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Department of Physics
Dimitris G. Kaskaoutis
Assistant Professor,
Department of Physics,
School of Natural Sciences
Education Details
Ph. D. (Atmospheric Physics), Department of Physics, University of Ioannina, Greece [2003-2009]
M.Sc (Environmental Physics-Meteorology), Laboratory of Meteorology, Department of Physics, University of Athens, Greece [2000-2002]
B.Sc. (Physics), Department of Physics, University of Athens, Greece [1995-2000]
Professional Experience
Research Faculty – Associate Professor, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India [Jan-Nov 2011]
Visiting Scientist, TIFR, Hyderabad, India [June-July, 2010]
Collaborative Scientist, National Observatory of Athens [2003-2010]
Research Interests
The Atmospheric and Environmental Science (AES) group seeks for studies in solar spectral radiation, in aerosol optical, physical properties and climate implications, in synoptic and dynamic meteorology and its association with atmospheric pollution, in climatology and in remote sensing of the atmosphere through satellite sensors. Furthermore, natural hazards phenomena, like tropical cyclones, intense dust storms and severe smoke plumes from biomass burning constitute research topics of the group. During the last decades, atmospheric aerosols and pollutants have been tremendously increasing over India due to growth of population, urbanization, industrialization and increased energy demands. The mixture of anthropogenic aerosols rich in carbonaceous components with desert and mineral dust, cause a thick aerosol layer over India, the so-called atmospheric brownish clouds, with significant effects on radiation budget, monsoon system, rainfall re-distribution and atmospheric warming. 
Select Publications
D.G. Kaskaoutis, A. Rashki, E.E. Houssos, A. Mofidi, D. Goto, A. Bartzokas, P. Francois, M. Legrand, 2015. Meteorological aspects associated with dust storms in the Sistan region, southeastern Iran. Climate Dynamics, 45, 407–424, doi: 10.1007/s00382-014-2208-3

U.C. Dumka, D.G. Kaskaoutis, M.K. Srivastava, P.C.S. Devara, 2015. Scattering and absorption properties of near-surface aerosol over Gangetic–Himalayan region: the role of boundary layer dynamics and long-range transport. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 1555-1572.

D.G. Kaskaoutis, A. Rashki, P. Francois, U.C. Dumka, E.E. Houssos, M. Legrand, 2015. Meteorological regimes modulating dust outbreaks in southwest Asia: the role of pressure anomaly and Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone on the 1-3 July 2014 case. Aeolian Research, 18, 83-97.

D.G. Kaskaoutis, E.E. Houssos, A. Rashki, P. Francois, M. Legrand, D. Goto, A. Bartzokas, H.D. Kambezidis, T. Takemura, 2016. The Caspian Sea – Hindu Kush Index (CasHKI): a regulatory factor for dust activity over southwest Asia. Global and Planetary Change, 137, 10-23.

P.R. Sinha, R.K. Manchanda, D.G. Kaskaoutis, Y.B. Kumar S. Sreenivasan, 2013. Seasonal variation of surface and vertical profile of aerosol properties over a tropical urban station Hyderabad, India. J. Geophys. Res., 118, 749–768, doi:10.1029/2012JD018039. [Wiley Publishers, American Geosciences Union, IF 2012=3.174]

Rashki, D.G. Kaskaoutis, A.S. Goudie, R.A. Kahn, 2013. Dryness of ephemeral lakes and consequences for dust activity: the case of the Hamoun drainage basin, southeastern Iran. Science of the Total Environment, 463–464, 552–564. [Elsevier, IF 2012=3.258]

D.G. Kaskaoutis, P.R. Sinha, V. Vinoj, P.G. Kosmopoulos, S.N. Tripathi, Amit Misra, M. Sharma, R.P. Singh, 2013. Aerosol properties and radiative forcing over Kanpur during severe aerosol loading conditions. Atmospheric Environment, 79, 7-19.

Shailesh Kumar Kharol, D.G. Kaskaoutis, K.V.S. Badarinath, A.R. Sharma, R.P. Singh, 2013. Influence of land use/land cover (LULC) changes on atmospheric dynamics over the arid region of Rajasthan state, India. J. Arid Environments, 88, 90-101.

P.R. Sinha, D.G. Kaskaoutis, R.K. Manchanda, S.Sreenivasan, 2012. Characteristics of Aerosols over Hyderabad, in Southern Peninsular India with the use of different techniques. Annales Geophysicae, 30, 1393-1410.

D.G. Kaskaoutis, P.T. Nastos, P.G. Kosmopoulos, H.D. Kambezidis, 2011. Characterizing the long-range transport mechanisms of different aerosol types over Athens, Greece during 2000-2005. Intern. J. of Climatology, 29, 1249-1270.

A. Rashki, P.G. Eriksson, C.J.deW. Rautenbach, D.G. Kaskaoutis, W.Grote, J. Dykstra, 2012. Assessment of chemical and mineralogical characteristics of airborne dust in the Sistan region, Iran. Chemosphere (in press), doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.06.059.

D.G. Kaskaoutis, R. Gautam, R.P. Singh, E.E. Houssos, D. Goto, S. Singh, A. Bartzokas, P.G. Kosmopoulos, M. Sharma, N.C. Hsu, B.N. Holben, T. Takemura, 2012. Influence of anomalous dry conditions on aerosols over India: transport, distribution and properties. J. Geophysical Research, 117, D09106, doi:10.1029/2011JD017314.

P.R. Sinha, U.C. Dumka, R.K. Manchanda, D.G. Kaskaoutis, S. Sreenivasan, K. Krishna Moorthy, S. Suresh Babu, 2012. Contrasting aerosol characteristics and radiative forcing over Hyderabad, India due to seasonal meso-scale and synoptic scale processes. Quart. J. Royal Meteor. Society, (in press)

Deepti Sharma, D. Singh, D.G. Kaskaoutis, 2012. Impact of two intense dust storms on aerosol characteristics and radiative forcing over Patiala, in the North-West India. Advances in Meteorology, ID 956814, doi:10.1155/2012/956814.

D.G. Kaskaoutis, R.P. Singh, R. Gautam, M. Sharma, P.G. Kosmopoulos, S.N. Tripathi, 2012. Variability and trends of aerosol properties over Kanpur, northern India using AERONET data (2001-10). Environmental Research Letters,7, 024003.

H.D. Kambezidis, D.G. Kaskaoutis, Shailesh Kumar Kharol, K. Krishna Moorthy, S.K. Satheesh, M.C.R. Kalapureddy, K.V.S. Badarinath, Anu Rani Sharma, M. Wild, 2012. Multi-decadal variation of the net downward shortwave radiation over south Asia: the solar dimming effect. Atmospheric Environment, 50, 360-372. 

D.G. Kaskaoutis, A.K. Prasad, P.G. Kosmopoulos, P.R. Sinha, S.K. Kharol, P. Gupta, H.M. El-Askary, M. Kafatos, 2012. Synergistic use of remote sensing and modeling for tracing dust storms in the Mediterranean. Advances in Meteorology, ID 861026, doi:10.1155/2012/861026.
National & International Recognition
Reviewer at 29 International Scientific Journals and 1 Book Chapter

International Examiner of 3 Ph.D. Thesis and one scientific proposal

Invited scientist and speaker at several Indian Universities, Research Centers, conferences and symposium

Lead guest editor at special issue “Desert Dust Properties, Modeling, and Monitoring” in the international scientific journal Advances in Meteorology.

Editorial Board member at 3 International Journals

Invited speaker at COSPAR International training workshop on Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Aerosols and Their Impacts

Convener in the section “Asian Aerosols and Climate: The Known and Unknown” in the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) conference. Certificate Award from the Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics for the inclusion of the study titled “Comparison between experimental data and modeling estimates of aerosol optical depth over Athens, Greece” as the most cited in the period 2005-2010.
Executive Summary
Dr. Dimitris Kaskaoutis took his Bachelor and Master degree in Environmental Physics from the University of Athens, Greece. He was awarded his PhD Thesis from the University of Ioannina, Greece in 2009. From 2003 – 2010 he was a collaborative research scientist at the Institute of Environmental Research and Sustainable Development (IERSD), National Observatory of Athens (NOA). During 2011 he was working as Research Faculty with Sharda University, India.  His research topics regard Atmospheric Physics, aerosols and solar spectral radiation, remote sensing, pollution and climate change in the view of aerosol and pollutant effects. He has up to 55 publications in peer-reviewed international scientific journals and more than 400 citations by others. He has been reviewer at 29 International scientific journals. He has many presentations in National and International Conferences and has participated at significant scientific projects in India and abroad. He was invited speaker at several national and international research centers. He was co-supervisor of 8 bachelor and master degree Thesis and one PhD Thesis. He was international examiner at 3 PhD Thesis and co-author of 2 Book Chapters.  He has collaboration with prestigious and leading Indian and international Universities and research institutes.
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