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Selected Publications

Lascaratos A., R. Williams and E. Tragou 1993 :  A mixed layer study of the formation of Levantine Intermediate Water. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol.98, No.C8, 14,739-14,749.

Lascaratos A., 1993: Estimation of Deep and Intermediate Water Mass Formation Rates in the Mediterranean Sea. Deep Sea Res. II, Vol.40, No 6, 1327-1332.

Nittis K., N. Pinardi and A. Lascaratos 1993 : Characteristics of the summer 1987 flow field in the Ionian Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol.98, 171 -184.

Theocharis A., D. Georgopoulos, A. Lascaratos and K. Nittis, 1993: Water masses and circulation in the central region of the Eastern Mediterranean : Eastern Ionian , South Aegean and Northwest Levantine, 1986-1987. Deep Sea Res. II, Vol.40, No 6, 1121- 1142.

Garrett, C., K. Speer and E. Tragou 1995: The relationship between water mass formation and the surface buoyancy flux, with application to Phillips Red Sea model. J. Phys. Oceanogr., Vol. 25, 1696-1705.

Triantafyllou, G.N., J.B. Elsner, A. Lascaratos, C. Koutitas, and A.A. Tsonis, 1995 : Structure and Properties of an Attractor of a Marine Dynamical System. Math. Comput. Modelling, Vol. 21, No. 6, 73-86.

Pinardi, N., G. Korres, A. Lascaratos, V. Roussenov and E. Stanev, 1997:  On the interannual variability of the Mediterranean Sea upper ocean circulation. Geophysical Review Letters, Vol.24, No 4, pp. 425-427.

Drakopoulos, P.G. and A. Lascaratos, 1997: Modelling the Mediterranean Sea: climatological forcing. Journal of Marine Systems 20(1999), 157-173.

Tragou, E. and C. Garrett 1997: The shallow thermohaline circulation of the Red Sea. Deep-Sea Research, Vol. 44, 1355-1376.

Lascaratos, A. and K. Nittis, 1998: A high-resolution three-dimensional numerical study of intermediate water formation in the Levantine Sea. Journal of Geophys. Res., Vol.103, no. C9, 18,497-18,511.

Tragou, E., C. Garrett, R. Outerbridge and C. Gilman 1999: The heat and freshwater budgets of the Red Sea. J. Phys. Oceanogr., Vol. 29, 2504-2522.

G.Korres, N.Pinardi and A.Lascaratos, 2000 : The ocean response to low frequency interannual atmospheric variability in the Mediterranean sea. Part I: Sensitivity experiments and energy analysis, Journal of Climate, 13, 705-731.

G.Korres, N.Pinardi and A.Lascaratos, 2000 : The ocean response to low frequency interannual atmospheric variability in the Mediterranean sea. Part II: Empirical Orthogonal Functions analysis, Journal of Climate , 13, 732-745.

Sofianos, S. and W. E. Johns, 2001: Wind induced sea level variability in the Red Sea, Geophysical Research Letters, 28, 3175-3178.

Sofianos, S., W. E. Johns and S. Murray, 2002: Heat and freshwater budgets in the Red Sea from direct observations at Bab el Mandeb, Deep Sea Research, 49, 1323-1340.

Sofianos, S. and W. E. Johns, 2002: An Oceanic General Circulation Model (OGCM) investigation of the Red Sea circulation. Part I.: The exchange between the Red sea and the Indian Ocean, Journal of Geophysical Research, 107, 3196, doi: 10.1029/2001JC001184.

N. Skliris, , J. H. Hecq and S. Djenidi, 2002: Water fluxes at an ocean margin in the presence of a submarine canyon, Journal of Marine Systems,Volume 32, 1-3, 239-251.

Elkalay K., Frangoulis C., Skliris N., Goffart A., Gobert S., Lepoint G., Hecq J.-H., 2003: A model of the seasonal dynamics of biomass and production of the seagrass Posidonia oceanica in the Bay of Calvi (Northwestern Mediterranean), Ecological Modelling, Volume 167, 1, pp. 1-18.

Tragou, E., and A. Lascaratos 2003: The role of aerosols on the Mediterranean heat budget, J. Geophys. Res., VOL. 108, NO. C2, 3025, doi:10.1029/2001JC001258.

Sofianos, S. and W. E. Johns, 2003: An Oceanic General Circulation Model (OGCM) investigation of the Red Sea circulation. Part II.: The three-dimensional circulation in the Red Sea, Journal of Geophysical Research, 108, 3066, doi: 10.1029/2001JC001185.

Sofianos, S., A. Lascaratos, and G. Korres, 2003: Interannual variability of atmospheric parameters over the Mediterranean basin fro 1945 to 1994, In: Tracking long-term hydrological change in the Mediterranean Sea, Briand, F. (Ed.), CIESM Workshop Series, vol. 16, pp. 21-24.

Theocharis, A. A. Lascaratos, and S. Sofianos, 2003: Variability of sea water properties in the Ionian, Cretan and Levantine seas during the last century, In: Tracking long-term hydrological change in the Mediterranean Sea, Briand, F. (Ed.), CIESM Workshop Series, vol. 16, pp. 73-76.

Skliris, N. , G. Lacroixb and S. Djenidi, 2004: Effects of extreme meteorological conditions on coastal dynamics near a submarine canyon, Continental Shelf Research Volume 24, 9, Pages 1033-1045.

Mantziafou, A. and A. Lascaratos, 2004: An eddy resolving numerical study of the general circulation and deep-water formation in the Adriatic Sea Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, Volume 51, 7, 921-952.

Skliris, N. and A. Lascaratos, 2004: Impacts of the Nile River damming on the thermohaline circulation and water mass characteristics of the Mediterranean Sea, J. Mar. Sys., 52(1-4), 121-143.

Lascaratos,A., S. Sofianos, A. Theocharis and M. Tsimplis, 2005: Long term water masses: time scales, in .State of the Hellenic Marine Environment., Eds. V. Papathanasiou and A. Zenetos, HCMR Publ., 360 pp, ISBN: 960-86651-8-3.

Velaoras D. and A. Lascaratos, 2005: Deep Water mass characteristics and Interannual Variability in the Northern and Central Aegean Sea, Journal of marine Systems, 53, 59-85.

Sofianos, N. Skliris, A. Mantziafou, A. Lascaratos, G. Zodiatis, R. Lardner, D. Hayes, and G. Georgiou, 2006: Nesting operational forecasting models in the Eastern Mediterranean: active and slave mode, Ocean Science Discussions, 3, 1225-1254.

Skliris, N. S. Sofianos, and A. Lascaratos, 2007: Hydrological changes in the Mediterranean Sea in relation to changes in the freshwater budget: A numerical modelling study, Journal of Marine Systems, 65, 400-416.

Sofianos, S. and W. E. Johns, 2007: Observations of the summer Red Sea circulation, Journal of Geophysical Research, VOL. 112, C06025, doi:10.1029 - 2006JC003886.

Mantziafou A. and A. Lascaratos, 2008: Deep-water formation in the Adriatic Sea:Interannual simulations for the years 1979-1999, Deep-Sea Research I 55 (2008) 1403. 1427.

Zodiatis, G., R. L. Lardner, D. Hayes, G. Georgiou, S. Sofianos, N. Skliris, A. Lascaratos, 2008: Operational coastal ocean forecasting in the Eastern Mediterranean: implementation and evaluation, Ocean Science, 4, 31-47.

Tzali, M., Sofianos, S., Kallos, G., Mantziafou, A., Zafeirakou, A., Dermisis, V., Koutitas, Ch., Zervakis, V., 2009: Oil spill dispersion forecasting system for the region of installation of the burgas alexandroulopis pipeline outlet (N.E. Aegean) in the framework of "DIAVLOS" project, AIP Con. Proc., DOI:10.1063/1.3322304.

Axaopoulos, P., Sofianos, S., 2009: Long term variability of sea surface temperature in Mediterranean Sea, AIP Con. Proc., DOI: 10.1063/1.3322579.

Skliris, N., Mantziafou, A., Sofianos, S. , Gkanasos, A., 2010: Satellite-derived variability of the Aegean Sea ecohydrodynamics, Continental Shelf Research, 30 (5), pp. 403-418.

Tzali, M., S. Sofianos, A. Mantziafou and N. Skliris, 2010: Modelling the impact of Black Sea water inflow on the North Aegean Sea hydrodynamics, Ocean Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s10236-010-0277-3.

Skliris, N., S. Sofianos, A. Gkanasos, A. Mantziafou, V. Vervatis, P. Axaopoulos, A. Lascaratos, 2011: Decadal scale variability of sea surface temperature in the Mediterranean Sea in relation to atmospheric variability, Ocean Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s10236-011-0493-5.

Vervatis, V. D., S. S. Sofianos, and A. Theocharis, 2011: Distribution of the thermohaline characteristics in the Aegean Sea related to water mass formation processes (2005.2006 winter surveys), J. Geophys. Res., 116, C09034, doi:10.1029/2010JC006868.

Skliris, N., S. S. Sofianos, A. Gkanasos, P. Axaopoulos, A. Mantziafou, V. Vervatis, 2011: Long-term sea surface temperature variability in the Aegean Sea, Advances in Oceanography and Limnology, 2:2, 125-139

Zafirakou-Koulouris A., C. Koutitas, S. Sofianos, A. Mantziafou, M. Tzali and S. C. Dermissi, 2012: Oil Spill Dispersion Forecasting with the aid of a 3D Simulation Model, Journal of Physical Science and Application, 2012, 10, 448-453.

Johns, W. E., S. S. Sofianos, 2012: Atmospherically Forced Exchange through the Bab el Mandeb Strait. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 42, 1143-1157. doi:

Vervatis V. D., S. S. Sofianos, N. Skliris, S. Somot, A. Lascaratos and M. Rixen, 2013: Mechanisms controlling the thermohaline circulation pattern variability in the Aegean–Levantine region. A hindcast simulation (1960–2000) with an eddy resolving model, Deep-Sea Research I, 74, 82-97.

Malanotte-Rizzoli P., V. Artale, G. L. Borzelli-Eusebi, S. Brenner, A. Crise, M. Gacic, N. Kress, S. Marullo, M. Ribera d'Alcala, S. Sofianos, T. Tanhua, A. Theocharis, M. Alvarez, Y. Ashkenazy, A. Bergamasco, V. Cardin, S. Carniel, G. Civitarese, F. D'Ortenzio, J. Font, E. Garcia-Ladona, J. M. Garcia-Lafuente, A. Gogou, M. Gregoire, D. Hainbucher, H. Kontoyannis, V. Kovacevic, E. Kraskapoulou, G. Kroskos, A. Incarbona, M. G. Mazzocchi, M. Orlic, E. Ozsoy, A. Pascual, P.-M. Poulain, W. Roether, A. Rubino, K. Schroeder, J. Siokou-Frangou, E. Souvermezoglou, M. Sprovieri, J. Tintore, and G. Triantafyllou, 2014: Physical forcing and physical/biochemical variability of the Mediterranean Sea: a review of unresolved issues and directions for future research, Ocean Science, 10, 281-322, doi:10.5194/os-10-281-2014.

Quattrocchi,G, P De Mey, N Ayoub, V D Vervatis, C E Testut, G Reffray, J Chanut & Y Drillet, 2014: Characterisation of errors of a regional model of the Bay of Biscay in response to wind uncertainties: a first step toward a data assimilation system suitable for coastal sea domains, Journal of Operational Oceanography, 7:2, 25-34, DOI: 10.1080/1755876X.2014.11020156

Ozsoy E., S. Sofianos, I. Gertman, A. Mantziafou, A. Aydogdu, S. Georgiou, E. Tutsak, A. Lascaratos, A. Hecht and M. A. Latif, 2014: Deep-water variability and inter-basin interactions in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, in: The Mediterranean sea: temporal variability and spatial patterns, Geophysical Monograph Series, 202, 85-112.

Georgiou, S., A. Mantziafou, S. Sofianos, I. Gertman, E. Özsoy, S. Somot and V. Vervatis, 2014: Climate Variability and Deep Water Mass Characteristics in the Aegean Sea, Atmos. Res., 152, 146-158, DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres. 2014.07.x 023.

Sofianos, S., V.Vervatis, A. Mantziafou, M. Ravdas and S. Georgiou, 2015: Investigating deep-water formation variability in the Aegean Sea and its influence in the adjacent basins deep circulation, J. Black Sea/Medit. Envir., Special Issue, 74-77.

Vervatis V., N. Skliris and S. Sofianos, 2015: Inter-annual/decadal variability of the north Aegean Sea hydrodynamics over 1960-2000, Medit. Marine Sci., 15/4, 696-705, doi: 10.12681/852.

Sofianos, S. and W. E. Johns, 2015: Water Mass Formation, Overturning Circulation, and the Exchange of the Red Sea with the Adjacent Basins, in: N.M.A Rasul and I.C.F Stewart (eds.), The Red Sea, Springer Earth System Sciences, DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-45201-1_20.

Hernandez, F., E. Blockley, G. B. Brassington, F. Davidson, P. Divakaran, M. Drevillon, S. Ishizaki, M. Garcia-Sotillo, P. J. Hogan, P. Lagemaa, B. Levier, M. Martin, A. Mehra, C. Mooers, N. Ferry, A. Ryan, C. Regnier, A. Sellar, G. C. Smith, S. Sofianos, T. Spindler, G. Volpe, J. Wilkin, E. D. Zaron, A. Zhang, 2015: Performance evaluations, near real-time assessment of operational oceanography forecast products, J. Oper. Ocean, 0.1080/ 1755876X.2015. 1050282.

Papadopoulos, V. P., Zhan, P., Sofianos, S. S., Raitsos, D. E., Qurban, M., Abualnaja, Y., Bower, A., Kontoyiannis, H., Pavlidou, A., Asharaf T.T., M., Zarokanellos, N. and Hoteit, I., 2015: Factors governing the deep ventilation of the Red Sea. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120, 7493-7505i,DOI:10.1002/ 2015JC010996

Licer, M., P. Smerkol, A. Fettich, M. Ravdas, A. Papapostolou, A. Mantziafou, B. Strajnar, J. Cedilnik, M. Jeromel, J. Jerman, S. Petan, V. Malacic, and S. Sofianos, 2016: Modeling ocean and atmosphere during an extreme Bora event in Northern Adriatic using one-way and two-way atmosphere-ocean coupling, Ocean Sci., 12, 71-86, doi:10.5194/os-12-71-2016.

Mavropoulou, A.-M., A. Mantziafou, E. Jarosz and S. Sofianos, 2016: The influence of Black Sea Water inflow and its synoptic time-scale variability in the North Aegean Sea hydrodynamics, Ocean Dynamics, 66(2), 195-206, doi: 10.1007/s10236-016-0923-5

Vervatis,V, CE Testut, P De Mey, N Ayoub, J Chanut, G Quattrocchi, 2016: Data assimilative twin-experiment in a high-resolution Bay of Biscay configuration: 4DEnOI based on stochastic modeling of the wind forcing, Ocean Modeling, 100, 1-19,

Kostopoulos, V., E. Chrisagi, S. Sofianos, K. Helmis, 2016: Study of the impact of a new Drag Coefficient parameterization on the forecasting skill of an Ocean Model in the Aegean and Levantine Seas, Med. J. Physics, 1 (1), 22-31.

Zodiatis, G., M. De Dominicis, L. Perivoliotis, H. Radhakrishnan, E.Georgoudis, M. Sotillo, R. W. Lardner, G. Krokos, D. Bruciaferri, A. Ribotti, A. Drago, E. Bourma, E. Padorno, P. Daniel, G. Gonzalez, C. Chazot, V. Gouriou, S. Sofianos, J. Tintore, P. Garreau, N. Pinardi, G. Coppini,A. Pisano, E. D'Acunzo, R. Sorgente, L. Fazioli, D. Soloviev, S. Stylianou, A. Nicolaidis, X. Panayidou, A. Karaolia, 2015: The Mediterranean Decision Support System for Marine Safety dedicated to oil slicks predictions, Deep Sea Res. Part II,

Sofianos S. and W. E. Johns, 2017: The Summer Circulation in the Gulf of Suez and Its Influence in the Red Sea Thermohaline Circulation, J. Phys. Oceanogr., DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-16-0282.1

Zarokanellos, N. D., V. P. Papadopoulos, S. S. Sofianos, and B. H. Jones, 2017: Physical and biological characteristics of the winter-summer transition in the Central Red Sea, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 122, doi:10.1002/2017JC012882.

Hatzonikolakis, Y., K. Tsiaras, J. A. Theodorou, G. Petihakis, S. Sofianos and G. Triantafyllou, 2017: Simulation of mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis growth with a dynamic energy budget (DEB) model in Maliakos and Thermaikos Gulfs (E. Mediterranean), Aquaculture Environment Interactions, DOI:

Zodiatis, G., R. Lardner, T. M. Alves, Y. Krestenitis, L. Perivoliotis, S. Sofianos and K. Spanoudaki, 2017: Oil spill forecasting (prediction), J. Mar. Res.,75, 923953.

Mitchell, N. C. and S. S. Sofianos, 2018: Origin of submarine channel north of Hanish Sill, Red Sea, in: N. M. A. Rasul and I. C. F. Stewart (eds.), Geological Setting, Palaeoenvironment and Archaeology of the Red Sea, Springer Earth System Sciences, ISBN 978-3-319-99408-6, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-99408-6.

Iona, A., Theodorou, A., Sofianos, S., Watelet, S., Troupin, C., and Beckers, J.-M.: Mediterranean Sea climatic indices: monitoring long-term variability and climate changes, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 1829-1842,, 2018.

Krokos, G., V. Papadopoulos, S. Sofianos and I. Hoteit, 2019: Natural Climate Oscillations May Counteract Red Sea Warming over the Coming Decades, Geophys. Res Let., DOI:10.1029/2018GL081397

Xie, G. Krokos, S. Sofianos and I. Hoteit, 2019: Interannual Variability of the Exchange flow Through the Strait of BAb-al_Mandeb, J. Geophys. Res.: Oceans, 12.

Gkanasos, A., S. Somarakis, K. Tsiaras, D. Kleftogiannis, M. Giannoulaki, E. Schismenou, S. Sofianos, G. Triantafyllou, 2019: Development, application and evaluation of a 1-D full life cycle anchovy and sardine model for the North Aegean Sea (Eastern Mediterranean), PLoS ONE 14(8): e0219671.

Tintore et al.,2019: Challenges for Sustained Observing and Forecasting Systems in the Mediterranean Sea, Front. Mar. Sci., 6:568. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00568.

Mavropoulou, A.-M., V. Vervatis and S. Sofianos, 2020: Dissolved Oxygen interannual variability and shifts in the Mediterranean Sea, Journal of Marine Systems, doi:

Asfahani, K., G. Krokos, V. Papadopoulos, B. H. Jones, S. Sofianos, M. Kheireddine and I. Hoteit, 2020: Capturing a Mode of Intermediate Water Formation in the Red Sea, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125, e2019JC015803, doi:

Vasou, P., V. Vervatis, G. Krokos, I. Hoteit and S. Sofianos, 2020: Variability of Water Exchanges Through the Strait of Hormuz, Ocean Dynamics, 70:1053-1065,doi:

Stamataki N., Y. Hatzonikolakis, K. Tsiaras, C. Tsangaris, G. Petihakis, S. Sofianos, and G. Triantafyllou, 2020: Modelling mussel (Mytilus spp.) microplastic accumulation, Ocean Science, 16, 927-949, doi:

Karagiorgos J., V. Vervatis and S. Sofianos, 2020: The impact of Tides on the Bay of Biscay Dynamics, J. Mar. Sci. Eng., 8, 617, doi:

Hoteit et al., 2020: Towards an End-to-End Analysis and Prediction System for Weather, Climate, and Marine Applications in the Red Sea, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 1-61, doi: