Dr. Georgios Fragkoulidis

PostDoc in the Dynamic Meteorology group at the

Institute for Atmospheric Physics
Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
Becherweg 21
55128 Mainz

Room 04-173 (424)
Phone +49 6131 39-22867
E-Mail gfragkou@uni-mainz.de

Brief CV

  • 2019: PhD (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz)
  • 2015: MSc in Atmospheric and Climate Science (ETH Zurich)
  • 2012: BSc in Physics (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)

Research interests

Rossby Wave Packets, Weather Extremes, Climate Variability


  • Fragkoulidis, G. and Wirth, V. Local Rossby wave packet amplitude, phase speed, and group velocity: Seasonal variability and their role in temperature extremes. Journal of Climate, submitted.
  • Fragkoulidis, G. and Wirth, V., 2018. Synoptic circulation patterns during temperature extremes in southeastern Europe. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Meteorology, Climatology and Atmospheric Physics, Alexandroupoli, Greece, ISBN:978-960-98220-4-6, arXiv:1811.10941
  • Ghinassi, P., Fragkoulidis, G. and Wirth, V., 2018. Local finite-amplitude wave activity as a diagnostic for Rossby wave packets. Monthly Weather Review, 146(12), 4099-4114, doi:10.1175/MWR-D-18-0068.1
  • Zschenderlein, P., Fragkoulidis, G., Fink, A.H. and Wirth, V., 2018. Large-scale Rossby wave and synoptic-scale dynamic analyses of the unusually late 2016 heatwave over Europe. Weather, 73, 275-283, doi:10.1002/wea.3278
  • Fragkoulidis, G., Wirth, V., Bossmann, P. and Fink, A.H., 2018. Linking Northern Hemisphere temperature extremes to Rossby wave packets. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 144(711), 553-566, doi:10.1002/qj.3228
  • Sprenger, M., Fragkoulidis, G., Binder, H., Croci-Maspoli, M., Graf, P., Grams, C.M., Knippertz, P., Madonna, E., Schemm, S., Škerlak, B. and Wernli, H., 2017. Global climatologies of Eulerian and Lagrangian flow features based on ERA-Interim. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98, 1739–1748, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00299.1


  • PhD, 2019: Rossby wave packets and their role in temperature extremes, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
  • MSc, 2015: Interannual Variability of Northern Hemisphere Winters, ETH Zurich.
  • BSc, 2012: The effect of natural and anthropogenic aerosols on summer thunderstorms within thermally-induced convergence zones, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.