Gialitaki Anna
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Anna Gialitaki graduated from the Physics Department of the University of Athens (UoA) in 2016 and received her M.Sc. in the field of Applied Physics (Environmental Physics and Meteorology) from the same department in 2018. She received her Ph.D. diploma in Atmospheric Physics and Remote Sensing from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), working on aerosol characterization using remote sensing techniques (2023). In 2017, she started working for the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), mainly on aerosol optical and microphysical property retrievals, with the use of synergies between active and passive remote sensing sensors, advanced retrieval algorithms and scattering codes. She is also an honorary research fellow for the University of Leicester (UoL), where she worked during the period 2021 – 2023 for the development of a novel airborne multi-angle, multi-spectral polarimeter. From 2018 to 2020 she acted as the main operator (PI) of the PollyXT ground based lidar system of NOA, located at the PANhellenic GEophysical observatory of Antikythera (PANGEA). During this period, she was responsible for the overall quality assurance of the system, data acquisition, analysis and provision. Her main accomplishment is the development of a near-spherical shape model for reproducing the optical properties of stratospheric smoke aerosols (Gialitaki et al., 2020). She has also been involved in studies that include the use of experimental ground-based remote sensing data for the improvement (Amiridis et al., 2023; Kamprouri et al., 2023) and validation Gkikas et al., 2023; Michailidis et al., 2023; Pauly et al., 2019; Proestakis et al., 2019) of satellite missions, the assessment of numerical model performance (Kampouri et al., 2021; Konsta et al., 2021; Varlas et al., 2021; Solomos et al., 2019); and the characterization of aerosols, their effect on air-quality and interactions with radiation (Tsekeri et al., 2023; Floutsi et al., 2023; Masoom et al., 2023; Tsikoudi et al., 2022; Baars et al., 2019). She has participated in 5 national and international research projects (PANGEA4CalVal (European Commission Twinning project), cMAP (UK Space Agency Centre for Earth Observation Instrumentation); NEWTON (ESA); CORAL (ESA-PRODEX); PANACEA-RI (NSRF 2014-2020)). She took part in 2 experimental field campaigns as PI and co-PI of the lidar system of NOA (the EARLINET COVID-19 NRT campaign (May 2020) and the first experimental campaign held at the PANGEA observatory (September 2018) in the framework of the D-TECT (ERC) project). She is a member of the European and worldwide networks ACTRIS, EARLINET, PollyNET and AERONET. She has 17 publications in peer-reviewed journals (1 as first author), over 25 publications in peer-reviewed conference proceedings (5 as first author), over 40 conference presentations (11 as a first author) and 1 research monograph. She also serves as a reviewer for 3 scientific journals (Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics; Atmospheric Measurement Techniques; Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer).
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Aerosol optical and microphysical properties retrievals with the use of stand-alone or synergistic polarimetric active and passive remote sensing observations.