CV

Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Name

 

Athanasios Tsikerdekis

Address

 

Arximidous 6, Thessaloniki, 54639, Greece

Telephone number

 

+30 6932458494

Academic e-mail

 

tsike@geo.auth.gr

Personal e-mail

 

atsikerdekis@gmail.com

Personal website

 

thanos.tsikerdekis.com

EDUCATION

November 2013

 

PhD candidate (ABD) with the title “Study of dust-climate interactions using the regional climate model RegCM-chem”, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Meteorology and Climatology, Thessaloniki, Greece

June 2013

 

MSc in Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Environment, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

July 2010

 

BSc in Geology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

 

EMPLOYMENT

Oct2016 - Dec2017

 

Research assistant within the framework of the project “Coordinating and integRating state-of-the-art Earth Observation Activities in the regions of North Africa, Middle East, and Balkans and Developing Links with GEO related initiatives towards GEOSS (GEO-CRADLE)”. Creating a user friendly interactive web tool that visualizes and provides essential climate variables and indices using high horizontal resolution regional climate model simulations.

May2015 - Dec2015

 

Exchange scholar in the Michigan University (UMICH) within the framework of Regional climate-air quality interactions (REQUA) program.

Mar2013 - Mar2015

 

Research assistant within the framework of “Monitoring the composition of the Atmosphere and Climate” funded from the European Commission-Research Executive Agency (REA) (MACC‐II)

Jul2012 - Dec2014

Nov2015 - Jun2016

 

Evaluating and digitizing historical climate data in collaboration with the Justus Liebig University Giessen.

May2012

 

Practical training within the framework of my post-graduate studies on the Greek National Hail Suppression Program (ELGA) in Thessaloniki.

Apr2012

 

Practical training within the framework of my post-graduate studies on the Hellenic National Meteorological Service (HNMS) in the airport of Thessaloniki.

Mar2012 - Jun2012

 

Fixed-term contract for conducting laboratory exercises on the under-graduated lesson “Introduction to Computers” in the School of Geology, Faculty of Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH).

Feb2011 - Jun2011

 

Teaching assistant on the under-graduated lesson “Introduction to Computers” in the School of Geology, Faculty of Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH).

Oct2010 - Dec2011

 

Practical training within the framework of my post-graduate studies as a meteorological observer on the station of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH).

Jul2010 - Aug2010

 

Practical training within the framework of my under-graduate studies on the Public Power Corporation S.A. of Greece (PPC) in the coal mining area of Ptolemaida.

 

PEER-REVIEW PUCLICATIONS

  • Tsikerdekis, A., Zanis, P., Steiner, A. L., Solmon, F., Amiridis, V., Marinou, E., Katragkou, E., Karacostas, T. and Foret, G.: Impact of dust size parameterizations on aerosol burden and radiative forcing in RegCM4, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Impact factor:5.114. Citations:1., 17(2), 769–791, doi:10.5194/acp-17-769-2017, 2017. Download.

  • Georgoulias, A. K., Alexandri, G., Kourtidis, K. A., Lelieveld, J., Zanis, P., Pöschl, U., Levy, R., Amiridis, V., Marinou, E. and Tsikerdekis, A.: Spatiotemporal variability and contribution of different aerosol types to the aerosol optical depth over the Eastern Mediterranean, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Impact factor:5.114. Citations:2., 16(21), 13853–13884, doi:10.5194/acp-16-13853-2016, 2016. Download.

  • Marinou, E., Amiridis, V., Binietoglou, I., Solomos, S., Proestakis, E., Konsta, D., Tsikerdekis, A., Papagiannopoulos, N., Vlastou, G., Zanis, P., Balis, D., Wandinger, U. and Ansmann, A.: 3D evolution of Saharan dust transport towards Europe based on a 9-year EARLINET-optimized CALIPSO dataset, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussion. Impact factor:5.114., (November), 1–35, doi:10.5194/acp-2016-902, 2016. Download. (Under Review)

  • Alexandri, G., Georgoulias, A. K., Zanis, P., Katragkou, E., Tsikerdekis, A., Kourtidis, K., and Meleti, C.: On the ability of RegCM4 regional climate model to simulate surface solar radiation patterns over Europe: an assessment using satellite-based observations, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. Impact factor:5.114. Citations:4. Discuss., 15, 18487-18535, doi:10.5194/acpd-15-18487-2015, 2015. Download.

  • Zanis, P., Katragkou, E., Ntogras, C., Marougianni, G., Tsikerdekis, A., Feidas, H., Anadranistakis, E. and Melas, D.: Transient high-resolution regional climate simulation for Greece over the period 1960-2100: evaluation and future projections, Climate Research. Impact Factor:2.496. 64(2), 123–140, doi:10.3354/cr01304, 2015. Download.

  • 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, Geoscientific Model Development. Impact Factor: 3.654. Citations:2. Discuss., 8, 1077-1115, doi:10.5194/gmdd-8-1077-2015, 2015. Download.

  • Katragkou, E., García-Díez, M., Vautard, R., Sobolowski, S., Zanis, P., Alexandri, G., Cardoso, R. M., Colette, A., Fernández, J., Gobiet, A., Goergen, K., Karacostas, T., Knist, S., Mayer, S., Soares, P. M. M., Pytharoulis, I., Tegoulias, I., Tsikerdekis, A., and Jacob, D.: Hindcast regional climate simulations within EURO-CORDEX: evaluation of a WRF multi-physics ensemble, Geoscientific Model Development. Impact Factor: 3.654. Citations:19. Discuss., 7, 6629-6675, doi:10.5194/gmdd-7-6629-2014, 2014. Download.

  • Flemming, J., Huijnen, V., Arteta, J., Bechtold, P., Beljaars, A., Blechschmidt, A.-M., Josse, B., Diamantakis, M., Engelen, R. J., Gaudel, A., Inness, A., Jones, L., Katragkou, E., Marecal, V., Peuch, V.-H., Richter, A., Schultz, M. G., Stein, O., and Tsikerdekis, A.: Tropospheric chemistry in the integrated forecasting system of ECMWF, Geoscientific Model Development. Impact Factor: 3.654. Citations:6. Discuss., 7, 7733-7803, doi:10.5194/gmdd-7-7733-2014, 2014. Download.

  • Fountoulakis, K. N., Savopoulos, C., Zannis, P., Apostolopoulou, M., Fountoukidis, I., Kakaletsis, N., Kanellos, I., Dimellis, D., Hyphantis, T., Tsikerdekis, A., Pompili, M. and Hatzitolios, A. I.: Climate change but not unemployment explains the changing suicidality in Thessaloniki Greece (2000-2012)., Journal of Affective Disorders. Impact Factor:3.383. 193, 331–338, doi:10.1016/j.jad.2016.01.008, 2016. Download.

 

PEER-REVIEW INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

  • Athanasios Tsikerdekis, Prodromos Zanis, Allison L. Steiner, Fabien Solmon, Vassilis Amiridis, Eleni Marinou, Eleni Katragkou, Theodore Karacostas. Dust over the Mediterranean using an online climate-chemistry regional climate model (RegCM4). Conference Poster. Mediterranean Climate Variability and Predictability Conference 2016 (MEDCLIVAR2016). Athens, Greece, 26-30 September 2016. Download.

  • Tsikerdekis, A., Zanis, P., Steiner, A. L., Solmon, F., Amiridis, V., Marinou, E., Katragkou, E. and Karacostas, T. S.: Simulated Dust Over the Sahara and Mediterranean with a Regional Climate Model (RegCM4), In: Perspectives on Atmospheric Sciences, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics (COMECAP2016), Thessaloniki, Greece, 19-21 September 2016, Karacostas T., Bais A. and Nastos P.T. (Eds.), Springer Atmospheric sciences, Springer International Publishing AG, Cham, Switzerland, 615–620., doi:10.1007/978-3-319-35095-0_87, 2017. Download.

  • Zanis, P., Akritidis, D., Tsikerdekis, A., Kapsomenakis, J., Kontos, S., Melas, D., Zerefos, C. S., Flemming, J. and Katragkou, E.: An Assessment of Near Surface Ozone Over Europe from the Global CAMS Interim Reanalysis, In: Perspectives on Atmospheric Sciences, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics (COMECAP2016), Thessaloniki, Greece, 19-21 September 2016, Karacostas T., Bais A. and Nastos P.T. (Eds.), Springer Atmospheric sciences, Springer International Publishing AG, Cham, Switzerland, 969–974., doi:10.1007/978-3-319-35095-0_138, 2017. Download.

  • Georgoulias A.K., Tsikerdekis A., Amiridis V., Marinou E., Benedetti A., Zanis P., Kourtidis K., A 3-D Evaluation of the MACC Reanalysis Dust Product Over Europe Using CALIOP/CALIPSO Satellite Observations, In: Perspectives on Atmospheric Sciences, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics (COMECAP2016), Thessaloniki, Greece, 19-21 September 2016, Karacostas T., Bais A. and Nastos P.T. (Eds.), Springer Atmospheric sciences, Springer International Publishing AG, Cham, Switzerland, 795-800, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-35095-0_114, 2017. Download.

  • Marinou E., Amiridis V., Solomos S., Proestakis E., Kottas M., Zanis P., Georgoulias A.K., Tsikerdekis A., Tsekeri A., Konsta D., Kokkalis P., Binietoglou I., Balis D., 3D Saharan Dust Variability Over Europe as Seen by CALIPSO, In: Perspectives on Atmospheric Sciences, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics (COMECAP2016), Thessaloniki, Greece, 19-21 September 2016, Karacostas T., Bais A. and Nastos P.T. (Eds.), Springer Atmospheric sciences, Springer International Publishing AG, Cham, Switzerland, 883-889, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-35095-0_126, 2017. Download.

  • Alexandri G. Georgoulias A.K., Zanis P., Katragkou E., Tsikerdekis A., Kourtidis K., Meleti C., Evaluation of Regional Climate Model Surface Solar Radiation Patterns Over Europe Using Satellite-Based Observations and Radiative Transfer Calculations, In: Perspectives on Atmospheric Sciences, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics (COMECAP2016), Thessaloniki, Greece, 19-21 September 2016, Karacostas T., Bais A. and Nastos P.T. (Eds.), Springer Atmospheric sciences, Springer International Publishing AG, Cham, Switzerland, 701-706, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-35095-0_100, 2017. Download.

  • A. Tsikerdekis, P. Zanis, A. L. Steiner, V. Amiridis, E. Marinou, E. Katragkou, Th. Karacostas, F. Solmon. Modeling the Trans-Atlantic transportation of mineral dust from Sahara. Conference paper, 14th International Congress of the Geological Society of Greece (EGE2016). Thessaloniki, Greece, 25-27 May 2016.

  • Athanasios Tsikerdekis, Prodromos Zanis, Allison L. Steiner, Fabien Solmon, Vassilis Amiridis, Eleni Marinou, Eleni Katragkou, Theodore Karacostas. Dust size parameterization in RegCM4: impact on aerosol burden and radiative forcing. Oral Presentation. REQUA RegCM-CHEM Experts Workshop. Trieste, Italy, 25 May 2016.

  • Tsikerdekis A., Zanis P., Steiner A., Amiridis V., Marinou E., Katragkou E., Karacostas Th., Solmon F. Trans-Atlantic Transport of Mineral Dust from Sahara using RegCM4. Oral Presentation. REQUA RegCM-CHEM Experts Workshop. Trieste, Italy, 25 May 2016.

  • Georgoulias A.K., Tsikerdekis A., Amiridis V., Marinou E., Benedetti A., Zanis P., Kourtidis K., A 3-D evaluation of the MACC reanalysis dust product over the greater European region using CALIOP/CALIPSO satellite observations, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 18, 1903, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2016 (EGU2016), Vienna, Austria, 17-22 April 2016. Download.

  • A. Tsikerdekis, P. Zanis, A. L. Steiner, F. Solmon, V. Amiridis, E. Marinou, E. Katragkou, Th. Karacostas. Dust size parameterization in RegCM4: Impact on aerosol burden and radiative forcing. Conference Poster. American Geosciences Union Fall Meeting 2015 (AGU2015). Final Poster Number: A33L-0357. Download. Download2.

  • A. Tsikerdekis, P. Zanis, V. Amiridis, E. Marinou, A.K. Georgoulias, E. Katragkou, Th. Karacostas, F. Solmon. Evaluation of the dust scheme in the regional climate model RegCM4 using the dust satellite product LIVAS over Europe and North Africa. Conference poster, Symposium on Coupled Chemistry Meteorology/Climate Modelling 2015 (CCMM2015), Geneva. Download.

  • E. Katragkou, P. Zanis, A. Tsikerdekis, J. Kapsomenakis, D. Melas, H. Eskes, J. Flemming, V. Huijnen, A. Inness, M.G. Schultz, O. Stein, C. Zerefos. Evaluation of MACCII near surface ozone reanalysis over Europe. Conference poster, Symposium on Coupled Chemistry Meteorology/Climate Modelling 2015 (CCMM2015), Geneva. Download.

  • Athanasios Tsikerdekis, Eleni Katragou, Prodromos Zanis, Dimitrios Melas, Henk Eskes, Johannes Flemming, Vincent Huijnen, Antje Inness, Ioannis Kapsomenakis, Martin Schultz, Olaf Stein, Christos Zerefos. Comparison between assimilated and non-assimilated experiments of the MACCii global reanalysis near surface ozone. Conference PICO, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014 (EGU2014), Vol. 16, EGU2014-652-2, 2014. Download1 - Download2.

  • Aristeidis K. Georgoulias, Athanasios Tsikerdekis, Christos Ntogras, Prodromos Zanis. Assessing the effectiveness of RegCM4 regional climate model in simulating the aerosol optical depth patterns over the region of Eastern Mediterranean. Conference poster, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014 (EGU2014), Vol. 16, EGU2014-10037, 2014. Download.

  • Georgia Alexandri, Athanasios Tsikerdekis, Prodromos Zanis, Eleni Katragkou, Aristeidis K. Georgoulias. On the ability of two regional climate models to simulate surface solar radiation patterns over Europe: An assessment using CM SAF satellite data. Conference poster, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014 (EGU2014), Vol. 16, EGU2014-9483, 2014. Download.

  • Eleni Katragkou, Prodromos Zanis, Margarita Cardoso, Jesus Fernandez, Markel Garcia-Diez, Andreas Gobiet, Klaus Goergen, Daniela Jacob, Theodore Karacostas, Stephanie Mayer, Ioannis Pytharoulis, Pedro Soares, Stefan Sobolowski, Ioannis Tegoulias, Athanasios Tsikerdekis, Robert Vautard. Evaluation of a WRF-hindcast ensemble within the EURO-CORDEX project. Conference poster, European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014 (EGU2014), Vol. 16, EGU2014-5637, 2014.

  • Athanasios Tsikerdekis, Babatunde Joseph Abiodun, Tinebeb Yohannes, Nana Ama Browne. Sensitivity of Aerosols over the African Domain. Research study, Seventh ICTP Workshop on the Theory and Use of Regional Climate Models. Download.

  • Athanasios Tsikerdekis, Eleni Katragou, Prodromos Zanis, Dimitrios Melas, Henk Eskes, Johannes Flemming, Vincent Huijnen, Antje Inness, Ioannis Kapsomenakis, Martin Schultz, Olaf Stein, Christos Zerefos. Evaluating the impact of data assimilation on near surface ozone in the MACC-ii global reanalysis. Conference poster, COMECAP 2014. Download.

  • Eleni Katragkou, Prodromos Zanis, Margarita Cardoso, Jesus Fernandez, Markel Garcia-Diez, Andreas Gobiet, Klaus Goergen, Daniela Jacob, Theodore Karacostas, Stephanie Mayer, Ioannis Pytharoulis, Pedro Soares, Stefan Sobolowski, Ioannis Tegoulias, Athanasios Tsikerdekis, Robert Vautard. Evaluation of a WRF-hindcast ensemble within the EURO-CORDEX project. Conference poster, COMECAP 2014. Download.

 

OTHER PUCLICATIONS

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

  • Cram, T. a., Compo, G. P., Yin, X., Allan, R. J., McColl, C., Vose, R. S., Whitaker, J. S., Matsui, N., Ashcroft, L., Auchmann, R., Bessemoulin, P., Brandsma, T., Brohan, P., Brunet, M., Comeaux, J., Crouthamel, R., Gleason, B. E., Groisman, P. Y., Hersbach, H., Jones, P. D., Jónsson, T., Jourdain, S., Kelly, G., Knapp, K. R., Kruger, A., Kubota, H., Lentini, G., Lorrey, A., Lott, N., Lubker, S. J., Luterbacher, J., Marshall, G. J., Maugeri, M., Mock, C. J., Mok, H. Y., Nordli, Ø., Rodwell, M. J., Ross, T. F., Schuster, D., Srnec, L., Valente, M. A., Vizi, Z., Wang, X. L., Westcott, N., Woollen, J. S. and Worley, S. J.: The International Surface Pressure Databank version 2, Geosci. Data J., 2(1), 31–46, doi:10.1002/gdj3.25, 2015. Download.

 

CONFERENCE / WORKSHOPS / SUMMER-SCHOOLS

  • Mediterranean Climate Variability and Predictability Conference 2016 (MEDCLIVAR2016) in Athens from 26 to 30 September 2016.

  • 13ο International Conference of Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics» (COMECAP2016) in Crete from 19-21 September 2016.

  • Eighth ICTP Workshop on the Theory and Use of Regional Climate Models (smr 2831) in Trieste 23 May to 3 June 2016

  • American Geosciences Union Fall Meeting 2015 (AGU2015) in San Francisco from 14 to 18 December 2015.

  • Seventh ICTP Workshop on the Theory and Use of Regional Climate Models (smr 2581) in Trieste 12-23 May 2014.

  • Summer School «Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics» that took place in Forschungszentrum Jülich from 7 to 11 October 2013.

  • European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014 (EGU2014) in Vienna from 27 April to 2 May 2014.

  • 12ο International Conference of Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics» (COMECAP2014) in Crete from 28-31 May 2014.

  • «11ο International Conference of Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics» (COMECAP2012) that took place in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens from 29 May to 1 June 2012.

  • Seminar «Processing and interpretation of meteorological satelite images with the software MSGView» that was held in the Department of Meteorology and Climatology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki between 28 and 29 March 2011.

  • Seminar «Extreme Weather Events» that took placed in the Department of Meteorology and Climatology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki between 18 and 23 Μarch 2010.

  • Workshop for the International Day of Meteorology that took place in the Department of Meteorology and Climatology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki on 23 March 2009.

 

PARTICIPATION IN RESEARCH PROJECTS

2016-2017

 

Coordinating and integRating state-of-the-art Earth Observation Activities in the regions of North Africa, Middle East, and Balkans and Developing Links with GEO related initiatives towards GEOSS (GEO-CRADLE)

2012-2015

 

EC, FP7, Monitoring Atmospheric Composition and Climate (MACC‐II)

2013-2015

 

Regional climate-air quality interactions (REQUA)

 

SKILLS

Languages

 

  • Greek: Native

  • English: Fluent

Computers


 

 

  • Operating System: Linux (Ubuntu), Windows

  • Software: Regional Climate Model RegCM4, R, Microsoft and Libre Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Grid Analysis and Display System (GrADS), Climate Data Operator Tools (cdo), ArcGIS, Surfer 9, Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, Autodesk Maya

  • Programming Languages: R, Fortran

 

LAST UPDATED

13 March 2017