Invited Speech in 15th National 3rd International Environmental Engineering Congress

Dr. Stavros Solomos had an invited speech on Friday 24/11/2023 at 15th National 3rd International Environmental Engineering Congress, held virtually from 23-25 November 2023 and organised by UCTEA - Chamber of Environmental Engineers. More details can be found here.

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Publication in MDPI:Atmosphere

"The Development of METAL-WRF Regional Model for the Description of Dust Mineralogy in the Atmosphere" by Stavros Solomos et al has been published in MDPI:Atmosphere journal as part of the Special Issue "Characteristics of the Atmosphere and Their Impact on Quality of Life, Ecosystems, and Human Activities".

https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/14/11/1615

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Poster Presentation from Affiliated Researcher

"Climate Change, Transboundary Pollution from Natural Sources and Health Effects in the UK" by Samuel Thompson, Christina Mitsakou, Helen Macintyre and Karen Exley.

Dr. Christina Mitsakou from UK Health Security Agency is in close collaboration with MegDetH project to investigate the health implications from high concentrations of dust particles and especially the respective minerals that our new model module is capable of identifying.

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Publication in MDPI:Environmental Sciences Proceedings

"The Development of a Dust Mineralogy Map from Satellite Retrievals and Implementation in WRF-Chem" by Stavros Solomos et al has been published in MDPI:Environmental Sciences Proceedings journal. This article belongs to the Proceedings of 16th International Conference on Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics—COMECAP 2023.

https://www.mdpi.com/2673-4931/26/1/54


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Poster Presentation in EGU 2023

"The development of a detailed mineralogical database from satellite remote sensing products, towards an improved representation of dust transport in NWP simulations" by Nikolaos S. Bartsotas, Olga Sykioti, Christos Spyrou, Kostas C Douvis, Vassilis Amiridis, Christos Zerefos and Stavros Solomos was submitted to the EGU General Assembly 2023 in AS5.8 – Assimilation of active and passive satellite observations into NWP and hydrological models.

https://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU23/EGU23-11119.html


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Implementation of GMINER30 database in WRF-Chem

The GMINER30 (Global Mineral Database on 30sec resolution, Nickovic et al, 2012) that provides mineral fractions of potentially dust productive soils, has been implemented in WRF-Chem model.
First results will be presented in COMECAP 2023 conference.

Solomos S., Spyrou C., Gkikas A., Bartsotas N.S., Sykioti O., Amiridis V., Marinou E., Katsafados P., Tsarpalis K., Pejanovic G., Cvetkovic B., Nickovic, S., Kalivitis N., Kanakidou M., Mihalopoulos N., Zerefos C., Development of a dust mineralogy module for WRF, COMECAP 2023, Athens, September 2023

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Mineral fractions at dust sources from the new version of WRF-Chem model (Solomos et al., 2023)

Participation in EGU 2023

"The development of a detailed mineralogical database from satellite remote sensing products, towards an improved representation of dust transport in NWP simulations" by Nikolaos S. Bartsotas, Olga Sykioti, Christos Spyrou, Kostas C Douvis, Vassilis Amiridis, Christos Zerefos and Stavros Solomos was submitted to the EGU General Assembly 2023 in AS5.8 – Assimilation of active and passive satellite observations into NWP and hydrological models.

The General Assembly will take place 23–28 April 2023.
See you in Vienna!

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First results from NASA EMIT mission

EMIT was developed at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and launched on July 14, 2022. Since then, the instrument observes Earth from outside the International Space Station and maps dust source information and specifically what minerals are in dust source regions, so as to allow scientists to create a new mineral map of Earth’s dust-producing regions. Under the MegDeth framework, EMIT is expected to provide a valuable evaluation tool for our mineralogical database as it will provide hyperspectral scans that allow for discretisation among minerals with quite similar spectral signatures in the multispectral bands.

This first image shows the first measurements taken by EMIT on July 27, 2022, as it passed over Western Australia. The image at the front of the cube shows a mix of materials in Western Australia, including exposed soil (brown), vegetation (dark green), agricultural fields (light green), a small river, and clouds. The rainbow colors extending through the main part of the cube are the spectral fingerprints from corresponding spots in the front image.


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Invited Speech in BPU11 Congress

Dr. Stavros Solomos presented "Physical processes of desert dust in the atmosphere" in Balkan Physical Union 11 Congress, held in Serban Academy of Sciences and Arts from August 28th until September 1st, 2022.
More details can be found
here and the PPT of the presentation can be downloaded below:

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Participation in IRS 2022

"Assimilation of satellite retrievals for dust modeling applications" by Stavros Solomos, Christos Spyrou, Nikolaos Bartsotas, Petros Katsafados and Slobodan Nickovic
is submitted to IRS 2022 (INTERNATIONAL RADIATION SYMPOSIUM 2022), to be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, 4-8 July 2022.

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New Publication in MDPI:Atmosphere

"Development of a Dust Source Map for WRF-Chem Model Based on MODIS NDVI" by Spyrou, C.; Solomos, S.; Bartsotas, N.S.; Douvis, K.C. and Nickovic, S.
has been accepted for publication in
MDPI:Atmosphere journal.

https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4433/13/6/868/pdf


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MegDEtH flyer @ EGU2022

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Participation in EMS 2022

"Development of assimilation schemes for the representation of dust in LAPS and WRF modeling systems based on MODIS and MSG satellite retrievals" by Stavros Solomos et al, is submitted to OSA1.7 – The Weather Research and Forecasting Model (WRF): development, research and applications.


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Participation in EGU 2022

"Development of a dynamic dust-source map for regional dust models based on MODIS NDVI" by Stavros Solomos et al. was submitted to the EGU General Assembly 2022 in CL4.10 – Natural Aerosols in Climate Change.
The General Assembly will take place 23–27 May 2022.
See you in Vienna!

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