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 29501
E-Mail gfragkou@uni-mainz.de

Brief CV

  • 2019: PhD in Meteorology (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


  • Rousi, E., et al., 2023: The extremely hot and dry 2018 summer in central and northern Europe from a multi-faceted weather and climate perspective. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 23, 1699–1718, doi:10.5194/nhess-23-1699-2023
  • Fragkoulidis, G., 2022: Decadal variability and trends in extratropical Rossby wave packet amplitude, phase, and phase speed. Weather and Climate Dynamics, 3, 1381-1398, doi:10.5194/wcd-3-1381-2022
  • Prodhomme, C., Materia, S., Ardilouze, C., White, R. H., Batté, L., Guemas, V., Fragkoulidis, G., and García-Serrano, J, 2022: Seasonal prediction of European summer heatwaves. Climate Dynamics, 58, 2149-2166, doi:10.1007/s00382-021-05828-3
  • Grazzini, F., Fragkoulidis, G., Teubler, F., Wirth, V. and Craig, G.C., 2021, Extreme precipitation events over northern Italy. Part II: Dynamical precursors. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 147(735), 1237-1257, doi:10.1002/qj.3969
  • Grazzini, F., Fragkoulidis, G., Pavan, V., and Antolini, G., 2020: The 1994 Piedmont flood: an archetype of extreme precipitation events in Northern Italy. Bulletin of Atmospheric Science and Technology, 1, 283-295, doi:10.1007/s42865-020-00018-1
  • Fragkoulidis, G. and Wirth, V., 2020: Local Rossby wave packet amplitude, phase speed, and group velocity: Seasonal variability and their role in temperature extremes. Journal of Climate, 33(20), 8767-8787, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0377.1
  • Merryfield, W. J., et al., 2020: Current and emerging developments in subseasonal to decadal prediction. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 101(6), E869-E896, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0037.1
  • 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(8), 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: Effect of natural and anthropogenic aerosols on summer thunderstorms within thermally-induced convergence zones, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.