The Applied Physics Division
Εργαστήριο Φυσικής της Ατμόσφαιρας, 3ος όροφος
Τμήμα Φυσικής, Πανεπιστήμιο Πατρών, 26500, Πάτρα
+30 2610 997549
Hours Availability:
Δε 9-10, Τε 9-10, Πε 9-11
Short Bio

1. BA in Physics, University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1994.
2. Master Degree in Environmental and Atmospheric Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1996.
3. Ph.D. in Atmospheric Physics, University of Thessaloniki, Greece, 1999-2004

1. Assistant Professor, Physics Deprtment, University of Patras, Greece (2009-…)
2. Research scientist in the Laboratory of Atmospheric Physics (1994-1996, 2000-2009)
3. Meteorologist (as an weather observer) at the Hellenic National Meteorological Service (1996-1998)

1. Member, Union of Greek Physicists
2. Member of the Master degree Environmental Physics union
3. Member of the American Geophysical Union
4. Member of the European Geophysical Union
5. Member of the European Society for Photobiology
6. Member of the COST726 action, Long term changes and climatology of UV radiation over Europe”, 2004-2009.


1. Campaign of the PAUR project, Ag. Efstratios, Greece, 6-20 June 1996.
2. Fourth European Intercomparison of Ultraviolet Spectroradiometers, 1-13 July 1997, Nea Michaniona, Greece.
3. Biodos Campaigns of biological dosimeters, 1-15 August 1996, Hungary and 15-22 July 1997, Nea Michaniona, Greece.
4. Campaign of the ADMIRA project, N. Michaniona, Greece, 1-15 August 2000
5. Inspectro Campaign, East Anglia UK August 28- September 28 2002.
6. International experiment of solar irradiance measurements during the total solar eclipse of 29 March 2006, Greece.
7. SCOUT-O3 ultraviolet radiation and aerosols campaign, 12-16 July 2006, Thessaloniki, Greece.
8. Measurements of solar irradiance, total ozone and aerosols for the validation of OMI instrument , September-October 2007, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Research Activities
  1. De Backer, H., P. Koepke, A. Bais, X. de Cabo,T. Frei, D. Gillotay, C. Haite, A. Heikkilα, A. Kazantzidis, T. Koskela, E. Kyrφ, B. Lapeta, J. Lorente, K. Masson, B. Mayer, H. Plets, A. Redondas, A. Renaud, G. Schauberger, A. Schmalwieser, H. Schwander and K. Vanicek, Comparison of measured and modelled UV indices for the assessment of health risksMeteorological Applications, vol. 8, 267-277, 2001
  2. A. Kazantzidis, D. S. Balis, A. F. Bais, S. Kazadzis, E. Galani, E. Kosmidis and M. Blumthaler, Comparison of model calculations with spectral UV measurements during the SUSPEN campaign: the effect of aerosolsJournal of Atmospheric Sciences, 1529-1539, 2001
  3. A.R.Webb, A.F.Bais, M.Blumthaler, G-P. Gobbi, A.Kylling, R.Schmitt, S.Thiel, F.Barnaba, T. Danielsen, W.Junkermann, A.Kazantzidis, P.Kelly, R.Kift, G.L.Liberti, M.Misslbeck, B.Schallhart, J.Schreder, and C.Topaloglou, Measuring Spectral Actinic Flux and Irradiance: Experimental Results from the Actinic Flux Determination from Measurements of Irradiance (ADMIRA) projectournal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, vol. 19, 1049-1062, 2002
  4. A. Kylling, A. R. Webb, A. F. Bais, M. Blumthaler, R. Schmitt, S. Thiel, A. Kazantzidis, R. Kift, M. Misslbeck, B. Schallart, J. Shreder, C. Topaloglou, S. Kazadzis and J. Rimmer, Actinic flux determination from measurements of irradianceJournal of Geophysical Research, vol. 108, No D16, 4506, 2003
  5. D.S. Balis, V. Amiridis, C. Zerefos, E. Gerasopoulos, M. Andreae,P. Zanis, A. Kazantzidis, S. Kazadzis and A. Papayannis, Raman lidar and sunphotometric measurements of aerosol optical properties over Thessaloniki, Greece during biomass burning episodeAtmospheric Enviroment, vol. 37, 4529-4538, 2003
  6. S. Kazadzis, C. Topaloglou, A.F. Bais, M. Blumthaler, D. Balis, A. Kazantzidis, B. Schallhart,, Actinic flux and O1 photolysis frequencies retrieved from spectral measurements of irradiance at Thessaloniki, Greece Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Vol. 4, 2215-2226, 2004
  7. D. S. Balis, V. Amiridis, C. Zerefos, A. Kazantzidis, S. Kazadzis, A. F. Bais, C. Meleti, A. Papayannis, V. Matthias, and H. Dier, Study of the effect of different type of aerosols on UV-B radiation from measurements during EARLINETAtmospheric Chemistry and Physics., 4, 1-15, 2004
  8. A.F. Bais, A. Kazantzidis, S. Kazadzis, D. Balis,C. S. Zerefos, C.Meleti, Deriving an effective aerosol single scattering albedo from spectral surface UV irradiance measurementsAtmospheric Environment, vol. 39, 1093-1102, 2005
  9. Α. Kazantzidis, A.F. Bais, D.S. Balis, E. Kosmidis and C.S. Zerefos, Sensitivity of solar UV radiation to ozone and temperature profiles at Thessaloniki (40.5 N, 23 E), GreeceJournal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, vol. 67, 1321–1330, 2005
  10. Α. Kazantzidis, A. F. Bais, J. Grobner, J. R. Herman, S. Kazadzis,1N. Krotkov, E. Kyro, P. N. den Outer, K. Garane, P. Gorts, K. Lakkala, C. Meleti, H. Slaper, R. B. Tax, T. Turunen and C. S. Zerefos, Comparison of satellite-derived UV irradiances with ground-based measurements at four European stationsJournal of Geophysical Research, 111, D13207, 2006
  11. K. Garane, A. F. Bais, S. Kazadzis, A. Kazantzidis and C. Meleti, Monitoring of UV spectral irradiance at Thessaloniki (1990–2005): data re-evaluation and quality controlAnnales Geophysicae, 24, 1-14, 2006
  12. Zerefos C.S., V. T. Gerogiannis, D. Balis, S. C. Zerefos, and A. Kazantzidis, Atmospheric effects of volcanic eruptions as seen by famous artists and depicted in their paintingsAtmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 7, 4027-4042, 2007
  13. A. Kazantzidis, A. F. Bais, C. Emde, S. Kazadzis, and C. S. Zerefos, Attenuation of global ultraviolet and visible irradiance over Greece during the total solar eclipse of 29 March 2006Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 7, 5959-5969, 2007
  14. Kazadzis S., A. Bais, M. Blumthaler, A. Webb, N. Kouremeti, R. Kift, B. Schallhart and A. Kazantzidis, Effects of total solar eclipse of 29 March 2006 on surface radiationAtmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 7, 5775-5783, 2007
  15. U. Feister, J. Junk, M. Woldt, A. Bais, A. Helbig, M. Janouch, W. Josefsson, A. Kazantzidis, A. Lindfors, P. N. den Outer, and H. Slaper, Long-term solar UV radiation reconstructed by ANN modelling with emphasis on spatial characteristics of input datatmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 8, 3107-3118, 2008
  16. S. Kazadzis, N. Kouremeti, A.F. Bais, A. Kazantzidis, Aerosol forcing efficiency in the UVA region from spectral solar irradiance measurements at an urban environmentAnnales Geophysicae, 27, 2515-2522, 2009
  17. A. Kazantzidis, A. F. Bais, M.M. Zempila, S. Kazadzis, P.N. den Outer, T. Koskela and H. Slaper, Calculations of the human vitamin D exposure from UV spectral measurements at three European stationsPhotochem. Photobiol. Sci., 8, 45-51, 2009
  18. K. Tourpali, A. F. Bais, A. Kazantzidis, C. S. Zerefos, H. Akiyoshi, J. Austin, C. Bruhl, N. Butchart, M. P. Chipperfield, M. Dameris, M. Deushi, V. Eyring, M. A. Giorgetta, D. E. Kinnison, E. Mancini, D. R. Marsh, T. Nagashima, G. Pitari, D. A. Plummer, E. Rozanov, K. Shibata, and W. Tian, Clear sky UV simulations in the 21st century based on ozone and temperature projections from Chemistry-Climate ModelsAtmospheric Chemistry and Physics., 9, 1165-1172, 2009
  19. A. Kazantzidis, A. F. Bais, M.M. Zempila, C. Meleti, K. Eleftheratos, C.S. Zerefos, Evaluation of ozone column measurements over Greece with NILU-UV multi-channel radiometersInternational Journal of Remote Sensing, 30, 4273-4281, 2009
  20. S. Kazadzis, A.F. Bais, D. Balis, N. Kouremeti, M.M. Zempila, A. Arola, E. Giannakaki, V. Amiridis, A. Kazantzidis, Spatial and temporal UV irradiance and aerosol variability within the area of an OMI satellite pixelAtmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 9, 4593-4601, 2009
  21. den Outer, P. N., Slaper, H., Kaurola, J., Lindfors, A., Kazantzidis, A., Bais, A. F., Feister, U., Junk, J., Janouch, M., Josefsson, W., Reconstructing of erythemal radiation levels in Europe for the last 4 decadesJournal of Geophysical Research, 115, D10102, 2010
  22. A. Kazantzidis, K. Tourpali, A. F. Bais, Variability of cloud-free ultraviolet dose rates on global scale due to modeled scenarios of future ozone recoveryPhotochemistry and Photobiology, 86(1), 117-122, 2010
  23. A. Kazantzidis, K. Eleftheratos, C.S. Zerefos, Effects of cirrus cloudiness on solar irradiance in four spectral bandsAtmospheric Research, 102, 452–459, 2011
  24. A. F. Bais, K. Tourpali, A. Kazantzidis, H. Akiyoshi, S. Bekki, P. Braesicke, M. P. Chipperfield, M. Dameris, V. Eyring, H. Garny, D. Iachetti, P. Jöckel, A. Kubin, U. Langematz, E. Mancini, M. Michou, O. Morgenstern, T. Nakamura, P. A. Newman, G. Pitari, D. A. Plummer, E. Rozanov, T. G. Shepherd, K. Shibata, W. Tian, and Y. Yamashita, Projections of UV radiation changes in the 21st century: impact of ozone recovery and cloud effectsAtmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 7533–7545, 2011
  25. A. Kazantzidis, P. Tzoumanikas, A.F. Bais. S. Fotopoulos, G. Economou, Cloud detection and classification with the use of whole-sky ground-based imagesAtmospheric Research, 113, 80-88, 2012
  26. E. Nikitidou and A. Kazantzidis, On the differences of ultraviolet and visible irradiance calculations in the Mediterranean basin due to model- and satellite-derived climatologies of aerosol optical propertiesInternational Journal of Climatology, doi:10.1002/joc.3638, 2012
  27. A. Zagouras, A. Kazantzidis, E. Nikitidou, A.A. Argiriou, Determination of measuring sites of solar irradiance, based on cluster analysis of satellite-derived cloud estimationsSolar Energy, 97, 1-11, 2013
  28. A. van Dijk, H. Slaper. P.N. den Outer, O. Morgensten, P. Braesicke, J.A. Pyle, H. Garny, A. Stenke, M. Dameris, A. Kazantzidis, K. Tourpali, A.F. Bais, , Skin cancer risks avoided by the Montreal Protocol-worldwide modeling integrating coupled climate-chemistry models with a risk model for UVPhotochemistry and Photobiology, 89, 234-246, 2013
  29. E. Nikitidou, A. Kazantzidis, V. De Bock, H. De Backer, The aerosol forcing efficiency in the UV region and the estimation of single scattering albedo at a typical West European siteAtmospheric Environment, 69, 313-320, 2013
  30. L. Vuilleumier, M. Hauser, C. Félix, F. Vignola, P. Blanc, A. Kazantzidis, B. Calpini, Accuracy of ground surface broadband shortwave radiation monitoringJournal of Geophysical Research, 10.1002/2014JD022335, 2014
  31. M.C. Kotti, A.A. Argiriou, A. Kazantzidis, Estimation of direct normal irradiance from measured global and corrected diffuse horizontal irradianceEnergy, 70, 382-392, 2014
  32. 30. Further evidence of important environmental information content in red-to-green ratios as depicted in paintings by great masters, Further evidence of important environmental information content in red-to-green ratios as depicted in paintings by great mastersAtmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14, 2987-3-15, 2014
  33. E. Nikitidou, A. Kazantzidis, V. Salamalikis, The aerosol effect on direct normal irradiance in Europe under clear skiesRenewable Energy, 68, 475-484, 2014
  34. A. Kazantzidis, A. Smedley, R. Kift, J. Rimmer, J.L. Berry, L.E. Rhodes, A.R. Webb, A modelling approach to determine how much UV radiation is available across UK and Ireland for health risk and benefit studiesPhotochem. Photobiol. Sci., 14, 1073-1081, 2015
  35. K. D. Cashman, A. Kazantzidis, A.R. Webb, and M. Kiely, An Integrated Predictive Model of Population Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D for Application in Strategy Development for Vitamin D Deficiency PreventionThe Journal of Nutrition, doi: 10.3945/jn.115.217968, 2015
  36. S. Wacker, J. Groebner, C. Zysset, L. Diener, P. Tzoumanikas, A. Kazantzidis, L. Vuilleumier, R. Stockli, S. Nyeki, N. Kampfe, Cloud observations in Switzerland using hemispherical sky camerasJournal of Geophysical Research, 120(2), 695-707, 2015
  37. E. Nikitidou, A. Kazantzidis, P.Tzoumanikas, V. Salamalikis, A.F. Bais, Retrieval of surface solar irradiance, based on satellite-derived cloud information, in GreeceEnergy, 90, 776-783, 2015
  38. E. Proestakis, S. Kazadzis, K. Lagouvardos, V. Kotroni, A. Kazantzidis, 40. Lightning activities and aerosols in the Mediterranean regionAtmospheric Research, 170, 66-75, 2016
  39. P. Tzoumanikas, E. Nikitidou, A.F. Bais, A. Kazantzidis, 41. The effect of clouds on surface solar irradiance, based on data from an all-sky imaging systemRenewable Energy, 95, 314-322, 2016
  40. I. Kioutsioukis, A. de Meij, H. Jakobs, E. Katragkou, J.F. Vinuesa, A. Kazantzidis, High resolution WRF ensemble forecasting for irrigation: multi-variable evaluationAtmospheric Research, 167, 156-174, 2016
  41. M.M. Zempila, T.M. Giannaros, A.F. Bais, D. Melas. A. Kazantzidis, Εvaluation of WRF shortwave radiation parameterizations in predicting Global Horizontal Irradiance in GreeceRenewable Energy, 86, 831-840, 2016