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APCG group is currently composed of twenty two (22) members: a (1) research director, three (3) senior researchers,  an (1) associate researcher, two (2) scientific and technical staff, twelve (12) research fellows and three (3) Ph.D. students.


Vassilis Amiridis
Senior Researcher, IAASARS/NOA
Ph.D. Atmospheric Physics


Link to full CV (pdf)

Contact Info:
e-mail: vamoir@noa.gr
tel: (+30) 210 810 9116

fax: (+30) 210 613 8343

Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing, National Observatory of Athens, I. Metaxa & Vas. Pavlou, P. Penteli (Lofos Koufou), 15236 Athens, Greece


Vassilis Amiridis was born in Göteborg, Sweden, in 1971. He received his B.S. in Physics, M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1998, 2000 and 2006, respectively. Since 2006, V. Amiridis is associate researcher in the Institute for Astronomy, Astrophysics, Space Applications and Remote Sensing (IAASARS) of the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), Greece. He is mainly interested in atmospheric aerosol characterization using ground-based and satellite remote sensing observations of the atmospheric composition (lidar and sunphotometric techniques). He has participated in more than 20 national, European and international projects and experimental campaigns. He has more than 45 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, 110 in conference proceedings, various scientific and technical reports and over 500 third party citations. V. Amiridis is responsible for the Aerosol Remote Sensing Station (ARSS) of IAASARS in Greece (NASA’s AERONET site). He is a member of EUFAR’s active remote sensing working group and expert group for cloud microphysics. He is a member of the editorial boards of EGU’s Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (Copernicus Publications) and of ISRN Meteorology (Hindawi Publishing Corporation).


Research Interests:
Active remote sensing of optical properties of aerosols, climatic role of aerosols
Inversion techniques for the retrieval of aerosol microphysical properties

Selected Publications:
Amiridis et al., 2012, Impact of the 2009 Attica wild fires on the air quality in urban Athens, Atmospheric Environment, 46, 536-544.
Amiridis et al., 2010, Smoke injection heights from agricultural burning in Eastern Europe as seen by CALIPSO, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10, 11567-11576.

Amiridis et al., 2009, The potential of the synergistic use of passive and active remote sensing measurements for the validation of a regional dust model, Annales Geophysicae, 27, 3155-3164.
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