Poupkou Anastasia

Anastasia Poupkou
Associate Researcher

Biographical note

Dr. Poupkou is a Physicist. She has an MSc in Environmental Physics and a PhD in Atmospheric Physics by the School of Physics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). Her research interests are related to the study of the chemical composition of the atmosphere and the climate change. She has a many-year experience in the fields of air quality modeling and evaluation, atmospheric emission sources apportionment and process analysis, and anthropogenic and natural emissions estimation.

She has 43 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and 52 publications in proceedings of international peer-reviewed conferences (1071 citations from third-party, h-index 20, Source: Scopus, 27/02/2021). She has participated in 40 competitive research projects (FP6, FP7, Horizon2020, ETC, ESA and National; in five of them as WP leader). She has been member of the Steering Committee in 3 research projects. She has been an expert of the European Programme H2020 for Research and Innovation. She has participated in the COST action "ES0602: Towards a European Network on Chemical Weather Forecasting and Information Systems” as invited expert, and in the EU “Forum for air quality modelling in Europe”. She is member of the Scientific Committee of the Greek Initiative “Addressing climate change impacts on cultural and natural heritage”.

Dr. Poupkou has teaching experience at postgraduate level in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and in the Hellenic Open University (Courses: «Atmospheric Circulation Models», «Environmental Chemistry», «Introduction to Natural and Human Environment», «Air Pollution Management»). She has supervised more than 20 Postgraduate Diploma Theses.


Selected Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  1. Kontos, S., Kakosimos, K., Liora, N., Poupkou, A. and Melas, D. 2021. "Towards a regional dust modeling system in the central Middle East: Evaluation, uncertainties and recommendations". Atmospheric Environment, 246, 118160.
  2. Zerefos, C., Solomos, S., Kapsomenakis, J., Poupkou, A., Dimitriadou, L., Polychroni, I., Kalabokas, P., Philandras, C. and Thanos, D., 2020. "Lessons learned and questions raised during and post‑COVID‑19 anthropopause period in relation to the environment and climate". Environment Development and Sustainability, DOI: 10.1007/s10668-020-01075-4.
  3. Zyrichidou I., Balis D., Koukouli M.E., Drosoglou T., Bais A., Gratsea M., Gerasopoulos E., Liora N., Poupkou A., Giannaros C., Melas D., De Smedt I., Van Roozendael M., Van der A R.J., Boersma K.F., Valks P. and Richter A., 2019. "Adverse results of the economic crisis: A study on the emergence of enhanced formaldehyde (HCHO) levels seen from satellites over Greek urban sites". Atmospheric Research, 224, 42-51.
  4. Kontos, S., Liora, N., Giannaros, C., Kakosimos, K., Poupkou, A. and Melas, D., 2018. "Modeling natural dust emissions in the central Middle East: Parameterizations and sensitivity". Atmospheric Environment, 190, pp. 294-307.
  5. Solomou E., Poupkou A., Bolis S., Zanis P., Lazaridis M. and Melas D., 2018. "Evaluating near-surface ozone levels simulated from MACC global and regional modelling systems in Eastern Mediterranean under the influence of Etesian winds". Atmospheric Research, 208, pp. 191-200.
  6. Filioglou, M., Siomos, N., Poupkou, A., Dimopoulos, S., Chaikovsky, A. and Balis, D., 2018. "A sensitivity study of the LIdar-Radiometer Inversion Code (LIRIC) using selected cases from Thessaloniki, Greece database". International Journal of Remote Sensing, 39, pp. 315-333.
  7. Siomos, N., Balis, D., Poupkou, A., Liora, N., Dimopoulos, S., Melas, D., Giannakaki, E., Filioglou, M., Basart, S. and Chaikovsky, A., 2017. "Investigating the quality of modeled aerosol profiles based on combined lidar and sunphotometer data". Atmosperic Chemistry and Physics, 17, pp. 7003–7023.
  8. Drosoglou, T., Bais, A., Zyrichidou, I., Kouremeti, N., Poupkou, A., Liora, N., Giannaros, C., Koukouli, M.E., Balis, D. and Melas, D., 2017. "Comparisons of ground-based tropospheric NO2 MAX-DOAS measurements to satellite observations with the aid of an air quality model over Thessaloniki area, Greece". Atmosperic Chemistry and Physics, 17, pp. 5829–5849.
  9. Pu, X., Huang, X., Melas, D., Zanis, P., Papanastasiou, D. and Poupkou A., 2017. "Enhanced surface ozone during the heat wave of 2013 in Yangtze River Delta region, China", Science of the Total Environment, 603–604, pp. 807–816.
  10. Merico, E., Gambaro, A., Argiriou, A., Alebic-Juretic, A., Barbaro, E., Cesari, D., Chasapidis, L., Dimopoulos, S., Dinoi, A., Donateo, A., Giannaros, C., Gregoris, E., Karagiannidis, A., Konstandopoulos, A.G., Ivoševic, T., Liora, N., Melas, D., Mifka, B., Orlic, I., Poupkou, A., Sarovic, K., Tsakis, A., Giua, R., Pastore, T., Nocioni, A. and Contini, D., 2017. "Atmospheric impact of ship traffic in four Adriatic-Ionian port-cities: Comparison and harmonization of different approaches", Transportation Research Part D, 50, pp. 431–445.
  11. Liora, N., Poupkou, A., Giannaros, T.M. Kakosimos, K.E., Stein, O. and Melas, D., 2016. "Impacts of natural emission sources on particle pollution levels in Europe", Atmospheric Environment, 137. pp. 171-185.
  12. Liora, N., Markakis, K., Poupkou, A., Giannaros, T.M. and Melas, D., 2015. "The natural emissions model (NEMO): Description, application and model evaluation", Atmospheric Environment, 122, pp. 493-504.
  13. Marécal, V., Peuch, V.-H., Andersson, C., Andersson, S., Arteta, J., Beekmann, M., Benedictow, A., Bergström, R., Bessagnet, B., Cansado, A., Chéroux, F., Colette, A., Coman, A., Curier, R. L., Denier van der Gon, H. A. C., Drouin, A., Elbern, H., Emili, E., Engelen, R. J., Eskes, H. J., Foret, G., Friese, E., Gauss, M., Giannaros, C., Guth, J., Joly, M., Jaumouillé, E., Josse, B., Kadygrov, N., Kaiser, J. W., Krajsek, K., Kuenen, J., Kumar, U., Liora, N., Lopez, E., Malherbe, L., Martinez, I., Melas, D., Meleux, F., Menut, L., Moinat, P., Morales, T., Parmentier, J., Piacentini, A., Plu, M., Poupkou, A., Queguiner, S., Robertson, L., Rouïl, L., Schaap, M., Segers, A., Sofiev, M., Thomas, M., Timmermans, R., Valdebenito, Á., van Velthoven, P., van Versendaal, R., Vira, J.and Ung, A., 2015. "A regional air quality forecasting system over Europe: the MACC-II daily ensemble production", Geoscientific Model Development, 8, pp. 2777–2813.
  14. Karagiannidis, A., Poupkou, A., Giannaros, T., Giannaros, C., Melas, D. and Argiriou, A., 2015. "The air quality of a Mediterranean urban environment area and its relation to major meteorological parameters", Water, Air, & Soil Pollution, 226:2239, DOI 10.1007/s11270-014-2239-8.
  15. Poupkou, A., Markakis, K., Liora, N., Giannaros, T., Zanis P., Im, U., Daskalakis, N., Myriokefalitakis, S., Kaiser, J. W., Melas, D., Kanakidou, M., Karacostas, T. and Zerefos, C., 2014. "A modeling study of the impact of the 2007 Greek forest fires on the gaseous pollutant levels in the Eastern Mediterranean ", Atmospheric Research, 148, pp. 1-17.
  16. Poupkou A., Zanis P., Nastos P., Papanastasiou D., Melas D., Tourpali K. and Zerefos C., 2011. "Present climate trend analysis of the Etesian winds in the Aegean Sea", Theoritical and Applied Climatology, 106, pp. 459–472.
  17. Poupkou, A., Nastos, P., Melas, D. and Zerefos, C., 2011. "Climatology of Discomfort Index and Air Quality Index in a large urban Mediterranean agglomeration", Water, Air &Soil Pollution, 222, pp. 163–183.
  18. Poupkou, A., Giannaros, T., Markakis, K. Kioutsioukis, I., Curci, G., Melas, D., and Zerefos, C., 2010. "A model for European biogenic volatile organic compound emissions: Software development and first validation", Environmental Modelling and Software, 25, pp. 1845-1856.
  19. Poupkou, A., Melas, D., Ziomas, I., Symeonidis, P., Lisaridis, I., Gerasopoulos, E. and Zerefos, C., 2009. "Simulated summertime regional ground-level ozone concentrations over Greece", Water, Air &Soil Pollution, 196, pp. 169–181.
  20. Poupkou, A., Symeonidis, P., Lisaridis, I., Melas, D., Ziomas, I., Yay, O. D. and Balis, D., 2008. "Effects of anthropogenic emission sources on maximum ozone concentrations over Greece", Atmospheric Research, 89, pp. 374–381.
  21. Symeonidis, P., Poupkou, A., Gkantou, A., Melas, D., Yay, O.D., Pouspourika, Ε. and Balis, D., 2008. "Development of a computational system for estimating biogenic NMVOCs emissions based on GIS technology", Atmospheric Environment, 42, pp. 1777–1789.
  22. Poupkou, A., Symeonidis, P., Ziomas, I., Melas, D. and Markakis, K., 2007. "A spatially and temporally disaggregated anthropogenic emission inventory in the southern Balkan Region", Water, Air &Soil Pollution, 185, pp.335–348.

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