Dimitris G Kaskaoutis

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Windblown transport and deposition of dust is widely recognized as an important physical and chemical concern to climate, human health and ecosystems. Sistan is a region located in southeast Iran with extensive wind erosion, severe desertification and intense dust storms, which cause adverse effects in regional air quality and human health. To mitigate the(More)
1 Atmospheric Research Team, Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens, Lofos Nymphon, P.O. Box 20048, 11810, Athens, Greece 2 University of Ioannina, Department of Physics, Laboratory of Meteorology, 45110 Ioannina, Greece 3 University of Athens, Department of Geology, University campus 15784, Athens(More)
According to the Earth Observatory dust outbreaks are considered as natural hazards, which affect the ecosystems and human life. The main objective of this study is to assess and monitor the movement of aerosols and pollutants from local or other sources, both natural and anthropogenic, using a combination of ground-based monitoring and satellite data. The(More)
Light scattering and absorption properties of atmospheric aerosols are of vital importance for evaluating their types, sources and radiative forcing. This is of particular interest over the Gangetic–Himalayan (GH) region due to uplift of aerosol from the plains to the Himalayan range, causing serious effects on atmospheric heating, glaciology and monsoon(More)
Natural and anthropogenic aerosols over northern India play an important role in influencing the regional radiation budget, causing climate implications to the overall hydrological cycle of South Asia. In the context of regional climate change and air quality, we discuss aerosol loading variability and trends at Kanpur AERONET station located in the central(More)
1 Atmospheric Research Team, Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens, Lofos Nymphon, P.O. Box 20048, 11810, Athens, Greece 2 University of Ioannina, Department of Physics, Laboratory of Meteorology, 45110 Ioannina, Greece 3 University of Athens, Department of Geology, University campus 15784, Athens(More)
Particulate matter (PM2.5) samples were collected over Delhi, India during January to December 2012 and analysed for carbonaceous aerosols and inorganic ions (SO4(2-) and NO3(-)) in order to examine variations in atmospheric chemistry, combustion sources and influence of long-range transport. The PM2.5 samples are measured (offline) via medium volume air(More)
Spatio-temporal aerosol optical characteristics over the Arabian Sea during the pre monsoon season D. G. Kaskaoutis, M. C. R. Kalapureddy, P. C. S. Devara, P. G. Kosmopoulos, P. T. Nastos, K. Krishna Moorthy, and H. D. Kambezidis Atmospheric Research Team, Institute for Environmental Research and Sustainable Development, National Observatory of Athens,(More)
This study examines the influence of changes in the water coverage in the Hamoun dry-bed lakes on visibility, dust outbreaks, aerosol loading and land-atmospheric fluxes over the region covering the period 1985-2005. The Hamoun basin, located on the southeastern Iran and western Afghanistan borders, has been recognized as one of the major dust source(More)