Dr. Costas Varotsos 康斯坦丁博士
Professor Varotsos Costas is Full Professor in Atmospheric Physics at the Dept. of Environmental Physics and Meteorology of the Faculty of Physics and Dean of the School of Science of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA). Since 1989 he teaches Atmospheric and Environmental Physics and Chemistry, which are also the main topics of his research interests (e.g., Remote Sensing, Climate Dynamics, Atmospheric Physics & Chemistry, Environmental Change, Non-linear Processes). He has established four international research laboratories in the Department of the Environmental Physics of UoA. He has published 11 Books-monographs of SPRINGER, 3 Books-monographs of CRC and MATRIX ROM and more than 300 research papers and contributed with specific chapters to 6 more international books in the fields of Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Physics & Chemistry, and Environmental Change. Also, he has published 5 university Books-monographs in Greek in the field of Atmospheric Physics/Chemistry and Climate.
He is Honorary Professor of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Fellow (elected) of the Royal Meteorological Society (Oxford, UK) and full Member (elected) of the World Academy of Sciences (1st Class) and of the European Academy of Natural Sciences (Hanover, Germany). He is regular or complimentary member of several scientific societies including the American Meteorological Society, the American Geophysical Union and the European Geophysical Union. He has convened several Sessions in Iinternational Symposia.
He has coordinated or participated in more than 40 large international research competitive projects, funded by International Organizations (e.g. European Commission, NATO, WMO).
He has been appointed as Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers in Environmental Science of the NATURE Publishing Group (2013-2019), Associate Editor of the “International Journal of Remote Sensing” of T&F (since 2006), Editor of the “Remote Sensing Letters” of T&F (since 2010), Editor of The Scientific World Journal of Hindawi Publ. Co. (2013-2015), Editor of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Section Environmental Engineering and Public Health of MDPI (since 2017), Editor of the Big Earth Data (T&F), Editor of Remote Sensing” of MDPI (2017 - today), Advisor of the “Environmental Science and Pollution Research” (2007-2009), Guest Editor of a number of Journals and member of the Editorial board in several International Journals indexed in WoS. He is also serving as reviewer of various Journals, EU, UN, US Scientific Proposals and Reports.
His papers have received more than 7,000 citations from other scientists, with H-index=57 in Web of Science (All databases), Thomson-ISI.
In particular, his contribution to the understanding of the Antarctic ozone hole split in 2002 has been reported as highlight by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF02987584) and by Thomson ISI as Hot Paper in the field of Ecology / Environment. The above-said work has been announced by Press Release of Thomson Scientific (http://archive.is/zXLhZ).
Additionally, his contribution to the exploration of the scaling dynamics in global atmospheric temperature and ozone has been identified by Thomson-ISI (http://archive.sciencewatch.com/dr/erf/2011/11augerf/11augerfVaro/) (August 1, 2011) as “Emerging Research Fronts Paper” in the field of Geosciences.
He has been awarded the gold A.S. Popov medal of the Russian A.S. Popov Society, the RADI Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences and the MOST/ESA Award.
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