Numerical models

WRF, WRF-Chem, WRF-SFIRE, WRF-Hydro, RayMan


Fortran, NCL, Python, NCO, CDO, GDAL

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


Professional appointments

March 2014 – Present
Athens, Greece

Postdoctoral Researcher

National Observatory of Athens

In the frame of my present appointment, I am working with state-of-the-art numerical weather prediction and regional climate models (WRF, WRF-Chem, WRF-SFIRE, WRF-Hydro), as well as with human-bioclimate models (RayMan), for both research and operational purposes. Specific duties include:

  • Responsible for human-biometeorology and bioclimate modeling activities.
  • Developer and in charge of operating the fire-spread forecasting service of the National Observatory of Athens, based on the coupled fire-atmosphere WRF-SFIRE modeling system.
  • Developer and in charge of operating the weather forecasting service based on the WRF model, including lightning forecasts (
  • In charge of operating the dust forecasting service based on the WRF-Chem model (
  • Developer of the AEOLUS-RIO2016 forecasting service for supporting the Hellenic Olympic Sailing Team during the Summer 2016 Olympic Games (
  • Contact person and in charge of relevant modeling activities in the context of the “Convective phenomena at high resolution over Europe and the Mediterranean” CORDEX FPS (
  • Leader scientist of the “Impacts of dust on Mediterranean cyclones” research initiative in the context of the “Med-Cyclones” science team of the Hydrological Cycle in the Mediterranean Experiment (HyMeX).
  • Contact person and in charge of relevant modeling activities in the context of the “Study of a haboob in Iran” research initiative of the WMO SDS WAS.
May 2013 – January 2014
Thessaloniki, Greece

Postdoctoral Researcher

Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics

Specific duties include:

Recent Publications

25 publications with 295 total citations (h-index=10)

More Publications

(2019). CORDEX-WRF v1.3: development of a module for the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model to support the CORDEX community. Geoscientific Model Development 12:1029-1066.


(2019). Modeling lightning density using cloud top parameters. Atmospheric Research 222:163-171.


Recent & Upcoming Talks

Development of a rapid-response forecasting system for fire spread prediction in the context of the DISARM project (in Greek)
Mar 14, 2019 12:00
Climate modeling and applications (in English)
Nov 20, 2018 09:30
Climate and Climate Change (in Greek)
Oct 11, 2018 10:00
Numerical weather prediction models: A powerful tool for studying the atmosphere (in Greek)
Dec 13, 2017 12:30
The WRF-Chem model: Overview, capabilities, examples (in English)
Oct 11, 2017 12:30

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