Dr. Konstantinos FRAGKOS

Dr. Κonstantinos FRAGKOS

Researcher B


Dr. Konstantinos (Kostas) Fragkos received his BSc degree in Physics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and his MSc degree in Environmental Physics from the same University. He obtained his PhD diploma in Atmospheric Physics from the Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics under the guidance of Prof. Bais in 2015. After finishing his PhD, he continued working as a post-Doctoral researcher at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In parallel, Moreover, he served as a Laboratory Teaching Assistant for the course “Atmospheric Technology, responsible for the laboratory exercises “Radiometry” for three years.

From 2017 to 2022 he was working as a Research Scientist at the National Institute of Research and Development for Optoelectronics INOE200, Romania, where he was responsible for the radiation measurements program. He planned and established a complete solar radiation station, complied with the Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN) and he was the BSRN station scientist.

His research interests lie in understanding the transfer of solar radiation through the atmosphere, its interaction with atmospheric tracers (clouds, aerosols, and trace gases), the physics and variations of stratospheric ozone, the validation of satellite measurements of atmospheric parameters and the development of statistical techniques for the analysis of atmospheric datasets.

Kostas has participated in 13 European and National (both in Greece and Romania) projects and has published 14 papers in peer-review journals (h-index: 7 in Scopus; 9 in Google Scholar) and 30 announcements in national and international conferences. He is reviewer in 10 journals related to atmospheric sciences.

Indicative Publications:

  1. Adam, M., Fragkos, K., Binietoglou, I., Wang, D., Stachlewska, I. S., Belegante, L., and Nicolae, V. (2022). Towards Early Detection of Tropospheric Aerosol Layers Using Monitoring with Ceilometer, Photometer, and Air Mass Trajectories. Remote Sensing, 14(5), 1217.
  2. Fragkos K., Antonescu B., Giles D.M., Ene D., Boldeanu M., Efstathiou G.A., Belegant L. and Nicolae D. (2019), Assessment of the total precipitable water from a sun-photometer, microwave radiometer and radiosondes at a continental site in southeastern Europe, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 12(3), 1979-1997, doi: 10.5194/amt-12-1979-2019.
  3. Koukouli M.E., Zara M., Lerot C., Fragkos K., Balis, D.S, van Roozendael M., Allart M.A.F., and van der A R.J. (2016) The impact of the ozone effective temperature on satellite validation using the Dobson spectrophotometer network, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 9, 2055-2065, doi: 10.5194/amt-9-2055-2016.
  4. Fountoulakis, I., Bais, A. F., Fragkos, K., Meleti, C., Tourpali, K., and Zempila, M. M. (2016). Short-and long-term variability of spectral solar UV irradiance at Thessaloniki, Greece: effects of changes in aerosols, total ozone and clouds. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16(4), 2493-2505.
  5. Fragkos K., Bais A.F., Fountoulakis I., Balis D., Tourpali K., Meleti C. and Zanis P. (2015) Extreme total column ozone events and effects on UV solar radiation at Thessaloniki, Greece. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 1-13. doi: 10.1007/s00704-015-1562-3
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