666, 2016

Kioutsioukis I., A. de Meij, H. Jakobsc, E. Katragkou, J.F. Vinuesa, A. Kazantzidis, High resolution WRF ensemble forecasting for irrigation: Multi-variable evaluation, Atmospheric Research, 167, 156–174, 2016.

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.

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.

Κatragkou E., P. Zanis, I. Kioutsioukis, I. Tegoulias, D. Melas, B.C. Krόger, E. Coppola, Future climate change impacts on summer surface ozone from regional climate-air quality simulations over Europe, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, D22307, doi:10.1029/2011JD015899, 2011

In meteorological forecasting:

Pytharoulis I., C. Thorncroft, The low-level structure of African Easterly Waves in 1995.  Monthly Weather Review, 127, 2266-2280, 1999

Pytharoulis I., G. C. Craig, S. P. Ballard, The hurricane-like Mediterranean cyclone of January 1995.  Meteorological Applications, 7, 261-279, 2000

Thorncroft C., I. Pytharoulis, A dynamical approach to seasonal prediction of Atlantic tropical cyclone activity.  Weather and Forecasting, 16, 725-734, 2001

Kallos G., I. Pytharoulis, Short-term predictions (weather forecasting purposes). Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences, M.G. Anderson (Editor), J.Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2791-2811, DOI: 10.1002/0470848944.hsa187, 2005

Katsafados P., E. Mavromatidis, A. Papadopoulos, I. Pytharoulis, Numerical simulation of a deep Mediterranean storm and its sensitivity on sea surface temperature. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 11, 1233-1246. DOI: 10.5194/nhess-11-1233-2011, 2011

Matsangouras I., I. Pytharoulis, P.T. Nastos, Numerical modeling and analysis of the effect of complex Greek topography on tornadogenesis. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 14, 1905-1919. DOI: 10.5194/nhess-14-1905-2014, 2014

Katragkou E., M. García-Díez, R. Vautard, S. Sobolowski, P. Zanis, G. Alexandri, R.M. Cardoso, A. Colette, J. Fernandez, A. Gobiet, K. Goergen, T. Karacostas, S. Knist, S. Mayer, P.M.M. Soares, I. Pytharoulis, I. Tegoulias, A. Tsikerdekis, D. Jacob, Regional climate hindcast simulations within EURO-CORDEX: evaluation of a WRF multi-physics ensemble. Geoscientific Model Development, 8, 603-618. DOI: 10.5194/gmd-8-603-2015, 2015

Pytharoulis I., I. Tegoulias, S. Kotsopoulos, D. Bampzelis, T. Karacostas, E. Katragkou, Verification of the operational high-resolution WRF forecasts produced by WAVEFORUS project. 16th Annual WRF Users’ Workshop, 15-19 June, Boulder, Colorado, USA, 2015

Pytharoulis I., S. Kotsopoulos, I. Tegoulias, S. Kartsios, D. Bampzelis, T. Karacostas, Numerical modeling of an intense precipitation event and its associated lightning activity over northern Greece. Atmospheric Research, 169, 523-538. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2015.06.019, 2016

Matsangouras I.T., P.T. Nastos, I. Pytharoulis, Study of the tornado event in Greece on March 25, 2009: Synoptic analysis and numerical modeling using modified topography. Atmospheric Research, 169, 566-583. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2015.08.010, 2016