Name: Dimitris G. Kaskaoutis

Title: Research Fellow

Affiliation: Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens, Greece


Research fields:

Air chemistry and the boundary layer, clouds and weather modification

Air quality, atmosphere & health

Applied meteorology

Atmospheric and solar-terrestrial physics

Atmospheric chemistry

Atmospheric environment


Building climatology and forestry climatology

Climate change and broadcast meteorology

Climate dynamics and variability

Clouds and precipitation physics

Dynamics of atmospheres and ocean

Hydrology, oceans and atmosphere

Marine meteorology and meteorology-associated geophysics

Meteorological, climatological and atmospheric environmental issues

Remote sensing

Satellite meteorology and synoptic meteorology

Theoretical and applied climatology

Weather systems, numerical weather prediction


2000: Bachelor in Physics, University of Athens

2002: Master of Science in Environmental Physics-Meteorology, University of Athens

2008: Doctor of Philosophy in Atmospheric Physics, University of Ioannina, Greece

Latest Publications:

D.G. Kaskaoutis, E.E. Houssos, F. Solmon, M. Legrand, A. Rashki, U.C. Dumka, P. Francois, R. Gautam, R.P. Singh, 2018. Impact of atmospheric circulation types on southwest Asian dust and Indian summer monsoon rainfall. Atmospheric Research, 201, 189-205.

A. Rashki, D.G. Kaskaoutis, A. Sepehr, 2018. Statistical evaluation of the dust events at selected stations in southwest Asia: from the Caspian Sea to the Arabian Sea. Catena, 165, 590 – 603.

Shani Tiwari, D.G. Kaskaoutis, V.K. Soni, S.D. Attri, A.K. Singh, 2018. Aerosol columnar characteristics and their heterogeneous nature over Varanasi, in the central Ganges valley. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, doi:10.1007/s11356-018-2502-4.

D.G. Kaskaoutis, E.E. Houssos, F. Minvielle, A. Rashki, I. Chiapello, U.C. Dumka, M. Legrand, 2018. Long-term variability and trends in the Caspian Sea – Hindu Kush Index: Influence on atmospheric circulation patterns, temperature and rainfall over the Middle East and southwest Asia. Global and Planetary Change, 169, 16-33.

U.C. Dumka, D.G. Kaskaoutis, S. Tiwari, P.D. Safai, S.D. Attri, V.K. Soni, N. Singh, N. Mihalopoulos, 2018. Assessment of biomass burning and fossil fuel contribution to black carbon concentrations in Delhi during winter. Atmospheric Environment, 194, 93–109.

M.N. Styllas, D.G. Kaskaoutis, 2018. Relationship between winter orographic precipitation with synoptic and large-scale atmospheric circulation: The case of Mount Olympus, Greece. Bulletin Geological Society of Greece, 52, 45-70.

N.A.F.K. Zaman, K.D. Kanniah, D.G. Kaskaoutis, 2018. Satellite data for upscalling urban air pollution in Malaysia. IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 169, 012036, doi:10.1088/1755-1315/169/1/012036.

D. Katsanos, A. Bougiatioti, E. Liakakou, D.G. Kaskaoutis, I. Stavroulas, D. Paraskevopoulou, M. Lianou, B.E. Psiloglou, E. Gerasopoulos, Ch. Pilinis, N. Mihalopoulos, 2019. Optical Properties of Near-surface Urban Aerosols and their Chemical Tracing in a Mediterranean City (Athens). Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 19, 49-70.

U.C. Dumka, D.G. Kaskaoutis, P.C.S. Devara, R. Kumar, S. Kumar, S. Tiwari, E. Gerasopoulos, N. Mihalopoulos, 2019. Year-long variability of the fossil fuel and wood burning black carbon components at a rural site in southern Delhi outskirts. Atmospheric Research, 216, 11–25.

A. Rashki, D.G. Kaskaoutis, A. Mofidi, F. Minvielle, I. Chiapello, M. Legrand, U.C., Dumka, P. Francois, 2019. Effects of Monsoon, Shamal and Levar winds on dust accumulation over the Arabian Sea during summer – The July 2016 case. Aeolian Research, 36, 27-44.

U.C. Dumka, S., Tiwari, D.G. Kaskaoutis, V.K. Soni, P.D. Safai, S.D. Attri, 2019. Aerosol and pollutant characteristics in Delhi during a winter research campaign. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26, 3771–3794.

D.G. Kaskaoutis, A. Rashki, U.C. Dumka, A. Mofidi, H.D. Kambezidis, B.E. Psiloglou, D. Karagiannis, K. Petrinoli, A. Gavriil, 2019. Atmospheric dynamics associated with exceptionally dusty conditions 2 over the eastern Mediterranean and Greece in March 2018. Atmospheric Research, 218, 269-284.

D.G. Kaskaoutis, U.C. Dumka, A. Rashki, B.E. Psiloglou, A. Gavriil, A. Mofidi, K. Petrinoli, D. Karagiannis, H.D. Kambezidis, 2019. Analysis of intense dust storms over the eastern Mediterranean in March 2018: Impact on radiative forcing and Athens air quality. Atmospheric Environment, 209, 23-39.

Y. Li, Y. Song, D.G. Kaskaoutis, X. Chen, Y. Mamadjanov, L. Tan, 2019. Atmospheric dust dynamics in southern Central Asia: Implications for buildup of Tajikistan loess sediments. Atmospheric Research, 229, 74-85.

U.C. Dumka, D.G. Kaskaoutis, D. Francis, J.-P. Chaboureau, A. Rashki, Suresh Tiwari, Sachidanand Singh, E. Liakakou, N. Mihalopoulos, 2019. The role of the Intertropical Discontinuity region and the heat-low in dust emission and transport over the Thar desert - India: A pre-monsoon case study. J. Geophysical Research, 124, 13197 - 13219, doi:10.1029/2019JD030836

D.G. Kaskaoutis, D. Francis, A. Rashki, J.-P. Chaboureau, U.C. Dumka, 2019. Atmospheric dynamics from synoptic to local scale during an intense frontal dust storm over the Sistan Basin in winter 2019. Geosciences, 9, 453, doi:10.3390/geosciences9100453.

G. Grivas, I. Stavroulas, E. Liakakou, D.G. Kaskaoutis, A. Bougiatioti, D. Paraskevopoulou, E. Gerasopoulos, N. Mihalopoulos, 2019. Measuring the spatial variability of Black Carbon in Athens during wintertime. Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, 12, 1405-1417.

B.E. Psiloglou, H.D. Kambezidis, D.G. Kaskaoutis, D. Karagiannis, J. Polo, 2020. Comparison between MRM simulations, CAMS and PVGIS databases with measured solar radiation components at the Methoni station, Greece. Renewable Energy, 146, 1372-1391.