Slavica Malinovic-Milicevic

Slavica Malinovic-Milicevic
Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts · Geographical Institute "Jovan Cvijic"

PhD

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Introduction
My research focuses primarily on environmental geography with an emphasis on the atmosphere. I am focused on understanding the atmospheric processes, the manifestation of climate change which could influence humans and the environment. In analyzing aspects of the atmospheric environment I deal with three major complexes (1) UV radiation, (2) climate change and extreme climate events, and (3) air pollution.
Education
March 2009 - November 2012
University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences
Field of study
  • Physical geography
November 1999 - December 2003
University of Novi Sad, Association of Centres for Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies and Research – ACIMSI
Field of study
  • Environmental Engineering
October 1993 - December 1998
University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences
Field of study
  • Geography

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Publications (51)
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This paper focuses on the development and application of a technique for filling the daily erythemal UV dose data gaps and the reconstruction of the past daily erythemal UV doses in Novi Sad, Serbia. The technique implies developing the empirical equation for estimation of daily erythemal UV doses by means of relative daily sunshine duration under...
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The evolution of daily extreme temperature and precipitation from 1961 to 2010 in Serbia was investigated. Trends of five temperature indices, three precipitation indices and four combined indices were calculated at ten temperature and ten precipitation stations located within the study area and their corresponding significances were tested using t...
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In this article we proposed a simple neural network technique for estimating erythemal UV radiation in Novi Sad (Serbia) using available input parameters. The technique implies the use of one of two models depending on the availability of the input parameter: (i) neural network model 1 (NNM1) which uses global solar radiation, clearness index, clou...
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This study aims to indicate the importance of revising current health recommendations concerning the duration of exposure and individual sensitivity of the skin to solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation. For this purpose, a 16-year data series (2005–2020) of erythemal radiant exposure (Her) and UV index (UVI) for Serbia was analyzed. The UV-related risk...
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In this paper, we described generation and performances of feedforward neural network models that could be used for a day ahead predictions of the daily maximum 1-h ozone concentration (1hO3) and 8-h average ozone concentration (8hO3) at one traffic and one background station in the urban area of Novi Sad, Serbia. The six meteorological variables f...
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The parametric model NEOPLANTA was used to study the effects of various atmospheric conditions on terrestrial spectral UV irradiance. The capability of the model to correctly reproduce processes in the atmosphere is tested by changing input parameters such as ozone content, solar zenith angle, amount and type of aerosols, and altitude. The results...
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Influenced by stratospheric total ozone column (TOC), cloud cover, aerosols, albedo, and other factors, levels of daily erythemal dose (Her) in a specific geographic region show significant variability in time and space. To investigate the degree of randomness and predictability of Her time series from ground-based observations in Novi Sad, Serbia,...
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This study has analyzed the traffic-related change in atmospheric pollutants levels (PM2.5, PM10, CO, NO2, SO2, and O3) caused by the COVID-19 restrictive measures, based on traffic ground-based stations data in urban areas in Serbia. The possible influence of several meteorological factors (temperature, wind, pressure, and humidity), and mobility...
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Soil erosion is a global environmental and economic problem that is significantly related to land-use changes. Over the last decades, several mountain areas in Serbia were exposed to strong human pressure caused by winter tourism development. The largest ski center in Serbia is situated on Kopaonik Mountain within the boundaries of Kopaonik Nationa...
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The impact of solar activity on environmental processes is di�cult to understand and complex for empirical modeling. This study aimed to establish forecast models of the meteorological conditions in the forest fire areas based on the solar activity parameters applying the neural networks approach. During July and August 2018, severe forest fires si...
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Solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a significant health hazard in the warm part of the year. In order to assess the level of hazard and the effects of UV radiation on the living world, long-term measured or estimated data are needed. In Novi Sad, the measurement of UV radiation has been performed since 2003, while ozone measurements have been made...
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The long-term exposure to PM2.5 (particulate matter with aerodynamic diameter ≤ 2.5 μm) is the leading global health risk factor. The spatio-temporal variability of annual values of the total PM2.5 concentrations in Serbia is analyzed using the high-resolution (0.01° × 0.01°) gridded data set V4.EU.02 for the period 2001-2016. Population counts and...
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This research is devoted to the determination of the causal relationship between the flow of particles that are coming from the Sun and the hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Katia. To accomplish this, the lag correlation analysis was performed. High correlation coefficients confirmed a preliminary conclusion about the relationship between solar activities...
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Analysis of daily streamflow variability in space and time is important for water resources planning, development, and management. The natural variability of streamflow is being complicated by anthropogenic influences and climate change, which may introduce additional complexity into streamflow records. To address the complexity in streamflow, dail...
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The purpose of this paper was to choose an appropriate information dissimilarity measure for hierarchical clustering of daily streamflow discharge data, from twelve gauging stations on the Brazos River in Texas (USA), for the period 1989-2016. For that purpose, we selected and compared the average-linkage clustering hierarchical algorithm based on...
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Analysis of daily solar irradiation variability and predictability in space and time is important for energy resources planning, development, and management. The natural intermittency of solar irradiation is mainly triggered by atmospheric turbulent conditions, radiative transfer, optical properties of cloud and aerosol, moisture and atmospheric st...
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Analysis of daily streamflow variability in space and time is important for water resources planning, development, and management. The natural variability of streamflow is being complicated by anthropogenic influences and climate change, which may introduce additional complexity into the phenomenological records. To address this question for daily...
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Forest fires that occurred in Portugal on 18 June 2017 caused several tens of human casualties. The cause of their emergence, as well as many others that occurred in Western Europe at the same time remained unknown. Taking into account consequences, including loss of human lives and endangerment of ecosystem sustainability, discovering of the fores...
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Analysis of daily solar irradiation variability and predictability in space and time is important for energy resources planning, development, and management. The natural variability of solar irradiation is being complicated by atmospheric conditions (in particular cloudiness) and orography, which introduce additional complexity into the phenomenolo...
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The evolution of daily extreme precipitation from 1966 to 2013 in Vojvodina Region (Serbia) was investigated. We calculated trends of ten precipitation indices and tested their corresponding significances using the Student's t-test for seven locations. The obtained results suggest that the climate of the northern and central parts of Vojvodina regi...
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The study analyzes regional differences in the variability of time series of minimum temperatures during the spring and autumn, spatio-temporal variability of the last spring frost date and the first autumn frost date, as well as the length of the frost-free periods, in 15 stations in Serbia for the period 1961–2010. The analysis of trend in dates...
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The study analyzes the number of light, moderate and severe spring and autumn frosts and occurrence of the last spring and the first autumn frost in the Pannonian Basin in Serbia, over the period 1961–2010. Only the average number of light and severe spring frosts decreased significantly over the investigated period, while since 1990 the number of...
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This study is devoted to the research of spatial-temporal variation of electricity generation from the kilowatt-peak photovoltaic system made of crystalline silicon solar cells. The research was conducted in the territory of Serbia using the model for estimation photovoltaic performances as a function of incident irradiance and module temperature....
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This research presents improved results on modelling relationship between the flow of charged particles that are coming from the Sun and hurricanes. For establishing eventual link, the methods of Big Data, such as Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS), Parallel Calculations, Fractal analysis etc., are applied. The parameters of solar activi...
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The present study focuses on interpretations of the temporal variations and variations between urban locations of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and black smoke (BS) during the period 2001–2008 in the Vojvodina Region of Serbia (VR_S). In this study we examined variations of pollutants concentrations during household heating and non-h...
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This paper considers the preliminary report of the Malaysian aircraft accident that took place on 17 July 2014, over the eastern part of Ukraine. Bearing in mind that there is no clear evidence about the causes of the plane crash, using the method of analogy we tried to determine whether this accident aligns with the sudden arrival of high-energy p...
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In this article we considered the extreme temperatures, precipitation and UV-B radiation in Vojvodina region, Serbia. We describe the actual climate conditions for the period 1981−2007 and applied a dynamic downscaling technique using the EBU-POM regional coupled climate model under the SRES-A2 scenario to assess the changes for the period 2021-210...
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The work examines the potential causative link between the flow of protons, i.e. temperature of the particles that are coming from the sun and forest fires in the USA. For determination of the degree of randomness for time series of input (temperature of protons) and output parameters (number of forest fires), the R/S analysis is conducted. The ana...
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We have used the Kolmogorov complexity and sample entropy measures to estimate the complexity of the UV-B radiation time series in the Vojvodina region (Serbia) for the period 1990-2007. We defined the Kolmogorov complexity spectrum and have introduced the Kolmogorov complexity spectrum highest value (KLM). We have established the UV-B radiation ti...
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We considered thermal environment and UV-B radiation indices in the Vojvodina region, Serbia. We derived an empirical formula for estimating the daily sum of the UV-B from global radiation and used this formula to reconstruct the UV-B radiation pattern for 1981–2008. We describe the actual climate conditions for the period 1992−2008. In addition, w...
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Review of summer atmospheric condition that may influence on human health and environment in city Novi Sad, Serbia is depicted in this study. Frequency of tropical days, heat wave duration and severity and erithemal ultraviolet (UV) dose during summer months (June-August) are analyzed for the period 1981-2009. The frequency of tropical days and ano...
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This paper analyzes thermal environment condition in Banat on the basis eighteen year long data series in the period 1992-2008. Two thermal indexes (TI), suggested by World meteorological organization, are used, heat index and wind chill index. Analysis shows that mean annual TI were lower than mean annual air temperatures that indicate considerabl...
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The increase in ultraviolet (UV) radiation in the last several decades caused intensive activities in its monitoring and forecast all over the world. Due to lack of ground measurements of UV index (UVI) in the Vojvodina region (Serbia), the numerical methods are an alternative to estimate its value. The values of the UVI in one hour time resolution...
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We present various steps in the development of UV monitoring activities in Serbia, where pioneering work has been done at the University of Novi Sad. There, a theoretical model for UV index forecasting, NEOPLANTA, was recently developed. Previous comparisons of model outputs with measured values showed quite good agreement, but the input data, incl...
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A numerical model called ``NEOPLANTA'' for estimating solar UV irradiance and UV index under cloud-free conditions is being developed and tested at the University of Novi Sad in Serbia. In this paper, the model features, calculation procedure, and input parameters are described. Effects of the absorption of UV radiation by O3, SO2, and NO2 and abso...
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A method for calculating the profile of turbulent transfer coefficient for momentum inside a vegetation canopy for use in land surface schemes is presented. It is done through the following steps. First, an equation for the turbulent transfer coefficient for momentum inside a vegetation canopy using the ``sandwich'' approach for its representation...
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As a consequence of air pollution a major environmental problem in last several decades is decreasing of stratospheric ozone and increasing of harmful solar UV radiation. Growing concern for health of living organisms increases activities on UV monitoring and forecast. Recently, University of Novi Sad, only in Serbia, has developed an UV forecastin...
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A major consequence of decreasing stratospheric ozone is the increase of solar ultraviolet radiation (UV) passing through the atmosphere. Ultraviolet radiation is very harmful to the entire ecosystem, including health of the human population and for that reason, in the last few decades, scientists have placed a large emphasis on monitoring UV radia...
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Increasing of harmful solar UV radiation that reaches the ground resulted in growing activities on UV monitoring and forecast. Measurement of the UV index at Novi Sad, Serbia is done since April 2003 and is announced via web site. Data are recorded by the broadband radiometer YANKEE UVB-1 biometer located on the Novi Sad University campus (45.33o N...
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A method for estimating profiles of turbulent transfer coefficients inside a vegetation canopy and their use in calculating the air temperature inside tall grass canopies in land surface schemes for environmental modeling is presented. The proposed method, based on K theory, is assessed using data measured in a maize canopy. The air temperature ins...
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Mean values of temperature as well as frequency of occurrence of extreme events and their intensity can affect substantially the ecosystems, the society and the economy of a region. The spatial and temporal distribution of extreme temperatures on the Vojovodina province during 1948-2003 period have been analised for summer and winter seasons. Conti...
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A depletion of stratospheric ozone increase of solar ultraviolet radiation (UV) passing through the atmosphere. Ultraviolet radiation is very harmful to the entire ecosystem and for that reason, in the last few decades, scientists have placed a large emphasis on monitoring UV radiation and development and use of estimation procedures. At the Univer...
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Monitoring solarnog UV zračenja prvi put je počeo u aprilu 2003 godine na Univerzitetu u Novom Sadu. U radu je opisan merni centar za monitoring UV zračenja. Istovremeno je započeo i razvoj teorijskog modela za predviđanje intenziteta solarnog UV zračenja. Poređenje teorijskih i merenih rezultata pokazuje dobro slaganje.
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A major consequence of decreasing stratospheric ozone is the increase of solar ultraviolet radiation (UV) passing through the atmosphere. Ultraviolet radiation is very harmful to the entire ecosystem, including health of the human population and for that reason, in the last few decades, scientists have placed a large emphasis on monitoring UV radia...

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Dear all:
Could anyone tell me what is the simplest way to merge multiple AC SAF - EUMETSAT hdf5 daily files into one file?
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The values of the height on the y-axis should be between 0 and 1 instead 0 and 30.

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Projects (5)
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Dear Colleagues, Solar radiation is essential for life on Earth, but its UV component is known to have adverse effects on the biosphere including terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems as well as public health. Considerable attention has been paid to solar UV radiation in the last two decades of the 20th century, when a significant increase was observed due to damage to the stratospheric ozone layer, along with an increase in the number of cases of skin cancer. Recognition of ozone depletion led to the establishment of the Montreal Protocol, while its implementation has remarkably limited the production of ozone-depleting substances. Mitigation activities over the past 34 years have contributed to the successful reduction in ozone layer depletion and the associated increase in terrestrial UV radiation. However, despite the success of the Montreal Protocol and ozone stabilization, UV radiation levels are still high. Many studies related to stations in southern, eastern, and central Europe report positive trends in UV radiation, while those related to stations with greater latitude report a decrease in UV radiation. These facts reveal that our understanding of the links between UV radiation, ozone, and climate change is incomplete, and point to the importance of understanding the factors affecting solar UV radiation, as well as, accurate UV measurements, and prediction. This Special Issue aims to compile a set of papers that empirically and theoretically shift the understanding of the topic of solar UV radiation observations, prediction, and personal exposure. Topics of interest for the Special Issue include but are not limited to: Measurements of ground-based solar UV radiation and total ozone column; Satellite monitoring of solar UV radiation and total ozone column; Modeling solar UV radiation; Factors affecting solar UV radiation; Long-term and short term solar UV radiation variability; The future evolution of the solar UV radiation and ozone layer; Measurements of personal UV exposure. Dr. Slavica Malinovic-Milicevic Guest Editor Submission Deadline: 31.05.2022.
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Within the project, the Puf mathematical model will be applied in the area of the municipality of Novi Sad in terms of emissions and transmission of pollutants from stationary sources. The research within the project should provide a better insight into the spatial-temporal distribution of pollutant concentration with precision that allows modeling of complete information obtained by measuring the concentration of pollutants.
Archived project
Tasks: -analysis and processing of air quality data -assessment of air quality in relation to limit values and air quality levels -analysis of the position of large stationary sources in relation to meteorological indicators -calculation and display of total emission of pollutants from stationary, diffuse and mobile sources -formulating measures to prevent or reduce air pollution as well as measures to improve air quality