Petros Mouzourides

Petros Mouzourides
University of Cyprus · Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

PhD

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Introduction
I received my undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences from NTUA in 2009. In 2010, I was enrolled in the postgraduate MSc Environmental Engineering program and in 2012 I had been transferred to the PhD program of Environmental Engineering of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Cyprus. In 2018 I received my PhD. Currently I am a researcher at KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence and at Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory at the University of Cyprus. I served as a teaching assistant in Fluid Mechanics courses in the CEE Department and then as instructor of different Fluid Mechanics-related undergraduate courses. I am mostly involved and interested in Air flow and pollution in urban areas and MRA analysis.
Additional affiliations
November 2017 - present
University of Cyprus
Position
  • Researcher
May 2017 - May 2018
University of Cyprus
Position
  • Researcher
September 2016 - December 2017
University of Cyprus
Position
  • Instructor
Description
  • Instruction of the undergraduate course - Hydraulics;
Education
September 2012 - February 2018
University of Cyprus
Field of study
  • Environmental Engineering
October 2003 - September 2009
National Technical University of Athens
Field of study
  • Applied Mathematics and Physics Sciences

Publications

Publications (21)
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Urban morphology characterization is crucial for the parametrization of boundary-layer development over urban areas. One complexity in such a characterization is the three-dimensional variation of the urban canopies and textures, which are customarily reduced to and represented by one-dimensional varying parametrization such as the aerodynamic roug...
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Mesoscale meteorological models rely on urban building datasets in order to determine several urban canopy parameters, such as the urban surface cover and morphological parameters, for accurate predictions of air quality and atmospheric pollution dispersion. Due to the multi-scale nature of air pollution dispersion, such models are run at various r...
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This work examines long-term measurements of major criteria pollutants concentrations in an urban station in South-East Mediterranean, in Nicosia - Cyprus, which is susceptible both to transboundary air pollution transport from Sahara-dust events as well as to evaporative transport of sea-sprays. The work investigates in particular the role of such...
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In this paper we examine the energy demands required for building heating and cooling over a real urban area and how these relate to urban microclimatic parameters; as a result we furthermore show how urban planning can benefit from such relevant considerations for the benefit and prospect of energetically sustainable societies and cities. Specific...
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In this work, we investigate buoyancy-driven flows within urban street canyon cavities of three aspect ratios under simultaneous inertial wind forcing. The main aim of this work is to enhance the understanding of induced urban airflow patterns under non-isothermal conditions through experimental investigation, which to date are relatively scarce. T...
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Transboundary transport of dust is a phenomenon encountered across the globe, where pollution is generated in one area and impacts another, sometimes travelling thousands of kilometres, as in the case of desert dust storms. There is a relatively wide range of tools and methods for monitoring dust storms in the atmosphere, extending from near-ground...
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The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of the lockdown measures in 2020 on the urban air quality in Nicosia capital city, in Cyprus—an island-country in the East Mediterranean—which is often affected by transboundary dust pollution. The study focuses on three criteria pollutants, nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO) and Particula...
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Placing urban morphology within the climate context raises insightful 10 comments regarding energy consumption, air quality and the liveability of cities. The aim of this study is to investigate the thermal and airflow characteristics of street canyons in historic centres with substantial geometrical heterogeneity. An additional aim is to decipher...
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This work investigates the multi-fractal nature of a turbulent urban atmosphere using high-resolution atmospheric data. Meteorological and concentration measurements of passive and reactive pollutants collected over a 3-year period in a sub-urban high-Reynolds number atmospheric field were analyzed. Scaling laws characterizing the self-similarity a...
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The characteristics of desert dust storms (DDS) have been shown to change in response to climate change and land use. There is limited information on the frequency and intensity of DDS over the last decade at a regional scale in the Eastern Mediterranean. An algorithm based on daily ground measurements (PM10, particulate matter ≤10 μm), satellite p...
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The WUDAPT (World Urban Database and Access Portal Tools project goal is to generate consistent information on urban form and function for cities worldwide that can support a wide range of “fit for purpose” urban weather, climate, hydrology and air quality analyses and modeling on a variety of scales. The latest developments are designed to generat...
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In this paper, we propose a systematic approach that translates geographically-based information data, into complete versatile gridded numerical information for use in comparative data analyses and atmospheric or other advanced numerical modelling studies. Intended to provide substantial added value to the wealth of data as currently collected and...
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The World Urban Database and Access Portal Tools (WUDAPT) is an international community-based initiative to acquire and disseminate climate relevant data on the physical geographies of cities for modeling and analysis purposes. The current lacuna of globally consistent information on cities is a major impediment to urban climate science toward info...
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Understanding thermally-driven flows induced by solar heating, under conditions of low or high inertial forces, is crucial in the light of recent policy strategies on urban design with environmentally friendly buildings and efficient and sustainable use of energy within the building sector. The objective of this study is to experimentally investiga...
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The study of urban-scale energy consumption due to buildings follows the archetype approach where samples of representative buildings are analysed and then results are extrapolated across the city. Lack of reliable data has so far been the main reason hindering different approaches; nevertheless, significant improvements have been achieved recently...
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Exploring scale-adaptive representations and distinctive signatures of cities using multi-resolution analysis Petros Mouzourides1, Andreas Kyprianou2, Michael J. Brown3, Marina K.-A. Neophytou1* 1 Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Cyprus 2 Department...
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The aim of this work is to analyse air quality and meteorological data collected from atmospheric field measurements in order to explore the multiscale nature of atmospheric processes. Data collected over a period of a calendar year from an Air Quality Monitoring Station located at the outskirts of Nicosia Capital City (Cyprus) is examined. Specifi...
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The true 3-Dimensional variation of an urban geometry often poses questions in the multi-scale modelling of air pollution dispersion and other related application areas, that have not been addressed yet, such as: what is (a) the impact and influence of a particular building in a pre-specified area, (b) the distribution of the most important scales...
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The intense urbanisation and the associated anthropogenic activities place numerous challenges to urban air quality, its understanding and thereby its prediction. The atmospheric processes, responsible for the transport and dispersion of pollutants, occur at various spatial and temporal scales while at the same time they are complex and chaotic. Un...

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Projects (2)
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To understand and obtain new insights into the multi-scale dynamics of the urban environment and develop appropriate models; such models will guide the design and development of mitigation and adaptation measures due to climate change.
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Mitigation of health effects of Desert Dust Storm events. Meteorological models for early forecasting.