Kourtidis Konstantinos

Rank: Assoc. Prof.

Laboratory: Atmospheric Pollution and of Pollution Control Engineering of Atmospheric Pollutants

Specialization: Atmospheric Physycs and Technology

Education: Physics (B.Sc), Atmospheric Physics (Ph.D.)

Scientific Interests:
Atmospheric Sciences, pollution-radiation-climate interactions, atmosphere-ocean interactions, remote sensing

Undergraduate classes: Atmospheric Physics (1st sem.), Remote Sensing (4th sem.), Climatology (7th sem.), Global Biogeochemistry (8th sem.).

Selected Research Projects:
1. Programme "Air Quality Monitoring and Forecasting in China (AMFIC)" (P.I.), E.U., DG TREN Aeronautics and Space, 2007-2009.
2. Programme "Feasibility Study for a Low-Flying Spacecraft for the study of the Mesosphere and the Lower Thermosphere" (Lead Scientist for WP1), ESA, 2007-2008.
3. Programme "Urban Heat Island" (Independent Expert), ESA, 2008-2010.
4. Programme "Monitoring and Assessment of Regional air quality in China using space Observations, Project Of Long-term sino-european co-Operation (MarcoPolo)" (P.I.), E.U., DG TREN Aeronautics and Space, 11.2013-10.2016.
5. Programme "Atmospheric Electricity Network: coupling with the Earth System, climate and biological systems (ELECTRONET)" (Coordinator), E.U., HORIZON 2020 - COST Association, 1.2016-12.2019.

Selected Publications:
1. Kourtidis K., "Global biogeochemical cycles", TZIOLA Publications, 236 pages, 2012 (in Greek).
2. Kourtidis, K., I. Kioutsoukis, D.F. McGinnis and S. Rapsomanikis, Effects of methane outgassing on the Black Sea atmosphere, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 6, 5173-5182, 2006.
3. Kourtidis, K.; Kelesis, A.; Petrakakis, M., Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in urban ambient air, Atmos. Env., 42, 32, 7476-7482, DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2008.05.066, 2008.
4. Georgoulias A.K., Kourtidis K.A., Buchwitz M., Schneising O., Burrows J.P., A case study on the application of SCIAMACHY satellite methane measurements for regional studies: the Greater Area of Eastern Mediterranean, Int. J. Remote Sens., 32(3), 787-813, doi:10.1080/01431161.2010.517791, 2011.
5. Georgoulias, A. K. and Kourtidis, K. A.: On the aerosol weekly cycle spatiotemporal variability over Europe, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 4611-4632, doi:10.5194/acp-11-4611-2011, 2011.
6. Kourtidis K., Rapsomanikis S., Zerefos C., Georgoulias A. K., Pavlidou E.: Severe particulate pollution from the deposition practices of the primary materials of a cement plant, Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res., 16, 9796-9808, DOI: 10.1007/s11356-014-2969-6, 2014.
7. Georgoulias A., Kourtidis K., Rapsomanikis S., Santchez-Lopez A., Common summertime total cloud cover and aerosol optical depth weekly variabilities over Europe: sign of the aerosol indirect effects?, Atmos. Res., 153, 59-73, 2015.
8. Kourtidis K., S. Stathopoulos, A. Georgoulias, G. Alexandri, S. Rapsomanikis: A study of the impact of synoptic weather conditions and water vapor on aerosol-cloud relationships over major urban clusters of China, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 10955-10964, doi:10.5194/acp-15-10955-2015, 2015.
9. Kourtidis K., A.K. Georgoulias, M. Vlahopoulou, N. Tsirliganis, N. Kastelis, K. Ouzounis, and N. Kazakis: Radon and radioactivity at a town overlying Uranium ores in northern Greece. J. of Environmental Radioactivity, 150, 220-227, 2015.
10. Kastelis N. and K. Kourtidis: Characterisation of the atmospheric electric field and correlation with CO-2 at a rural site in southern Balkans, Earth, Planets and Space, 68:3, DOI 10.1186/s40623-016-0379-3, 2016.

Union Service Award 2007 of European Geosciences Union (EGU) "in recognition of his generous and innovative services as Managing Editor of the EGU Newsletter" (http://www.egu.eu/index.php?id=48&file=union_service_award_overview). The awards are awarded once yearly "to individuals in recognition of outstanding service and exceptional efforts in the promotion, growth and running of the Union".

Condact Details
Tel: 25410-79383
email: kourtidi@env.duth.gr
LinkedIn: Kourtidis Kostas

Curriculum Vitae


  • Address:Department of Environmental Engineering, 67100, Xanthi

  • Telephone: 30 25410 79109,79117,79112

  • Email: secr@env.duth.gr