Category Archives: * Posts in English

Goodbye to Mathios Karlaftis (1969-2014)

My colleague and dear friend Mathios (Matthew, Matt) Karlaftis suddenly passed away on 4 June 2014 just before the opening of a conference in Kos, which he organized along with other professors of my School. Yesterday (7 June) I said … Continue reading

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My reviews to IPCC AR5 WGII

Yesterday the final draft of the IPCC report: Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability, Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been made public. I have been a reviewer … Continue reading

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The revenge of the incompetent

When you have dedicated most part of your professional life (and not only) to this university in this country you may find it quite interesting to hear the (former) prime minister of the country (the leader of a government which, … Continue reading

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Record rejections

As 2013 is approaching its end, I devoted some time on my annual accounts of several issues. One of these issues concerns the papers which I have published. It is a good yield: sixteen peer-reviewed papers (in journals), also counting … Continue reading

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A Comment on Stationarity and Nonstationarity

Reposted from the CHy e-forum In his “Note on Stationarity and Nonstationarity”, Lins (2012) neatly points out that the terms “stationarity” and “nonstationarity” are technical and need to be used according to their definition. He also reminds us of the … Continue reading

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Blog discussions, conference presentations and peer review

(Reposted from Marcel Crok’s blog “De staat van het klimaat”) I believe that science blogs have offered a very powerful means in scientific dialogue, which is a prerequisite of scientific progress. I have very positive personal experiences. In 2008, a … Continue reading

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A comment for the Science Initiative of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences

The International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS) has started a public discussion in order to shape its new Science Initiative for the next 10 years, to be launched in 2013. The following comment is reposted from the site dedicated to … Continue reading

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