Katragkou Eleni

Katragkou Eleni
Department of Meteorology and Climatology
Associate Professor
Research Field: Physical Climatology-Climate Models

Research Interests

Physical Climatology

Regional Climate Modeling

Atmospheric Model Evaluation


Undergraduate, School of Geology

NGGN 105Y Introduction to computing

GGN 539E Foreign Language Terminology I: English

GGG 890E Information and Communication Technologies in Geological Education


Undergraduate, School of Mathematics

General and Dynamic Meteorology


Postgraduate in Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Environment, School of Geology

GMCM101Y Practical Meteorology

GMCM105Y Solar and Earth Radiation

GMCM 306Y Climate Modeling


Postgraduate in Environmental Physics, School of Physics

ΜΦΠ702 Atmospheric Measurement Techniques


Doctor rerum naturalium (Dr. rer. nat.) University of Heidelberg, Germany (2003)

MScSc) n Atmospheric Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2000)

Πτυχίο Φυσικής (ΒSc) Τμήμα Φυσικής, Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης (1998)

Selected publications
  1. 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.
  2. Davin et al, Biogeophysical impacts of forestation in Europe: first results from the LUCAS (Land Use and Climate Across Scales) regional climate model intercomparison, Earth Syst. Dynam., 11, 183–200, https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-11-183-2020, 2020.
  3. Pavlidis et al.,, 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.
  4. Jack C. and Katragkou E., Evaluation of downscaling methods over Europe: results of the EU-COST Action VALUE,International Journal of Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.6184, 2019
  5. Fita et al., 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.
  6. Knist et al., Land-atmosphere coupling in EURO-CORDEX evaluation experiments, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122, doi: 10.1002/2016JD025476, 2017
  7. Flemming et al., The CAMS interim Reanalysis of Carbon Monoxide, Ozone and Aerosol for 2003–2015, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 1945-1983, 2017
  8. Katragkou et al., Regional climate hindcast simulations within EURO-CORDEX: evaluation of a WRF multi-physics ensemble, Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 603-618, 2015.
  9. Katragkou et al., Evaluation of near surface ozone over Europe from the MACC reanalysis, Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2299-2314, 2015.
  10. Colette et al., Is the ozone climate penalty robust in Europe? Environ. Res. Lett., 10 084015, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/10/8/084015, 2015.
  11. Eskes et al., Validation of reactive gases and aerosols in the MACC global analysis and forecast system, Geosci. Model Dev., 8,3523-3546, 2015.
  12. Vautard et al., The simulation of European heat waves from an ensemble of regional climate models within the EURO-CORDEX project, Clim Dyn, 41 (9-10), pp. 2555-2575, 2013
  13. Katragkou et al., Future climate change impacts on summer surface ozone from regional climate-air quality simulations over Europe, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D22307, doi:10.1029/2011JD015899, 2011
  14. Katragkou et al., Decadal regional air quality simulations over Europe in present climate: near surface ozone sensitivity to external meteorological forcing, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 11805-11821, 2010