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Eleftheria Papadimitriou Eleftheria E. Papadimitriou  

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

She made her B. Sc. in Geology and her Ph. D. Thesis in Seismology. She speaks Greek, English, French, and Russian. In her career, she cooperated with about 50 foreign institutions, participated in several field experiments, 90 scientific meetings and 60 research projects (in 18 as a scientifically responsible researcher). She has teaching experience on Seismology for more than 30 years and is also supervising undergraduate, Master and Ph. D. theses. She published more than 220 papers and got over 2500 citations. She is a member of 8 Scientific societies & 11 Special Committees and Councils.

Ramon ZunigaF. Ramón Zúñiga
(Solid Earth Sciences)
UNAM, Mexico

A geophysical engineer from UNAM, and PhD from the University of Colorado-Boulder in the USA. He is currently a senior researcher at the Center for Geosciences, UNAM. He is internationally recognized for his work in evaluating variations of natural and artificial seismicity. He has taught courses, in addition to UNAM and other Mexican Universities, at the University of Colorado, USA, the Polytechnic School of Ecuador, and the University of Costa Rica. He has been a visiting researcher at CICESE, Ensenada, Mexico, at the Institute of Geophysics of the University of Alaska and at the Center for Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd in New Zealand.

Miachal MalinowskiMichał Malinowski
(Applied Geophysics)
Institute of Geophysics 
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Michal Malinowski is an Associate Professor and Head of Department of Geophysical Imaging at the Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. His research interests include solving complex subsurface imaging problems using novel methods like full-waveform inversion and seismic interferometry applied at different scales – from near-surface till the deep crust. He is especially interested in the use of seismic methods (both active and passive) for mineral exploration in hardrock environment.

Michael NonesMichael Nones
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Michael Nones is an Associate Professor at the Hydrology and Hydrodynamics Department of the Institute of Geophysics. Nones received his Ph.D. in 2012 from the University of Padova, Italy. Afterwards, he spent 4 years as postDoc at the University of Bologna, Italy, and 2 years as Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at the SME gerstgraser in Cottbus, Germany. His research is mostly focused on numerical modeling of riverine hydro-morphodynamics, but he also worked on field and laboratory experiments of sediment transport. His more recent research combines remote sensing and GIS for tracking vegetation and sediment dynamics along large rivers.

Editor TBCSavka Dineva
(Anthropogenic Hazard)
Department of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering Luleå, Sweden

Theodore KaracostasTheodore Karacostas
(Atmospheric & Space Sciences)
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

He is Professor Emeritus in Meteorology and Climatology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He pursued his graduate studies (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) in Atmospheric Sciences, University of Wyoming, USA. He has published extensively and has participated in, and organized, numerous Conferences and Workshops, worldwide. He coordinated several national-international research projects on his expertise interests: weather modification, synoptic and dynamic meteorology, extreme weather events, cloud physics, climatic change. He designed the Greek National Hail Suppression program. He has supervised 27 PhDs and 51 MScs theses. He was the Vice-President of the AUTH Research Committee. He is Vice-President of the Greek National Meteorological Society.

Associate Editors

Solid Earth Sciences

Neuer Inhalt (1)Sumiyoshi Abe
University of Tsukuba, Japan

Sumiyoshi Abe is an emeritus professor at Mie University, Japan and is currently a professor at Huaqiao University, China. He is also a visiting professor at Kazan Federal University, Russia, and Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. With a background in theoretical physics, his research interest is in seismicity in view of science of complex systems. His approach is based on theory of complex networks, nonlinear time series analysis, stochastic processes, and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics.

Aybige AkinciAybige Akinci
National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Italy

Aybige Akinci is a senior researcher at Instituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, INGV since 2000. She graduated in Geophysical Engineering Department at the University of Dokuz Eylul, DEU Turkey. She received the Doctor of Philosophy in Geophysics (Seismology), conferred by the Graduate School of DEU. She had been visiting research fellow in Physics Department at the University of Salerno where she conducted research on resolving the attenuative behaviors of the Western Anatolia region, Turkey and Southern Spain. As a postdoctoral fellow, she worked on the topics of probabilistic seismic hazard in Central Eastern U.S. at the Saint Louis University, USA. She published more than 60 JCR-papers; her h-index-Scopus is 28. Her current research activities are in the fields of earthquake ground motion and simulations, probabilistic and deterministic seismic hazard assessments.

Editor TBCMariusz Białecki
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Mariusz Białecki made his Ph.D. in mathematical physics at Warsaw University and habilitation in theoretical geophysics at Institute of Geophysics PAS. He spent two years at Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences of The University of Tokyo as a postdoc fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Mariusz’s research focuses recently on methods of construction of completely discrete stochastic solvable models (Cellular Automata) and their application to seismic phenomena.
His interest include applications of broad range of concepts from complex systems and statistical physics to geophysics, but he is open to discuss any promising new theoretical/mathematical ideas in the field.

Rudolfo ConsoleRodolfo Console
National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Italy

He got his degree in Physics in Rome in 1967. He was a researcher at ING-INGV from 1968 managing the Italian Seismological Network and developing data acquisition and analysis software for the real time seismic monitoring system. He retired from INGV in 2004. He was a lecturer of seismology at the University "Roma Tre" of Rome from 1997 to 2009 and lecturer for the PhD course in Geophysics at the University of Bologna from 2001 to 2015. He has published more than 200 seismological papers, physics of the earthquakes, statistical models, earthquake simulators.  He has been Associate Editor for JGR, Annals of Geophysics and Acta Geophysica. His present position is President of CGIAM (Potenza, Italy).

Neuer Inhalt (1)Semih Ergintav
Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Boğaziçi University, Turkey

Semih Ergintav is a professor at the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute, Boğaziçi University, Turkey.  He has MSc&PhD Degree in Seismology from the İstanbul Technical University, Turkey and then worked at the TUBITAK MRC Earth and Marine Research Institute, from 1984 to 2013, as a Senior Researcher and Deputy Director.  During that period, he has been established seismic and CGPS networks to study the active tectonic zones of Turkey. His current research area is the geodetic imaging of seismic and aseismic fault slips, under the constrain of seismology, and modeling of the seismic cycle.

Salvatore GambinoSalvatore Gambino
Osservatorio Etneo, Italy

Senior geophysicist at Istituto Nazionale Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Catania, Italy. Responsible of Ground Deformation, Gravity and Magnetic groups at INGV Catania. Scientist responsible of tilt permanent networks on the Sicilian volcanoes (Mt. Etna, Stromboli and Vulcano). SG main scientific interest and experiences have been focussed on physical volcanology, modelling of volcanic and magmatic processes, magma ascent, volcano seismicity, volcano hazards and risks, volcano monitoring, participation to volcanic crises and emergencies. Authors of more than 60 ISI publications and h-index 22. Scientific coordinator and task responsible of Italian and European research projects.

Teresa GrabowskaTeresa Grabowska
AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Prof. dr hab. Teresa Grabowska – emeritus professor at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. Specialist on geophysical potential fields and their use in geological prospecting, in the study of the lithosphere, natural environment and secular variations of the geomagnetic field. She is the author of an academic textbook Applied Magnetometry in Environmental Research and over 100 scientific papers published in Poland and abroad. She conducted lectures and seminars on exploration geophysics, applied and environmental magnetometry, comprehensive geophysical research and geophysical examination of the lithosphere. She authored many reviews in the PhD, habilitation and professor’s proceedings.

Marian IvanMarian Ivan
University of Bucharest, Romania

Professor Marian Ivan (University of Bucharest, Romania) obtained a M.Sc. and a PhD in Geophysics and a M.Sc. in Mathematics at University of Bucharest. He is mainly interested in Global Seismology (core phases) but also in theoretical aspects related to Potential Fields and Solid Body Mechanics.

Eugenio LippielloEugenio Lippiello
Second University of Naples Caserta, Italy

Eugenio Lippiello has defended his PhD thesis in Physics at the University of Salerno in 2002 and from 2008 he was researcher of Geophysics at the Second University of Naples. From 2017 he is Assistant Professor in theoretical physics at the University of Campania "L. Vanvitelli". E.Lippiello has expertise in non equilibrium statistical mechanics, complex systems, statistical seismology,granular materials, seismic forecasting. E. Lippiello is the author of about 100 articles published on ISI journals. 

Nikolay PalshinNikolay Palshin
Shirshov Institute of Oceanology,
Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Fields of interest: electromagnetic induction and electrical conductivity in the ocean and Earth, deep magnetotelluric studies of the crust and upper mantle, motionally induced electric fields, cable voltage measurements, multi-disciplinary environmental observation systems. In a broad sense, the range of interests includes non-seismic methods in geoscience and exploration and integrated tectonic interpretation of geological and geophysical data. Current research focuses on electrical prospecting for hydrocarbon, freshwater, geothermal and mineral resources.

Luciano TelescoLuciano Telesca
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy

Senior researcher at Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis of National Research Council of Italy. He participated to several projects funded by EU, NATO; responsible of many bilateral projects funded by CNR. Professorship awarded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. His scientific research is focused on the statistical analysis of geophysical and environmental processes. His main research fields comprise statistics of point processes, fractals, multifractals, informational and topological time series analysis, statistical seismology, hydrologic and remote sensing time series analysis.

Filippos VallianatosFilippos Vallianatos
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

Filippos Vallianatos received PhD in Solid Earth Physics-Geophysics. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (UoA), Physics Department. He is Professor of Geophysics-Applied Geophysics in the UoA and Director of the Institute of Physics of the Earth’s Interior & Geohazards, Hellenic Mediterranean University Research Center. He is an UNESCO Chair holder in Solid Earth Physics and Geohazards Risk Reduction. He has teaching and research experience on Geophysics and Seismology. He published more than 200 papers and got over 4000 citations. His scientific research is focused on the physics of earthquakes, the statistical analysis of earth physics processes and seismicity in view of complex science and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics.

Applied Geophysics

Editor TBCRafal Czarny
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Jadwiga A. JarzynaJadwiga Jarzyna
AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Prof. Dr. Jadwiga A. Jarzyna - petrophysicist and well log analyst. Graduated (1972) from the AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Geological Prospection, Krakow, Poland still belongs to the AGH UST, Faculty of Geology Geophysics and Environmental Protection staff. Area of interest – comprehensive interpretation of well logs combined with the laboratory results to construct models of the reservoir formations including conventional hydrocarbon deposits, shale gas plays and aquifers, application of ANN to determine petrophysical parameters, i.e. porosity, permeability, TOC and others, numerical and statistical modeling in acoustic and resistivity logs. Member of the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts and European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers.

Junlun LiJunlun Li
University of Science and Technology of China, China

Prof. Junlun Li received his Ph.D. in Geophysics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the U.S. in 2013, and then worked as a research geophysicist in the oil & gas industry for 4 years before he joined the academia. He is now a faculty member at the School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China. His current areas of research are in microseismic, induced seismicity, ambient noise tomography and full waveform inversion in global and exploration seismology.

Neuer Inhalt (1)Mostafa Naghizadeh
Laurentian University, Canada

Mostafa Naghizadeh received B.Sc. in Mining Engineering from the University of Kerman, Iran, in 2000 and M.Sc. in Geophysics from the University of Tehran, Iran, in 2003. He received his Ph.D. in Geophysics from the University of Alberta in 2009. He worked as a postdoctoral researcher with CREWES at the University of Calgary and Signal Analysis and Imaging Group (SAIG) at the University of Alberta from January 2010 till September 2012. In September 2017, after five years of industry experience as a Processing Geophysicist in Shell Canada, he joined Laurentian University as Assistant Professor of Exploration Seismology as part of the Metal Earth project. His interests are mineral exploration, geophysical inversion, seismic processing and interpretation, computational geophysics, and hard rock geophysics. Mostafa is the recipient of the J. Clarence Karcher Award from SEG in 2011.

Ivana VasiljevicIvana Vasiljević
University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia

Ivana Vasiljević is an Associate Professor and Head of Department of Geophysics at the Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade. Her interests include a wide range of topics connected to the gravity field investigations – from geoid determination to microgravimetry problems. Current research interests are mainly in the area of potential filed data modeling and inversion. The other area of research, mostly conducted in recent years, is the application of geophysical well logging in civil engineering and hydrogeology.

Liang XiaoLiang Xiao
China University of Geoscience, China

Dr. Xiao holds a B.Sc in applied geophysics (2004) from Yangtzeu University, China, a M.A.Sc. (2007) and a Ph.D. (2012) in geological resources and geological engineering from China University of Petroleum, Beijing. From 2012 to 2014, he was as a postdoctoral research fellow at China University of Geosciences, Beijing. He is currently an associate professor in China University of Geosciences, Beijing. Dr. Xiao’s research interests include formation evaluation, geophysical well logging, unconventional reservoirs (tight oil/gas, coalbed methane, shale gas) pore structure characterization, and applied NMR logging. More than 40 relevant papers have been published.

Sanyi YuanSanyi Yuan
China University of Petroleum (Beijing), China

Sanyi Yuan is a professor from China University of Petroleum (Beijing). He was a visiting scholar in the University of British Columbia, University of California and Tokyo University. His research field includes seismic high-resolution processing, seismic inverse problem, intelligent geophysical exploration and reservoir prediction. So far, he has presided over nearly 20 projects including National Natural Science Foundation of China, and published nearly 70 journal papers at Geophysics et al. Moreover, 14 technique modules have been developed and packaged on the mainstream software platform of petroleum geophysical exploration in China by his team, and achieved favorable results in the industry.

Editor TBCMario Zarroca Hernández
University of Barcelona, Spain

Anthropogenic Hazard

Gaetano FestaGaetano Festa
University of Naples Federico II, Italy

He is associate Professor at Physics Department of University of Naples Federico II. He is a seismologist, his main research interests are earthquake source and seismic wave propagation, numerical modelling of earthquakes, analysis of microseismicity and earthquake early warning. He manages INFO, the Irpinia Near Fault Observatory, an advanced infrastructure with the goal of monitoring physical processes occurring on the faults in Southern Apennines. 

Maya IlievaMaya Ilieva
Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland

Maya Ilieva is a geodesist, specialized in radar remote sensing for natural and man-made hazards. She holds a PhD degree in Geosciences from University Pierre and Marie Curie – Paris 6, France. She has been an associate professor (head of department Geodesy and geoinformatics) in University of architecture, civil engineering and geodesy, Sofia, and an invited lecturer in the University of mining and geology, Sofia, Bulgaria. Currently she is a researcher in the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformatics at Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Poland. Her areas of research are in natural and induced seismicity, mining deformations, deformation modelling. 

Grzegorz KwiatekGrzegorz Kwiatek
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany

Grzegorz Kwiatek is a Senior Researcher at Section 4.2: Geomechanics and Scientific Drilling of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences and a Geophysical Consultant at fastloc GmbH. His research focuses on the analysis induced seismicity towards understanding interactions between physical processes in earthquake source, geomechanical properties of geo-reservoirs in response to engineering operations, and resulting seismic hazard. His another area of interests covers earthquake nucleation, propagation and earthquake scaling relations in broad range of scales between the acoustic emission activity recorded in laboratory experiments on rock samples, mezo-scale in-situ laboratories and microseismicity recorded in-situ. 

Neuer Inhalt (1)Stanisław Lasocki
Polish Academy of Geoscience, Poland

Full Professor in the Department of Seismology of Institute of Geophysics Polish PAS. Graduated as a physicist, in 1975 he linked to seismology. His main research interest is applying statistical methods to analyzing natural and anthropogenic seismicity and assessing and managing the time-dependent anthropogenic seismic hazard. He has authored over 140 research papers, coordinated or participated in many research and innovation projects: Polish, European,  US, and South African. He chairs the Triggered and Induced Seismicity Working Group of the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth Interior. Since 2010 he has been involved in integrating anthropogenic seismicity research infrastructure within the European Plate Observing System (EPOS) integration project. Currently, he is a director of the EPOS Thematic Core Service Anthropogenic Hazards consortium of twelve European research and industrial organizations.

Editor TBCBeata Orlecka Sikora
Polish Academy of Geoscience, Poland

Alessandro ParrisiAlessandro Parisi
Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy)

Alessandro Parisi, PhD in Risk and environmental, territorial and building development at the Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy). His research fields are mainly related to Disaster Risk Management and Reduction, cascading disasters, risk analysis, and karst groundwater monitoring and modeling. He collaborated with the Cascading Disasters Research Group of UCL-IRDR, working on a scenario-building process of cascading vulnerability scenarios related to the management of groundwater depletion and salinization in semi-arid areas. Currently, he is involved as research grant-holder within the MEDSAL Project (founded by PRIMA and European Commission), focusing on karst groundwater monitoring and modeling, data collection and analysis.

Caterina SamelaCaterina Samela
Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis, Italy

Caterina Samela is a Researcher at the National Research Council of Italy - Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis (CNR-IMAA). She is an environmental engineer with a Ph.D. in the fields of Hydrology and Hydraulics. Her primary interests are related to flood risk, hydro-geomorphology, Digital Elevation Model (DEM)-based analyses, remote sensing and analyses in data-scarce environments. Her research activity focuses on the definition of data-driven methods with applications in multiple fields, including fluvial and pluvial flood risk assessment and detection, hydrological models and river monitoring.

Stylianos StoulosStelios Stoulos
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Professor Stoulos holds an associated Professorship at the AUTH co- establish one of the nation's top research laboratories in Nuclear Physics Applications based on α- and γ-spectroscopy systems. His research interests include radiation detection methods, environmental radioactivity and geoscience, medical physics, and dosimetry. He has also worked on spallation neutron sources – accelerator-driven systems and nuclear reactions cross-section related to energy production through fission and astrophysical γ-processes. He has up to day 102 publications in international scientific journals with about 1800 citations.

Editor TBCDaniele P. Viero
University of Padova, Italy


Neuer InhaltSándor Baranya
Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary)

Sándor Baranya is an Associate Professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary), where he is the Head of the Department of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering. His research focuses on the analysis of flow and morphodynamics of large rivers, with state of the art investigation tools, from CFD modeling to novel field and data processing methods, involving acoustic and image based techniques.

Editor TBCRobert Bialik
Polish Academy of Science, Poland

Richard BoothroydRichard Boothroyd
School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow, UK,

Fluvial geomorphologist with research interests in remote sensing, ecohydraulics and flood risk management. Currently involved with a NERC-PCIEERD project on hydrometeorological hazards in the Philippines. Interested in the dynamics of river systems including anthropogenic influences.

Neuer Inhalt (1)Luigi Cimorelli
University of Naples Federico II, Italy

Luigi Cimorelli is a civil engineer with a Ph.D. in hydraulic engineering. He is Associate Professor of hydrology, hydraulic infrastructure, and maritime infrastructures. His research interests include optimization of hydraulic infrastructures, open channel flow modelling, simplified hydrologic flood routing, time series modelling and, recently, he is focusing on machine learning applications to hydrology and hydraulic engineering. He is the author of over 50 scientific paper 35 of which indexed by Scopus and Web of Science. 

Subhasish DeySubhasish Dey
Indian Institute of Technology , West Bengal

Subhasish Dey is known for his research on the applied hydrodynamics. He is currently a Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. Besides Acta Geophysica, he is an associate editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Journal of Hydraulic Research, Sedimentology, Journal of Hydro-Environment Research, International Journal of Sediment Research, etc. He is also an editorial board member of several journals including the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. He has published about 200 papers in refereed journals and authored a book titled Fluvial Hydrodynamics published by Springer.

Jan GuymerIan Guymer
University of Sheffield, UK

Ian's research interests centre on the mixing and transport of contaminants in coastal, rivers, urban drainage and pipe distribution systems. His work aims to identify and quantify processes within areas of civil engineering hydraulics and the natural environment. This is achieved by conducting detailed laboratory and field studies, from which to validate simplified modelling procedures for engineering applications. Ian is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management. In 2017-19, Ian was the first Academic-in-Residence for the Institution of Civil Engineers' Shaping-the-World initiative.

Editor TBCJaroslaw Napiórkowski
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Editor TBCStefano Pagliara
Università di Pisa, Italy

Neuer InhaltRenata J. Romanowicz
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Professor working in the Hydrology and Hydrodynamics Department, Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Her research interests focus mainly on modelling uncertain environmental processes and, in particular, catchment modelling, flood inundation modelling and on-line flow forecasting. In 1989-2007 she worked as a research fellow in UCD Dublin, Ireland, and in Lancaster University, England. Since 2007, in Poland, she has studied the influence of land use and climate change on hydrological processes, trying to adopt an integral, system-based, holistic approach to scientific problems. She has published over 200 papers in JCR journals.

Achilleas SamarasAchilleas Samaras
Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

Dr. Achilleas Samaras is Assistant Professor of Maritime Hydraulics, Port & Harbour Engineering at the School of Civil Engineering in Democritus University of Thrace (Greece). He has more than 15 years of experience in research and engineering practice on the fields of wave dynamics and hydrodynamics in marine and coastal areas, sediment transport and coastal morphodynamics, design of harbour and coastal structures, adaptation to climate change in coastal zones and oil spill dynamics, focusing on the numerical modelling of the above. His research interests also include a particular interest in the dynamics of coupled watershed-coast systems. More information is available at:

Editor TBCMohammad Valipour
University of Florida, USA

Mohammad is a postdoctoral fellow in Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Hawaii. Besides Acta Geophysica, he is an associate editor of Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, Earth Science Informatics, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Canadian Journal of Soil Science, Scientia Agricola, and Simulation. His research interests are remote sensing, climate change, sustainable development, irrigation and drainage, big data, best management practices, hydrometeorology, hydroclimatology, hydroinformatics, and hydrological forecasting.

Atmospheric & Space Sciences

Neuer InhaltLeszek Czechowski
University of Warsaw, Poland

Leszek Czechowski is a professor at the University of Warsaw. The area of ​​his scientific activity is global tectonics and convection in the Earth's mantle and physical processes taking place on other celestial bodies. In 1993, he pointed to the role of the heterogeneity of the D ”layer (on the interface between the core and the mantle) for convection in the Earth's mantle. He also explored the ice-rock moons of Saturn, especially, he showed that the interior of Enceladus is at a temperature favorable to life and investigated the possibility of panspermia from Enceladus. In 2019, he proposed a generalization of the isostasis hypothesis. Together with Professor Marek Grad, he pointed to the possibility of two types of asthenosphere. He also is the author of popular science books. His hobbies are skiing and sailing.

Editor TBCAndrzej Krankowski
University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland

Editor TBCKrzysztof Markowicz
Institute of Geophysics Warsaw University, Poland

Ioannis PytharoulisIoannis Pytharoulis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

Dr. Ioannis Pytharoulis is an Associate Professor in the School of Geology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH;, Greece and the director of the Laboratory of Meteorology and Climatology (LMC-AUTH). His research interests lie in Numerical Weather Prediction and Synoptic/Mesoscale Meteorology, focusing on intense weather events. He is responsible for the operational weather forecasting system of LMC-AUTH ( He has received a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from AUTH, an M.Sc. in Weather, Climate and Modelling and a Ph.D. in Meteorology from the Department of Meteorology of the University of Reading (United Kingdom). More detailed CV appears in

Editor TBCIwona Stanislawska
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Editor TBCKrzysztof Stasiewicz
Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Editor TBCVlado Spiridonov
Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia